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Airmaster

Airmaster Helicopters Ltd.


History

Airmaster Helicopters Ltd was formed in Camberley, Surrey by D.J. Fry in 1971 to design and manufacture the lightest, smallest, simplest and lowest cost two-seater helicopter. The resulting machine, the H2-B1, was a development of the American Helicom H-II Commuter, designed by Harold E. Emigh. Construction of the prototype H2-B1 commenced in September 1970, was completed in January 1972 and was first flown in February 1972. It had been intended to develop this helicopter into the production H2-B2 with streamlined fuselage and monocoque tailboom, and it is believed that the original machine was converted to this standard and flown at Redhill in September of 1972, but eventually further development was abandoned.

Company References
  1. British Private Aircraft, 1946-1970, Volume 2, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (Mushroom Model Publications, 2013)



Project Data

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Description

References

  H2-B1   1972  Proto 1 2S helicopter 1,3
  H2-B2   1972  Proto (1) 2S helicopter 2,3

Project References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Flight Magazine, Feb 1, 1973
  3. British Private Aircraft, 1946-1970, Volume 2, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (Mushroom Model Publications, 2013



Production Data

One aircraft only : G-AYNS, c/n 1. First flew September, 1972.

   Total Airmaster Production     1   

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