The silence of the forum on this should give you some indication of how rare homebuilt helicopters are. With a fixed wing aircraft, if you're a little off with your design or build, you will probably live long enough to figure out what is up and remedy it. With a helicopter, if you make similar mistakes, your chances are not so favorable.I am looking for information on scratch building helicopters. Any comment at all would be appreciated. There must be people who do this.
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What specific references and resources would you recommend? And how feasible would it be to build off of blueprints of a certified helicopter?Autorotation works even in forward flight, Hover & in the H /V curve, Been there & Done that. The most important thing in any helicopter is the pilot, All Mechanics are public information, The Internet & books have all you need. Most people just don't take the time to do the basics , Power ,materials. what you want to do with it, hover? Go fast?, Lift Heavy loads? Tour bus? Combat? Easy to fix? Most people bog them selves down in questions. Fix a simple goal, & eat the elephant one bite at a time.