02/28/2012. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk
: "The LW-5 was designed and built by Ron Herron (an A&P and owner of LittleWing Autogyros, Inc.), and Andy Keech
. The work was completed in 2000, and was an effort deducated to improving autogyro performance and reliability.
In 2003 Andy flew the plane round-trip between Kittyhawk, North Carolina and San Diego, California, setting east to west, west to east, and round-trip records. The transcontinental flight was the only one ever in an autogyro unsupported by a repairs vehicle following the flight. Twenty-nine records for rotorcraft were set in flights made between 2003 and 2007. Presently the aircraft is preserved at the EAA AirVenture Museum
, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The plane is powered by an 115 hp Rotax 914 engine with a 72 in (1.83 m) diameter propeller. The rotor has a diameter of 29 FT (8.84 m). Learn all about "Woodstock" at Andy's web site