No. 11300. Little Wing LW-5 (N100MK c/n 1) "Woodstock"
Photographed near Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, summer 1966, by Zane Anderson

Little Wing LW-5

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.

Created March 31, 2012