WALTER VAN TILBORG COLLECTION
No. 9532. Chadwick C-122 Rainbow
Photograph from Chadwick Inc.

Chadwick C-122 Rainbow

12/31/2009. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "The single-seat C-122 Rainbow helicopter was a design of Russell Chadwick, and was intended to be available in kit form for amateur construction. Powered by a 40 hp Rotax 503 two-stroke piston engine, the prototype started tethered tests late 1985 and was mainly intended as a proof of concept/technology demonstrator.

In 1986 Chadwick formed Chadwick Helicopters International, Inc. at Sherwood, Oregon for development, marketing and production of the type in ready-to-fly form. These were to have a longer tail boom, new rotor blades and a tail rotor guard ring, but reportedly only two C-122S machines were built and further development was halted."

Created December 31, 2009