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Weir W.3

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This single-seater was powered by an inverted 4-cylinder in-line engine and fitted with a two-bladed 'auto-dynamic' rotor. It could make a 'jump take-off': to do this, the rotor was run at overspeed in flat pitch then suddenly given sufficient positive pitch to produce the jump while the engine was declutched. The W.3 was publicly displayed at Hounslow Heath on 23rd July 1936.

 

Weir-W3

 

Seats: 1
Engine: 1 x Weir Pixie, 50hp
Rotor diameter: 5.66m
Length: 4.37m
Height: 2.16m
Gross weight: 295kg

 

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