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1962

Wallis WA-116

The Wallis WA-116 autogyro, known as "Little Nellie", was a helicopter that could lift twice its own weight, fly 210km/h and rapidly climb to 4100m - even though it weighed 110kg. This aircraft could take off in 30 yards of space at a minimum speed of approximately 20km/h. The autogyro was flown by James Bond in a movie featuring the flying exploits of agent 007.

Wallis WA-116

Wallis Autogyros Ltd (Great Britain)

This small company was founded in 1961 by Wing-Commander K.H. Wallis and has produced an extremely wide range of special-purpose autogyros.

Wallis WA-116/122

Wing-Commander K. Wallis flew his first autogyro in August 1961. After building nine single-seaters, construction of a two-seat variant — the WA-116T — was begun in 1969; he then tested a four-blade rotor and finally produced the WA-116F with which he won the closed circuit world record in 1974 in the 670.26km category.

Wallis autogyros have been powered by various types of engines, within the range 72 to 160hp (the latter is used in the two-seat Wallis WA-122) and have been employed for research programmes, including one promoted by Sperry Radar.

In 1983 development of a production version, powered by a Weslake engine, was under way in association with Vinten Ltd. Intended primarily for para-military use, including policing and survey work, the definitive aircraft is due to be certificated in 1984.

G.Apostolo "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984

Wallis WA-116

The Wallis WA-116 Agile was a British single-seater ultra-light autogyro first flown in 1962, and subsequently seen in a James Bond film. The Wallis WA-116 Agile was powered by a McCulloch Model 4318A four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 185km/h and a range of 225km.

WALLIS WA-117

The Wallis WA-117 was a British single-seater ultra-light autogyro developed during the mid-1960's as an advanced version of the Wallis WA-116, powered with a 100hp Rolls-Royce/Continental O-200-B flat-four engine.

WALLIS WA-118

The Wallis WA-118 Meteorite was a British single-seater research autogyro first flown in 1966. The Wallis WA-118 was powered by a Meteor Alfa I super-charged four-cylinder radial air-cooled two-stroke engine providing a top speed in excess of 320km/h.

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Wallis WA-116

Technical data for WA-116 E-3a

Engine: 1 x Franklin 2A-120A rated at 44.2kW, main rotor diameter: 6.2m, take-off weight: 317.5kg, max speed: 161km/h, max range: 1207km max endurance: 6h 25min

Comments 
ankur adhana, ankurgujjar32=gmail.caom, 31.03.2013

dear sir i am student b.tech mechanical final
year and i am work this project please tell me.
how it possible send my email id which used part
and technical mesrument.please send every thing.

ankur adhana, ankurgujjar32=gmail.caom, 31.03.2013

dear sir i am student b.tech mechanical final
year and i am work this project please tell me.
how it possible send my email id which used part
and technical mesrument.please send every thing.

girishsutar, girishsutar0902=ymail.com, 04.03.2012

dear sir,

Hi i girish sutar form india.now i a doing diploma (E&C)last sem i want to make helicopter like in 3 idiot movie... would you explian me how to it. please with explication & How to make helicopter to fly and how to control it by remote and also by keeping wireless cam to it. so can you help me where can i find the rotors blade,motors,batteries and any other material(componet) need for that rc helicopter and images reply me please

girish sutar, girishsutar0902=ymail.com, 04.03.2012

Hi i girish sutar form india. I realy like this helicopter i want to make helicopter like in 3 idiot movie... would you explian me how to it. please with explication & How to make helicopter to fly and how to control it by remote and also by keeping wireless cam to it. so can you help me where can i find the rotors blade,motors,batteries and any other material need for that helicopter reply me please

polo, poloal=aol.com, 15.06.2011

It flies well and give him hours a satisfaction.

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tony thorne, julianfer8=tiscali.co.uk, 25.01.2011

has anyone ever seen details of the wallis rotor head i suspect it a simple offset gimbal with centrifugal teeter stops to control blade flapping during prespin any comments regards tony

Diego Luis Dagnino, diegoldagnino=hotmail.com, 07.10.2010

Nobody here has told the fact that the little Nelly and it's civil version are availlable virtually for Flight Simulator 9, and it works fine in FS X after updating it's panel. It can be downloaded from the specialized simulator sites such as flightsim.com or avsim.com ; I can help with the updating of panel.

John smith, Smithy=usamail.com, 20.07.2010

Wankers.. You can't get plans!!! You sound like a bunch of kids screaming "I want one, where do I get it" Wake up, you idiots don't know the first thing about these machines..

daniel puccio, danpuccio=yahoo.com, 27.08.2009

like everyone else, i too would like to know the costs of the Wallis Autogyro. about 20-25 years ago my dad had an oppertunity to buy one for 500$ but passed and we are now curious about the todays price range of them. thank you

ashkan ghane, design_micro=yahoo.com, 04.04.2009

Hi...

My Name is Ashkan Ghane (From IRAN);
I want buy Licence sell this Producte "Little Nellie" to IRAN.

Please send for me (by E-mail), Information & how buy licence & how buy this product (& price list).

tnx for your information.
Ashkan Ghane
April 01, 2009

ashkan ghane, design_micro=yahoo.com, 01.04.2009

HI I AM TRYING TO FINDE A SET OF PLANS FOR THE WA-116 AUTOGYRO AND THE KEN BROCK KB-2 GYROCOPTER. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

JOEL TUCKER, jamie=pearsonkelly.com, 28.02.2009

HI I AM TRYING TO FINDE A SET OF PLANS FOR THE WA-116 AUTOGYRO AND THE KEN BROCK KB-2 GYROCOPTER. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

Dudley Trollinger, jn316=windstream.net, 27.02.2009

I am a U.S. citizen (Monroe Georgia) What is the price
of the "littleNellie" ----??? where can I buy one???
Dudley T.

Stephen Nier, SNIER=stx.rr.com, 27.02.2009

I've enjoyed learning about Mr.Wallis' AutoGyro on the
History Channel Episode that has already aired at least
twice now! I want one for my private transportation depot!
Is the price per autogyro negotiable or fixed?!
-S.N.,AutoGyro Enthusiast in South Texas....

Steve Straw, sstraw=hotmail.com, 26.02.2009

I NEED one of these!!! How much can I but one for? How do I go about getting one?

Brian, brian.du.91=hotmail.fr, 06.02.2009

hello, sorry for my English I am French. I am impassioned by aeronautics and I would like to know if it would be possible for me to build a WA-116. thank you

Greg D, gjdoggett=yahoo.co.uk, 22.09.2008

My grandad, Ted Hughes, worked on the chasis of the original WA 116. He used a pioneering welding technique of time to weld part of the frame together.

He has since passed on but if anyone has any further knowledge of him and his work on this then please email me.

Greg

david hunt, david.hunt12=ntlworld.com, 17.09.2008

i felt honored to speak to you at the martelsham tower open day last sunday,seing you and the others all there made me fell proud to be BRITISH.i coud have sat there for hours listining to you talk,thanks for giving me your time,it was much apreceated.thanks
dave

Stalin, stalin_floresirias=hotmail.com, 10.09.2008

Hello, sorry for my inglish, I am from Nicaragua and am interested to know the way to acquire the Wallis WA-116 autogyro,known as little Nelly, is this available to civilians and the cost, thanks.

Stalin.

juan carlos, jcrdcg=hotmail.com, 10.09.2008

I admire so much happiness juan carlos ..

juan carlos, jcrdcg=hotmail.com, 10.09.2008

Hi sorry I don t speak inglish very wuel mi name its juan carlos I from peru Hi Ireali like this elicopter a information for to know information for to send or to realised with plane construction plaesed , I wuant to know much is cost I m from peru , I wuant to know it is posible to have one here , how I can do for buy one you think Its posible ? there is some way ? if you can pleased send me the information as soon as posible thanks georgette congratuletion

Paul, paulresco=yahoo.com, 14.08.2008

Is it possible to aquire the constuction plans of the wallis gyro?

Dr. Bruce Charnov, mgbbhc=hofstra.edu, 20.07.2008

'Little Nellie' is not a helicopter, despite the reference in the Bond movie - it is an autogyro and while it can land vertically and take off after a short run (it cannot make a 'jump takeoff'), it cannot hover - the rotor is unpowered in flight. See Charnov, Bruce H. “James Bond and Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis: “Little Nellie and the Creation of an Iconic Image” BOND/James Bond: The World of 007” Hofstra University Symposium November 7 & 8, 2007; see also “Wing Commander Ken Wallis RAF (RET) Rotorcraft. Vol. 41 No. 2 March - April 2003 pp. 40 - 45; “Ken’s Girls’: a History of the Gyroplanes Built/Designed by Wing Commander Ken Wallis” AUTOGYRO 1/4ly. Issue 12+1 July 2002 pp. 10 – 13; Taylor, Michael J. H. Helicopters of the World. London, England: Ian Allan Ltd 1976, 1978, 1981 p. 106; Taylor, John W. R. VTOL Aircraft and Helicopters. London: Ian Allan 1967; Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1968 p. 84; “The Wallis WA-116 Autogyro” EAGLE COMICS. Vol. 13 No. 25 June 23, 1962; Trenter, S. C. The History, Operation and Application of the Autogyro. (Unpublished Final Year Project – The University of Birmingham, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering) 1997 p. 43; Lambermont, Paul M., and Anthony Pirie Helicopters and Autogyros of the World. Rev. ed. New York: A. S. Barnes 1970; London: Cassell, 1958, 1970 Previous edition: New York: A. S. Barnes: 1959 Introduction by Igor Sikorsky p. 136 (claims 1962); Trenter, S. C. The History, Operation and Application of the Autogyro. (Unpublished Final Year Project – The University of Birmingham, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering) 1997 p. 43; Chrisp, Peter “A Quick Twirl” Custom Car. November 1980 pp. 66 – 68; “Civil and Military Interest in the Wallis Autogyro” Aviation & Space Magazine Vol. 1 No. 2 June 1962 pp. 38 – 40; Ellis, Ken British Home Built Aircraft Since 1920. Liverpool, England: Merseyside Aviation Society Publication 1979 pp. 174 - 177; Balch, Adrian M. “The Wallis Autogyro Comes of Age” Aircraft Illustrated. Vol. 16 No. 2 February 1983 pp. 82 – 84; “Wallis World Records” Rotorcraft. Vol. 27 No. 1 February–March 1989 pp. 4 – 5; Taylor, David “’Who’s REALLY Flying That ‘Copter?’” Popular Rotorcraft Flying. Vol. 18 No. 4 August 1980 pp. 7, 14; Harrison, Neil “The Wallis Autogyros” Flight. No. 2977 Vol. 89 March 31, 1966 pp. 515 – 520 reprinted in Popular Rotorcraft Flying. Vol. 8 No. 2 March – April 1970 pp. 16 – 21, 24 (including cutaway); “Report on Farnborough” Helicopter and Hovercraft World. Vol. 9 No. 10 October 1966 pp. 301 – 303, 306 – 312; “Wallis Gyros in Production” Helicopter and Hovercraft World. Vol. 9 No. 1 January 1966 p. 19; Scott, David “007 Rides Again! James Bond’s Amazing One–Man Autogyro” Popular Science. Vol. 190 No. 6 June 1967 pp. 66 – 69, 190; “The Ultimate Weapon, Or Wait Till the Gun Shines, Nellie” Esquire. Vol. LXVII No. 3 March 1967

Jay Henderson, Johnjhend=aol.com, 20.06.2008

I have seen a lot of articles on the autogyro but nowhere can I find how much one costs. Can you help?

RON, ron.bartlett=ba.com, 02.06.2008

Robb, dont know if you are UK based, but a full size replica is on permanent display in London's Planet Hollywood in Leicester Square. Ken Wallis unfortunately does not market his autogyros,he utilises the 13 machines in his hangar for various projects.

All his machines have the same body shell that he manufactures from his own moulds, though a few of his aircraft are open framed, like the two seater that appeared in the film Martian Chronicles. Another one of his machines appeared in the 'spoof' James Bond film Dick Smart secret agent 2.007 1/2.

Closest design to Ken's are the Wombat, the late Chris Julian's design + Peter Lovegrove's Cricket + Gary Layzell's AV-18B.

kurniawan Halim, quantumaviation=Yahoo.com, 12.04.2008

where can I possibly buy an improve version of little nelly?

My company wish to join production and marketing. thank you

robbshelby, robbshelby=fuse.net, 13.02.2008

hello, I've come across an airfix model of the wa-116 & would like to add some detail, mostly in terms of the controls. also, is the body standard equipment or something added for the bond movie?
any help wold be greatly appreciated.
robbshelby

John Pavitt, john_pav =hotmail.com, 06.02.2008

My father flies a little nelly out of North Devon England
g-gyro powered by a rotax power plant. It flies well and give him hours a satisfaction.

Roberto Vincenzi, robbivincenzi=alice.it, 20.08.2007

I am from Italy .I like very much this machinery and i are interested for to know information for to send or to realised with plane constructions.
Thank you.

georgette pereyra, gordillo938=hotmail.com, 03.06.2007

hi! I realy like this helicopter , I want to know how much is cost. I´M FROM PERU. I WANT TO KNOW IT IS ES POSIBLE TO HAVE ONE HERE , HOW I CAN DO FOR BUY ONE , YOU THINK ITS POSIBLE? THERE IS SOME WAY ? IF YOU CAN, PLEASE SEND ME THE INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSIBLE. THANKS.GEORGETTE

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FACTS AND FIGURES

© The aircraft achieved the greatest fame was 'Little Nelly' in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

© For its starring role, 'Little Nelly' was armed with dummy air-to-air missiles, 44mm rockets, rearward-firing 'flame-throwers' and two machine-guns

© As well as the Bond movie, a Wallis design also appeared in and was used as a camera ship in The Martian Chronicles.

© A version built in conjunction with Vinten was designed for aerial photography.

© The WA-116 uses 27.5 metres of runway during its take-off run.

© The Wallis WA-122 can be transported in a container thanks to its folding rotors and landing gear legs.

© The prototype WA-116 was flown by Wallis for the first time on 2 August 1961.

© The WA-119 Imp was powered by an engine from the Hillman Imp motor car.



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