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Westland "Wideeye" in British Helicopter Museum, 11.03.2001

Built in 1977 as a remotely piloted observation helicopter, powered by two Weslake 2-stroke 2-cylinder piston engines. The "Wideye" was a larger more sophisticated follow up to the "Wisp" with coaxial rotors of 2.30m diameter, allowing a gross weight of 125kg

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Pog, 21.04.2021reply


norman a male, e-mail, 27.11.2012reply

i was involved in this rpv project at westland yeovil as
an engineer building all three. wideye, wisp and wideye

mel bennett, e-mail, 13.08.2012reply

Yes I was involved in the development of the payload carried by this helicoter and can add to the development story. Also have short video of one of its test flights.

Nigel Frankland, e-mail, 12.01.2015reply

I was one of the team that machined the "A" frame chassis' for all three rpv's

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