16.4.71 Whangarei [ZK-HCK Bee BMH Gyroplane]

John Page, Photographer

16 Apr 1971
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Maker and Role
John Page, Photographer
Production Date
16 Apr 1971
Black and white photograph of a ZK-HCK Bee BMH Gyroplane parked on grass. View is of starboard side; aircraft has ZK-HCK on vertical stabilizer and rudder. Background is a garden and top right corner is a partial view of a building. Print of negative PHO-2018-5.1.610

This Gyroplane was homebuilt by Brian Heape in the basement of his family home in Whangarei. The aircraft was powered by a V.W.1600 engine that was then bored out to 2000 cc. With Heape constructing the rotor blades himself, and John Lee engineering the rotor head, and electrical work was carried out by Barry Isles Electrical.
Physical Description
1 photograph : black and white ; 9 x 14 cm
16.4.71 Whangarei - on verso Hand-written
Current Rights
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Credit Line
John Page. 16 Apr 1971. 16.4.71 Whangarei [ZK-HCK Bee BMH Gyroplane], PHO-2018-5.1.609. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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