|After acquiring and purchasing all helicopter assets from Gyrodyne Company of America of Long Island New
York (including blueprints, tooling, test reports, parts, documentation, and all intellectual properties - also the
GYRODYNE name and logo), all assets were shipped to AVIODYNE facility in Los Angeles, CA.
AVIODYNE became GYRODYNE CA./GYRODYNE California and continues supporting US Army White Sands
New Mexico and EADS Germany with spare parts and technical support.
GYRODYNE CA./GYRODYNECalifornia immediately invested $500,000 of its own money and designed and built
on a QH-50D drone airframe a man carrying attachment and manufactured in-house all the necessary
components to install new 4 axis hydraulic system and Allison C-20B engine 420 hp. ; see photos below.
This new test bed with hydraulic boost was designed by us to accommodate new auto-pilot system
and to totally eliminate 2 per rev. vibration.
|Avo Kalaydjian test hovering a QH-50E
|Avo Kalaydjian hovering a QH-50E
|This conversion of a QH-50 drone to a manned aircraft
was designed and manufactured by us
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|Mr. George Schweers, electronic engineer from Gyrodyne New York and
Avo Kalaydjian at Dornier facility in Germany
|Gunter and Avo Kalaydian at Dornier facility in Germany
|Avo Kalaydjian installing C20W Allison engine supplied by the German
government at Dornier facility in Germany.
Avo fabricated and supplied all necessary hardware including engine drive
shaft for the integration.
|Mr. Andy Dunkell, the number one transmission specialist at Gyrodyne New York
with Avo Kalaydjian.
Andy started to work for Gyrodyne at the very beginning.
|Avo Kalaydjian personally fabricating the input shaft for the integration of QH-50
to Allison engine for Dornier
|Mr. Don Hollis, the fearless US Army test pilot with Avo Kalaydjian
He is the pilot on most Gyrodyne films.
You can view them on Youtube!!
|Avo Kalaydjian at China Lake for technical support
|Avo Kalaydjian test hovering at Robertson facility,
Los Angeles CA