I decided to gather as much info on the Jaycopter as possible as I think I am the last one alive who knows anything much about it. So hopefully this site will evolve as I gather more info. I am almost 70 years old as of this writing and I have progressive health problems.
I grew up with the body only of the first Jaycopter ever built in my dad’s (Leo Jacobs) garage. I was allowed to sit in it and operate the controls (although somewhat limited), I had great fun. This was a life changing event for me and I grow up loving helicopters. I worked for Jaycopters back about 1967 or 68 building Minicopters and then later we built two more (modern at the time) trainers. I always dreamed of flying a real helicopter and because of all of this (my second bride and I) moved to an acreage in Sherwood Park, added a hanger onto my house and built a Rotorway Exec 90 from a kit and then an Exec 162 in about 2011. Thanks to the Jaycopter training, I had no trouble learning to fly the real thing.
Unfortunately, I have recently failed my medical (because of my disease) for my pilot’s license and can no longer fly but it was fun while it lasted.
Go to the Gallery to see photos of the Exec 162