The original Chinook was designed by Ron Fishlock. Photos of Ron in the plywood prototype during the first hover are seen
The Chinook was later modified for manufacture in fibreglass
and was subsequently produced by more than one company!
Details of the lift and thrust engine installations.
(The following is taken from the original Chinook Sales
Length, 11 ft 3" Height Overall, 3'
7" Width, 5' Weight, 285 lbs
5 HP Tecumseh 2 cycle engine, manual start Vacuum pump fuel
system - driving a five blade ducted polypropylene fan.
26 HP Kohler 295-2AX, 2 cycle engine, manual start, cavuum
pump fuel system - driving a 10 blade ducted polypropylene fan.
Maximum Payload 325 lbs.
Grade climbing ability 20º plus
Hoverheight: Hard Structure to
ground, eight inches
Obstacle ability: Up to 12
Fuel capacity: 4.5 Imperial
Gallons, permitting 5 hours at cruise speed.
Fuel: Gasoline and oil mixed: 30
250 Rayette Road
Tel: (416) 669-9801
55 Glen Cameron Road
Hover-Flight (Canada) Ltd.
7686 Kimbel Street