Some listings are from the person and some listings we got from sources such as the Fly In's, RotorWayFun MSN site, Kitplanes, and such, so some of the information may or may not be correct.
Rotorway Factory Helicopters
N14897 is De registered Serial Number: 100Type Registration IndividualManufacturer Name COBB INTL INCModel ROTORWAY TRANS-1Mode S Code 50142033 Year Manufacturer 1994Certificate Issue Date 04/01/1997Cancel Date 08/23/2002Reason for Cancellation: Exported To FRANCE
N904Serial Number: 6044Manufacturer Name COBB INTL / DBA ROTORWAY INTL INCModel EXEC 162FType Aircraft: RotorcraftClassification: ExperimentalType Engine: Reciprocating Mode S Code: 53077007Certificate Issue Date 03/29/1995MFR Year: 1997Air Worthiness Date 12/04/2003Registered OwnerName: COBB INTERNATIONAL INCStreet: 4140 W MERCURY WAYCity: CHANDLERState: ARIZONAZip Code: 85226-3707County: MARICOPACountry: UNITED STATES
Yours truly in the pilots seat, good to see its still around.
Name: Bill WilsonCity: TusconState: AZModel of Ship: Exec 162FHours: 100 hoursMods: Cog Belt & Waitman Blades
Name: Bill O'KeefeState: CAEmail: okeefebi at mattel.comDate Purchased: March 29, 2001Upgrades:Pro-Drive Cog Belt & EZ Clutch and Al's coolant diverter.
Brooks CooleyAddress: Air Kraft, Inc. 7 Paisley DriveCity: WilmingtonState: DelawareZip Code: 19808Home Phone: 302-994-8055Cell Phone: 302-547-4525Color Fax: 302-994-0238Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOGOLLA BERNDAddress: 3285 SPRUCE CREEK GLENDAYTONA BEACH, FL, 32128N-number: N7059FAircraft Serial Number: 6725Aircraft Manufacturer: ROTORWAY INTERNATIONAL Model: EXEC 162-FEngine Manufacturer: ROTAX Model: SEE BOMBADIERAircraft Year: 2002 Type of Owner: IndividualRegistration Date: 30-Aug-2004Certificate Issue Date: 8/30/04Airworthiness Certificate Type: ExperimentalApproved Operations: Amateur BuiltNTSB #MIA05LA001Octber 1st 2004
Bob FiorenzePhone # (407)-673-9080Email bobfio at cfl.rr.com
Dick & Pat AziereAddress: 18605 Mach One Dr.City: Port St. Lucie State: FloridaZip: 34987Country: USAHome Phone: 772-461-2610Cell Phone: 772-530-4876Email: email@example.com
Comments: No problems with ship. The first thing I did was send the secondary shaft to John Spurling via Terry Eberhart. Second thing I did was get Mark Peterson to come down to my hangar for 5 days and completely go over ship and replace the secondary drive. Mark gave me 1 hour of training and I have been flying it ever sence. I am scheduled to go to Phoenix for transition training in March, 2005.Last Update: 2/15/05
Purchase Date: January 15, 2005Date Certified: January 1, 1998Aircraft Model: 1999 RotorWay Exec 162FRegistration Number: N99TEFrame Serial Number: 6306Original Builder: Terry EberhartHobbs Hours: 67 HoursMain Drive Type: Pro-DriveClutch Type: Pro-DriveSwing Arm Manufacturer: Pro-DriveSwing Arm Breakage: NoneSecondary Shaft: Pro-Drive (Jan 2005)
Upgrades:EXEC 90 airframealternator frame mount & water pump mount reinforcement1.750 main rotor shaft and swashplate setup 162F oil tank water cooling system with 1 piece radiator thicker tail boom skin, skid & tail boom, ballast 162 dual ignition engine with 162F muffler, fuel rail with fuel screen/shut off valve, All aero quip stainless steel fuel and oil lines, In cabin carburetor heat control 35 mm shaft, Spurling cog belt set up will install Spurling tail rotor, Has Al Behunciks hydraulic clutch back side idler collective friction & throttle coolant diverter system Will install Waitman blades, navigation lights, homebuilt tail strobes, 2 landing lights, Terra com radio, Narco 122 vor nav, All circuit breaker/switches, Doors and skid pants, Split tub.
Comments: Had 160 hours on original EXEC 145 with 30 mm secondary chain drive with 3 bearing setup and no problems.Updated: 12/9/2002
Wayne WengrenAddress: P.O. Box 28City: ValyermoState: CAZip Code: 93563Country: U.S.A.E-mail: majikdragon at att.netPhone: (661) 944-1162Model of Ship: EXEC 90 converted from EXEC 145Registration # N83WWDate Purchased: 9/1/1980Date Ship Certified: 11/1/1983
Comments: Semi-retired filmmaker specialized in documentaries and also produced a couple of feature films. Spent over a thousand hours shooting from just about every type of chopper made over a 30 year period and finally decided to build my own and later modify to shoot pix from belly mounted cameras.
George LukensCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaEmail: glukens at alaska.comModel of Ship: Exec 162FRegistration # N5525SStatus: Complete except for attaching main rotor blades and painting.
Exported To Aircraft Registration prior to DeregistrationName COBB INTERNATIONAL INCStreet 4140 W MERCURY WAYCity CHANDLERState: ARIZONAZip Code: 85226-3707County: MARICOPACountry: UNITED STATESCancel Date 06/26/2001Reason for Cancellation CancelledNTSB Report # LAX00LA071
N89678 is DeregisteredSerial Number R.I. 5026Type Registration Corporation Manufacturer Name COBB INTL INC / DBA ROTORWAY INTCertificate Issue Date 12/02/1991Model ROTORWAY EXEC 90 Mode S Code 53057414Year Manufacturer None
James Walter JohnsonStreet 1429 S Coati Dr.City: TuconState: AZZip Code: 85713-1221County: IMA Country USARegistration # N162AZSerial Number398Type Registration: IndividualManufacturer Name: James Walter JohnsonCertificate Issue Date #1/23/1999Model: Rotorway 162FYear Manufacture:
Cancel Date: 4/02/2004 Reason for Cancellation DestroyedNTSB #LAX03LA011October 19th 2002
Greg VeselyAddress: 3205 E. Fountain St.City: MesaState: AZZip Code: 85205Country: USAE-mail: greg at veselyfamily.orgPhone: 480-924-5883Model of Ship: 162FRegistration # N875VGDate Purchased: 10/17/1997Date Ship Certified: 12/31/2002
Upgrades:AcisLight kitHelipac35mm shaftAll RWI recommended upgradesAll Al Behuncik's add-onsUpdated: 12/9/2002
Comments I am an Electrical Engineer working at Northrop Grumman Space Technology as a Diagnostic Scientist. In 1982 I received my commercial helicopter rating, bought a Hughes 269C and started my own helicopter company – mostly giving rides at fairs, doing high line inspections for the local power companies, crop surveys, and some work for the nation park district. I even pulled a banner with the Hughes along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. I ended up with a little over a 1000 hrs (~ 900 Helicopter and ~ 100 fixed wing) by 1985 - then sold everything – moved to FL to work for Honeywell Military Avionics and started building offshore race boats. I have recently moved to CA to work at Northrop-Grumman and have bought an Exec. Updated 3/24/2004
Donald G. Stoller Address: 1681 S Citrus Ave. City: Escondido State: California Zip Code: 92027-4642 Country: USA E-mail: donald.stoller at ngc.com Phone: H-760-747-1288 W-858-521-6478 Model of Ship: Exec 152 Registration #: N792CM Date Purchased: 12/2/2003 Date Certified: 5/2/1986
Upgrades: 152 Engine Mallory Dual PointSingle CarburetorDual Ignition – single plugAsymmetrical BladesElastomeric RotorPro-Drive BeltPro-Drive Electric Clutch
Ken and a fellow named Todd crashed this ship. It was later sold to another fellow who is restoring it.Im not sure but I think the final ruling on it was pilot error from allowing the rotor rpm to drop to an unrecoverable low speed.
Name: Ken SaumureAddress: 6340 Sequence DriveCity: San DiegoState: CAZip Code: 92121Office Phone: 858-657-5185Mobile Phone: 619-300-6685Email: ken at kitcopter.com or ksaumure at comstream.comWebsite: http://www.kitcopter.comRegistration # N162KSModel of Ship: Completely stock line Exec 162FDate Purchased: Received kit 8/1998Date Completed: First flight 4/2000
Comments: Approximately 1000 hours build time, 160 hours TT flown day/night, hot/cold, sea level/6000', mountains/desert. you name it, we fly it there.
Robert BardinAddress: 1460 Park PlaceCity: San MarinoState: CAZip Code: 91108Country: USAE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 626-405-9494Model of Ship: Jet Exec (Exec 90)Date Purchased: 2/1/2003
Upgrades:1987 Exec 90 under constructionSolar T-62T-32 turbine w/KISS conversionHope to have flying 2003/4Updated: 2/18/2003
Richard R. BurnettAddress: 2321 Lacey DriveCity: MilpitasState: CAZip Code: 95035Country: USAE-mail: email@example.comPhone: 408-942-0141Cell Phone: 408-221-4422Website: at websites.expercraft.com/burnettrichard/
Registration Number: Not YetModel of Ship: 2004 RotorWay Exec 162FDate Purchased: 11/29/04Frame Serial Number: 6918Engine Serial Number: 6578Main Drive Type: Factory ChainClutch Type: FactorySwing Arm Manufacturer: Factory 1st VersionSecondary Shaft: 35mm sphericalUpdated: 12/27/04
Name: Robert Kearbey, DDSAddress: 2690 Olive Hwy.City: OrovilleState: CAZip Code: 95966Country: USAE-mail: kearbey at cncnet.comPhone: 530-533-0200Model of Ship: 162F ACISFrame Serial # 6608Date Purchased: 9/15/2001Date Ship Certified: 11/20/2002
Upgrades:Spurling Cog Belt & ClutchICOM remotely controlled comBehuncik divertermy own modified cabin heatergovernorelectric oil pressure gaugecyclic gripsComments: I am a CFII ASMEL MEI airplanes, private helicopter.Updated: 1/24/2003
Rick EtzlerCity: San Luis ObispoState: CAHome Airport: SBPEmail: fastbird at pw-x.comModel of Ship: 162 ACISRegistration # N162RE
Upgrades:Spurling Pro-Drive & ClutchComments: Started building in June, 2000Starting helo lessons - Phase I - Dec. 3, '01
It made us think maybe RotorWay had something to hide
and kept us hunting information for another year until we talked to enough people to and figure it out for ourselves. We did run into some folks that weren't too happy with their RotorWay and we still do. We run into alot more that are very pleased and have had more than one ship and that has got to say something for RotorWay.
We'd like to have Owners send us their information along with their favorite picture of there ship with them in it if possible.
Should your name appear on this list and your not an open sharing kind of person, let us know and well be more than happy to remove it asap!
This is a listing of all the RotorWay owners we know of.
This is something that would have really helped us when we were looking at buying our RotorWay. It sure would have been nice to have someone closer than Phoenix or some other far away place to go be ask questions and get to see the machine up close and personal. We inquired with RotorWay and they said they didn't know of any in our state or the states that surround Tennessee (and that's a bunch) but after going to Homers Fly-In we met more than a few owners (3 of them less than 40 miles away) that have been into RotorWays for over 20 years I think they said. Well we were kind of put out by the answer we got from RotorWay and you know they would have had to know of old customers like that.
Eric LeutyAddress: 3318 Lantern WayCity: San JoseState: CAZip: 95111Email: leuty at sbcglobal.netModel: 1993 Exec 90/162F which came out one month before the 162FFrame Serial # 6003Date Certified: 1/24/04 ?Hobbs Hours: 0
Rony LidorAddress: 3591 Multiview DriveCity: Los AngelesState: CAZip Code: 00068Home Phone: 323-888-1177Cell Phone: 323-683-1001Registration # N309F aka JOYFrame Serial # 6221Date Purchased: Oct., 2001 with 53 TTOriginal Builder: Russell Skinner of Dana Point, CA.Ship Certified: December, 1998Hobbs Hours: 154 as of 1/27/03 with no major problems
Upgrades:35mm sphericalPro-Drive cog belt, electric clutch & swing armstrobe, nav lights & landing lightsLow RPM alarmE.L.T AK-450hand held GPSclockelectric Artificial Horizonback(Left)side Idlerthermostat diverter and crankcase vent kit by AL Behunick.added Helipac in Dec., 2001.Comments: I got my flying certificate in 1972.
Ralph & Marcy LuikartAddress: 1308 DeLaGuerra RoadCity: Santa BarbaraState: CAZip Code: 93103-2115Email: Silverwriter at earthlink.netHome Phone: 805-965-7580Registration # N162BTModel: Exec 162FPurchase Date: 4/10/99Date Certified: 4/16/2002Hobbs Hours: 73 as of 1/12/03Original Builder: Benjamin Tew
Upgrades:Main bearing temperature sensorfuel return upgrade30 mm spherical shaftComments: It is clear, given the breakage history of the 30mm shaft,that an upgrade to the 35mm will be necessary.
Brooks says he's built six Rotorway helicopters. Four Exec90 and two 162F models.
NTSB Identification: MIA05LA001On October 1, 2004, about 1440 eastern daylight time, a Rotorway 162F helicopter, N7059F, registered to and operated by a private individual, as a Title 14 CFR part 91 personal flight, lost engine power while in cruise flight in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The private-rated helicopter pilot and passenger were not injured, and the helicopter incurred substantial damage. The flight originated at Spruce Creek Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida, the same day, about 1415.The pilot stated that he flew the helicopter southbound along the shoreline, and the first 20 minutes of the flight had been uneventful. Just after performing a right turn to return to his departure airport, he said he noticed that the rotor rpm was at the "low green" portion of the operating range, so he lowered collective and increased throttle input, but the rpm continued to drop to the "mid- yellow" range. He said he initiated an auto rotation from about 400 feet AGL, and touched down in a level attitude, with zero forward speed and minimum vertical velocity, into the water. He added that shortly after impacting the water the helicopter rolled 90 degrees to the left, and came to rest in about 3 feet of water.After recovery from the water, the helicopter was examined, and no anomalies were noted. In addition, the engine was removed and shipped to the manufacturer, Rotorway International, Chandler, Arizona, and a detailed examination was performed under the supervision of an FAA inspector. The examination revealed that the engine had accumulated rust consistent with it having been in salt water, however no anomalies were noted. The Fully Automated Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) was examined by the manufacturer, Electronic Concepts & Engineering, Inc., Holland, Ohio, and the damage sustained as a result of the immersion in salt water did not permit recovery of data.
Robert (Bob) St.DenisAddress: 183 SW Captains GlenCity: Lake City State: FloridaZip Code: 32025Country: USA E-mail: stdenisr at se.rr.comPhone: (904) 704-9258Model of Ship: 162F Registration # N3122GDate Purchased: 8/1/05Date Certified: June, 1994Aircraft Model: Exec 1994
Original Builder: Dan Van DusenHobbs Hours: 35Main Drive Type: Factory ChainClutch Type: FactorySwing Arm Manufacturer: Factory 1st VersionSecondary Shaft: Factory 30mm SphericalLast Update: January 13, 2006