Victa R-101 / Model 67 / "Project 67"


Well known for its two-seat Victa Air Tourer fixed-wing trainer, Victa's aviation division designed a small two-seat gyroplane, the Model 67. The prototype, which was designed by John Blackler, was registered VH-MVB and flew in May 1962. It was a neat machine with a tricycle undercarriage, twin-fin tail unit and a two-blade main rotor with a pusher propeller driven by a 180hp Lycoming engine. The prototype logged 150 flights and 20 hours of test flying time, but was abandoned due to financial constraints.


R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998


The Victa 67 was an Australian two-seater utility autogyro first flown in 1962, but never produced commercially due to financial problems at the company. The Victa 67 was powered by a Lycoming O-320-A four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 153km/h.