AW 169 Helicopter




The original model is build by steph77 from eurobricks, I have only made PDF instructions. The developement of the build, improvements and other info can be found here:

The functions are:
- Cyclic control function with joystick on left - up/down for lateral movement of helicopter, left/right for forward/backward movement
- Collective control of main rotor with joystick on right
- Pitch of the tail rotor with the same joystick
- Both rotors are powered from PF M motor
- Motorized winch, activated by gearbox
- Openable doors and engine covers
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Name AW 169 Helicopter
Designer Ivan_M
Designed 2018
Inventory 1409 parts
Theme Technic > Model > Airport


  • 5 months ago nigel1975 Level 24 PRO
    I’m a fan of Steph77’s topics over on Eurobricks forum, particularly those relating to the helicopter MOCs. I really appreciate that you have taken time to make instructions for the AW-169 and the AH-77 (which I also plan to build). The helicopter looks amazing and all the controls work really well to make this a robust and playable MOC. Only issue I found in the instructions is that the “Helicopter Rotor Holder’’ appears to be placed upside down. I noted this after I had finished because I couldn’t get it to stay attached to the ‘’propeller 4 blade’’ when the blades were turning. It wasn’t until I watched the video again that I noted it should be the other way up. Once I turned it over the two pieces stayed together and (with a squirt of WD40 PTFE spray for lubrication) everything is now perfect. Last thing I need to do is attach the string and hook to the winch, which seems difficult once the model is built. Would be good to give an idea of when to place the string during the build and how to route it through the helicopter body. I went back through the build history over on Eurobricks and could better appreciate all the design iterations leading to the final model. Thanks again for instructions, I will post photos the next few days.
  • 8 months ago Kaero Level 9 MOC Designer
    I have built this model, it is wonderfull!
    I would like to thank steph77 and and Ivan Moc for the work on the model and instructions.
    I built this model as a way to show my kids how a helicopter works. Therefore I modified it a little. I have removed some elements so the motor can be quite easily removed - when showing functions, I needed to change position of rotor there and back again, slowly, and with motor this was hard to do. I have also made top plates covering the mechanism more easily removable. I had a piece Technic Ball with Grooves (2907) that was too tight and was hardly moving on the axis, therefore the collective control was too hard. I was forced to file it a little to make movement easy.
    Ivan Moc: could you please upload digital model, that was used for instructions? Thanks.
  • 1 year, 8 months ago shawarden Level 12 MOC Designer
    Really liked the design and function so here's my rendition. I borrowed some aspects of the Heavy Lift set for the engines and added a custom cluch to the rotors.

    With some changes to the main rotor assembly:

    Though the engine housing clearance is minimal, it doesn't impact at all:

  • 1 year, 10 months ago whdalin Level 7
    What is the size of the model
    • 1 year, 10 months ago chefkaspa Level 7
      It's about the same as 9396, but the body is wider:

      Rotor diameter 56 cm
      Length of body 62 cm
      Maximum length (including main and tail rotor) 72 cm
      Height (at tail rotor) about 24 cm
  • 1 year, 11 months ago Teslovik Level 7
    I think this model is great. Not 100% copy of the original + some changes of Rotor and engine parts as far as I can see but still a great build. For those interested in building one for yourself - its around 150+-EUR build if you live in Europe.

  • 2 years, 1 month ago chefkaspa Level 7
    Thanks for sharing this awesome model. I enjoyed building it.
    In the end, I went for a more colourful version:
  • 2 years, 1 month ago Gambitt167 Level 10
    What a great design! Very wel done. Looking forward to building this one......well as soon as the building instructions of my Aerospatiale Aloutte2  is finished. :) And thank you Steph77 for the design :).
  • 2 years, 2 months ago psmyth Level 16
    awesome chopper...thanks for the plans!!
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