helicopter

The S-4.

by Daniel Russ on February 19, 2014

      .. The S-4 was the brainchild of Charles Seibel. It was an attempt to break into the lucrative rotorcraft market that the United States Army was creating. The idea was simplicity, a welded steel tool box frame, a double blade rotor a tapered ail boom and a twin bladed anti torque fan […]

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The Sznycer SG-VI-D Early Helicopter.

by Daniel Russ on December 23, 2012

  The Sznycer SG-VI-D   The Sznycer SG-VI-D Bernard W. Sznycer developed this three seat single engine helicopter right after the end of World War II. The cabin was enclosed and the tail was an open scaffolding of support struts and tubing. It was propelled by a four bladed rotor. Like so many vertical travel […]

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The Landgraf H-2. The Helicopter That Almost Was.

November 21, 2012

    The Landgraf H-2   Fred Landgraf had dream of building helicopters for the US Government. He developed the H-2 while working in Los Angeles. The H-2 first flew on 2 November 1944 and the company was awarded a development contract by the United States Army. The H-2 was not developed further or bought […]

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The Flettner 185.

November 9, 2012

  The Flettner 185 was an experimental vertical take off and landing aircraft that could launch like a helicopter and fly like a gyroplane. It was designed and the prototype was built by Antone Flettner. The counterotating rotors elimnted the need for a counterbalancing tail rotor. All is had underneath was a nose wheel, a […]

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