Rotorcraft

Flying The Filper.

by Daniel Russ on February 8, 2013

      The Gyroflex Rotor employed special balance weights fitted to the roots of the rotor blades instead of flapping or lead-lad hinges. The Filper Helicopter had fore and aft rotor pylons and the pilot sitting stride a central beam which served as a load bearing beam.     An Allison light 250 C […]

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      In 1957 Army Transportation Research Command awarded Piasecki Aircraft a contract for the development of a ‘flying jeep’ – type VTOL research vehicle capable of operating at low altitudes at speeds up to 110kph.   In other words, a flying car.   That said, Piasecki developed the Model 59 K or “Sky […]

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