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Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:16:57 AM »
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 12:30:28 PM »
There needs to be an early WW1 version with rotor blades reminiscient of the wings of a Taube..... :icon_surprised: :-\ ;D ;D ;D :smiley:
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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 01:20:28 PM »
There needs to be an early WW1 version with rotor blades reminiscient of the wings of a Taube..... :icon_surprised: :-\ ;D ;D ;D :smiley:


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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 01:31:58 PM »
Wonder how KPZ-2 built with current technology (engine, materials, electronics) would perform..... Hmmm
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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 02:30:11 PM »
Fairey Ultralight tipjets-driven helicopter.  I like it quite a lot, but I reckon that for ASW role it's likely just a manned equivalent of the DASH and justified only if the hangar of your ship can't be expanded to take anything bigger (even then there's always the MD 500 ASW); in the CASEVAC form it is, to my knowledge, the only chopper of its size and weight class that can carry a patient on a stretcher internally.
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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 01:22:14 PM »
I actually find it kinda cute
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Re: Early Helicopter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 11:54:31 PM »
Piasecki PV-2, first flight in April 1943 from a garage hanger in the higher elevations of Philadelphia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6wea-OU80w