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Hi helicoptonians!

 

A few years ago I was watching a documentary on helicopters, and I saw this amazing "helicopter" type thing that looked like this...

 

helicopterthing.jpg

 

Ok I know thats not a technical drawing but you get the idea!

 

A is guy standing on a platform which is ABOVE the rotor with a pole going up to the controls... I'm not sure how it was stabilised?!

 

Anyway if someone could tell me what it is called it would be much appreciated...

 

I think it was a prototype thing built during world-war one or two...

 

It is one of my life-long dreams to build one!

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Karl

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hey Karl, that was a one man rescue machine designed in the late 50's and adapted for a short time by the army, the museum at ft. rucker has one of them on display.

 

not really something you want to be building.

 

Thank you for that, i've been doing a bit of a search around and found this! http://www.hiller.org/flying-platform.shtml

 

 

Hmm...the 'chumcopter'? 'Ceilingfan'?

 

btw..we prefer 'helicopteers'

 

lol yes I suppose my drawing does look like a bit of a ceiling fan/chumcopter :P

 

I will remember helicopteers for next time :)

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If you are ever in San Carlos, CA. you can stop by the Hiller Air Museum and check one out on display..by the way, the US Army doesnt "make" helicopters.....

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Same for the rocket packs worn on the back. You don't want to try to build one of those, either.

 

I have a jet pack. I made it when I was 13 for a school science fair. NASA came by my house the next day and gave me a job as a rocket scientist. Now I fly heli's.

 

 

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Hi helicoptonians!

 

A few years ago I was watching a documentary on helicopters, and I saw this amazing "helicopter" type thing that looked like this...

 

helicopterthing.jpg

 

Ok I know thats not a technical drawing but you get the idea!

 

A is guy standing on a platform which is ABOVE the rotor with a pole going up to the controls... I'm not sure how it was stabilised?!

 

Anyway if someone could tell me what it is called it would be much appreciated...

 

I think it was a prototype thing built during world-war one or two...

 

It is one of my life-long dreams to build one!

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Karl

 

 

You might look at http://www.flying-platform.com/ They have a cool aircraft they sell down in Virginia that is similer to the hiller platform. I looked into building something like this a few years ago but the safety issues were too much for me. Yet I fly R22s....go figure. There are a few other companies out there with similar things to this, I will try to find them for you.

 

 

One more for you. The Hummingbird flying platform is made by a isreali company but the website is no longer available and I can't seem to find where they went. A picture can be found here http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadables-vtol_humbird.html and some video of it flying can be found on Utube at

Enjoy!

Jack

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You might look at http://www.flying-platform.com/ They have a cool aircraft they sell down in Virginia that is similer to the hiller platform. I looked into building something like this a few years ago but the safety issues were too much for me. Yet I fly R22s....go figure. There are a few other companies out there with similar things to this, I will try to find them for you.

One more for you. The Hummingbird flying platform is made by a isreali company but the website is no longer available and I can't seem to find where they went. A picture can be found here http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadables-vtol_humbird.html and some video of it flying can be found on Utube at

Enjoy!

Jack

 

Wow thanks so much permison, you have been an awesome help! love the video!

 

What a great community you guys have going here :)

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