I discovered these from the Rotary Wing History site. Does anyone know where I can find info and/or unwatermarked images of these?
Beach helicopter, 1920
Bertelli helicopter, 1908
Damblan Lacoin helicopter, 1920
Dufaux tilt-rotor, 1900
Dufaux helicopter, 1905
Frossard helicopter, 1907
Ganswindt helicopter, 1905
Guest Rotorplane, 1932
Leger helicopter, 1905
Luyties helicopter, 1907
Mumford helicopter, 1914
Munaret helicopter, 1934
Myers helicopter, 1904
Myers helicopter, 1926
Perry helicopter, 1923
Pitcairn helicopter, 1923
Sebillot helicopter, 1909
Whitehead helicopter, 1904
Yuryev helicopter, 1912
Phew, long list!
Stingray wrote:Beach helicopter, 1920
Just to clarify, is this the same Beach corporation that built the AT-11 and other such aircraft?
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No, the comapy you're thinking of is Beechcraft, or Beech Aircraft Corporation (note different spelling) founded by Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech in 1932. Also note the date of the "Beach helicopter" predates the Beech company by 12 years.
Stingray wrote:Dufaux helicopter, 1905
Here you go:
Some more from other sources.
The Loire C.305 was a licence-built variant of the Cierva C.30 by Liore et Olivier, later SNCASE. There were more variants of the same built before the C.305 model, plus the LeO C.34 based on a Kellett autogyro.
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The CTW.200 and CTW.201:
Sweet Celestia, thanks for all of the replies!!!
Retroistic, thanks for the great pictures and links! Now I can add pages on those at the main site.
Aschiro and Stephane, thanks for the info. These new names and designations have me on a fun searching spree. Finding lots of great stuff!
The Weymann-Lepere C.18:
Stingray wrote:Retroistic, thanks for the great pictures and links! Now I can add pages on those at the main site.
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Hi all,The Scottish Maritime museum has some photos and text on the Mumford & Denny helicopter. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishmaritimemuseum/4967275889/
Pionnair GE has some articals on the Dufaux brothers, in french iam afraid sorry cant helpyou with that,
so try google translate
But there are some nice pictures there. There's even a 1905 film were they show their helicopter to the public, on the stairs of Geneva City Hall
Thanks for the links!!
This is the Alérion of Louis Lecoin and Louis Damblanc at Villacoublay 1920
hugo007 wrote:There's even a 1905 film were they show their helicopter to the public, on the stairs of Geneva City Hallhttp://www.pionnair-ge.com/spip1/videos/Dufaux-Helico-1905-SC-Qtp-007B.mov
There's even a 1905 film were they show their helicopter to the public, on the stairs of Geneva City Hall
The song in that vid had me rolling on the floor laughing.
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Its the theme for "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines", I have it on my Ipod. XD
Maurice Léger, of Monacohttp://www.aaafasso.fr/DOSSIERSAAAF/DOSS.ACCES_LIBRE/Progr.Coll.et_Manif/Cent.Helico.sept2007/Colloq.helico_Leger_15sept07-2.pdf
I see you've added a Weyman CTW.210 to your other list. I believe that is a misprint of the CTW.201.
Not saying you're wrong, but without a source to prove it either way I'm keeping it in the list as a placeholder to further my research.
Some findings regarding the Yuryev helicopter of 1912:
EDIT: Oh sorry, I didn't know you were looking for unwatermarked images only.
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Oh, thanks for reminding me, I've yet to add these other updates to the main site.
My dear Stingray,
here is a Perry Helicopter,from which country it was ?,page 39;
From which country this Perry helicopter ?;
It says it's American in the picture.
retroistic wrote:It says it's American in the picture.
Yuryev helicopter of 1912
Engine Anzani W-3 27...30 HP 3 cylinder 4 stroke
Main rotor 8 m; 140 rpm
Tail rotor 2.5 m; 450rpm
Mass 203 kg (not sure empty or takeoff)
Estimated thrust 240...260 kg
Wood/Bamboo truss fuselage
Because the engine run not smooth it broke main rotor shaft and they stopped further experiments.
The drawing is 1911 year helicopter with gnome engine(i think it was not built).
Guess who had the idea of the worlds fastest rotorcraft(Eurocopter X3(for now)) in year 1910!!!!!!