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Papin et Rouilly Gyroptere

Страна: Франция

Год: 1915

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L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)


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J.Herris - Weird Wings of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (70)
The French Papin-Rouilly helicopter shown here may be the most unusual design for a WWI flying machine. It had a single hollow wooden blade powered by an 80 hp Le Rhone rotary and incorporated a complex control system. Construction was started in February 1914 and was tested in March 1915; it seemed to break from the water but, unsurprisingly, was unstable during flight. Further tests were halted for safety reasons and the contraption was sold for scrap wood in 1919.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
View of the remarkable Papin-Rouilly helicopter, showing swiveling cockpit.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
View of the remarkable Papin-Rouilly helicopter, showing the contours of its single rotor.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
View of the remarkable Papin-Rouilly helicopter, showing what turned out an unsuccessful attempt to fly it on Lake Cercy.