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Porter helicopter

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1908


Porte and Pirie - glider - 1909 - Великобритания<– –>Porter - Gyropachute - 1913 - Великобритания

M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Porter Helicopter

   J. Robertson Porter was an exponent of the direct-lift aircraft, and his first machine was shown at Cordingley's Motor Car Exhibition held from 21st until 28th March, 1908, at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, London. A ducted fan system consisting of 5 ft. diameter propellers and eight vanes drew air downwards through a cone structure with an upper opening of 5 sq. ft. Drive from the air-cooled two-cylinder 6 h.p. J.A.P. engine was by means of a clutch and belt transmission over pulleys. It was displayed again in July, 1909, at the Travel Exhibition held at Olympia. Height, 14 ft. Weight empty, 200 lb.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Porter helicopter of 1908 which was an early form of hovercraft.