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cwo4uscgret
September 11, 2017, 00:36
perusing FB I followed a link to "25 Odd Airplanes." I was really impressed by the attached photo; take a good look the rifle slung on the pilot's shoulder:

http://thegrizzled.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/HZ-1-Aerocycle.jpg

gentlemanjoe
September 11, 2017, 01:18
Probably seemed like a good idea until somebody lost their balance and fell thru the rotor blades.:sad: Would have loved to have one as a kid:]

TenTea
September 11, 2017, 06:07
Have FAL ~ Will Travel

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/391/744/05d.png

MAINER
September 11, 2017, 08:36
Aberdeen Proving Grounds and a T 48?

Just speculating here.

lew
September 11, 2017, 12:10
Aberdeen Proving Grounds and a T 48?

Just speculating here.

Yes and yes.

Jimbo Jones
September 13, 2017, 13:46
Theres probably a reason the Army developed it. No sane person would volunteer to test fly that thing so they had to order some poor soldier to do it.


Probably seemed like a good idea until somebody lost their balance and fell thru the rotor blades.:sad: Would have loved to have one as a kid:]

Straight Shooter
September 14, 2017, 08:08
I guess for forward motion the pilot(?) would have to tilt forward, left to right would also require tilting in the correct direction, stopping and reverse by leaning back and keeping a good grip, so not to fall into the blades.

lysanderxiii
September 14, 2017, 08:22
I guess for forward motion the pilot(?) would have to tilt forward, left to right would also require tilting in the correct direction, stopping and reverse by leaning back and keeping a good grip, so not to fall into the blades.
You have guessed correctly. However, the most dangerous aspect of the Aerocycle was the two counter-rotating blades would intermesh under certain conditions.

Similar idea:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Hiller_VZ-1_Pawnee_%282%29.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Hiller_VZ-1_Pawnee_%282%29.jpg

Impala_Guy
September 14, 2017, 09:58
Reading about these flying platforms, it seems that they worked reasonably well, and could have been developed further. But really, what was the point? To make war feel like Nintendo Duck Hunt to your enemies?

lysanderxiii
September 14, 2017, 10:17
Reading about these flying platforms, it seems that they worked reasonably well, and could have been developed further. But really, what was the point? To make war feel like Nintendo Duck Hunt to your enemies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sV_j_BpWHg

But, for the good guys....