Register here

Author Topic: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929  (Read 1887 times)

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 21875
Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« on: February 23, 2016, 05:06:54 am »
Hi,

here is a strange all-metal VTOL monoplane,called Maiden Milwaukee,and
designed by Hamilton Metalplane Company in 1929,they called it a helicopter,
the firm was mentioned here;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5020.msg101748.html#msg101748

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/new-all-metal-helicopter-has-eighteen-foot-wing-props/

Offline Kdmoo

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 53
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 05:35:38 am »
Also known as the Johnson-Hamilton Gyroplane.


Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 05:42:12 am »
Also known as the Johnson-Hamilton Gyroplane.

Thank you Kdmoo.

Offline dan_inbox

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 450
  • Profanity: weaker mind trying to speak forcefully
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 12:32:53 am »
It would be interesting to model the effect of the added props on the airflow around the wings.
And since there appears to be only a single engine, it would likely power either those or the front one. Then, assuming that by some magic that thing would actually leave the ground vertically,  the transition should be interesting.

Anyway.  The folks at Hamilton Metalplane seem to have a fertile imagination: I have the same contraption as a floatplane, sans underwing props.
The plot thickens.

(Photo & Naming Source: Dan's  hard disk, from somewhere in the net, as usual)

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 04:32:43 am »
Hi Dan,

it was the same aircraft but converted into a VTOL aircraft as we see.

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 05:52:12 am »
Hi,

the Hamilton H-19 and H-20 were not known,so here is a small Info about them.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9767475f/f584.image

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Hamilton Metalplane "Maiden Milwaukee" VTOL of 1929
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 04:22:46 am »
Hi,

is there any more Info about its Projects ?.