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Corradino D'Ascanio's helicopters

Wurger

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Hi guys,

I came across this reference to a project being developed by helicopter pioneer Corradino D`ascanio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Campini_Ca.183bis

It relates to a desire to employ a BMW 003 turbojet into an helicopter before WW2 ended. Does anyone could come up with more on this?
 

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Hi, the only information I've ever come across, was a reference to Piaggio PD1, PD2, PD3 and PD4 helicopters designed by D'Ascanio in that time period. I think that only the PD4 actually flew. Hope this might point you in the right direction.

Regards Bailey.
 

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Hi Wurger,
The PD-2, PD-3 and PD-4 helicopters were built by (for) Piaggio. The PD-2 was tested during the closing stages of WW2. The PD-3 was an improved PD-2 of 1949/1950 (still try to figure our what the improvements were) and the PD-4 tandem rotor heli flew in 1952.
The single rotor type is, according to the caption, the PD-3 although I have my doubts. The other one is the PD-4 for sure
Rgards, Walter
 

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Hi guys,

many thanks for your help. But I`m afraid the mistery remains about this turbojet ( turboshaft?) project. Probably Skybolt knows something about it? Cheers.
 

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Hi guys, only my third post here at your wonderful Forum.

User boxkite, whom I know from the German Flugzeugforum has convinced me, to show you a document about the Piaggio PD.3 that I found recently.
Though it is in Italian, I thought it would be interesting to this board.

I have edited the pictures a bit for a better reading.

Enjoy.

Source of the document is this site
 

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Wow,nice find Fabulousfour,many thanks.
 

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Hi,

http://www.avia-it.com/act/la_tecnica/la_tecnica_di_ieri/Tecnica_ieri_2016/Seg_art_febb_16/Ling_D_Ascanio_dall_elicottero_alla_Vespa.pdf
 

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Hi,

here is a patent for D'Ascanio in 1930.

L'invenzione-dell'elicottero
 

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Hi,

here is some of D'Ascanio helicopters and patents,some of them were a Projects only.

49- great powered helicopter of 1925
56- patent for a helicopter with two coaxial rotors of 1925
63- patent for a helicopter of 1926
66- D'Ascanio A.T.2 helicopter of 1926
86- patent for a helicopter of 1929
90- D'Ascanio A.T.3 helicopter of 1928
99- D'Ascanio development of A.T.3 helicopter of 1930
121- D'Ascanio helicopter Type of 1931

http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/dga/uploads/documents/PIA/5225af74721dc.pdf
 

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Hi,

122- D'Ascanio Type-1931 in side view with addition enclosed cabin version
134- D'Ascanio Type-II of 1932 helicopter
145 D'Ascanio Type-III of 1934 helicopter
155- D'Ascanio 1934 helicopter,powered by one 130 hp Colombo engine
164- D'Ascanio 1934 helicopter (anther one),powered by one 390 hp Stella engine
192- PD.1
193- PD.2
204- PD.3
 

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Hi,

here is again a drawings to 1925 Project,and D'A.T.3,and that make us asking if there
was D'A.T.1 ?.

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/libri/PDF_Libri_By_AVIA/Marinai-in-volo.pdf
 

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From ,Quando volare Era Difficile - Ereno A.
 

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