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Hélicop-Air L-50 Girhel light autogiro project......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the Hélicop-Air L-50 Girhel light autogiro "project" designed by Georges Lepère for the L'Aéronef de Grande Vulgarisation competition won by the Morane-Saulnier MS.880 Rallye. The Hélicop-Air L-50 Girhel had a fixed wing for forward flight and could apparently power the rotor for a helicopter-type take-off; although a prototype was constructed, I cannot find any evidence that it ever flew......

The article comes from the 18th July 1959 issue of Les Ailes......

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Re: Helicop-Air L-50 Girhel light autogiro project......

a little drawing
 

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Re: Helicop-Air L-50 Girhel light autogiro project......

Yes ! always little !!
 

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Dear Terry
No ! I don't know ! I don't read anytyhing about a flight...
but I suppose..not sure ..
We could try to find
 

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toura said:
Dear Terry
No ! I don't know ! I don't read anytyhing about a flight...
but I suppose..not sure ..
We could try to find
Thank you Toura; I was trying to work our if the Girhel was in the right forum as a "project" (although it appears to have been built) or as a real aircraft for the "aerospace" forum......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is part of an article in French about the Hélicop-Air L-50 Girhel light autogiro prototype as exhibited at the 1959 Paris Salon……

I assume the Hélicop-Air L-50 Girhel was not a winner in L'Aéronef de Grande Vulgarisation competition because it wasn't a conventional fixed wing light aircraft......

The article comes from the 27th June 1959 issue of Les Ailes......

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Hi all
Thanks Stephane !
This plane was........F-WJCO
It's all I've found more
Bye
 

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Another photo of the Girhel, presumably on the tarmac at the Paris-Le Bourget Air Show in 1959:
 

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There was also L-51.

http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Neg.Nr.GUN.pdf
 

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