• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Italian strange bird of '60s the FIAT 7002

archipeppe

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
1,749
Reaction score
450
The Fiat 7002 is a medium-capacity dual-control helicopter for passenger transport and general-purpose duties, of which a prototype is under construction. The main rotor is of the "cold jet" type, and is turned by ejecting compressed air, without any form of combustion, from nozzles at the blade-tips. Compressed air is provided by a Fiat 4700 turbogenerator. A small ducted tail rotor, mechanically-driven by the main rotor, ensures good manoeuvrability at low forward speeds and in autorotation.

TYPE: Single-rotor general-purpose helicopter.

ROTOR SYSTEM: Two-blade main rotor on tilting hub. Blades have leading-edge and spar of welded stainless steel sheet. Ducts in leading-edge and spar carry compressed air to propulsion nozzles at blade-tips. Blades linked together by steel strips which bear centrifugal loads and permit pitch variation. Blade chord 0.43m. Small ducted two-blade tail rotor.

FUSELAGE: Light alloy sheet structure in three portions. Front portion accommodates side-by-side pilot's seats; centre portion accommodates passengers or payload; rear portion carries power plant. Short semi-monocoque tail-boom carries ducted tail rotor and small horizontal stabiliser.

LANDING GEAR: Twin tubular-skid type.

POWER PLANT: One Fiat 4700 turbogenerator with equivalent power of 530hp housed vertically in rear of fuselage. Fuel in tanks above cabin, with total capacity of 525 litres.

ACCOMMODATION: Two pilots, or pilot and passenger, side-by-side in front portion of fuselage, with dual controls. Large sideways-opening door on each side. Centre cabin for five passengers or 2.5m3 of freight, etc. In casualty evacuation role can carry pilot, attendant, two litters internally and two externally. Very large door on each side of main cabin.

Source: Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1959-60
 

Attachments

  • fiat-7002.gif
    fiat-7002.gif
    15.7 KB · Views: 198
  • 7002.jpg
    7002.jpg
    58.1 KB · Views: 219
  • fiat-7002_1.jpg
    fiat-7002_1.jpg
    33.8 KB · Views: 206

Michel Van

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2007
Messages
4,807
Reaction score
975
here a Foto of Prototype in flight
fiat-7002.jpg
 

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,103
Reaction score
1,075
What a beauty. Extreme dream of every shoes box.
 

archipeppe

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
1,749
Reaction score
450
flateric said:
What a beauty. Extreme dream of every shoes box.

Yep it is the typical case of "shoes box that flies..."

In any case is the exception to the rule that see Italian at the height of Worldwide Design. ;)
 

robunos

You're Mad, You Are.....
Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
1,955
Reaction score
323
WHAT is this?? ??? ??? ???

From the October, 1980, issue of 'Aeroplane Monthly', printed on the
'Plane Crazy' page and identified only as the 'Flying Caravan'....

cheers,
Robin.
 

Attachments

  • flying caravan.jpg
    flying caravan.jpg
    136.3 KB · Views: 87

robunos

You're Mad, You Are.....
Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
1,955
Reaction score
323
DOH!!! :-[

That's the only problem with search engine here, you need a designation to start with...
and yes, what a classic piece of italian design...

anyway, thanks for the info,

cheers,
Robin.
 

Matej

Multiuniversal creator
Joined
Feb 13, 2006
Messages
2,614
Reaction score
145
Website
www.hitechweb.genezis.eu
Try much general keywords, such as "crazy caravan" or "strange helicopter". And don't worry, it sometimes happens also to me that I know (!) the designation but despite it I cant find something, what I am looking for or simply I forget some facts.
 

Skybolt

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2006
Messages
2,300
Reaction score
134
I'd hoped that that lemon had been forgotten... BTW, at the time, it WAS an Italian design icon (just look at late '50s design furniture), except that when you design cabinets and lamps you have to change your mindset in order to design flying things.... ;)
 

Stargazer2006

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,227
Reaction score
526
Only marginal more appealing (or at least less appalling!) was the Hiller Ten99 (Model 1099)... not much more of a success, anyway...
 

Attachments

  • Hiller_Ten99.JPG
    Hiller_Ten99.JPG
    60.9 KB · Views: 60

Caravellarella

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,032
Reaction score
212
Re: Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype......

Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the odd-looking Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype......

The article comes from the 17th March 1961 issue of Les Ailes......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

Attachments

  • Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype - Les Ailes - No. 1,817 - 17 Mars 1961.......jpg
    Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype - Les Ailes - No. 1,817 - 17 Mars 1961.......jpg
    120.4 KB · Views: 70

Caravellarella

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,032
Reaction score
212
Re: Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype......

Dear Boys and Girls, here is a picture with a caption in French of the odd-looking Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype......

The picture comes from the 3rd February 1961 issue of Les Ailes......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

Attachments

  • Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype - Les Ailes - No. 1,811 - 3 Février 1961.......jpg
    Fiat 7002 cold-cycle helicopter prototype - Les Ailes - No. 1,811 - 3 Février 1961.......jpg
    148.7 KB · Views: 66

Stargazer2006

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,227
Reaction score
526
If one set about to turn a bread-toaster into a helicopter, I'm sure it would look something like the Fiat 7002...
 

Caravellarella

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,032
Reaction score
212
Stargazer2006 said:
If one set about to turn a bread-toaster into a helicopter, I'm sure it would look something like the Fiat 7002...

D'accord ;D
 

pathology_doc

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
969
Reaction score
195
On the other hand, all those windows make it just the thing for those radio stations that like to have their own traffic helicopter!
 

LowObservable

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2006
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
147
I'm surprised the Italians didn't sue the French over the fenestron.

It does have a vaguely kitchen-appliance look to it, though.
 

Nico

ACCESS: Secret
Joined
Sep 9, 2008
Messages
266
Reaction score
30
Hi All:
I enclose another couple of photograph of the FIAT 7002 helicopter prototype. I think that the dark metal green color that appears in the only color picture is not paint but the protective treatment of the airframe.
Nico
 

Attachments

  • FIAT 7002_191.jpg
    FIAT 7002_191.jpg
    150.1 KB · Views: 241
  • FIAT 7002_193.jpg
    FIAT 7002_193.jpg
    90.5 KB · Views: 216

robunos

You're Mad, You Are.....
Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
1,955
Reaction score
323
I'm surprised the Italians didn't sue the French over the fenestron.

Note in the images above that the 'fenestron' has been replaced by a conventional tail rotor...
...or is it the other way round?, rotor first, then 'fenestron'.



cheers,
Robin.
 

Stargazer2006

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,227
Reaction score
526
A profile view of the Fiat 7002 from RAF Flying Review in 1960:
 

Attachments

  • Fiat 7002.gif
    Fiat 7002.gif
    61.5 KB · Views: 132

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,103
Reaction score
1,075

gemccry

ACCESS: Restricted
Joined
Jan 16, 2008
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
OMG! Was the designer drinking bad Vino when he designed this thing? It almost makes that Percival helicopter, that could not get off the ground, look good.
 

riggerrob

I really should change my personal text
Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2012
Messages
1,286
Reaction score
679
Is that the box the Jetranger came in?
 
Top