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MATRA Cantinieau Bamby helicopter prototype

Jemiba

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- Jean Cantinieau deveolped in 1951, with the help of Matra, the MC.100, powered by
a Minié engine.

- Matra deveolped in 1963, with the help of Jean Cantinieau, the Bamby, powered by
a GMP Lycoming :D

(Both photos from Minidocavia N°9)
 

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is a introduction in French to the MATRA Cantinieau Bamby helicopter prototype. It isn't "secret", it isn't a "project" and it appears to use a system similiar to the McDonnell-Douglas NOTAR whereby the tail rotor is replaced by some kind of powered induction to a tail-mounted directional vane outlet to counteract the rotor torque......

The article comes from the 1st May 1963 issue of Aviation Magazine......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Can anyone confirm that the Bamby was originally started as the AC-15 project of Aerotecnica (Spain)??
I understand the name Bamby was later changed to Faon, because the Walt Disney group objected against the name Bamby.
 

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walter said:
I understand the name Bamby was later changed to Faon, because the Walt Disney group objected against the name Bamby.
What did they care?? It's not like it was given to a cartoon or comic book character... The name Bambi predates Disney, anyway! Some girls called Bambi could have sued Disney for making their lives miserable! (in France we've had a case of girls called Zoé asking Renault to change the name of its new electric city car, but the courts ruled them out... Phew!!!).
 

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Caravellarella said:
it appears to use a system similiar to the McDonnell-Douglas NOTAR whereby the tail rotor is replaced by some kind of powered induction to a tail-mounted directional vane outlet to counteract the rotor torque......
well, the disposition of the vanes seems a bit different, but other than that, it's the same thing. Did the Bamby's device use coanda effect for turning?
 
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