Projects of the Flettner Aircraft Corporation/Key Gardens NY, USA

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Anton Flettner, well known for his helicopters in Germany emigrated to the USA in 1947 and
founded the Flettner Aircraft Corporation. There he designed a heavy lift helicopter with
gas powered intermeshing rotors. Forward propulsion was given by two propellers, the rotors
should turn freely during forward flight and only be powered for take-off and landing, or low
speed flight. Rotor diameter was 23.5 m, length25.8m and payload about 3 tons. The compound
helicopter was desiganted Model 201.
(Information and drawing from vertiflite Summer 2003)
 

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An absolutly great find, fantastic :-* :-* :-*
 

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Amazing project my dear Jemiba,


you made my day.
 

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Such a sweet serendipity!!! The whole US connection with Flettner is totally new to me. Thanks a lot, Jemiba!
 

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Another project shown in that article, but just as a sketch, was the model 200, proposed
to the USN. It was a one-man helicopter, with a two-bladed rotor powered by two pulse jets,
mounted on beams perpendicular to the rotor blades.
 

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From a "Science et Vie" of the mid-fifties :
 

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Wow,what a beauty project my dear Richard,many thanks.
 

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Hi,


anther Flettner patent in USA;


http://www.google.com/patents/US2881989
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19521222/8/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19521222/9/2
 

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