Its always mind settleing to find other people, with your name, that has done great things! It doesnt matter if this man's dream did not come fully around to be reconized as a world mover in aero industries, he did something great!
Don, e-mail, 24.06.2010 23:41
Interesting design, looks kinda like either a leaf-eating aphid bug, or a flying school bus. It must have depended on repelling the earth by its shear ugliness, rather than depending on the underpowered Lycoming recip running most likely at full MP to barely remain in a HIGE hover, probably near sea level, with 7 clueless passengers who I'm sure thought that was the coolest thing they've ever rode in, as shown in the top photo. No engineer today could ever come close to matching such creepiness in design ettiquette. Poor guys had no turbine engine yet available to design a proper bird around. The 50's were a weirdly innovative time for sure.
jean, e-mail, 23.02.2010 21:12
I have 15 shares of common stock. Is it worth anythings?
Steve Doman, e-mail, 17.06.2009 07:06
In March of 2009, the last surviving Doman YH-31/VH-31 was moved from the Classic Rotor museum in Romona, CA, to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT and is on display there.
Steve Smith, e-mail, 25.01.2007 03:55
The last Doman YH-31VH-31 survives and is on display at the Classic Rotor museum located in Romona, CA