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Cayley

Picture above: machine for vertical flight designed by Sir George Cayley, one of the great precursors of flight.

In 1843 Sir George Cayley, the father of British aviation, invented his "Aerial Carriage" which had four "rotors" arranged coaxially in pairs. This strange vehicle was an improve-ment on other contemporary projects, but Sir George did not succeed in finding a suitable engine, so the machine remained on the drawing board.

G.Apostolo "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984

Aerial Carriage

Cayley made these drawings for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft in 1843. Although the design looks fanciful by modern standards, it has features that have appeared in successful heli- copters (the wide fanlike rotors resemble those used on the de Bothezat machine flown by the U.S. Army in 1922; the lateral side- by-side arrangement of the rotors is similar to the recordbreaking Focke helicopters built in Germany in the late 1930's). One especially interesting feature is the design of the blades: they flatten down to form a solid disc and act as a wing in forward flight. The bird's- head bowsprit may have been a deliberately humorous touch.

C.Gablehouse "Helicopters and Autogiros", 1969

Aerial Carriage

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Ian Grant, e-mail, 11.08.2015

asdf is obviously the stupid one!! Cayley was clearly a genius. Why is someone as ignorant as asdf here anyway?

angle, e-mail, 16.02.2012

this is so cool i am a dream flyer to so i wish i can be out there in the sky flying with the birds in the clouds

polo, e-mail, 16.06.2011

well its because its an old ascient helicopter idea so I'm not surprised if its looks like this.

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Anti-asshole, 20.10.2008

As your mom?

asdf, 06.10.2007

how can cayley think this will ever fly? is he dumb?

olamide aiyeola, e-mail, 09.09.2007

its an helicopter built out of a very simple knowledge,well its because its an old ascient helicopter idea so I'm not surprised if its looks like this.

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