The Dornier Do.32 was one of the first helicopters designed and built by the German helicopter industry after the war. It was a small, ultra-lightweight single-seater which could be carried in a container of modest size, measuring 3.8m long and less than 1m wide. The container was fitted with wheels, could be towed by an ordinary motor car, and also served as a take-off and landing platform. The mini helicopter could be assembled in just five minutes.
The Do.32 was powered by a 100shp BMW 6012 turbine which drove the rotor through a cold cycle. The prototype was tested on 29 June 1962 and completed the test programme in mid 1963, when the German company displayed a second model at the Paris Air Show. A few others were built but the two-seat derivative (with a 250shp turbine) offered to the German government was not adopted.
G.Apostolo "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984
Technical data for Do-32
main rotor diameter: 7.50m,
fuselage length: 3.20m,
take-off weight: 280kg,
empty weight: 151kg,
max speed: 115km/h,
cruising speed: 115km/h,
|mooray, e-mail, 23.11.2014|
looking for people to work on cold pressure jet helicopter hub & rotor system with me..for mini 500 • Contact Moo Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org . located Santa Monica, CA USA
|Bbcindia, e-mail, 19.09.2012|
I have done lot of resurch and investigation on this technology and I am planing to start a prototype of a combination of both propelssion system the cold tip and hot hair pressure jet. Any help or a information would help. Thank you. TIPJETHELI@gmail.com or Microlightindia@gmail.com
|Ivan, e-mail, 20.03.2012|
Are there any plans, 3d models, drawings, of the rotor head to purchase?
|soccer, e-mail, 15.06.2011|
Hi Grant, I have something to share about tip-jet helicopter my address is Nico
|Thakerng moolma, e-mail, 21.01.2010|
i need one if it's not too expand.
|adriaan, e-mail, 07.02.2008|
is there any plans available for this chopper(do-32
|Tom, e-mail, 08.10.2007|
Hi Grant & Nico, I still have 7 of these gasturbines in very low hour condition
|nico, e-mail, 01.10.2007|
Hi Grant, I have something to share about tip-jet helicopter my address is Nico.email@example.com
|Grant, e-mail, 19.07.2007|
I would be interested in purchasing one of these helicopters or the plans to build one. Where would I look to buy either?
Do you have any comments concerning this aircraft ?