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1942

Baumgartl Heliofly III-57

The Austrian engineer, Paul Baumgartl, concerned himself during the Second World War with the design of small single-seat helicopters, in the suburbs of Vienna. It is not certain whether his work was sponsored by the German Government, but his machines were in the same category as those of Nagler-Rolz. Baumgartl's first product was the Heliofly I of 1941, which was little more than a strap-on autogyro glider for sporting use.

Resulting from previous work was a design in 1942 for a strap-on helicopter. This was the Heliofly III-57, which had a rotor consisting of two co-axial contea-rotating single blades, each of which was to be driven by its own 8 hp Argus As 8 engine, which also acted as a counter-balance.

J.R.Smith, Antony L. Kay "German Aircraft of the Second World War", 1972

Baumgartl Heliofly III-57

Comments
Dan, e-mail, 10.06.2014reply

I'm really into this sort of copter tech. these days and wonder how come it didn't make a bigger splash in the kit plane market.

Ћира, e-mail, 18.04.2010reply

Постоје ли још неки технички детаљи?

Cpt. Terrance Fitzpatrick, e-mail, 12.03.2009reply

Why does this thing, and it's predicessor remind me of a Woody Allen movie? I'm laughing my ass off looking at these things, and imagining seeing some fool trying to "Flap his Wings" with one of these on his back, to have it intermittently lift him off, and then reset him back on the ground at the worst possible moment!
LAFF-RIOT!!!

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