Plywood Helicopter (Jan, 1949)
THERE’S an Easter egg in the sky! But it’s the “Flying Easter Egg”â€”a new single-place helicopter called by that name because of the oval shape of its plywood fuselage.
Designed by Fred Landgraf, the H-2 can make 100 mph on its 85 hp Pobjoy engine. The center of gravity of the 850-pound craft lies ahead of the rotor axis, insuring greater stability.
Landgraf has stressed simplicity in his controls in order to appear to a wider publicâ€”only stick and throttle action are necessary for flight.