This Helicopter-Car Flies Over Traffic!
JESS DIXON, of Andalusia.
Ala., got tired of being tied up in traffic jams, so he designed and built this novel flying vehicle. It is a combination of automobile, helicopter, autogiro, and motorcycle. It has two large lifting rotos in a single head, revolving in opposite directions. It is powered by a 40 h.p. motor which is air-cooled. He claims his machine is capable of speeds up to 100 miles an hour.
Belgian Helicopter Stays Aloft 10 Min. to Set Record
A QUEER Belgian helicopter, entirely without wings, recently set a new world’s record for heavier-than-air craft designed for vertical ascent by remaining in the air for 9 minutes and 58 seconds.
The strange craft has a centrally located aircraft motor mounted on a framework of steel tubing.
THE KID WITH THE KAISER CONTRACT
by Dean Jennings
Stanley Hiller, teen-age tycoon, casually sat down in his workshop and built the co-axial flying machine Da Vinci dreamed about.
WAY back in the florid days of the Renaissance, when painters were social heroes and scientists were frequently hauled off to the clinic for nitwits, the great painter Leonardo Da Vinci invented a flying machineâ€” on paper.
It would have two motors, one above the fuselage, one below, with long horizontal rotor blades revolving in opposite directions. This curious gadget was the father of all helicopters. But Da Vinci’s friends said he was as nutty as a squirrel, assuming they had squirrels in those days, and the idea never got beyond the drawing board.