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Published on Nov 16, 2011
Helicopter over water seen from above; hovering over top of lighthouse w/ waves breaking around base. CU slow motion of hummingbirds; engravings, paintings, etchings & drawings. DiVinci model, drawings. Chinese toy top propeller; more recent toiys demonstrated. Various other models, drawings. Model from published paper of 1843 design by George Cayley, 4 discs on rowboat w/ wheels. Wright brothers & military test, starting & take off. Moving wing tests in early 1900s. Flapping wings, & hopping plane, rotating wheels as wings, large & small. Sky car. Charles Richet's first helicopter to leave ground w/ pilot aboard. Berliner 1908-09 Oehmichen 1920 Oehmichen 1922 Combined balloon & helicopter. Lein Weber-Curtis 1921 1922 Georges & Jerome-de Bothezat's quad-rotor "Flying Octopus" built under contract for US Army flying. Raul Pescara's early 1920 coaxial helicopter w/ biplane-type rotors. Asboth 1928-1930 Model showing stability problems. Hinged blades on full sized helicopter. Juan de la Cierva & C-19 autogyro in flight w/ wings being replaced by rotor so actually an airplane rather than helicopter. Taking off from pasture; shots in flight. 1930 Nicholas Florine demonstrated flapping wing at Brussels Exhibition. d'Ascanio shown as he flew 8 3/4 minutes. 1936 Louis Breguet flying in Breguet-Dorand machine setting duration record of 63 minutes using cyclic pitch control. Slow motion shot showing helicopter's blades rising & falling. Taking off, turns demonstrated. 1937 German Fa-61 Focke-Wulf Achgelis twin-rotor flown inside Berlin Sports Stadium by Hanna Reitsch. Several views. Igor Sikorsky flying VS-300 setting new World's Record. If you wish to acquire broadcast quality material of this reel or want to know more about our Public Domain collection, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org