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Breguet-Richet Helicopter No.2

 

In 1908 the Breguet-Richet collaboration produced a No.2 Gyroplane, powered by a 55hp Renault engine and having two forward-tilting 2-blade rotors with a diameter of 7.85m and, in addition, fixed wings giving an extra 50sq.m of lifting surface.

On July 22, 1908, it rose vertically to the height of 4.5m and flew for a short period of time, apparently under control, but the machine was completely wrecked upon landing, but was rebuilt and flew again next spring.

 


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