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Nagler XNH I Heliglider / XNH-2 Heligyro

This, the first rotorcraft (1952) which Nagler designed after his arrival in the United States, was of the 'strap-on' variety.
Its intended use was to cross rivers or other obstacles. The required height was to be reached by power from six solid-propellant rockets, fired in pairs and providing a 9kg thrust for about twenty seconds. Slow descent was ensured by the auto-rotation of the rotor. The six rockets could be replaced for later use.
The wearer's legs were to be the landing gear.

This, the first rotorcraft (1952) which Nagler designed after his arrival in the United States, was of the 'strap-on' variety. Its intended use was to cross rivers or other obstacles. The required height was to be reached by power from six solid-propellant rockets, fired in pairs and providing a 9kg thrust for about twenty seconds. Slow descent was ensured by the auto-rotation of the rotor. The six rockets could be replaced for later use.

The wearer's legs were to be the landing gear.

With the addition of a 2 cylinder opposed engine driving a pusher prop also in 1952, the XNH-1 was re-designated XNH-2 Heligyro.

 

XNH-I Heliglider
Engine: 6 x 9 kg rockets
Weight empty: 29.5kg / 67 b
Crew: 1
 
XNH-2 Heligyro
Max speed: 60 mph
Crew: 1

 

 

 

 


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