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Nagler Convertocrapt 130

This 1954 convertiplane consisted of an Aeronca fuselage minus the wings and plus a two-bladed rotor powered by six solid fuel rockets placed three at the tip of each blade and each providing a 41-68kg thrust.

The airscrew used for forward flight was powered by a Continental reciprocating engine.
After the rocket power take-off, the Convertocraft flies forward with the rotor freewheeling.

Engine: Continental, and 6 rockets
Rotor diameter: 30 ft (9.14 m)
Weight fully loaded: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
Cruising speed: 80 m.p.h. (128 k.p.h.)
Number of seats: 2
 


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