Cover image for 'Heelicopter' : pioneering with Igor Sikorsky : based on a personal account
'Heelicopter' : pioneering with Igor Sikorsky : based on a personal account
Hunt, William E.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Shrewsbury, England : Airlife, [1998]

Physical Description:
229 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library TL716.9.S5 H86 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An absorbing and easy to read overview of the mechanical advances and failures -- encountered before the first successful flight -- that highlight this historical, world-wide important achievement.

Table of Contents

1 1908-1939p. 9
From Rotating Wings to Fixed Wings - to Rotating Wings
2 1939 The Ultimate Goalp. 40
The creation of a cheap, simple, and easily operated mechanism for controlling flight
3 1940p. 55
'A positive alternative to cyclic blade control'
4 1941p. 79
VS-300 Proves Her Worth
5 1942p. 115
First US Army Helicopter Accepted and Flight-delivered
XR-5 Design Approved by US Army and British Military and Production Initiated
XR-6 Design Approved by US Army and Navy
With Newly Acquired All-cyclic Main Rotor Control System, VS-300-Fa Gains a New Lease of Life, Ending Up as VS-300-G
6 1943p. 161
VS-300-H with Two-bladed Main Rotor
XR-4 Lands on SS Bunker Hill
XR-4 and YR-4 land on SS James Parker
First Lift-off of No 1 XR-5
VS-300 Retired
XR-5 No 1 Accident
First Flight XR-5 No 2
7 1944p. 187
YR-4 Errand of Mercy
Luscombe Activity
XR-5 No 2 Test Flight
XR-6 No 1 March Flight
US Army Briefing
Return to Sikorsky
Renewed Status and New Assignments
8 1945p. 207
Two-bladed Tail Rotor
Simplified Main Rotor and Control
VE Day
Flight to England
Engineering Department Changes
Ed Katzenberger's Contributions
Post Departure Events
Igor Sikorsky
Indexp. 223

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