The aircraft was the first designed by rotorcraft pioneer, Frank Piasecki.

 

A video of the aircraft can be seen in this link.

 

The aircraft can be seen in the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. The landing gear has a tail skid instead of a wheel. An excellent set of images, and a description of the aircraft, is available from the Smithsonian web site.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: P-V Engineering Forum

Primary manufacturer: P-V Engineering Forum

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 2.36 m (7.7 ft)

Overall Width: 7.67 m (25.2 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin 90hp reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Take-off / rated power: 67 kW (90 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 454 kg (1000 lb)

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