Developed in 1954 for the US Navy, the helicopter uses peroxide as fuel and is unique in that it is strapped onto the pilot.  Instead of an engine, the aircraft is powered by rockets on each end of the main rotor; pressurized Nitrogen would act as the catalyst for the Hydrogen Peroxide [Ref 316].  The purpose of its tail rotor is to provide addition steering control.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Rotor-Craft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Rotor-Craft Corporation

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: Other

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 227 kg (500 lb)

Max Endurance: 0.2 hrs (0.2 hrs)

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