Developed in 1953, the strap on helicopter uses kerosene as fuel.  A container of compressed air was used to start the pulse-jet engines [Ref 316].

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Schmidt (Long Island Helicopter Engineering Company)

Primary manufacturer: Schmidt (Long Island Helicopter Engineering Company)

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 2.62 m (8.6 ft)

Overall Length: 5.31 m (17.4 ft)

Overall Width: 5.31 m (17.4 ft)

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): 352 kg (775 lb)

Max Endurance: 1.2 hrs (1.2 hrs)

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