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Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for Hastings, NE
During World War I Hungarian engineer Theodore von Karman constructed a helicopter that when tethered was able to hover for extended periods. Several years later Spaniard Juan de la Cierva developed a machine he called an autogiro in response to the tendency of conventional airplanes to lose engine power and crash while landing.
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Some helicopters reached limited production, but it was not until 1942 that a helicopter designed by Igor Sikorsky reached full-scale production, with 131 aircraft built.