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The typical heliport contains several helipads. Helipads are smooth and flat areas devoted to helicopter landing and take offs. The heliport consists of a control tower in most instances, a radio station as well as identification and emergency lighting.
Helicopter History for Medford, OR
In the 1880s, the well-known scientist and inventor Thomas Edison experimented with small helicopter models. He tested several rotor configurations driven by a gun cotton engine, which was an early form of internal combustion engine. A series of explosions and other mishaps deterred further experiments with these engines. Later, Edison used an electric motor for power, and he was one of the first to realize from his experiments the need for a large diameter rotor with low blade area to give good hovering efficiency. Unlike other inventors of the times, Edison's more scientific approach to the vertical flight problem proved that both high aerodynamic efficiency of the rotor and high power from an engine were required if successful flight was to be achieved.