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Historical Facts of Helicopters
In 1907, the Breguet Brothers built their first helicopter. Their cumbersome quad-rotor Gyroplane consisted of four long girders made of steel tubes and arranged in the form of a horizontal cross. A rotor consisting of four biplane blades was placed at each of the four corners of the cross, giving a total of 32 separate lifting surfaces. The pilot sat in the center of the cross next to a 40-hp engine. The machine is reported to have carried a pilot off the ground, albeit briefly.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for St Cloud, MN
Start out with the helicopter just 6\ to 1' off the ground. Ignore the collective. Work on using the pedals and cyclic so that the helicopter is neither yawing nor drifting when it hits the pavement. When you've mastered these controls start doing hover autos from higher up and add some collective input towards the bottom.