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Helicopter Facts for Van Buren, AR
Best known among its developers are the French inventor Louis Breguet and the engineers Igor Sikorsky of the United States and Juan de la Cierva of Spain. The helicopter has become very popular for short-distance transportation, because of its maneuverability and ability to land and take off in small areas; it has been adopted for a wide range of services, including air-sea rescue, fire fighting, traffic control, oil platform resupply, and business transportation.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Van Buren, AR
In 1783, Christian de Launoy, and his mechanic, Bienvenu, made a model with a pair of counter-rotating rotors, using turkey flight feathers as rotor blades, and in 1784, demonstrated it to the French Academy of Sciences.
In 1951, at the urging of his contacts at the Department of the Navy, Charles Kaman modified his K-225 synchropter with a new kind of engine, the turboshaft engine.