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German Helicopter 1927 - Zaschka Helicopter
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Chief Engineer Engelbert Zaschka of Berlin was an advocate and pioneer inventor for the personal helicopter:

 

 

"His [Engelbert Zaschka's] plane, the first helicopter, which ever worked so successfully in miniature, not only rises and descends verticially, but is able to remain stationary at any height. German airplane experts assert that such a flight as that of Captain [Charles] Lindbergh's from New York to Paris would not even be a feat for Zaschka's plane when it was perfected. [...] Herr Zaschka is fully aware that the perfection of his invention will be the greatest forward step in aviation since the Wright brothers made their historical hop. As he pointed out, the danger of flying would immediately be decreased by at least 80 per cent, since four fifths of the accidents in flying occur either in the takeoff or in landing. [...] A motor giving thirty to forty horsepower is installed in Zaschka's present experimental machine. It is so delicately adjusted that he has been able to keep the plane at a height of several feet above the ground, with no movement either up or down."

Reference: German Plane Promises New Stunts in Air, The Bee. Danville, Virginia, USA, June 25, 1927, p. 16

 



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I have never seen this development before. Thanks for posting!



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Helix wrote:

 

Hi Helix, also...

http://ip.com/patent/US2959373



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Pepper wrote:
Helix wrote:

 

Hi Helix, also...

http://ip.com/patent/US2959373


 

Anthony, that one has nothing to do with the Engelbert Zaschka machine.



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Stingray wrote:

I have never seen this development before. Thanks for posting!


 

Oh look here in your archive:

https://sites.google.com/site/stingrayslistofrotorcraft/zaschka-helicopter

zaschka.jpg



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Hi...oh...that is the Zaschka patent:

http://ip.com/patent/US1779524



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Helix wrote:

Hi...oh...that is the Zaschka patent:

http://ip.com/patent/US1779524


 

Oops! Yes that's it. Sorry for posting the wrong one.



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Do we have pictures or footage of that thing doing more that a couple of "hiccups" on the ground? Frankly, does the author of this video think he can convince anyone that Germany had the first practical individual helicopter with such unconvincing evidence? Sikorsky and Berliner did even better than what we see here back in 1908... I'm not saying Zaschka didn't invent something or that his helicopter didn't work, just that the video, despite being brilliantly done, shows nothing really convincing to this effect.

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the germans realy like experimenting



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scorpio213 wrote:

the germans realy like experimenting


 

What do you mean scorpio213?



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Hi,

here is anther Zaschka project of 1928;

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engelbert_Zaschka



-- Edited by hesham on Thursday 3rd of January 2013 03:46:54 PM



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Built in 1928 / 1929 in Berlin (Germany) the Zaschka was a folding 3-wheeled car. Its inventor was Engelbert Zaschka who amongst other things was one of Germany's first helicopter pioneers.



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Interesting.. Thanks for sharing.



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There is a new video of Engelbert Zaschka and his inventions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjcyA-dF7E



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