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1956 Press Photo Igor Benson Demonstrates His Tiny Do-It-Yourself Helicopter

AdID: 3601289

Availability: In stock

Part Number: mja59594

Height: 7

Width: 7.75

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


This is an original press photo. Do-It-Yourself 'Copter
Raleigh, N.C.: A tiny helicopter which almost anyone can build from a Do-It-Yourself kit is demonstrated at Raleigh, N.C., by its maker, Igor Benson. At top, he prepares to take off, and at bottom, the flying flivver is airborne. The 185- pound machine can lift 250 pounds, goes 20 miles on a gallon of fuel, and will float gently down if the engine quits it needs only 19 miles an hour forward speed to get into the air, and in a breeze that strong will go straight up. A 14-year-old boy put one of the 'copters together from a kit, which will be available from $49 up. Factory-assembled models, ready to fly, will cost about $1795. An 11- year- old boy also flew the machine to show its easy handling. Editors: FYI, maker is Benson Aircraft Corp., Raleigh, N.C. Photo measures 7.75 x 7inches. Photo is dated 03-16-1956.


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Date of Creation 1956
Size Small (Up to 7)
Photo Dimensions (in.) 7.75 x 7
SKU mja59594