|Role||Experimental VTOL aircraft|
|First flight||6 August 1958|
The Bensen B-10 Propcopter was an unconventional VTOL aircraft developed by Igor Bensen in the United States in the late 1950s. The pilot sat astride a beam that had an engine mounted at either end of it, each driving a rotor to provide lift. Each of these rotors was surrounded by a system of four pivotable vanes to direct its downwash, and linked to a control stick for the pilot, this provided control of the craft. Only a single prototype (registered N56U) was built.
- Crew: 1 pilot
- Main rotor diameter: 2× 4 ft 0 in (1.20 m)
- Powerplant: 2 × McCulloch piston engines, 72 hp (54 kW) each
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- Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 210.
- Hirschberg, Michael J. (2000). The American Helicopter. pp. 30–31.