Buhl A-1 Autogyro
|Pilot James Johnson and Etienne Dormoy in front of the Buhl A-1 autogyro|
|Role||Camera observation aircraft|
|Manufacturer||Buhl Aircraft Company|
|First flight||15 December 1931|
The Buhl A-1 Autogyro was an autogyro optimised for air camera work designed and built from 1930. To this end, Etienne Dormoy designed the Buhl A-1, an autogyro with a pusher engine located behind the pilot and camera operator. The Buhl A-1 was the first pusher style autogyro.
Data from Aerofiles Buhl
- Crew: 2
- Length: 27 ft (8.2 m)
- Wingspan: 32 ft (9.8 m)
- Diameter: 40 ft (12 m)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental A70 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 165 hp (123 kW)
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Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era
- Eckland, K.O. "Buhl, Buhl-Verville". aerofiles.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.