Buhl A-1 Autogyro

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A-1 Autogyro
Buhl A-1 Autogiro - autogyro with rear push propeller engine - designer Etienne Dormoy and pilot James Johnson - 1931.jpg
Pilot James Johnson and Etienne Dormoy in front of the Buhl A-1 autogyro
Role Camera observation aircraft
Manufacturer Buhl Aircraft Company
Designer Etienne Dormoy
First flight 15 December 1931
Introduction 1931
Number built 1

The Buhl A-1 Autogyro was an autogyro optimised for air camera work designed and built from 1930. To this end, Etienne Dormoy designed[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Aerofiles Buhl[1]

General characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eckland, K.O. "Buhl, Buhl-Verville". aerofiles.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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