Helicopter experiment (Oszkár Asboth, 1928)

Helicopter experiment (Oszkár Asboth, 1928)

As a milestone in the history of aviation, Oszkár Asboth´s first helicopter made its first flight in 1928.



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  • When did the AH-1 helicopter take off for the first time?
  • What was the diameter of the rotor?
  • What was the power output of the engine?
  • To what height did the AH-1 rise during its first flight?
  • What was not part of the structure of the AH-1 helicopter?
  • What nationality was\nOszkár Asboth?
  • What did Oszkár Asboth work on during the years of WWI?
  • How many cylinders did the engine of the AH-1 have?
  • Why were Asboth´s first helicopter prototypes unstable?
  • What do the Greek words ´helix´ and ´pteron´ mean, from which the word helicopter originates?
  • How much time did the AH-1 spend in the air?
  • How many helicopters did the AH type include?
  • Is it true that in his book Asboth probably exaggerated his achievements somewhat?
  • What was the frame of the AH-1 made of?
  • Is it true that there was no seat for the pilot in the AH-1?
  • Is it true that the helicopters built by Asboth were not suitable for stable, independent flight?
  • According to historical sources who was the first to design a ´helicopter´?
  • What is another word for the rotary wings of helicopters?
  • What is the configuration of the cylinders in the rotary engine of the AH-1?
  • Which of these aircraft was used the earliest?
  • Who was a contemporary of Oszkár Asboth?


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