First flight of a teetering main rotor (Bell Model 30)

Tuesday, December 29, 1942 - Gardenville, NY, United States of America



This was a tethered flight. It was also the first time a helicopter had flown with the Bell stabilizer bar rotor system. The aircraft was known as Ship 1 and it was a tethered flight. The aircraft first flew untethered on June 26, 1943.

Source: “Bell Model 30 ‘Genevieve’ ”, Paul Fardink, VFS 2019 VTOL History Calendar



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Bell Model 30


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