First flight of the Von Baumhauer Helicopter

Wednesday, September 30, 1925 - Soesterberg, Netherlands



Note: The date has been set conservatively as the last day in September as the actual day is unknown

The pilot was Lt. F.H. van Heyst . The aircraft only managed a few semi-controlled hops but included some novel features,

  • The use a single main rotor
  • One of the first uses of a tail rotor
  • The use of collective and cyclic pitch control via the use of the swashplate principle

For more details see,

Source: "Von Baumhauer Helicopter", Peter Noell, VFS 2019 VTOL History Calendar web page, Last accessed Feb 26, 2019


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