It was a planned 1 man, single twin fan-bladed engine, flying, hover-platform of the late 1950s. The plan was to increase the US Army and US Marine Corps. mobility over things like ravines and mine fields.
Due to safety concerns the US army demanded a 2nd motor and 3rd propeller-rotor be added and left in idle until on of the others broke down. Eventually it was scrapped due to the risk that a GI could fall in to the active rotor-blades in use and die.
A single twin fan-bladed engine, flying, hover-platform of the late 1950s. The drive mechanism was like a upside down helicopter rotor blade, with the GI standing above on a platform, controlling it from a controller panel like on the Bell Pogo.
The "Basic US GI factor"Edit
It was assumed by the US Army that a 19 year old recruit with only basic training must be able to use the kit after a brief chat and couple of demonstrations without killing or seriously injuring him self or others. It was thought to be to complex.
- Crew- 1
- Speed- Intended to be slow.
- Flying height- Intended to be low.