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1976

Bensen B-8MH Hover-Gyro

Demonstrated in public for the first time in 1976, this is described as a 'Hovering Gyro-Copter'. It is powered by a 70-110hp modified water-cooled outboard engine driving the lower of the two rotors; the upper rotor autorotates. One 14 hp modified air-cooled go-kart engine drives the pusher propeller mounted at rear.

M.Taylor "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation", 1989

Comments 
Adeniyi olatunde, adeniyiolatunde33=yahoo.com, 12.04.2012

Pls i need more explanation on dis gyro bcos am taking it as a project topic pls the parts the principles of operation and the works of the parts pls send it to my email

polo, poloalobabab=gmail.com, 13.06.2011

Your description facinated me about the concept of this aircraft.

duggy, duggyscooter=gmail.com, 24.11.2009

it is not an helicopter ; the rear prop is not an anti-torque device ; it is a forward propulsion propellor ; primative , but plausible

duggy, duggyscooter=gmail.com, 19.08.2009

i have been fascinated with this compound gyro for a while ; why wasn't it popular ?

nilesh, nilesh.zanwar001=gmail.com, 04.07.2009

If you have any idea or concept about the gyrocopter.
Please sen me on his mail Id.
I really need you help about gyrocopter.

Dennis L King, dlblking=msn.com, 03.05.2009

This aircraft was demonstrated by Dr. Bensen at Twin Lakes Airport Advance, North Carolina of that same year. I was there.
Dennis King

kiran, napstervkk=gmail.com, 20.04.2009

will u send me model sketch of your project let me know something about your project please

Erness Wild, erness.wild=qmail.com, 24.12.2008

It interesting that the registration number on this Bensen was later used on a site-seeing aircraft which was involved in a mid air collision.

norman, THENORMANISM=hotmail.com, 21.09.2008

this machine was a coaxal helicopter with both upper and lower roters driven through a diffentral gear.

Rick Lawrence, rlawren=co.guilford.nc.us, 24.10.2007

Your description facinated me about the concept of this aircraft. Where can I learn more about the concept and how successful this prototype was?

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