Back Bensen "Midget"
1953

Bensen

This miniature single-seater helicopter, designed as a private venture mainly for use in the United States Navy, has been simplified to such a degree that its components can be reassembled with hand tools. At each dp of the two-bladed rotor is a ram-jet engine, weighing a mere 2.5 kilos and running on either ordinary petrol or fuel oil.

The "Midget" is reported to be able to lift four times its own weight. The initial tests were carried out in 1954.

P.Lambermont "Helicopters and Autogyros of the World", 1958

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Technical data for "Midget"

Number of seats: 1, engines: 2 x ram-jets equivalent to 40hp, rotor diameter: 4.57m, weight fully loaded: 227kg, empty weight: 45kg, cruising speed: 120km/h

Comments 
Mickey, mickeytemkar=rediff.com, 27.09.2011

you can see same in a show by Discovery chn,

can some one give more info on this

Mickey, mckeytemkar=rediff.com, 27.09.2011

you can see same in a show by Discovery chn

soccer, jackmack=gmail.com, 11.06.2011

I would appreciate any info you have on this or other similar types
thanks. Rrgards D.M

jenner rojas, tiawa1=hotmail.com, 24.04.2011

I would like to buy plans for it!

andrew, bmubiru=yahoo.com, 26.09.2010

Very fantastict for the rural African setting.
Is it possible to order for one ? and what is the procedure ?

kiran, napstervkk=gmail.com, 20.04.2009

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

kiran, napstervkk=gmail.com, 20.04.2009

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

D.MacKinnon, dmwidmen=aol.com, 17.06.2008

, I am very interested in this type of gyrocopter, I would
appreciate any info you have on this or other similar types
thanks. Rrgards D.M

Pietro Cecchi, pietrocecchi=inwind.it, 25.06.2007

Do you know where to obtain construction plans for the "midjet"?

Do you have any comments concerning this aircraft ?

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