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Dornier Do-32

The Dornier Do.32 was one of the first helicopters designed and built by the German helicopter industry after the war. It was a small, ultra-lightweight single-seater which could be carried in a container of modest size, measuring 3.8m long and less than 1m wide. The container was fitted with wheels, could be towed by an ordinary motor car, and also served as a take-off and landing platform. The mini helicopter could be assembled in just five minutes.

The Do.32 was powered by a 100shp BMW 6012 turbine which drove the rotor through a cold cycle. The prototype was tested on 29 June 1962 and completed the test programme in mid 1963, when the German company displayed a second model at the Paris Air Show. A few others were built but the two-seat derivative (with a 250shp turbine) offered to the German government was not adopted.

G.Apostolo "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984

Dornier Do-32

Technical data for Do-32

Crew: 1, main rotor diameter: 7.50m, fuselage length: 3.20m, height: 1.90m, take-off weight: 280kg, empty weight: 151kg, max speed: 115km/h, cruising speed: 115km/h, range: 90km, endurance: 50min,

Ivan, e-mail, 20.03.2012reply

Are there any plans, 3d models, drawings, of the rotor head to purchase?

Bbcindia, e-mail, 19.09.2012reply

I have done lot of resurch and investigation on this technology and I am planing to start a prototype of a combination of both propelssion system the cold tip and hot hair pressure jet. Any help or a information would help. Thank you. or

Thakerng moolma, e-mail, 21.01.2010reply

i need one if it's not too expand.

adriaan, e-mail, 07.02.2008reply

is there any plans available for this chopper(do-32

Tom, e-mail, 08.10.2007reply

Hi Grant & Nico, I still have 7 of these gasturbines in very low hour condition

nico, e-mail, 01.10.2007reply

Hi Grant, I have something to share about tip-jet helicopter my address is

Grant, e-mail, 19.07.2007reply

I would be interested in purchasing one of these helicopters or the plans to build one. Where would I look to buy either?

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