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Control Stick, 1922 De Bothezat Helicopter

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Vertical Flight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

The de Bothezat helicopter was the United States' first military helicopter project.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

United States Army Air Service, Engineering Division

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome Camera & Instrument Corporation.

Dimensions

Overall: 2ft 3/4in. x 1 1/8in. (62.87 x 2.86cm)

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Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1922

Physical Description

24 3/4 in. long, 1 1/8 in. diameter, from helicopter flown at McCook Field, 1922

Type

CRAFT-Aircraft Parts

Inventory Number

A19530080000