A completely revolutionary one-of-a-kind aircraft:
VertiPod-2 FLYING PLATFORM—READY TO FLY!
VertiPod-2 FLYING PLATFORM—Ready
to fly! Registered: N6172N.
outstanding and revolutionary aircraft (originally designated
the PAM-100B) is completely unique and
has been listed in Jane's All the World's Aircraft! The
VertiPod-2 has a number of upgrades over the original PAM-100B. It is the result of applied innovative technology to enable
anybody to have their own flying machine and to take off from
and land in their backyard. It will carry up to 2 people
operator is located above the rotors of the craft
so that the instinctive body movements can control the vehicle without requiring complicated and expensive
This aircraft is highly stable in flight.
The aerodynamics associated with the
counter-rotating blades result in a nose
up moment when tilted and speed is gained. This characteristic is
called positive speed stability and makes the PAM return to an upright
position if left alone.
can soar above trees and houses and, while requiring practice
and skill to master the control system, it really only requires
skills equal to riding a motor bike. Control is obtained simply
by shifting ones body weight. In excellent, like-new condition
with a brand new airframe (bottom 3 photos). About 125 hours
engine and flight time. Powered by twin Hirth F-30 engines of
105 hp each, a single engine will power the aircraft in the
event one engine fails. Its twin counter-rotating rotors
naturally cancel torque.
The instrument panel includes engine temperature
gauges for each cylinder, fuel gauge, engine speed, and hour-meter;l
also, an annunciator tells the pilot via the headset when fuel
is down to 1/4 tank. It comes with an extra set of rotorblades.
basic private pilot's license for rotorcraft, or at least a
student pilot's certificate. Manufacturer retains design and
manufacturing rights to the VP2. Located in Indiana.
1 or 2 people in tandem;
empty weight: 660 lbs; rotors: twin
counter-rotating single piece extruded aluminum, 9.17'
diameter, ground-adjustable pitch;
engine type/hp: 2 Hirth F30s/105 hp x 2 = 210 hp total;
transmission: twin 2.64:1 gearboxes, centrifugal and
overrunning clutches + a central counter-rotating gearbox
(either engine can drive both rotors and sustain flight if an
engine fails); cruise speed: 45 mph; max. speed: 60 mph;
fuel capacity: 7 gals.; maximum range: 25 miles;
structure: high-energy absorbing aircraft aluminum tubing
(designed to withstand high vertical speeds).
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