11 years ago
Comics (no. 31). He called it his "Batgyro". It looked like a Etrich/
Rumpler Taube with wing planform modified to match the popular idea of
a bat's wing. To make it a "-gyro," there was a four-bladed rotor on
a structure right over the cockpit (with room enough for two side-by-
side). That structure was much like the support for the rotor of the
Pitcairn-Larson PA-39. The aircraft also has a single Vickers machine
gun mounted on the centerline, firing through the propeller.
Has anyone ever seen this built as a model? Plans for both the Taube
and the autogyro are available from Cleveland Model & Supply Company
but these are for large wood
models. I presume it's possible to find 1/48 or 1/72 kits to do build
it out of plastic.