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The Car Was A Simca


This Is The Simcopter ! !

Joe Cain of Morgan Hill, California found this example of a home-made flying car on display at the "Wings of History" Aviation Museum in San Martin, California.

He took these photos of his friends as they examined the car."Wings of History" is near South County Airport on Highway 101, about 15 miles south of San Jose, California.

This one-of-a-kind homebuilt aircraft combined a Simca car with a 300 horsepower Lycoming aircraft engine and a welded super-structure to create a helicopter car.

Simcopter

The Simcopter was designed, constructed and piloted by David Dobbins in Guadalajara, Mexico. He flew his creation to a height of 5 feet on August 15 1957 according to the local newspaper "El Occidental".

Apparently the machine did not perform well. It is reported that when safely back on the ground, the pilot climbed out, walked away, and never flew it again.



For additional info visit - www.wingsofhistory.org and use the "seach" feature within the site for Simcopter.
Simcopter
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