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Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter

Aircraft Info Group

Description
Manufacturer: 
Bensen Aircraft Corp.
Model: 
B-8M Gyro-Copter
Year: 
1956
Gallery: 
Restoration Center, Everett
Location (field): 
Restoration Center, Everett
Viewable: 
Yes

A helicopter-airplane hybrid, the single-seat Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter is an experimental homebuilt aircraft designed by Igor Bensen in 1955. Generally considered to be one of the safest and easiest light aircraft to operate, the popular Gyro-Copter was designed to be constructed from pre-fabricated kits or a simple set of plans. The rotor of the Gyro-Copter is not powered, but rotates and generates lift from the airflow created by the forward motion of the aircraft.

The Museum's Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter is currently undergoing restoration at the Museum's Restoration Center at Paine Field.