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Detroit News Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogyro 1931 photo
Photo #1047 (Use this photo number when ordering)
by Jan Kaulins
Detroit News Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogyro 1931 photo picture print for sale. In 1931, The Detroit News made history when it bought a PCA-2 for use as a news aircraft due to its ability to fly well at low altitude, land and take off from restricted spaces, and semi-hover for better camera shots. In May 1933, Scripps donated the autogyro to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. This very rare previously unpublished photo from a private collection was taken in 1931 in Dearborn. The 'original' photo is quite small but has very nice detail for an image of that size.
The Pitcairn PCA-2 was an autogyro developed in the United States in the early 1930s.Harold F. Pitcairn's first autogyro design to sell in quantity. It had a conventional design for its day – an airplane-like fuselage with two open cockpits in tandem, and an engine mounted tractor-fashion in the nose. The lift by the four-blade main rotor was augmented by stubby, low-set monoplane wings that also carried the control surfaces. The wingtips featured considerable dihedral to act as winglets for added stability.The PCA-2 Autogyro, developed in the very early 1930's, was the first rotary-wing aircraft to achieve type certification in the United States and was used in a number of high-profile activities including a landing on the White House lawn and the first flight across the United States in a rotorcraft. This latter feat was attempted by Amelia Earhart, flying for the Beech-Nut food company, but was actually accomplished by John M. Miller who completed his flight nine days before Earhart on 28 May 1931, in his PCA-2 named Missing Link."
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