GV the Rotodyne takes off. Different angle Rotodyne after take off. LS Rotodyne in flight. Closer same. Rotodyne flies over camera. LS Rotodyne in flight. GV same. MS cockpit of Rotodyne (on the ground). CU jet units on tips of rotor blade. Low angle rotor blade in operation. MS rotor blade support. CU same. GV the Rotodyne helicopter.
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Two Napier-Eland propeller-turbines. A four-bladed rotor, powered by jets at the tips. Principle features on a specification for success, as the world's first vertical take-off airliner makes its maiden flight. It carries 48 passengers and it can operate from a roof top. It flies horizontally at just under 20 miles an hour.