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Pascal Chretien - the first manned electric helicopter flight
Pascal Chretien with his prototype electric helicopter
Pascal Chretien's prototype electric helicopter
Pascal Chretien works on his electric helicopter
The electric helicopter's lightweight aluminium frame
The electric helicopter's gimballed weight-shifting steering system
Computer aided design of Pascal Chretien's electric helicopter chassis
Pascal Chretien's prototype electric helicopter chassis
This test seat arrangement allowed Pascal Chretien to acclimatise to the 'backwards' control setup of his prototype electric helicopter.
The collective control stick, mounted on a lever arm that is also used to control the weight-shift steering system.
Yaw pedals, featuring mechanical linkages to the rear tail fin, as well as sensors to send control inputs to the top rotor controllers to affect yaw.
Pascal Chretien's prototype electric helicopter takes flight
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