|  Base model:||ROE|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Navy / Marines|
|  Designation Period:||1954-1959|
|  Basic role:||Rotorcycle|
Examples of this type may be found at
XROE-1 on display
Naval Air Warfare Center
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Recent comments by our visitors
| I like this XROE-1, may I have more information, maybe manual or some one fly in the world? thanks Dui |
12/29/2006 @ 22:59 [ref: 15037]
| Michael Fischer|
There appears to be a bit of confusion relative to the manufacturer of aircraft shown in the accompanying photograph. The machine in the photograph is, without question, a Hiller Rotorcycle.
The XROE helicopter was manufactured by Hiller Aircraft, or under license by Saunders and Roe of England (as the YROE), not by Gyrodyne.
Gyrodyne, however, did manufacture a series of small one man helicopters which were designated XRON. These were of a co-axial rotor configuration. A representative example of this machine was on exhibit at MCAS Quantico, VA.
I have done extensive study of both machines including detailed first hand examination of the actual helicopters.
06/13/2006 @ 09:56 [ref: 13512]