"Stratogyro," intended for flight to planet Mars, fails to fly at all during attempt in Hollywood, California
Hollywood California USA Date:1936, July Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pilot, "Doctor" Valentine Newbauer, and an assistant loading cargo aboard his failed flying contraption "Stratogyro," intended to fly to outer space and the planet Mars. Pilot Newbauer wears heavy flying suit and rubber boots. Assistant helps him don a metal helmet. He shows his special gloves. Pilot enters the plane, tests his controls and cranks a starter. Engine starts and large rotors begin to rotate. The entire ornithopter-helicopter machine vibrates, but does not move. Pilot shuts it down and steps out, removing his helmet and smiling. Assistants tow the machine back toward a shed. Repeat views of rotors turning; pilot testing controls; and cargo being loaded aboard.
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