“Mystery Number 3 (Solved – see below)
What does this helicopter have to do with a Curtiss Wright Junior?
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Mystery 3 Solved!!!
Thanks to Mr. Bob McBride
This was not so much as a mystery as it was a test. And we got the correct answer from Mr. Bob McBride. Bob us a new viewer who found us while doing some research on the CW-1. Bob shared with us in a couple of emails:
“One of your “mystery” photo’s shows Frank Piasecki piloting one of his helicopter designs. I think I remember reading somewhere that for this particular project, he purchased the fuselage of a wrecked Junior and built this chopper around that fuselage.
The Piasecki Helicopter is actually at the Udvar-Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum, which is on the grounds of Dulles International Airport.”
Here is what it looks like today in the Udvar Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum at the Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.