E.P. Sverchkov’s “Samoljot”: The ” Flyin’ ” Lawnmower.

Curious “cyclogiro” designed and built in St.Petersburg around 1909. Powered by a 10hp Bushe engine, the lift was supposedly to be generated by the movement of its 12 concave “wings” in a way similar to the old paddle steamships. The artefact also had an disposable undercarriage and a single rudder. Despite being well-built, it won a medal in a 1909 St.Petersburg Exposition, the “Samoljot” proved to be a not-flyer.

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