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Prototype demonstration BRD 1.6 C ® has been in service the first time at « La Grande Motte » the winter of 1981 / 1982. The photo was taken when a diver equipped landed of the appliance to remove the stability produced by three rooms each by an independent motorcycle-propeller supplied.
At this time, and against the advice of engineers of the ETAS of Angers and a general at the Defense Ministry in Paris (France) participating in the establishment of a European army, whereas the BRD 1.6 m ® as an important development: French of the time president (François MITTERRAND) has preferred to see grow the « European helicopter » more basic, less efficient, and therefore could not be unanimity for the establishment of the army European. Should of course have lower performance appliance opportunities at least in civilian and military procurement French. As with Dassault as unsuitable for the economic demand of the market.
The Unit anticipated as early as 1981 that was registered in EUROPEAN STANDARDS established ten years after with the double engines for aircraft for urban areas. Versions (BRD 1.6 C ®, BRD 1.6 PC ®, BRD 1.6 M ®) under current Licenses are equipped with two "turboprop Dynamics ®". As versions of 1981, all devices have an airborne collision avoidance system (the original designer is the physicist Jean-Pierre J. BRUNEAU, see French press by 1971 & 1981) but with the current electronic components.
Version BRD 1.6 C ® (Civil) understands THREE MODELS: the “SPORT model”, the “TRADITIONAL model” and the “MIXED model”.
As the "CLASSIC model" it is that in function hovercraft, without the ability to take-off.
The difference between the two is the most important power for the "SPORT model".
The BRD 1.6 PC ® (Civil Protection) version has many advantages by these characteristics. Hovercraft allows travel on wetlands, River and Lake Areas, flooded areas, maritime areas. The helicopter function allows the user to enter the third dimension (vertical), safely. Skirts formed by inflated rings rooms protect contacts with vertical walls. As each motorcycle-propeller is ducted, unlike conventional helicopters, there is no risk of broken propeller or loss of buoyancy in the event of collision with a vertical wall. Appliance did therefore still not been equaled for rescues to great heights towers. The device responds better than all helicopters for the needs of emergency medical services, since the specific layout allows performing medical actions of in-flight emergency. This model requires a pilot's license for use.
The BRD 1.6 PM ® (Protection Military) version has many advantages over the conventional helicopter. It can of course move mode hovercraft to the ground on approach, through tunnels, exit the hovercraft mode and be very close to the ground, take off to overcome an obstacle and be in the shooting position. Its speed is identical to that of the same capacity the fastest helicopter, however the consumption is much lower, the "Turboprop Dynamics Technology ®" allows him to use all types of fuels and of course hydrogen liquid.
All these devices have made the subject of a study of production, revolutionary at the time, and often copied from: Flexible Multipurpose Factory (FMF), with stocks of material first on the futures market. Even the organization is special, as the wage mode.
It was there is more than twenty years already… And yet this apparatus was still not exceeded nor even equalized in its performances, and its technology evolved!