• Short Summary

    Forty-year-old Hisao Ogiwara, of Tokyo, Japan, former instructor in the Japanese Army Aviation School, demonstrated Feb. 24 this 120-lb.

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    MV Assistant sits in air-car. 05
    CU Assistant handles controls. 11
    MV Ogiwara talks to assistants. 15
    CU Ogiwara demonstrates air fan. 21
    CU Air flap works. 24
    CU Air fan at high speed. 29
    MV Assistant in car tries controls. 35
    MV Ditto. 38
    MV Car lifted by two assistants and brought forward. 44
    SV Two assistants raise car on side demonstrating lightness. 49
    CU Under-side of car. 53
    SV Assistant drives car. 1.00
    STV Reporter manoeuvre car. 1.12

    Initials LSW/S/JF/PS
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Forty-year-old Hisao Ogiwara, of Tokyo, Japan, former instructor in the Japanese Army Aviation School, demonstrated Feb. 24 this 120-lb. plastic, six-sided, two-seater "air-car".
    "Turtle Wind", as it's called, was built in 40 days at a cost of GBP100. It glides along 6 inches from the ground at 30 m.p.h., propelled by two 6-horsepower engines, making a great deal of noise, and on unpaved roads raising clouds of dust. The air-car is steered by a control lever, which tilts it at any angle.
    Ogiwara - who has also built 5 jet helicopters in the last 9 years -has a second "Turtle Wind" nearing completion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71T923N2JKWST33MLXLUF3M9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA71T923N2JKWST33MLXLUF3M9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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