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 Ogiwara talks to assistants. 15
CU Ogiwara demonstrates air fan. 21
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MV Car lifted by two assistants and brought forward. 44
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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.