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It looks like something Rube Goldberg might have
dreamed-up. Designed and modified by Continental
Copters of North Richland Hills, and piloted by
John Scott, the strange aircraft is ready to demon-
strate the world's first airborne pecan-harvest.
Scott says Continental spent 15-thousand-dollars
on the copter, which has an aircraft-engine and
prop on each arm. The idea is to generate Soft
wind to blow the pecans right off the trees. The
experiment is being conducted on a one-hundred-80-
acre-farm near Eagle Mountain Lake, co-owned by
G.W. Bechtol and Otis Wright. Their spread in-
cludes a 50-acre pecan-orchard. And we hope it
includes no hens. Because with all 1W= noised
they wouldn't lay for six months. If the experi-
ment is successful, it would be quite a boon for
A helicopter-harvest would be fast,
efficient, and the tree's limbs would not be
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Pecans], item, November 29, 1965; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc982437/m1/1/?q=%22Agriculture%20-%20Farming%20-%20Pecans%22: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.