What is the difference between an AutoGyro and a gyrocopter?
An autogyro (from Greek αὐτός and γύρος, “self-turning”), also known as a gyroplane or gyrocopter, is a type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in free autorotation to develop lift. The term Autogiro was a trademark of the Cierva Autogiro Company, and the term Gyrocopter was used by E.
Can you stall a gyrocopter?
The rotor of a gyroplane is your wing, and it generates lift and control because it is autorotating. This rotation is generally independent of airspeed and angle of attack, so a gyroplane cannot stall.
Are autogyros safer than helicopters?
The new generation of professionally designed and constructed gyrocopters is inherently safer than fixed wing and helicopter aircraft of similar size. Because a gyrocopter can descend vertically under full control and land in just few metres of space, without the complexity or cost of a helicopter.
What was the original Hornet gyrocopter made for?
A great start to any rotary wing pilots vertical flight ambitions, the original Hornet Gyrocopter is well presented with clear and complete drawings done in SOLIDWORKS with exact measurements. This is accompanied by a very comprehensive dialogue covering all details of design, construction and finishing.
Where can I find the documentation for the Hornet?
If it were not for his efforts, I would have not had the inspiration to go forward with the design of the Hornet. The GyroBee documentation package, on which the Hornet airframe documentation package is based, can be downloaded for free from Mr. Taggart’s GyroBee website at http://taggart.glg.msu.edu/gyro/.
Is there a way to build a gyrocopter?
This is the ORIGINAL Hornet gyrocopter plans. All funds go directly into website hosting and registration fees. A great start to any rotary wing pilots vertical flight ambitions, the original Hornet Gyrocopter is well presented with clear and complete drawings done in SOLIDWORKS with exact measurements.
Which is the best internet site for the Hornet?
One specific Internet resource is the Hornet Autogiro Group, located within Yahoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hornet-autogiro/). The Hornet Yahoo Group is by far the most active Internet site specific to the Hornet.