gyrodyne

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gyrodyne

gyrodyne
A rotorcraft whose rotors are normally engine-driven for takeoff, hovering, landing, and forward flight through part of its speed range. Its means of propulsion, consisting usually of conventional propellers, is independent of the rotor system.
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Since its inception twenty years ago, GBA has been involved in an extensive research program in the design, engineering, development, testing and marketing of gyroplane and gyrodyne aircraft.
Additionally, the Revcon 6G was designed as a modular vehicle which could be used to test the hardware required for large GBA Gyrodyne aircraft.
The difference between a gyroplane and a gyrodyne is that a gyrodyne powers its main rotor, through the use of reaction drive rotor blade tip jets, for vertical takeoff and landing.
A Salt Lake City aviation company is using SolidWorks(R) 3D CAD and COSMOSWorks(R) analysis software to propel design of the gyroplane and the gyrodyne, driving what it calls "the third wave" of flight.
A gyrodyne has a powered rotor, but only for take-off, hovering, and landing.