autogyro


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a self-propelled aircraft supported in flight mainly by unpowered rotating horizontal blades

autogyro

autogyro
A heavier-than-air rotorcraft which, throughout its flight, derives the whole or part of its lift from a freely rotating rotor. The rotors are not driven by any engine, although an autogyro must be provided with a source of horizontal thrust. Unlike the helicopter, the autogyro maintains its speed of rotation in the air because of the aerodynamic forces acting upon the rotor blades and is without direct mechanical drive from the engine. All the power required to maintain flight is supplied through the propeller of the autogyro at the front (tractor type) or rear (pusher type) of the fuselage. The rotor is thereby pulled through the air and creates a lifting force. Also known as a gyroplane.
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His AutoGyro MTO Sport is built by AutoGyro GmbH in Germany, and Martin wanted to match, through his own experience, the aircraft's European specifications, with real conditions in Africa.
In 1966, during the preparation for You Only Live Twice, production designer Ken Adam heard an interview with Ken Wallis, talking about flying autogyros, and were so impressed they hired him to be in the movie the result was one of the best aerial battles ever staged for a Bond film.
Ken flew his own autogyro design over a volcano while being attacked by helicopters.
THE man who invented James Bond's "Little Nellie" autogyro walked away unhurt after crashing her sister mini-copter - at the age of 90.
The existing record of 543 miles is currently held by retired Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who starred in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice flying an autogyro.
More than 20 years after the war ended, Wing Commander Ken Wallis, of Reymerston, Norfolk, became one of the world's most accomplished autogyro pilots.
Twice winner Ken Wallis was the inventor of the autogyro and doubled for James Bond in flying sequences while Aston Martin supplied a very special edition of its DB5 model equipped with machine guns and ejectors seats which 007 used to confound his enemies.
has developed a laser-based gyroscope sensor, called the Autogyro, which operates without any moving parts.
The Air Guard Technology Demonstrator is the world's first autonomous autogyro and incorporates a 6-DoF model provided by Georgia Tech with an autonomy system supplied by Geneva Aerospace; integrated by PiAC onto a commercial kit autogyro platform.
99, featuring the door panels used for the publicity campaign for Thunderball If you fancy something a little more unusual than a replica of Bond's car, then how about this model of 'Little Nellie', his autogyro from the movie You Only Live Twice.
Crowds can just about be made out on riverbank MERSEY ME J Royal Liver Building on the waterfront HIGH SPY J Police autogyro monitors the crowds at the FA Cup final HOME FRONT J Terraced streets in Kensal Rise
Footage of an early Autogyro plane leaving Freshfield and the Vulcan car works in 1913 are just some of the 12 films to be screened as part of Southport on Film.