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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Also on the airfield that morning were representatives from AutoGyro GmbH as well as two of the factory's main sales partners in Russia and the United States.
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.
He set a string of autogyro world records in the 1970s and was featured flying in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice .
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.
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.
He emerged unscathed and the autogyro is undergoing repairs.
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We meet Doug Redenius who owns more than 6000 items from the Bond films, including the Thunderball jetpack and the Little Nellie Autogyro from You Only Live Twice.
Sheer amazement best described reactions to the crazy flying by Italian, Signor Brie in his Autogyro.
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