gyroplane


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gyroplane:

see autogiroautogiro
or gyroplane
, type of aircraft supported in the air by a horizontally mounted airfoil similar to that of a helicopter but unpowered. Invented by the Spaniard Juan de la Cierva, it was first flown successfully in Jan., 1923, in Spain.
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gyroplane

[′jī·rō‚plān]
(aerospace engineering)
A rotorcraft whose rotors are not power-driven.

gyroplane

gyroplane
A heavier-than-air rotorcraft whose rotors are not engine-driven, except for initial starting. They are made to rotate by the action of the air when the rotorcraft is moving. The aircraft's means of propulsion, consisting usually of conventional propellers, is independent of the rotor system. Also known as an autogiro rotorcraft.
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Mayfield, vice president and chief operating officer of Groen Brothers Aviation, said, "With Federal Aviation Administration certification of the Hawk 4 gyroplane expected before the end of next year, and deliveries of the aircraft scheduled to begin shortly thereafter, Mr.
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The Company's Hawk 4 Gyroplane, currently in the process of FAA certification with deliveries to follow shortly thereafter, is the world's first modern gyroplane and is the world's first turbine (jet) powered gyroplane.
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