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.
Having flown his autogyro from his home town of Larne in Northern Ireland the Mediterranean Sea, through Saudi Arabia, India, China and Japan in 2010 during his initial attempt, he faced an impassable Russian border and started his trip again from America in 2015 - he now seeks to take advantage of the recently opened Russian air space to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an autogyro.
They have a fantastic line-up of aircrafts including the Red Arrows, RAF Falcons, BBMF (Lancaster/Hurricane/Spitfire), Tutor, Typhoon, Calidus Autogyro, Global Stars, RN Sea Fury, Wildcat Aerobatics Team, Swiss Classic Flight, Huey & Loach, Catalina, Glider, Irish Coastguard S-92 and MiG-15.
| Gyro Air Displays Team A marvel of the skies dating from 1923, the Autogyro - also known as a gyrocopter - uses autorotation to propel itself through the air by using a helicopter like freespinning rotor powered by the air from below.
Stunt pilot Lauren Richardson and Peter Davies, of Autogyro Displays, are both set to perform in Hoylake on Bank Holiday Monday at the annual show, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors.
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His gyrocopter, an AutoGyro MTO took about 90 minutes to reach this altitude.
Following the war he doubled for the Scots screen legend as 007 at the helm of an autogyro aircraft in 1967's You Only Live Twice.
Fred Wyrley-Birch, from Anderson & Garland, said: "As you'd expect from anything associated with the James Bond name, the Little Nellie autogyro kits proved highly sought after, not least because they remain untouched and these first editions were sold while the film was being publicised.
It utilises the effect of a rotating wing aircraft--remember the gyrocopter or autogyro? It is driven forward by a propeller and the forward motion drives the vertical axis rotating wing which provides lift.
"He said that he believed that he had been shot at three times while he was flying the autogyro," Mr Tipping told police in the statement, which was read to the court.
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