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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The Hawk 5 gyroplane combines the safety, reliability and cost effectiveness of fixed wing aircraft with the runway independence of a helicopter.
"That training will typically be undertaken on an enclosed cockpit gyroplane, such as the Cavalon autogyro."
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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Tuesday that ab initio flight training on gyroplanes will be restricted to type approved versions only.
The very economical and robust ArrowHawk is ideally suited for air tours, air taxi, and like GBA's new, smaller two-seat ShadowHawk Gyroplane, airborne observation.
AN ARMY helicopter pilot was due to set off on his record-breaking attempt to become the first person to fly around the world in an open-cockpit gyroplane today.
A BRITISH pilot was attempting today to set a new world distance record for an opencockpit gyroplane.
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