Gyroplane, Gyrocopter, Rotoplane....

Call them what you will.... If small and fun is more your game, then feast your eyes on some autogyros. They are a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust. While similar to a helicopter rotor in appearance, the autogyro's rotor must have air flowing through the rotor disc to generate rotation.

An autogyro is characterized by a free-spinning rotor that turns because of passage of air upward through the rotor. The vertical component of the total aerodynamic reaction of the rotor gives lift for the vehicle, and sustains the autogyro in the air. A separate propeller provides forward thrust.

Email the Team at Solo Wings for more information on gyroplanes or for servicing and repairs, including Annual Inspections. Contact Us and one of our team will be in touch.

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