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Also known as gyrocopters, autogyros, or rotaplanes, gyroplanes are a type of rotorcraft that use an unpowered rotor wing 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 gyroplane's rotor must have air flowing through the rotor disc to generate rotation.

Gyroplane Facts:

  • Amazingly stable, turbulence and wind have little or no effect on gyroplanes so there's no bouncing around.  

  • Minimal take off distances, typically 30-300 feet depending on weather conditions and load.

  • Very short landing distances, typically 0-30 feet.

  • Wide range of speed including very slow speeds safely possible.

  • Gyroplanes cost about 10% of a helicopter to own yet can accomplish about 90% of what a helicopter can do.

  • Unlike a helicopter, gyroplanes cannot hover or take off and land vertically.  

  • Our gyroplanes will not stall or spin.  In the unlikely event of an engine failure, the pilot can easily glide down and make a gentle landing under full control.

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