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5,786 EverettStormy  1.1 years ago
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This is a gyro copter. its not finished yet but it works. basically the heli blade isnt powered, it just uses the air passing over it to act like a wing. its kinda cool but not finished yet at all

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 34.2ft (10.4m)
  • Length 41.4ft (12.6m)
  • Height 9.7ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight 6,456lbs (2,928kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,252lbs (3,289kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 21.691
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 1.378
  • Wing Loading 83.3lbs/ft2 (406.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 87.1ft2 (8.1m2)
  • Drag Points 4332


  • Number of Parts 42
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 289
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    @Thunderhawk Thats a good idea! thanks for that actually! simpleplanes physics is a little off but i think that would be unecciary on a real gyro copter so i hadnt thought about that.

    +1 1.1 years ago
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    4,343 Thunderhawk

    Have you considered allowing the entire rotor hub to angle back 10~ degrees to allow for more lift on takeoff (and maybe less drag during shallow climbs by tilting forward)

    +1 1.1 years ago