Auto Credit Based on FirstLandFish83828's THE AUTOGYRO CHALLENGE
Classic Autogyro of 1930s.
VTOL + will pull the aircraft upwards, also slows down.
VTOL - Will push the aircraf down
Put VTOL at the middle (VTOL zero, at level flight)
VTOL UP/DOWN during landing and takeoff
keep under 100mph or under 150km/hr
This is not a helicopter, it is an autogyro. It needs a runway to land and takeoff.
- This craft is curated
- Predecessor THE AUTOGYRO CHALLENGE
- Successors 2 airplane(s) +29 bonus
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 33.0ft (10.0m)
- Length 35.3ft (10.8m)
- Height 11.8ft (3.6m)
- Empty Weight 2,866lbs (1,300kg)
- Loaded Weight 3,732lbs (1,692kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 3.01
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.535
- Wing Loading 13.7lbs/ft2 (67.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 272.0ft2 (25.3m2)
- Drag Points 1971
- Number of Parts 91
- Control Surfaces 7
- Performance Cost 686
@gigachad What's silly about it?
It's a pretty standard early gryoplane design. Back when Juan de la Cierva invented it, he used an airplane fuselage. The idea was that this design was safer than the more conventional fixed wing airplane, since it would be stall proof, and if the engine gave out, the gyroplane would auto-rotate safely to the ground. Some designens even had fixzed wings in addition to the rotor blades.
Even today, this sort of design is considered safer than the modern pusher-propeller autogyros, with maybe the Benson-Wallis designs being the exception, because, well, Ken Wallis probably knew as much about autogyros as anyone.
So this build is the real deal.
@atgxtg That's true. I have some autogyro builds - with no power at the main rotor. Most of the SP community is happy to see another Su27 but didn't get about the other interesting side of technologies -
My other autogyros:
@WinsWings Your welcome. Sadly, autogryos are not well known, and most people misidentify them as helicopters. Most people don't even realize that the main rotor is unpowered (well...mostly unpowered). Most people today know more about airships despite the fact that the autogryo is still around and still quite viable.
@atgxtg thank you so much for the explanation
Beware of Gyro plane
@WinsWings it looks silly
@gigachad well, some of the 1930s autogyro looks like that
It’s like keltec made a plane
@FirstLandFish83828 I know. I forgot to post for long time ago
Manual gyro when??????!?!!?!!!?!
I love it, keep it up
Out of deadline but very nice