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Classic Autogyro

251k WinsWings  one year ago
Auto Credit Based on FirstLandFish83828's THE AUTOGYRO CHALLENGE

Classic Autogyro of 1930s.

Instructions;

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

LANDING SPEED;

keep under 100mph or under 150km/hr
This is not a helicopter, it is an autogyro. It needs a runway to land and takeoff.

Spotlights

  • This craft is curated

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor THE AUTOGYRO CHALLENGE
  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +64 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)

Performance

  • 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

Parts

  • Number of Parts 91
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 686
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    251k WinsWings

    Hi @freddy1969 Thanks for lots of Upvotes today

    2 months ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @Robomo119E sure, make it predecessor or credit is fine.

    4 months ago
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    13.4k Robomo119E

    Can I use it?

    4 months ago
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    67.8k MrCOPTY

    @WinsWings Thx For Xplane (lol Explain)

    10 months ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @MrCOPTY Eraly auto-gyro uses a similar fuselage to an airplane. This build is inspired by something like the "Avro Rota Mk 1 Cierva Autogiro C30 A" of RAF from the 1930s check on Wiki

    +1 10 months ago
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    67.8k MrCOPTY

    Hmmm, Gyro-Plane‽

    10 months ago
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    402 gigachad

    @atgxtg aeroplane technology developed fast for something so complex

    +1 one year ago
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    1,514 atgxtg

    @gigachad The first ones were odd, as were every other one. The rest were even! ;)
    Seriously though, the early versions of practically everything seems odd because the designers are focused on getting the thing to work, and optimizing the design happens much later. Typically the design sort of stabilizes into what become well known forms, but...the process doesn't really end. Aircraft are still relatively young forms of transport (120 years), and it's quite possible that the designs we think of as normal today will be horrible archaic a century or two from now. Just look at how ships have changed over the last 500 years. Maybe in the future, autogryos will become ring shaped with the rotor in the middle, a cockpit at the front, and engine and tail at the back?

    one year ago
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    402 gigachad

    @atgxtg early aeroplanes where odd

    one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @atgxtg That's true. I would say it is only for some crazy one like us, who look after every bit and piece of aviation

    one year ago
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    1,514 atgxtg

    @WinsWings I have quite a few other designs myself. I started building them a couple of years back for that egg-shapped aircraft contest and took an interest in the Wallis autogryo from You Only Live Twice.

    The problem with autogryos, as far as the SP community is concerned is is that they aren't fast and sexy like fighter jets, they do not have have the sort of fanbase that World War 2 and Cold War era aircraft have, they aren't feasible for combat, their role has mostly been eclipsed by improvements in airplane and helicopter designs, and they don't promote any new cutting edge technology that attracts attention.
    So they are just a niche thing, much like airships, ground effect vehicles, and parasails, but the autogryo's unique thing, the rotor, isn't all that unique, or even noticed by most people. The average person usually mistakes them for helicopters.

    +1 one year ago
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    1,514 atgxtg

    @gigachad Fair enough. I just wanted to point out that this is pretty much how the orginal autogryo's looked. Basically they were an airplane with a rotor blade on top.

    +1 one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @gigachad it’s okay bro. Some planes are strange and odd looking - I just want to bring them in to acknowledge the technology

    one year ago
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    402 gigachad

    @atgxtg it’s cool I mean but it looks goofy I’m not insulting it bro

    one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @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:
    - https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/6kT5xt/CH-49-Gyrodyne

    one year ago
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    1,514 atgxtg

    @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.

    +1 one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @atgxtg thank you so much for the explanation

    one year ago
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    1,514 atgxtg

    @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.

    +1 one year ago
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    Beware of Gyro plane

    +1 one year ago
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    402 gigachad

    @WinsWings it looks silly

    one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @gigachad well, some of the 1930s autogyro looks like that

    one year ago
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    402 gigachad

    It’s like keltec made a plane

    one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @AlvinAlvintheManBoy thanks

    one year ago
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    5,047 Lem113

    Nice plane

    +1 one year ago
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    251k WinsWings

    @MAPA thanks

    one year ago
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