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Lift Without Wings?

The Little Wing gyroplane relies on a rotor ARTICLE DATE: May 1998 Who would want to return to the days of flying aircraft without wings?…




Flying the Rotor

By Jerry L. Robinson, PhD. CFI, Gyroplane, and a bunch of other stuff – PRA Number 41142 ARTICLE DATE: Sept-Oct 2008 If you follow the…


Sport Copter Vortex Gyroplane

ARTICLE DATE: June 1995 Sport Copter’s New Vortex Kicks the Gyroplane Revolution into High Gear! Worn… Gee… Neat… Holy Smokes… Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SportCopter/…


The Engine Decision

Do-it-yourself airplane design ARTICLE DATE: February 1997 In my quest for a better back­ country airplane, I wanted more power than my Rotax 582-powered Avid…


Learning To Fly A Gyroplane

Dual gyro instruction in an RAF 2000 turns out to be an eye-opener ARTICLE DATE: March 1997 PHOTO ABOVE COURTESY: Daniel Popinga My wife and…


Fixed Wing Gyrocopter? Try A Trike!

ARTICLE DATE: March 1997 First question: What’s a trike? In aviation, trikes are two-axis weight-shift flying machines capable of speed ranges as low as 22-50…


How Not To Build A Tall Tail

Article Date: February 1992 My premise of a fixed vertical fin with horizontal stabilizers on the prop thrust line, along with a tapered rudder is…