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Another one bites the dust!

Mind that apostrophe.
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Another one bites the dust!


Postby XFool » September 28th, 2019, 3:25 pm

...Or should this be in 'Bitter Lemons'?

Adventurer circumnavigates the world in gyrocopter

BBC News

An adventurer has become the first person to fly solo around the world in an open-cockpit gyrocopter.

So when did 'autogyro' get changed to 'gyrocopter'? Anyone receive the memo? I didn't.

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Postby swill453 » September 28th, 2019, 5:15 pm

XFool wrote:So when did 'autogyro' get changed to 'gyrocopter'? Anyone receive the memo? I didn't.

Well the original wikipedia page for 'autogyro' in 2002 said "autogyro, soemtimes[sic] called a gyrocopter".

On some edits of the page that changes to "sometimes incorrectly called a gyroplane or Gyrocopter", but the current version just states "also known as...".


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Postby PinkDalek » September 28th, 2019, 5:20 pm

... and the manufacturers call that incredible flying machine a gyroplane.

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Postby scotia » September 28th, 2019, 6:37 pm

The name Autogiro was a trademark of the Cierva Autogiro Company - Juan de la Cierva being credited with its "invention".
Scotland wasn't far behind - with David Kay of Auchterarder who designed and flew autogiros from the late 1920's. He is credited with the introduction of variable incidence rotors. His type 33/1 was described in Flight magazine of 1934, and the company building them was Kay Gyroplanes Limited.
So take your pick - autogiro, autogyro, gyrocopter, gyroplane.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 28th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Does the use of one come with a cry of "Gyronimo"?

I'll get me coat. The one that swirls as it flaps.

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