Autogyro

Autogyro / Comparison to other machines

The Autogyro has specific characteristics that make it different compared to other aircraft. Comaring the specific technique of the Autogyro to a Fixed-wing or a Helicopter results in the following.

An Autogyro compared to a Fixed-wing:

  • has no stall speed which results in slower flights possible
  • has a shorter take-off and zero landing distance
  • is safer (specially at low altitude and slow speed)
  • has higher weather limits (wind op to 40 kts)
  • has lower investment and operating costs
  • is easier to transport by road

An Autogyro compared to a Helicopter:

  • is easier to handle
  • is safer at low altitude (smaller deadmans curve)
  • has a smaller noise signature
  • has a significant less CO2 pollution footprint
  • has (much) cheaper investment and operating costs
  • can land on water
  • can only hover into strong wind
  • is safer until the helicopter enters autorotation, then both are equally safe
  • is easier to transport by road

Autogyro lands on water

MTO Sport with flloats

Calidus with floats

and can (almost) hover

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