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barracj
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Last Activity: 09-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Joined: 09-12-2018
Location: Tehachapi, CA
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  • barracj
    replied to hovering gyrocopters
    One of the applications I was thinking about for tip-propelled rotorcraft, or hovering VTOL gyrocraft if that's even possible, is for the new wave of passenger commuter aircraft (Uber, etc.). Skyworks Global shows their version of a VTOL gyro used for that purpose. The one great advantage I see for...
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    Last edited by barracj; 09-14-2018, 08:15 AM.

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  • barracj
    replied to hovering gyrocopters
    Thanks guys, very good information! I came across a gentleman who is in talks with a manufacturer to bring his tip jet ultralight helicopter to production. Who knows if it ever will (if I had a nickel for every...), but his design is very intriguing. He is using the helicopter blade manipulation...
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  • barracj
    replied to hovering gyrocopters
    Thank you for the responses. To be more specific, I am interested in the tip jet approach. The reason for the question was to get an idea whether I would need to convert a helicopter with all it's complicated blade manipulation machinery and unnecessary tail rotor, or if I could just start with a gyro...
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  • barracj
    started a topic hovering gyrocopters

    hovering gyrocopters

    Let the eye rolling begin...but here goes. I'm new to rotorcraft and I'm sure this question has been asked since the dawn of gyrocopters, but if the pre-rotator were powerful enough could it enter a controlled hover? Or are the blades pitched wrong for that? I know of one gyro company that is making...
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