- May 15, 2019
- Los Angeles
- American Ranger AR-1, Kallithea
- Total Flight Time
Me too, I was thinking Sport Copter.Gee, I got all excited when they said "Lightning".
Only to see this dreadnaught class cruiser.
In the world of gyros that is so microscopically small, can't you guys come up with an original name?
Why not call it a B8M? Oh, wait....
Bensen's gyrocopter trademark expired long ago.PS: US Law and our history...
Bensen trademarked "gyrocopter".
No other make or model can/could be called a gyrocopter but a Bensen!!!
That is why everything but a Bensen is a GYROPLANE and not a gyrocopter.
Consider:Bensen's gyrocopter trademark expired long ago.
Juan de la Cierva invented the autogiro and called it an autogiro.Consider:
If someone says/types Autogyro I think of the Creator Juan De Cerva
Still, today if someone says gyrocopter I think it's a Bensen.
If they say gyroplane I know it's not a Bensen.
If the media reports a helicopter crash. I know there is a 50/50 chance they do not know the difference between a Helicopter, Autogyro, gyrocopter, or gyroplane.
It's not a typographical error.Juan de la Cierva invented the autogiro and called it an autogiro.
Both Harold Pitcairn and W. Wallace Kellett; two well-known manufactures of autogiros spelled it autogiro too.
I don’t know who changed the spelling to autogyro.
It was probably just a typographical error.
AutoGyro GMBH appears to embrace the spelling.