Plane of the Week August 11, 2015
HobbyKing™ Super-G Autogyro EPO 1080mm (PNF)
Look! Up in the Sky! It's a 'Copter! No, it's a Plane! No, Its a Gyrocopter!
OK, I've not flown this one, but I do have it's little brother, the Durafly™ Auto-G2 Gyrocopter. The looks of this machine have me hooked. Can't wait to add it to my stable!
Gyrocopters, or autogyros, have fascinated me from my early years in the 60's reading old Doc Savage paperbacks.
The rotor is free spinning; the prop sending it forward. The spinning blades provide the necessary lift. From the looks of the HobbyKing add, it appears to be an easy one to put together, but definitely not for beginners. Has an EPO fuselage, fiberglass tube to the tail section, and tail dragger configuration (a plus for our grass field).
These things are a different breed and are sure to be attention getters at the field.
For those of you interested in more Gyrocopter possibilities: