Utility Gyrocopters T-REX 1
October 21, 2013 Editor 0
By Petter Rossi
Since beginning man dreamed to fly like a bird. The invention of the wheel brought humanity an important step further to reach individual mobility. But it took centuries that the possibility of flying was discovered and so many other technical inventions and improvements that today flying is so normal like riding a bike.
When the Spanish Juan de la Cierva invented the autogiro principle in 1923 the interest and lack of modern high-tech materials as they are being used nowadays blocked any further development for commercial use. Also the military wasn’t interested in the invention as they were looking for fast aircraft, despite of the very positive fact that such an aircraft can land and start on very short distances.
One important aspect for Africa is the application of our next generation the Utility Gyrocopters T-REX 1. In armored execution equipped with high-tech electronics these type of aircraft will become the affordable tool for every poor country to control and also defend its borders from the sky. I think that every country – even a poor one has the duty and right to defend its borders against any intruders. But only few have the funds to afford high-tech fighters or military helicopters.
Also in many countries the maintenance of high-tech aircraft, always depending on suppliers is an issue. A Gyroplane doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and this is very easy to learn. Also learning to fly a Gyro is very simple and doesn’t need highly skilled personal like for military fighters.
With other words, the use of modern utility gyrocopters means that every country can afford to have its own aerial defense and/or even aircraft carrier. There are a manifold of applications like:
– Flying aid for the transportation of doctors, teachers, pharmaceuticals a.s.o.
– Crop spraying in agriculture
– Disaster relief, Fire source spotting
– Aerial surveillance
– Travel from A to B during the rainy season when all roads are blogged for business and helpers
– Counting of refugees from the air
– Aerial photography and filming, TV live broadcast
– Tourism / sightseeing/ fun and pleasure
– Pipeline and electric cable inspection
– Aerial surveillance of natural parks, borders, coast guards,poacher fighting and animals counting
Gyroplanes can do almost everything what helicopters can do besides hovering on one spot, but they can fly under very windy conditions when all other type of aircrafts are grounded. The stay in the air like a windmill and side winds aren’t a big issue.
Gyroplanes are so called STOL, short take-off and landing aircraft, they can take off and land under windy conditions when all other type of aircrafts are grounded. They are very manoeuvrable, can fly at very low speed and flying is easy to learn and cheap in maintenance. Also the purchase price is relatively low and they need less hangar space and can be transported in a car trailer.
State-of-the-art Gyrocopters are certified for a takeoff weight of 560 kg can start and land on any flat ground and even on water or snow and can fly open or closed. With an efficient heating system they can fly at temperatures as low as -20°C.
Also an ideal tool for transportation jobs for all countries and areas with poor infrastructure. A gyroplane costs less and consumes less fuel than heavy offroaders.
More and more private pilots worldwide are changing from other type of aircrafts to Gyroplanes by its joy to fly, safety, lower purchase price, maintenance and hangar costs
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