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Old Jan 26, 2007, 04:05 PM
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History of the autogyro.

Hi Guys,

Stumbled across this clip from History channel program, I found it very good as I had not seen a lot of the footage before. Beautiful early machines.

History of Autogiros (7 min 2 sec)


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Old Jan 26, 2007, 04:15 PM
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Nice video.
I just received in the mail today a copy of
Wings of Tomorrow
The Story of the Autogiro
by : Juan De La Cierva & Don Rose

There are some interesting quotes to share, when I have a chance.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 04:42 PM
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Al(T),

Great video - I really liked the engine off vertical landings, no scope for a mistake or a go-around for these guys

Al
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 06:05 AM
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Al,

Yes they were good at SOTP flying, they had to be! The Classic tractor layout still holds something for me, I've got my Ciervatwirl lurking in the spare room, too many projects, so little time.

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Old Jan 27, 2007, 01:11 PM
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Very enyoyable video. Thanks
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Micky,

Can you post the ordering info for us. I'd like to get a video, too.

Thanks.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 01:38 PM
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Micky,

Can you post the ordering info for us. I'd like to get a video, too.

Thanks.
My post was about a book I got.
I guess the history channel has videos for sale...
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 10:52 PM
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You all my like to give this a looking at. Japanese mlititary aircraft and they show a Kellet Autogyro. Pretty cool footage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFpIdcBv-dY
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:39 PM
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The book that is very difficult to locate but has the very best history of gyrocopters is LEGACY OF WINGS, The Harold F. Pitcairn Story by the author Frank Kingston Smith.
Excellent pictures and the most detailed story of the American side of the Gyrocopter. First printing in 1981. You may have to look for a used copy from Amazon. Good Luck on finding it, worth the search. Gud Flying...............Dick
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 01:59 AM
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That is cool (speaking of the video)
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 02:54 AM
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Dave,

Very cool mate, I like the in line engine version too.

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Old Feb 01, 2007, 05:50 AM
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That kellet looked strange without the radial engine!!!!
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Legacy of Wings

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The book that is very difficult to locate but has the very best history of gyrocopters is LEGACY OF WINGS, The Harold F. Pitcairn Story by the author Frank Kingston Smith.
Excellent pictures and the most detailed story of the American side of the Gyrocopter. First printing in 1981. You may have to look for a used copy from Amazon. Good Luck on finding it, worth the search. Gud Flying...............Dick
Dick,
I purchased that book several weeks ago at the American Helicopter Museum located in West Chester, PA. They had about 15 or 20 of them in the gift shop, tucked away in a draw under the book display. The guy at the counter didnít know he had any copies left until I asked him to look. The price was $14.50. If you contact them you might be able to purchase one. Here is their WEB Site:
http://www.helicoptermuseum.org/

I went there to see the PCA-1A. Here is a link to the video and pictures I took of it:
Pitcairn PCA - 1A (5 min 6 sec)


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Old Feb 01, 2007, 08:29 AM
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Hi Frank,
Good video there mate, plenty of information for the scale builder, what a beautiful machine. what a thrill it would be to fly in it? Maybe some one will buy all the books and resell them on the forum? How's the Twirl going now?
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 08:31 AM
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The book that is very difficult to locate but has the very best history of gyrocopters is LEGACY OF WINGS, The Harold F. Pitcairn Story by the author Frank Kingston Smith.
Excellent pictures and the most detailed story of the American side of the Gyrocopter. First printing in 1981. You may have to look for a used copy from Amazon. Good Luck on finding it, worth the search. Gud Flying...............Dick
It's available here:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...+of+wings&x=38
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