An aeroplane that flies by virtue of the lift generated by freewheeling rotating wings set windmill fashion above the fuselage. The forward motion of the autogiro provides the force to keep the rotors turning so unlike a helicopter the autogiro cannot hover.


The rotating-wing assembly of an autogyro, comprising the rotor hub and rotor blades.

See also: Aircraft, Autorotation, Helicopter.

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Subjects: Aviation

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