This book is about autogiros, autogyros, gyroplanes, gyros, gyrocopters, windmill planes or whatever you may call them. Most people call them gyroplanes nowadays, but the other names can and will be used throughout this book as well.
The main subject of this book is the technical side of the autogiro. I hope this book will be able to tell you what an autogiro can and cannot do, and how it is constructed. It is written for pilots, constructors and enthousiasts.
It is also written by a number of people and will probably never be finished, because it was partly written by you, the internet user. It combines items from newsgroups and other homepages with personal contributions.
What is written in this book is not necessarily correct or true, but I have checked and recalculated the data where possible. Some parts may be meant to start a discussion about the subject. Nobody will take any responsibility regarding the contents of this book
© This book is not copyrighted and may be printed and copied, as long as nothing is charged for the copies and/or printouts. In other words: This book is freeware. All contributions to this book will be treated as freeware as well.
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If you encounter any directions in the text, please imagine that you are the pilot of the autogyro. Every direction is seen from the pilot's viewpoint, unless it is clearly stated otherwise. So "left" is always "portside", and "right" is always "starboard".