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Familiarisation with the Aircraft


To become familiar with the component parts, controls, and systems of the aircraft.


Explanation of the Aircraft;

An autogyro ("self-turning"), also known as a gyroplane or gyrocopter, is a type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in free autorotation to develop lift.

Forward thrust is provided independently, by an engine-driven propeller.


Component Parts of the Aircraft

  • Fuselage
    • Seats
    • Instrument panel
    • Cockpit controls
  • Rotorhead, Rotorblades and Mast
  • Tail section
    • Keel
    • Vertical stabiliser with rudder attached
    • Horizontal stabiliser
  • Undercarriage 
  • Engine and Propeller


Main Flight Controls

  • Rotorhead
    • operated by the control stick
  • Rudder
    • operated by the rudder pedals


Engine Controls

  • Throttle
    • controls the engine rpm


Explanation of the Cockpit Layout and Systems;   

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