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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
- Instrument panel
- Cockpit controls
- Rotorhead, Rotorblades and Mast
- Tail section
- Vertical stabiliser with rudder attached
- Horizontal stabiliser
- Engine and Propeller
Main Flight Controls
- operated by the control stick
- operated by the rudder pedals
- controls the engine rpm