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Rotors are much less susceptible to wind turbulence:  Spinning rotors have “high” wing loading.  They fly at 300 mph and have respond to wind gusts much like hanging on a very long bungee cord.  Stable airframes utilize rotor power and insensitivity to provide very minimal pilot workload and maximum security and comfort in wind turbulence that would keep most other aircraft on the ground.

 

Rotors will not stall:  Full attitude and flight control are available all the way to zero airspeed (or in vertical descents).  Hard G-load turns have no concern for “accelerated stalls”.

 

Very high control power:  Because the pilot actually moves the rotor disk through powerful “cyclic” stick control, the pilot has many times more control authority than the wind has upon the rotorcraft.  Pedal turn coordination is aerodynamically un-important because there are minimal yaw and no stall/spin concerns in rotorcraft – no “adverse yaw!”

 

Very slow and short landing capability:  Rotors, even for gyroplanes, store energy to allow rotorcraft to land “like a bird” in rough and short areas – a tremendous safety capability.  Rotorcraft can vary their initial landing approach slope from vertical descent to maximum glide ratio – another tremendous capability for precise emergency landing approaches.  Rotors can provide very high crosswind capabilities, but can also readily “land into the wind” with minimum or zero roll!

 

Very high maneuverability:  Due to high “cyclic” control power, the ability to slow down quickly in hard turns, forgiving yaw characteristics, and the turbulence insensitivity of well stabilized rotorcraft, rotorcraft maneuverability well and safely exceeds that of any other aircraft type.

 

Gyroplanes can be very simple and reliable:  The average gyroplane has fewer moving parts than most other comparable size airplanes.  Airframes are structurally very compact with no highly cantilevered or G-load sensitive components.  Rotors naturally “spill” Gs over about 2 Gs, alleviating most G-load issues.

 

Stable gyroplanes can be safest aircraft to fly:  Because of all of the above, and with proper stability design, gyroplanes can be the safest and easiest to fly sport aircraft available.  With increasingly accepted and understood gyroplane stability technologies, traditional safety issues with gyroplanes, such as PIO and buntovers, are well readily avoidable safety issues.

 

Stable gyroplanes can be the easiest sport aircraft to fly and to learn to fly:  However, gyroplanes do fly differently than airplanes and good training and “transition training” is important for any aircraft.  Work with a competent instructor - “knowledge is safety” and  “what you don’t know you don’t know can hurt you.”

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