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  • A Brief History of the Evolution of the Concepts and Development of Rotary- Wing Flight from Ancient China Through the Autogiro of Juan de la Cierva

    8 21.05%
  • From Rolf von Bahr to Jukka Tervamaki: The Scandinavian Influence on European Gyroplane History

    0 0%
  • Gerard Post Herrick - America's Unforgettable "Forgotten" Convertiplane Pioneer

    1 2.63%
  • Deception, Obscurity and Irony in the Popular Rotorcraft Movement: Why the British Rotorcraft Association Did Not Develop...

    1 2.63%
  • James Bond and Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis: "Little Nellie and the Creation of an Iconic Image

    2 5.26%
  • A Critical Re-Examination of the Franklin Institute Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting of October 28-29, 1938: Facts and Myths...

    0 0%
  • The Last Autogiro: Skyway Engineering AC-35 of 1961 - 1935

    3 7.89%
  • The Buhl "Pusher" Autogiro of 1931: A Critical Reappraisal

    5 13.16%
  • From The Cierva C.4 To The Cartercoper: An Analysis Of How The Autogiro Became The Gyroplane

    4 10.53%
  • Autogiro/Gyroplane History In Magazine Covers - 1925 - 2010

    0 0%
  • The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Autogiro/Gyroplane As Seen in the Popular Media 1925 - 2011

    4 10.53%
  • The Franklin Institute Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting of October 28 - 29, 1938: Facts and Myths Of An Historical Gathering

    1 2.63%
  • Wing Commander Kenneth H. Wallis (April 26, 1916 - September 2, 2013): The Triumphs, Tragedy and Enigma of an Extraordinary Life in Autogyro Aviation

    7 18.42%
  • The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Autogiro/Gyroplane As Reflected In the Popular Media" (historic Hollywood movie clips)

    2 5.26%
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    PRA Secretary JOHN ROUNTREE 41449's Avatar
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    Which presentation would you like to see next?

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    #4 and #6 were over the 150 character limit so here is a list of all for your review.

    1) "A Brief History of the Evolution of the Concepts and Development of Rotary- Wing Flight from Ancient China Through the Autogiro of Juan de la Cierva"

    2) "From Rolf von Bahr to Jukka Tervamaki: The Scandinavian Influence on European Gyroplane History"

    3) "Gerard Post Herrick - America's Unforgettable "Forgotten" Convertiplane Pioneer"

    4) "Deception, Obscurity and Irony in the Popular Rotorcraft Movement: Why the British Rotorcraft Association Did Not Develop as the Popular Rotorcraft Movement of Igor Bensen"

    5) "James Bond and Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis: "Little Nellie and the Creation of an Iconic Image"

    6) "A Critical Re-Examination of the Franklin Institute Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting of October 28 - 29, 1938: Facts and Myths Surrounding the Foundations of Autogiro/Convertiplane/Helicopter Development in America and Europe"

    7) "The Last Autogiro: Skyway Engineering AC-35 of 1961 - 1935"

    8) "The Buhl "Pusher" Autogiro of 1931: A Critical Reappraisal"

    9) "From The Cierva C.4 To The Cartercoper: An Analysis Of How The Autogiro Became The Gyroplane"

    10) "Autogiro/Gyroplane History In Magazine Covers - 1925 - 2010"

    11) "The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Autogiro/Gyroplane As Seen in the Popular Media 1925 - 2011"

    12) "The Franklin Institute Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting of October 28 - 29, 1938: Facts and Myths Of An Historical Gathering"

    13) "Wing Commander Kenneth H. Wallis (April 26, 1916 - September 2, 2013): The Triumphs, Tragedy and Enigma of an Extraordinary Life in Autogyro Aviation"

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    14) "The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Autogiro/Gyroplane As Reflected In the Popular Media" (historic Hollywood movie clips)

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    I would love to see more about the Rotordyne. I have seen some video that Terry Brandt had. It was more complete than what I have found on the web. I think there is plenty here to have a good book or even a movie.

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    Hi Micheal
    Bruce is going to love to hear that, unless he has a copy.
    I know he as information on the Rotordyne and I'll bet many young people do not know what it was?

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    Dr C. has a great .pdf about the Rotordyne.

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    Gentlemen:
    I will try to attach the .pdf about the Rotodyne I wrote some time ago - but, it can be found at http://www.pra.org/publicdl/Historic...0bruce%20c.pdf.
    There are several good sources for the Rotodyne story. See the following, especially David Gibbings M.B.E. book FAIREY ROTODYNE which for sale on eBay - David was a junior testbed engineer on the Rotodyne and his book is definitive, but these are also very, very good:

    Wood, Derek Project Cancelled: British Aircraft That Never Flew.
    Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., 1975; Charnov, Bruce
    H. “The Fairey Rotodyne: An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Again – Part I” Fly
    Gyro! September/October 2001 pp. 4 – 7; “The Fairey Rotodyne: An Idea Whose
    Time Has Come – Again Part II” Fly Gyro! Nov/Dec 2001 pp. 4 –7 “The Fairey
    Rotodyne: An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Again Part III” Fly Gyro!
    March/April 2002 pp. 4 – 8; Harrison, Jean–Pierre “Fairey Rotodyne” Air
    Classics. Vol. 22, No. 44 April 1996 pp. 44 – 47, 60 – 62, 64 – 66, 79 – 80; Gibbings,
    David “The Fairey Rotodyne: Technology Before Its Time? Cierva Memorial
    Lecture. London, England: The Royal Aeronautical Society October 7, 2003;
    “The Fairey Rotodyne: Too Much, Too Soon” paper presented at the From
    Autogiro to Gyroplane: The Past, Present and Future of an Aviation Industry
    Conference at Hofstra University April 25 – 26, 2003, printed in Charnov, Bruce H. and David Klein (eds.) From Autogiro to Gyroplane Conference Proceedings. Hempstead, NY: Hofstra University 2004; Gibbings, David Fairey Rotodyne. Stroud, Gloucest-ershire, England: The History Press 2009; The Fairey Rotodyne. (digital book) Somerset, England: 2006 “Rotodyne, the Airliner Whose Hour Came Too Soon” Proceedings: Society of Flight Engineers 26th Annual Symposium Berlin June 1995; Hislop George S. “The Rotodyne Reviewed” Flight. Vol. 74 No. 2599 November 14, 1958 pp. 758 -759; The Fairey Rotodyne. London, England: The Helicopter Association of Great Britain and The Royal Aeronautical Society (paper presented on November 7, 1958); “The Fairey Rotodyne – Nearly The Answer.” West Coast Aviator. September/October 1995; “Fairey Story: The Sad Saga of the Fairey Rotodyne” Wingspan International. Issue No. 8 September/October 2001 pp. 60 – 64; Lambermont, Paul M., and Anthony Pirie Helicopters and Autogyros of the World. Rev. ed. New York: A. S. Barnes 1970; London: Cassell, 1958, 1970 Previous edition: New York: A. S. Barnes: 1959 Introduction by Igor Sikorsky pp. 115 – 117; Trenter, S. C. The History, Operation and Application of the Autogyro. (Unpublished Final Year Project – The University of Birmingham, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering) 1997 p. 35; “The Fairey Rotodyne” Air Pictorial. October 1956; “The Fairey Rotodyne” Air Pictorial. December 1957 (cover); Taylor, John W. R. “The Fairey Rotodyne” Meccano Magazine. Vol. XLIII No. 7 July 19, 1958 pp. 311 – 313, 354; Robb, Raymond L. “Hybrid Helicopters: Compounding the Quest for Speed” Vertiflite. Vol. 52 No. 2 Summer 2006 pp. 30 – 54; Taylor, John W. R. “The Fairey Rotodyne – An Essential Military Vehicle” Air Pictorial. Vol. 21 No. 2 February 1959 pp. 34 – 35, 37; “Artist’s Impression of the “Fairey Aviation Company Rotodyne Helicopter” Radio and Hobbies. (Australian Magazine) September 1953; “Fairey Rotodyne” (photo advertisement) MACH Magazine (Sabena) Les Ailes Commerciales Belges. 3

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    Being a newbie, I want to see all I can. I'll let the more experienced pick.

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