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|Dr Stewart Houston tells of “Eight Years of Gyroplane Research in the UK – a Very Personal Reflection” (the CAA funded Gyroplane stability project at Glasgow University); “Amelia Earhart and the PCA-2: A Re-evaluation of the First Woman Autogiro Pilot” by Dr Bruce Charnov of Hofstra University, New York; Some stunning photographs in the middle of the magazine; Articles on the Hafner Rotachute and the Focke Achgelis FA-330 (U-boat gyroglider), the two wartime gyrogliders that were instrumental in the development of our present day sport gyros, and news of some more interesting gyro developments, news, rumours etc.|
|“Talkshop” with ultralight Gyrobee designer Dr Ralph Taggart; Wing Commander Ken Wallis discusses the gyro world records – past, present and future; Kevin Richey’s ‘Fright Flight’ – from the hotseat!; A new, better-flying PC gyro simulator? – at last! John Read’s ‘Skydancer’ is a free download; Gyro innovation aplenty, some really amazing gyros – the Editor’s report on what may be (some years) the world’s second biggest gyro event – Bois de la Pierre, near Toulouse in France; Articles, comments, ‘tips & tricks’, events, news and interesting rotary things.|
|The “Talkshop” with Rusty Ferguson, (almost certainly) the world’s most experienced gyro pilot ever; “The Fairey Rotodyne: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again?” – The first instalment of Dr Bruce Charnov’s in depth look at the Rotodyne (excellent photos provided by Westland Helicopters); “Dr Igor Bensen, The Man and His Machine” – by Rick Gilley; An article looking at recent research/comments made by Wing Commander Ken Wallis and Dr Stewart Houston – by Andy Keech; Man-powered autogyros; “Tips & Tricks”; Reports and photos from several major gyro events, including Wallis Days; News; Updates on previously reported items, etc.|
|Flexing of rotors – discussion by Chuck Beaty and Wing Commander Ken Wallis, including in-flight photos made from movie footage from Ken’s rotorhead; The thinking behind a new variation of gyroglider designed by Peter Lovegrove; A long first cross-country flight (series of them actually) for student pilot Steve Boxall, as he joins a mass fly-out of gyros; A ‘Useful Tips & Ideas’ that ALL flyers ought to know about; The second part of the Rotodyne story + some technical questions asked about it by Jukka Tervamaki get answered; Mixed emotions aroused by a first gyro flight (a short-but-sweet little article!); ‘Turbulators’ – a cheap and simple method to improve yaw oscillation in the high speed range – article; Plenty of news, including news on the UFO and a goodbye and “thankyou” to Ken Brock; Brief reports and photos from several major gyro events…. and more!|