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R-EVOLUTION / Gyrocopter

R-EVOLUTION
R-EVOLUTION

The rotor of a gyrocopter in flight is powered only by airstream not by engine. «R-EVOLUTION» scores with a clever wing concept to increase cruising speed by supporting the «slowing» rotor. The connections on the wing tips reduce wake turbulence, what has a positive aerodynamical effect. Based on a special steering construction, this gyrocopter is able to start and land vertically. But wings and flight principle make it faster, less expensive and therefore more efficient for certain niches than a helicopter, while it enters emerging markets successfully. Finally, the concise and distinctive shape helps to develop an independent prototype.

University

FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Aarau, Switzerland

Design

Andreas Kalt

Andreas Kalt
Kleindöttingen, Switzerland