What's the difference between an Autogiro
and a Helicopter?

autogiro

helicopter

A helicopter is able to fly because it has a motor powered propeller rotating overhead to provide lift. While an autogiro is like an ordinary plane and has its propeller at the front (and in some cases at the rear of the plane) which pulls the autogiro through the air. But instead of fixed wings on the side it has revolving rotor blades overhead to keep it in the air. The rotor blades on the autogiro are not motor driven but rotate when air rushes through them. So a Autogiro can't hover, while a helicopter can.

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Helicopters
Autogiros and Helicopters (Pictorial timeline)
Information on Autogyros


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