Hi, searching 'autogyro' has led me to find autogyros can't land vertically. Could this be a mistake on Randall's part, or am I missing a joke here?
126.96.36.199 13:55, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
- I just read about them on Wikipedia and I see that they can't take off vertically, but there are kinds (possibly all) that can land vertically 188.8.131.52 14:01, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
- It appears they can land vertically with the correct wind conditions. Here is a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoK9zM8FFQ - and they say "Actually it is a "Zero GROUND Speed Landing" approx. 25 kts headwind".
- Here is a YouTube video of a zero ground speed takeoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd7_V4pW--Q