Fairey Rotodyne

Fairey Rotodyne

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Fairey's Rotodyne (a British compound autogyro intended for commercial and military applications) was considered to be one of the iconic projects of the 1950/60s and a bright future was planned for the aircraft. Widely believed to be a revolutionary design, it was cheap, fast and capable of vertical take-off and landing in a small space. An aircraft ahead of its time, there has been little published on the Rotodyne. This book, by Rotodyne expert David Gibbings, seeks to fill a gap in aviation literature and offers a long-awaited full, illustrated and in-depth history of the Rotodyne, many of whose features are still valued by organisations such as NASA, highly in demand and used to this day.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 192 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752475576
  • 9780752475578

About David Gibbings

David Gibbings is a retired RAF engineer/navigator and flight test engineer for helicopters and aircraft. He worked on the Rotodyne and with Westland, retiring as Chief Flight Test Engineer. Awarded the Kelly Johnson award for outstanding achievement in his field by the Society of Flight Test Engineers, he was the first recipient for the award outside the US. A qualified private pilot, David now writes articles and gives lectures.show more