Amphibious autogyros

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Amphibious autogyros

Postby WhyMe » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:57 pm

I had a random thought this morning: what if you put an autogyro on floats? So I did a quick research and got some interesting results.

Here are some early crafts from the 1930's:

Cierva C.12 Hydrogyro
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Cierva C.30A Rota
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Pennsylvania Aircraft XOZ-1
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Here's Bensen Gyro from the 1960's
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And here are some modern machines:

MTO-Sport
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Calidus
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A nice video of it in action

I think they are pretty cool :) Please share your thoughts on the subject and/or pictures of other similar aircraft.

P.S. I realize that these are not quite seaplanes (even though they can fly and land on water) so I'm posting it in the "general chat" subforum.
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Re: Amphibious autogyros

Postby Cameraman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:59 pm

Hi There,

well if they get their bellies wet, I reckon it's fair to post them!

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Re: Amphibious autogyros

Postby fastaviationdata » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:23 am

Hello, I love looking photos like this, they are pretty cool especially if they are modern. How much is the cheaper autogyro now?
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