autogiro

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Synonyms for autogiro

an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades)

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A tal efecto, un emisario divino va arrojando desde su autogiro los pesados fardos que guardan la conciencia y el pasado individual de cada esqueleto del cementerio con el objeto de que cada uno de ellos sea asumido por el propietario que tuvo en su vida anterior, hecho que produce entre los interesados una cadena de perplejidades y de renuncias .
It was the second in two days involving the same machine, also known as an autogiro.
Despite Pitcairn's generous offer to cut royalties from the usual 5 percent on his patents used on helicopter rotors to less than 1 percent, both Pitcairn and Kellett were forced to stop building autogiros by the end of the war.
Soon, hundreds of autogiros of various designs were being constructed, some of which featured rotors powered at takeoff and tilting rotors for greater maneuverability.
This includes airplanes, gliders and hang gliders, helicopters, autogiros, and ornithopters.
These range from combat aircraft of the Su-27 and Su-30 families to amphibious aircraft and autogiros and also include ground equipment and simulators.
The award ceremony featured film footage from the 1930's of Miller piloting autogiros from the roof of the Philadelphia Post Office and scenes from the American Air Aces Show of Miller looping his Pitcairn PCA-2 autogiro.