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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
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    Correction here: whole setup had 8 engines.

    It's the Short Mayo Composite

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    Open thread.
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    What are we looking at here?

    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

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    Isn't that a gyro copter? Was talking to a fellow at my Cougar car show when someone he knew walked up and he related the flight he took in the man's gyro copter over Larry Ellison's estate.

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    Wallis WA-116 Agile it's an autogyro. The rotor is unpowered. Tbm3fan I know a former TBM pilot who owns an autogyro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Isn't that a gyro copter? Was talking to a fellow at my Cougar car show when someone he knew walked up and he related the flight he took in the man's gyro copter over Larry Ellison's estate.
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    Wallis WA-116 Agile it's an autogyro. The rotor is unpowered. Tbm3fan I know a former TBM pilot who owns an autogyro.
    Yes, it is an autogyro/gyrocopter. It's not a Wallis WA-116 Agile.

    Here's a still photo of several of the autogyros on display.

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    Another photo and another hint. 猎鹰

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    Chinese "Hunting Eagle" autogyro.

    But I cheated by searching for "Chinese autogyro" on Google after your hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestorm View Post
    Chinese "Hunting Eagle" autogyro.

    But I cheated by searching for "Chinese autogyro" on Google after your hint.
    Correct. Your question.

    Video of it in flight. If I could've found a video without the fanboy Wagner musical flourish, I'd have posted that instead.

    https://youtu.be/wKcpZJwZAPM?t=28

    Full article: https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...ll-james-bond/
    The Chinese Army Is Going Full James Bond

    The Chinese military is putting a little-used aircraft concept to work. Looking like something out of the classic James Bond film You Only Live Twice, the Hunting Eagle gyrocopter is going into People's Liberation Army (PLA) service.

    Developed by Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles, the Hunting Eagle is expected to operate in the search and rescue, border control, reconnaissance, anti-riot, and other roles. It will also be used to self-deploy Chinese special forces on missions into enemy territory.

    Gyrocopters are different from helicopters in having an unpowered main rotor. A rearward-facing, engine-powered propeller provides thrust, and once sufficient speed is gained, the main rotor begins to rotate, providing lift. Gyrocopters were actually developed before helicopters, which at the time were thought technologically unfeasible.

    Little is known at this time about the Hunting Eagle's performance specifications, in particular load carrying capacity and range. The Hunting Eagle has been developed in one-, two- and three-man versions. Perhaps not surprisingly, there is some grumbling online that the Hunting Eagle bears a very strong resemblance to German gyrocopter manufacturer MTO's designs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Correct. Your question.
    Don't have another question available immediately. If anyone else has one, please go ahead.

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    Name this aircraft:

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    OK did my homework this time.

    Bartini Beriev VVA-14 it is missing its wings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartini_Beriev_VVA-14 In flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAk3kwXfEWk

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