An Autogyro is an odd, yet fascinating flying machine which uses a helicopter rotor for lift while a standard plane rotor provides thrust. You can learn to build a DIY autogyro yourself and even build autogyro models using miniature servos. Heck, even a remote Chinese farmer built his own autogyro.
- Building a model autogyro
- Fantastic History channel video
- Autogyro plans, resources, and specs
- Commercially made autogyro
Early version of an autogyro: