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Flight Performance of Lightweight Gyroplanes

Duda, Dr.-Ing. Holger and Pruter, Insa (2012) Flight Performance of Lightweight Gyroplanes. ICAS 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23.-28. September 2012, Brisbane,Australien.

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Abstract

The flight performance of modern lightweight gyroplanes is investigated in this paper. The final goal is to explore the possibilities increasing the airspeed of gyroplanes. The gyroplane flight physics are examined briefly particularly the autorotation during vertical descent and forward flight. The early research work, such as the gliding tests with a PCA-2 gyroplane conducted by Wheatley in the thirties are considered as basis for the analysis of modern gyroplanes. The validated simulation model of a new generation gyroplane of type MTOsport is used in order to investigate relevant flight performance parameters. The glide ratios of the rotor alone and of the total aircraft are determined and the results are discussed in comparison with the PCA-2 data. Finally the potential of gyroplane perfomance improvement by means of drag reduction is discussed by comparison with a light airplane.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/77674/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Flight Performance of Lightweight Gyroplanes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Duda, Dr.-Ing. HolgerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pruter, InsaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:flight performance, gyroplane, gyrocopter, autogyro
Event Title:ICAS 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences
Event Location:Brisbane,Australien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-28. September 2012
Organizer:Royal Aeronautical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Innovative Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:13 Feb 2013 15:01
Last Modified:22 Feb 2013 17:33

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