• Do-it-yourself flying • Evaluated by the USAF • Low cost


Подпись: ▲ In the 1950s Bonscn Aircraft of Raloigh. North Carolina doveloped the concept ol a low-cost, homo-built gyrocopter which did not require a pilot's licence to be flown.Autogyrosoctor Igor Bensen, former chief of research at Kaman Aircraft, saw the potential for marketing a series of light autogyros and rotary-winged glidors. First flying in the mid-1950s, these strange craft proved very successful, remaining in production for nearly 30 years. Two key factors to their incredible success were a very competitive price and the fact that under US regulations any member of the goneral public could build and fly one.

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