Gyrocopter Takes to the Skies in Oregon

StoryfulPublished: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 20172,863 views
Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 2017

While taking his gyrocopter out above the hills of Oregon, Shawn Adams captured this incredible footage of his flight. The aviation nut flew the ultralight aircraft on a closed course along with a motorcyclist and a camera man. The group worked together to show off the speed and power of the one-man copter.

Also called autogyro, the gyrocopter was invented by a spanish engineer as an aircraft that can fly safely at low speeds. It has a rotor similar to that of a helicopter, only here the rotor must have air flowing through in order to generate rotation.

This video has been posted on many platforms, where people have commented that, even though it looks cool, it remind them of a flying guillotine than a vehicle. But what are your thoughts? Would you take a turn in a gyrocopter, if an opportunity presents itself?

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