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An aircraft that achieves lift through the use of rotating blades on its top as opposed to fixed wings.

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hybrid helicopter

Aviation; Helicopter

A helicopter with wings to attain much higher flying speed. Hybrid helicopters combine forward-facing propellers astride two short aircraft wings with the usual overhead rotor blades seen on any ...


Aviation; Helicopter

Automatic rotation of rotary blades from a helicopter in an unpowered glide or the forward movement of an autogyro.

AeroVelo Atlas

Aviation; Helicopter

A human powered helicopter developed by AeroVelo, a team of students and graduates of the University of Toronto. On June 13, 2013, AeroVelo won the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter ...

do-it-yourself helicopter

Aviation; Helicopter

A single-seater helicopter that is made by a 20-year-old farmer from central China with a pile of steel pipe, some Elm wood and a 150cc scooter engine. Using what he remembered from his high-school ...

Gotham Air

Transportation; Navigation

Gotham Air is a New York based company that offers helicopter rides for its users from Manhatten to JFK and Newark Liberty. It promises to cut travel time from 2 hours to as little as 6 minutes at ...

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