Aeronautics: Rotors & the Navy

If autogiro builders pride themselves on one thing, it is the security of the rotor assembly, the arrangement of windmill-like vanes which keeps an autogiro aloft. Every layman wants to know what would happen if the blades flew off. Always the answer is: "They don't fly off." Hence, if a 'giro had flown through the window of his Philadelphia office and knocked him from his chair, Vice President Geoffry S. Childs of Autogiro Co. of America could not have been more violently upset than he was by what he read in the...

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