Aeronautics: Giro Speed

'Giro Speed

An autogiro can climb steeply, land nearly straight down, fly more slowly than a man can run. But it cannot fly fast. The ungainly ''windmill" rotor which accounts for the 'giro's virtues has kept its cruising speed well under 100 m.p.h. Last week New York University announced that its Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics would undertake 'giro speed as a special problem, with funds provided by Harold F. Pitcairn, president of Autogiro Co. of America, U. S. developer of the Cierva invention. Under direction of famed Professor Alexander Klemin, the...

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