Transport: Readable Giro

At Willow Grove, Pa. last week, horses shied, humans stared, as the world's first "readable'' autogiro was successfully demonstrated. With its propeller still and its three 16-ft. rotor-blades folded back like a closed fan, it chugged along the streets of this placid Philadelphia suburb at 25 m.p.h. until the driver decided to take to the air. Stepping out, he easily swung the rotor-blades into place, fixed them there with three pins. Instant later, the little machine rose into the air, buzzed off over the trees at 100 m.p.h.

Developed by Autogiro Co. of America,...

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