Kōrero: Aerial recreation

A gyrocopter

A gyrocopter

Microlights come in all shapes and sizes, from weight-shift control craft like motorised hang gliders to more conventional stick-and-rudder aeroplanes. This gyrocopter looks like a helicopter, but it cannot hover. The rotor is not powered, but is in effect a moving wing, rotated by the slipstream of the propeller.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/2868/21
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Microlight flying and paramotoring', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6109/a-gyrocopter (accessed 19 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006