The skies have always fascinated humankind, and the dream of flight has been pursued by scientists, inventors, and engineers through the ages. More than a century after the heyday of aircraft pioneers such as the Wright Brothers and Santos-Dumont, we tend to think of the air as being conquered, an old-hat technology. But new innovations relating to flight are constantly being researched, and aspects of our atmosphere that are still only very tenuously explored. The age of flight, it seems, is only just getting started.
Rotary wing aircraft include helicopters, heliogyros, and related craft. This classification of aircraft, with their ability to easily hover, have proven extremely valuable workhorses, and efforts are continually underway to refine and improve them.
Combining two powerful air technologies.
|COMPOUND COAXIAL HELICOPTER|
Optimizing helicopter speed and lift.
|MONO TILTROTOR AIRCRAFT|
A unique blend of helicopter and airplane.