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GYROPLANES AND CONE STABILIZERS
|Because there is a vertical, moveable tail
fin within the structure, we're referring
to the cone structure as a *cone stabilizer.
The entire (propeller produced) air thrust is directed rear ward in
|What is the purpose of the cone shape? Mostly
it is for pitch dampening. To reduce
the impact of unusual exterior influence on the rotorcraft. This type of stabilizer is
superior to the aeroplane "x" type in that it works to lessen the disturbances in air
flow over the main body of the gyroplane during fast forward flight. Most gyroplane
have open frames and very poor surface aerodynamics. A similar approach, but very
different method of dampening unwanted airflow disturbances, is the stabilator system.
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|Other experiments with cone stabilzers: see: "Ring Tail" (offsite link)|
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