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1931 Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro

Cierva, Juan de la, 1895-19361931

The Henry Ford

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Like an airplane, the autogiro is moved by an engine-powered propeller, but like a helicopter, lift is provided by a rotor. The rotor is not powered, and while the aircraft can land vertically, it cannot take off vertically. The Detroit News purchased this autogiro to gather news. The novel aircraft probably was better at making news!

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  • Title: 1931 Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro
  • Creator: Cierva, Juan de la, 1895-1936
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Subject Keywords: Aviation, Detroit news (Detroit, Mich. : 1905), Firsts, Airplanes, Autogiros
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=237398
  • Object Name: Airplane
  • Object ID: 34.278.1
  • Image ID: THF2996

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