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  • The Hafner Rotabuggy (formally known as the Malcolm Rotaplane[1]) was an experimental aircraft that was essentially a Willys MB combined with an autogyro. Initial testing showed that a Willys MB could be dropped from heights up to 2.35 metres (7.7 ft) without damage to the vehicle. — “Hafner Rotabuggy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • An autogyro (in Spanish autogiro), also known as gyroplane, gyrocopter, or rotaplane, is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust. — “Autogyro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • An autogyro (sometimes called gyrocopter, gyroplane, or rotaplane) utilizes an unpowered rotor driven by aerodynamic forces in a state of autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust. — “Rotorcraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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