Helicopters vs Gyroplanes comes down to one thing: Design Simplicity

 

Gyroplanes are much less complicated than helicopters which are far less complicated than tilt-rotor aircraft – thus, next to airplanes, gyroplanes and gyrodynes are the least complex of all.

 

  • Reliability – Far fewer moving parts means fewer problems
  • Mission Readiness – Far less maintenance required to remain airworthy, so nearly always available
  • Lower Acquisition and Operating Costs – The pocketbook benefits of simplicity
  • Cost and Profitability – Low Cost = High Profitability: lower complexity, maintenance, acquisition cost, and operational costs = much higher profitability

Higher Speed
Greater Range
Higher Payload Efficiencies