24May

The Gyrochute Series Compilation


We have just recently completed our Gyrochute series where we discuss the similarities and differences between our Gyrochute and various vehicles.

In this post, we have compiled all of the Gyrochute series articles to make it easier for you to view them.

Let's check them out!

Comparing the Gyrochute with the parachute, quadrotor drone, rc helicopter, gyrocopter and copterbox
Comparing the Gyrochute with the parachute, quadrotor drone, rc helicopter, gyrocopter and copterbox

Gyrochute: What You Need To Know

We began our first series with what you need to know about the Gyrochute.

In this post, we first explained that the Gyrochute is an unpowered safe descent vehicle that relies on the principle of auto-rotation, not only air resistance. The name comes from the Greek "gyros" for "turn" and the French word "chute" for "fall".

We also discussed the history of Gyrochute and the focus of our Gyrochute.

Gryochute Brief History Infographic
Gryochute Brief History Infographic

Gyrochute vs Parachute

Following the first Gyrochute series is the Gyrochute vs Parachute blog post.

In this post, we described the  parachute as a device for slowing a person's descent or object through the air that consists of a fabric canopy beneath which the person or object is suspended.

We also talked about the history of the parachute and ended with a comparison of the two vehicles.

venn diagram of gyrochute vs parachute
venn diagram of gyrochute vs parachute

Gyrochute vs Quadrotor Drone

The following week, we talked about the Quadrotor Drone, which is a type of battery-powered aircraft that uses four rotors and is remotely controlled using a radio transceiver.

Just like the Gyrochute vs Parachute post, we also talked about the history of the parachute and compared the two vehicles.

Similarities of gyrochute and quadrotor drone diagram venn
Similarities of gyrochute and quadrotor drone diagram venn

Gyrochute vs RC Helicopter

This week, we discussed the Gyrochute and the RC helicopter.

The RC helicopter or remote-controlled helicopter is a small flying helicopter model controlled remotely by a hand-held radio transmitter.

We touched on the history of RC Helicopter and again ended it with the comparison of the two vehicles.

Differences of Gyrochute and RC Helicopter
Differences of Gyrochute and RC Helicopter

Gyrochute vs CoW

The week after that, we discussed something that is not aircraft-related...

We talked about... the COW

Not this cow... 🐮

Not the kind of cows we are talking about!
Not the kind of cows we are talking about!

But this cow!

image of cell on wheels
image of cell on wheels

The CoW or Cell on Wheels is a portable base station used to bring temporary cellular network coverage during emergencies where existing infrastructures are damaged, or during natural disasters such as floods and bushfires.

In this post, we discussed how the Gyrochute and Cell on Wheels can both deliver temporary telecommunications coverage.

Gyrochute vs CoW diagram venn
Gyrochute vs CoW diagram venn

Gyrochute vs Gyrocopter

Next, we talked about something that looks like a helicopter, can fly like an aeroplane but can also float like a parachute... which is the Gyrocopter!

A gyrocopter, or autogiro, is an aircraft in which lift is provided by a freely rotating rotor and which served as the forerunner of the helicopter

Although similar in name, the Gyrochute and the Gyrocopter function differently.

Similarities and differences between the Gyrochute and the Gyrocopter
Similarities and differences between the Gyrochute and the Gyrocopter

Gyrochute vs Copterbox

To end our series, we discussed the last practical use of Gyrochute in the form of the Copterbox.

The Copterbox is an air-deployable vehicle that is used to deliver emergency supplies to remote areas. It was mostly used by the army to provide supplies to soldiers.

The Copterbox has very similar features to the Gyrochute; the only difference is the Copterbox is meant for single use.

Similarities and differences between the Gyrochute and the Copterbox
Similarities and differences between the Gyrochute and the Copterbox

We hope that you have been well educated and entertained with our posts!

See you next time for more updates about our Gyrochute!

For now, let's read about our latest Gyrochute testing at an indoor skydiving facility, iFly 🚀🚀🚀

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