Tip Jets


A compound autogyro transmits full power to the rotor for vertical flight, and transfers power to a horizontal propulsion device for forward flight with wings providing lift to allow the aircraft to fly faster than a conventional helicopter. Tip Jet aircraft pump fuel and compressed air to small burner chambers at the rotor tips. This combustion generates thrust which turns the rotor.

Aircraft in this sub-category include:

Fairey Rotodyne

McDonnell XV-1