Description

Pre-rotators have been sought after in the Auto-Gyro community since the birth of auto-rotation. Pre-rotators allow aircraft to take off in much shorter distances then traditional take off methods which commonly involve taxiing up and down the runway until sufficient rotation of the blades occurs. While designs are currently available on the market for pre-rotators they are plagued with issues ranging from lack of usability and insufficient functionality. Our electric pre-rotator utilizes a ball-lock transmission to effectively transmit power from an electric motor. Our design will meet our customer requirements including RPM and usability while provide an innovative solution to the problem which has plagued auto-rotation since its beginning. To reach a required rotor rotation of 220 revolutions per minute gear ratios for the gearbox have been calculated to allow for high and low gears. For usability we are using push buttons to operate the system so users of all ages and physical fitness levels can operate the system.

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On-Board Electric Auto-Gyro Pre-Rotator

Pre-rotators have been sought after in the Auto-Gyro community since the birth of auto-rotation. Pre-rotators allow aircraft to take off in much shorter distances then traditional take off methods which commonly involve taxiing up and down the runway until sufficient rotation of the blades occurs. While designs are currently available on the market for pre-rotators they are plagued with issues ranging from lack of usability and insufficient functionality. Our electric pre-rotator utilizes a ball-lock transmission to effectively transmit power from an electric motor. Our design will meet our customer requirements including RPM and usability while provide an innovative solution to the problem which has plagued auto-rotation since its beginning. To reach a required rotor rotation of 220 revolutions per minute gear ratios for the gearbox have been calculated to allow for high and low gears. For usability we are using push buttons to operate the system so users of all ages and physical fitness levels can operate the system.

 

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