“The Fairey Rotodyne was a 1950s British compound gyroplane. Although promising in concept and successful in trials, the Rotodyne program was eventually cancelled when a combination of politics and lack of commercial orders arising from concerns over high levels of rotor tip-jet noise doomed the project.”
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  1. Coyote

    A similar idea was tested in the 80s by NASA. I remember seeing models of that idea around that time at the Farnborough air show

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