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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2084 times:
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This question is addressed mostly to the screeners... Under which category are the gyrocopters should be uploaded? I've always uploaded them under "Helicopters" before (I believe I've read somewhere that that's where they belong), but just recently in the email to one of my accepted gyro photo's I found a screener's comment, "Not a helicopter"; apparently, according to that screener, they should be uploaded as single-engine props.

So, the question is - was the screener right? Where can I find information about it?

Cheers,
Andrei

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 2075 times:

Perhaps the "helicopters" category should be renamed "rotorcraft" as a gyrocopter certainly is not an airplane.


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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

A gyrocopter - or an autogiro to give it its proper name - is not a helicopter, because the rotor is not turned by the engine. The engine turns the prop, which pushes the aircraft forwards. The forward motion turns the rotor, which is in fact a rotating wing.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2022 times:



Quoting Viv (Reply 2):
A gyrocopter - or an autogiro to give it its proper name - is not a helicopter

No argument there, but it is not an airplane either and there seems to be no acceptable category.

I suggested "rotorcraft" which describes helicopters, gyrocopters, and hybrids like the V-22 Osprey.



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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
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Vivion, I actually do know how the gyrocopter flies. My question here is about a pure A.net technicality, as there is no "gyrocopter" nor "rotorcraft" category on the upload page. I just would like a clarification on the matter, something put in writing here, preferrably by one of the headscreeners or database editors, that a photographer could refer to if, for instance, he/she got a wrong rejection.

The "rotorcraft" category suggestion seems reasonable, but it always takes ages before any changes of this kind get implemented (if at all approved).

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
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Andrei
It was me who left you the personal and discussions are taking place with Editors at the moment.
Will get back to you as opinions are a little divided (as are a lot that are on the database)

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
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Thanks, Mick.

As I've written before, the "rotorcraft" category suggestion seems most reasonable; otherwise it would be nice to have a separate one for "autogiro".

Cheers,
Andrei


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