Chukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2054 posts, RR: 6 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
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?
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2522 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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Chukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2054 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
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).