Scottish contributions to rotary wing flight

Cameron, D. and Thomson, D.G. (2008) Scottish contributions to rotary wing flight. In: AHS 64th Annual Forum, Montreal, Canada, April 29th - May 1st, 2008,

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This paper charts the history of rotorcraft development in Scotland. Beginning with the early efforts of Mumford to achieve rotor-borne flight, through the major technology advances of G and J Weir in the 30s and 40s up to present day activities. The paper shows that despite being a relatively small country, Scotland’s traditional expertise in engineering when applied to the development of rotorcraft,generated significant technological advances.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Rotorcraft, history, Scotland
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Cameron, D., and Thomson, D.G.
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Research Group:Dynamics
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the AHS 64th Annual Forum
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the Vertical Flight Society

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