Jack Landman Interviews Jay Carter, Jr. - Inventor the Carter Copter, The Revolutionary
Personal Flying Machine Which May Change the Dynamics of Personal Travel Forever
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Jack Landman, the host and creator of Cybercity, says about the radio program, "Cybercity is a reflection of my mind and interests."

Landman says, "the show is a little bit Art Bell, NPR All Things Considered, and CBS Radio Mystery Theater. It's key subject areas are pop-culture, science-technology, movies, paranormal mysteries and music.

"This includes a very serious approach to the scientific evaluation of UFOs and a keen interest in sleep and dream research.  In fact, the too-little known Dream Telepathy experiments conducted at Maimonides Hospital in the 1960s are to my mind, the watershed moment for all of the weaknesses of modern science and its usual and automatic rejection of the paranormal.  Any scientist who pooh-poohs ESP and telepathy without first considering the ingenious work of Montague Ullman, Stanley Krippner, Gardner Murphy and others, is merely an ostrich whose head and brain are parked way below the surface demarcation which separates intelligence from stupidity. Intelligence is above the surface. 

"Furthermore, any person of science who rejects the possibility of UFOs without closely studying available data and explicitly reading detailed reports made by professional pilots, air traffic controllers and law enforcement personnel in the second half of the 20th Century, is too lazy to earn his or her right to have his or her comments and/or data on this mysterious subject matter, taken seriously. 

"The biggest problem science faces in its response to these subjects, as far as adding anything meaningful to a fascinating dialogue which continues with greater force than ever, is its embarrassing ignorance of the subtle issues which propel the ongoing, serious scientific discussions which move the research into new directions.  The quantum aspects of both these phenomena are the likely doorways through which pass the questions which may well lead to the greatest  scientific discoveries of, at least, the 21st Century, if not for many of the other upcoming centuries before us.


Jack Landman Interviews Jay Carter, Jr. - Inventor the Carter Copter, The Revolutionary Personal Flying Machine Which May Change the Dynamics of Personal Travel Forever

Listen to the Complete 40 Minute Radio Interview (Windows Media File)

The Amazing Carter Copter Auto Gyro Flight Vehicle Promises to Revolutionize Personal Travel Because it is an All-In-One, Automobile, Helicopter and Airplane Which Takes Off Vertically, Cruises Horizontally Like a Traditional Airplane or Jet, Lands Vertically and Then Drives to and Parks in a Parking Space No Bigger than that Needed for a Conventional Automobile...Travel Time for Trips of 50 to 350 Miles Will Take Thirty Minutes to Two Hours, Including All Time Required to Travel to the Airport, Park the Car, Board the Aircraft, Flight Time, Arrival and Disembarkation, Use Ground Transportation and Arrive at Your Ultimate Destination...You Don't Believe It?...Read On

Carter Copter Autogyro Aircraft - The future of aviation is being written now and very few people are aware of the little turns being made by humankind.

Sometimes the key to progress is to ignore what everybody knows and see what really happens when you try to do something common knowledge says is impossible.  In the skies over Texas a composite futuristic rotorcraft is trying to do just that. Jay Carter, Jr. dreams of a craft that can take off vertically, cruise cross country at speeds comparable to an an airplane and land vertically at the end of a flight  the Carter Copter Technology Demonstrator, CCTD, currently being flight tested, could be the first step in realizing this age old dream.

Carter Copter Autogyro Aircraft - The future of aviation is being written now and very few people are aware of the little turns being made by humankind.

More Auto Gyro than Helicopter - An auto gyro is a rotorcraft that does not power the rotor directly by the engine. The rotor is made to spin by air passing up through it in much the same way as a wind turbine is powered by the wind. This is in contrast to a helicopter, where the rotor is usually driven by a drive shaft and as a result needs some method to counter this torque, such as a tail rotor. Since the rotor is un powered in an auto gyro, it requires a propeller or some other means of propulsion to push it through the air. To read more about auto gyros and auto gyro history, visit our Auto gyro History page.

The Carter Copter is a hybrid between an airplane and a rotorcraft. A rotor is a very efficient device for providing lift at low speeds, but its drag increases rapidly as the aircraft goes faster if it must continue to support the aircraft. In the Carter Copter, as the aircraft speeds up and the wings begin producing more of the lift, the rotor produces less lift and can slow down given the correct control input. The reduction of rotor lift and lower rpm significantly decrease the rotor drag (in fact, a three fold reduction in rpm results in approximately a 27 fold reduction in rotational drag- drag required to just spin the rotor). The rotor drag at very low rpm's and low lift basically becomes a function of its area (which is relatively small compared to an airplane wing of similar gross weight) and the forward speed of the aircraft.

Carter Copter Autogyro Aircraft - The future of aviation is being written now and very few people are aware of the little turns being made by humankind.

Wings are very efficient at high speed, but can't provide enough lift as the aircraft slows down. In most aircraft, the wings are sized significantly larger than they need to be in cruise flight so that the pilot can fly slower for landing. Most airplanes also have some type of high lift device, such as flaps, which further decrease the minimum flight speed of the aircraft, but add weight and complexity to the wing. The Carter Copter has a very simple wing, sized much smaller than a conventional aircraft of similar size, because the wing only needs to support the aircraft at high speeds.

The combination of the slowed, unloaded rotor and the simple, small wing is what allows the Carter Copter to operate so efficiently. Its efficiency is on par, or better in high speed cruise than those of fixed wing aircraft (airplanes) with a stall speed less than 70 mph, and is much more efficient at high speed than any conventional rotorcraft.

Carter Copter Autogyro Aircraft - The future of aviation is being written now and very few people are aware of the little turns being made by humankind.   
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Carter Copter Autogyro Aircraft - The future of aviation is being written now and very few people are aware of the little turns being made by humankind.

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