The gyrocopter replaces something which seems relatively simple (a wing) with something which appears to be incredibly complex (a rotor). I've done a bit of flying in ultralights quite similar to the flights depicted in the gyrocopter vid. Low level flying is probably always dangerous but i still get the feeling there's so much that could go horribly wrong with that big rotor... When I look at Mr. Finn's gorgeous, fast proa I always think, "Damn, one more of those beautiful hulls and that would be an incredible trimaran!". I know that particular proa is magnificent as-is but it would be hard to convince me that adding another hull would be that much more expensive/difficult. Also notable that when the serious people want to do long, super fast crossings they invariably choose the trimaran. Love to go for a ride on a good proa though.
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