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Whirlygig: the troubled life of the J-2 autogyro | Air Facts Journal

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Whirlygig: the troubled life of the J-2 autogyro | Air Facts Journal
By the mid-1960s general aviation was booming, but airplanes and pilots were still regularly coming to grief in stall-spin accidents. Robert McCulloch sought to revitalize the autogyro concept for the mass GA market. Surely there must be demand for a stall-proof, slow-speed-capable flying machine that was both easier to fly and less complex than a helicopter.
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