In the early 1980s, David
Gittens, a gifted artist and industrial designer, began
work on an innovative, low-cost gyroplane that could
transport medical personnel and needed equipment to
remote villages in the poorer nations of the world.
Unfortunately, potential buyers were more interested in
the less peaceful applications of the Ikenga, and
Gittens had to abandon his goal of a "future link"
connecting stricken areas with the wider world.
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum