View Full Version : We're in !!
10-31-2003, 03:45 PM
Air Command Rules Forever !!!! ;)
11-01-2003, 01:28 AM
Alright Chris,<br><br>Glad you made it. I want hear some flight reports about your new machine.<br><br>Todd<br>
11-01-2003, 12:33 PM
Well, <br>The Kutztown Airport was quite busy today and there was a crosswind on the paved runway. So first thing this morning I made some small changes, installed a fuel filter from my gear box vent to catch the lube that has been getting all over my tail. It worked well. After lunch I taxiied to the grass runway and proceeded to have alot of fun. More than a half dozen takeoffs and landings. It burns alot of gas at over 4000rpm. I was doing over 80mph, but my tach was reading 5600. I need to add some pitch to the warp drive tomorrow. I did slow flight, vertical decents, and power off landings to the ground. This machine is incredible when compared to the old 447. Very solid and predictable even in the wind today. I was flying in a t-shirt and shorts. Not bad for PA. Shar helped me through every minute of the day as always. Dig this, I got a bullet through the windshield of my '81 Subaru Glf last week and last night the busted the back glass and driver window with a bb gun or something, no bullets of the '91 Subaru Legacy.Talk about a pisser what a way to start the day, but someone reported it and the cop left his card under the windshield wiper. Welcome to Reading PA. I'm not even here most of the time, I'm usally at the airport or the garage. But you start to think someone don't like you. Hopefully, it was just a Halloween prank. But as Shar types this and I dictate we are listening to a house party on the next block and the cops haven't stopped it yet. I'm beginning to wonder about moving to a nice hangar, but anyhow I did some good flying today, even with all the other air traffic. Oh, and in the last two days 3 different helicopters landed at Kutztown to use the diner. R22, R44, and some expensive turbine. But I know they all really want a GYROCOPTER. My exhaust might be pissing off the locals, so I'll soon be bring it home for the winter conversion.
11-02-2003, 02:41 PM
Chris,<br><br>Your having too much fun....Glad to see you here. <br><br>Your favorite Trailer Queen-<br>
11-03-2003, 01:50 AM
Chris, when you make a long post like that one how about breaking up for us?<br><br>You do this by pressing the enter key twice after every few sentences. See watch this, I will press it twice then keep typing<br><br>See what happens? It makes it easier to read for a lot of us, especially the old farts!<br><br>See ya later, and look..... You will find the Carolinas a much more friendly place to live in. Better weather too. and we got that beer you guys like from up there so?...... 8)
11-03-2003, 04:15 AM
I'm in too. Finally a forum I can post on. ;D
11-03-2003, 05:34 AM
Chris,<br><br>Let me ditto what Ron says about the Carolinas. I lived in Greenville, SC for four years, and it was just about the Garden of Eden.
11-03-2003, 11:25 AM
Is there are hangar I can live in cheap at some semi- deserted airport. I think that's the way I want to live. :)
Chris,<br><br>Look for fly-in communities in your area. We have a couple of those around here, and I am dreaming of moving into one of them. Basically, all the houses in this community have hangars and taxi paths going to a runway. My wife didn't care for it that much though... :-[<br><br>Udi
12-11-2003, 08:04 PM
Hey guys, nothing posted here since 11-03 so I'm posting a pic of my machine purchased about a month ago.
I have about 11 hrs on it. It flies great.
12-12-2003, 02:27 AM
Hi Mike. It flys great compared to what?
12-12-2003, 05:55 AM
Compared to all the gyros out there that can't fly.
12-12-2003, 07:03 PM
Good answer. I did not anticipate that!!!! LOL. It is still a relatvely dangerous gyro for an inexperienced gyro pilot though.
heres a pic of my air command
how do ya post a picture thanks ben
12-13-2003, 06:30 PM
After you type your message, scroll down to the "attach" box and click "browse".
Find your photo in whatever location you have it stored and click on it. The file name should appear in the box, click "open" and its location should appear on your posting form in the box next to the "browse" button.
Then click the "post" button and you are done.
Nice looking machine.
12-14-2003, 11:19 AM
I just added the image tags around your post. If you click edit on your post, you'll see what I did.
02-04-2004, 04:52 PM
I am a new member to the gyro world, I wish to say hello to all. Dave
I will try to post a picture of my gyro.
02-04-2004, 04:55 PM
02-04-2004, 05:08 PM
02-04-2004, 07:51 PM
Dave, your gyro looks alot like mine. Not the same color but everything else. I am putting a larger wheel on the front, don't like the look of the small tire. I am also going to put on a tall tail when I can get to it.
02-04-2004, 07:55 PM
Dave, that is a very nice looking machine. What engine does it have?
02-05-2004, 02:29 PM
I too changed the nose and tail wheel, on the tail I wanted something larger and softer, it has a rotax 582, the newer model, I hard wired a gps and radio, I think I am going to order a helmet that is completly enclosed to hear and be heard better , I seem to have trouble with my comtronics model 2000.I also put drain plugs on all 3 tanks just incase I need to drain, here in the winter I can go for 3 or 4 weeks without flying.I also made a cool fuel pump, I will try to send a pic.Thanks guys Dave.
02-05-2004, 03:19 PM
Not only does your machine look good, but it sounds like you are putting a lot of thought into it as well. More pics would be welcome.
I am still using the Comtronics helmets and would be interested in what you decide on and how well it works.
If you haven't gone too far, you might want to consider a stick grip with a PTT switch built into it. I really like mine, mainly because it's out of the way and yet easy to get to.
02-06-2004, 04:44 AM
Hi Chuck, I do have a stick grip with a ptt, and a leather cover on the mike, I have changed some electronics to eliminate noise and put an antenna from a piper on the bottom of the frame so it now has a large ground plane, but it is the direct wind that gets into the mike and helmet.I built a really cool portable fuel pump, it's like having my own gas station , but this site will not let me attach , it kicks back to me saying file to large, if anyone wants pics give me another email add. and I will send, it was easy and cheap to make, it pumps @12 gal.per min. without spilling a drop.I have a ton of other aircraft parts and stuff on my gyro, more later. Thanks Dave
01-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Man, look at this thread. Never met Chuck, but I miss him. Where is Dave & Mike ?
I talked to Ben just the other week !
This thread was my first post on Todd's new forum !!!
01-22-2011, 06:39 PM
hey Chris,do you still have the camper you took to ROC?
how is the 2 seat Gyro doing?
01-23-2011, 03:23 AM
Tim, yes the old 77 chevy motorhome might be covered with snow right now ,but she still runs fine. She's registered, inspected & insured & ready at a moments notice to take me away !!! Even after the trip to CA & back she still only has about 40K miles on her.
That was with 2 trips to Bensen days, 2 trips to ROC, 1 trip to Bangor MA, & 1 trip to Mentone !
I am still missing a few states on the map that is stuck to the drivers side.....I would like to take her there !
The SxS is warm & dry ( well not warm ) & needs someone to stop screwing around & start slapping stuff together !
I need a partner that feels like getting her done !!( while I fly the single !)
01-23-2011, 06:12 AM
Cool deal,hope to see you and the Motorhome and Gyro at some fly-in's this year.
01-23-2011, 06:55 AM
I doubt you will ! I would be happy to just get my flight review done !
01-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Hey Chris, Iwould love to see that work of art fly and would be glad to hand you wrenches if it would motivate you, but I am like you, I have more to do now than ever. I have to finish the Junk Yard Dog, Build the Air Command I have in the hanger that is in parts, and add the new shock absorbing landing gear to my RAF. I can't wait till it gets above 55 degress to get all this done and find some time to motivate you to finish that sweety in your garage.
01-23-2011, 07:07 PM
This thread was my first post on Todd's new forum !!!
That was cool to jump back to 2003 for a minute. I used to lurk a bit in the early years before I joined . Time flies.
01-24-2011, 04:07 AM
I'll say ! Years go by like minutes.
I wonder where those 2 guys got to, anyone know ?
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