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09-28-2008, 05:59 AM
Here are a couple of photos of the Dominator with the Air command nose pod,
It should be a nice winter addition, it will take about an hour to switch over from the pod back to fully open in the spring, Flying with the pod is a little different, I am not used to being "closed in". :)
09-28-2008, 06:38 AM
Scott can you describe any differences in handling or yaw tendencies? Just curious.
09-28-2008, 06:38 AM
Looks great. Are you going to paint it to match the rest of the gyro (after you finish Mama Gyro's Mustang, of course)?
09-28-2008, 07:50 AM
Five boy, It seems to have much more rudder authority, perhaps because the air is less disturbed.
I am going to paint the gyro, not sure yet, but it has to be something really wild.
Tim the mustang is coming along nicely......Another Redneck rocket. :)
I told Mary I am going to have to get a vanity plate for her that says:
Mary-O (Mario) Because she drives it like a race car. :)
09-28-2008, 09:10 AM
I love the paint! Great job!
Tell me....are the wheels a custom job too??
Barry (need some spinners) K
09-28-2008, 10:06 AM
Very cool. How do you like those PVC aux tanks? I considered those at one point for the 2-place.
09-28-2008, 11:50 AM
JC, I like the aux tanks, they are light, and the only time I use them is for X-county, or when I know I will need extra fuel.
Barry, I still have to paint the wheels, although the "donut" spare seems to be a really popular choice in the Atlanta metro area.
09-28-2008, 06:36 PM
How do you like the color purple?
09-28-2008, 07:13 PM
Never saw the movie.............................
My old truck is yellow with purple flames........so was the mailbox.
The Harley had a purple frame.
Where are you going with this? :)
09-28-2008, 07:16 PM
I do like that way your gyro looks with that pod. did it effect the hang angle or weight and balance any? I bet it really flys sweet now. how long till we see a video?
09-28-2008, 08:07 PM
I can't remember the name of the guy who came to Bensen Days with the purple Air Command a few years ago but it looked pretty sharp. Not a color you see every day on a gyro.
09-28-2008, 09:31 PM
Scott, did you treat the aluminum with a clear coat or is it painted. I'm trying to decide what to do with my air frame. Its already assembled, but I intend to take it apart after the motor mount. Racer is helping me build the motor mounts for a Yamaha motor next week. I still have to decide what size rotors to go with., looks like I can go with 24 or 25' using the math equation Ernie gave me. I think it will wiegh about 600 AUW.
09-29-2008, 02:26 AM
Russ, the aluminum is bare, I do not like it uncoated, it is impossible to keep clean with the oxidation and all. I just haven't been able to take it apart and paint it yet.
I might go with a Boeing landing gear light gray on the airframe, we'll have to wait and see.
Tim, purple would be cool, with big bass-boat metalflake!
09-29-2008, 04:41 AM
I like the way that looks. Pretty cool. Paint the gyro army green or camo.... you can just spray it as it sits, wires hoses etc.... It will add character
09-29-2008, 05:20 AM
Or flat black, like Jake! :)
09-29-2008, 06:00 AM
Camo would be cooler and more redneck too.....
09-29-2008, 06:19 AM
Flat OD green would be cool.
Maybe hang a few small sheetmetal 'pods' here and there with flat black stenciling...paintball guns...
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