View Full Version : Original Bensen construction plans
01-19-2009, 12:27 AM
Hi There All,
As promised, I have scanned all the original Bensen construction plans in full size .pdf's, and passed them on to Minnesota_Mike, for redistribution. He paid for my out-of-pocket expenses for the large scans.
Feel free to contact him, to get hold of any one of them. They are:
01-19-2009, 09:32 AM
Thank You Francois.
Yes I have the sheet scans listed above.
QUICK SUMMARY BREAK DOWN OF ALL SCANS
Scan#==Sheet #====Sheet Decsription========My Notes
01==8-107-100____Training model B-8======Side x side trainer airframe plans
02==8-102-120a___Offset Gimbal Assembly===Assembly views/ no dimensions
03==8-102-120____Offset Gimbal plans======Dimensioned plans for gimbal parts
04==Float #2______Float Installation
05==Float #1F_____Float Construction
06==8-103-100____Wood Blade Plans
07==8-105-100____Joy Stick Control ============Joy stick control=Dimensioned plans
08==8V-204-100-1__Assembly Drawing Model B-8MV==3 view final assembly drawing
09==8V-204-100-2__VW Engine Conversion=========Engine conversion dimensioned drawings
10==8F-204-100-1__Assembly Drawing Model B-8MG==3 view final assembly drawing
11==8-109-100-3___Power Conversion B-8========Various dimensioned parts for McCullough =engine, fuel system, throttle, tanks, etc.
12==8-109-100-1___Power Conversion==========Fuel tank mounts=dimensioned
13==8-109-100-2___Engine Cowlings===========Dimensioned McCullough cowling plans
14==8-104-100-3___Pedals and Brakes==========Dimensioned plans
15==8-104-100-1___Assembly Drawing Gyro Glider==3 view final assembly drawing
16==8-102-100_____Rotor Head-B-8====Dimensioned plans=OLD STYLE HEAD=(DO NOT USE=UNSAFE)
17==8-104-100-2___Mast and Keel tube Plans======Dimensioned plans for airframe
18==8-204-100_____Assembly Drawing Model B-8===3 view final assembly drawing
19==8-104-100-4___Airframe and various parts =====Dimensions and plans
01-19-2009, 11:22 AM
Will you be letting us in on these files? Would be interesting and helpful to have.
01-19-2009, 01:29 PM
If any one is interested in any one or all, please PM me.
If you have some which I do not have...maybe a trade?
I'm still looking for a COMPLETE SET of B-8M plans- manuals- instructions.
Since I have 3) original airframes and 1) original Brock airframe these will come in very handy to me.
I have no idea what products Bensen had when in business, what the publication numbers were or anything. I'm compiling a "collection" and I'd like any plans which I do not have so far (listed above).
I know Giorgos (scandtours) has a nice collection too.
GIORGOS...would you get those scanned if I paid for the cost of doing so?
01-19-2009, 01:56 PM
Mike, you most probably are "attempting" to get B-80 plans, as you most probably have in your posession, Bensen B-80's, and a Brock KB machine. You might be comparing the components of your B-80's in your shed, with the plans I sent you. They are 2 different machines. There are NO B-80 plans. The only plans published were for the B-8 range, the original homebuilt version. The B-80 is a much later kitted version, with "new style" upgraded aluminium parts, instead of wood or welded steel.
To the best of my Knowledge, the plans I sent you, is the most complete set for the B-8, you only short the building instruction manuals. There are 2 seperate ones, the Gyro-Glider Model B-8 Building and Operating Manual, and the GyroCopter Model B-8M Engine Installation and Operating Manual. I have both for you, will scan it in a couple of days time.
You had to plans build the B-8G airframe using the Gyro Glider manual, then carried on to make it a B-8M powered GyroCopter, using the Engine Installation manual.
I'll also send you the individual assembly manuals of each individual build kit of the B-80 gyro, there you will see all the "new style" components of the later B-80 kit, the ones you are seeing in your shed.
01-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Thank You Francois...all of these will be VERY helpfull.
"Dirtydog" posted in this thread...
...with this link:
On this page is a link for ORIGINAL BENSEN B-8 GYRO GLIDER plans. (+ several other Mfg. designs).
These are 8-104-100...sheets 1-4
...including writen instructions for the wood blades.
The B-19-20 Plans are junk...Vortech Bensen interpretaions...not worth the download.
01-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Hi There all,
Attached links to more scans I have just posted:
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186309064/Material_Specification_for_completely_Plansbuilt_B-8.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186309065/Bensen_Catalog_circa_1984.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186309067/Airframe_Construction_and_Assembly_Manual_built_fr om_Bensen_Raw_Material_kit.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186309068/B-80_Construction_and_Tooling_Manual.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186309069/B-80_Airframe_Construction_and_Assembly_Manual.pdf
Soon to follow will be:
B-8G Gyro Glider Building and Operating Manual
B-8M GyroCopter Engine Installation and Operating Manual
B-8M Offset Gimbal Construction and Assembly Manual
Floats Conversion Construction and Assembly Manual
VW Power Construction and Assembly Manual
GyroCopter Flight Manual
GyroCopter Pilots Manual
B-80 Landing Gear Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Rudder Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Engine Mount Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Joystick Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Joystick Linkage Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Engine Mount Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Fuel System Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Engine Accessories Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Carb Mounting and Conversion Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Throttle Assembly Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Shut-off and P-Lead Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Instrument Panel Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Rotorhead and Hub Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Alu Rotor Blades Kit Assembly Manual
B-80 Propellor Mounting Kit Assembly Manual
01-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Hi There All,
Mike just reposted an old link to some info on GyroTech. The info on GyroTech is good, but beware of the B-19/20 info, it's a bit suspect. It seems to be Vortech's interpretation of plans, not the originals.
01-19-2009, 11:53 PM
Hi There All,
Here some more original Bensen Stuff:
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421931/B-80_Rudder.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421932/B-80_Landing_Gear.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421933/B-80_Joystick_Linkage.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421934/B-80_Joystick.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421935/B-80_Fuel_System.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421936/B-80_Engine_Mount.pdf
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/186421937/B-80_Alu_Blades.pdf
More to follow.
04-28-2009, 01:18 PM
Where did this great thing disapear? I cant find any plans for the B8M!
Best regards Kalle
04-28-2009, 02:26 PM
Go to Tim o'Connor's site, GyroWiki, you should be able to download them from there. Go to member Barnstormer2 to get a link to GyroWiki
04-28-2009, 02:33 PM
There seems to be a download limit of 10 downloads on rapidshare
You might want to try uploading to:
really good free site
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