View Full Version : NEW! Aircommand on the block!
09-21-2004, 09:12 AM
I am finally back after that big storm that hit us. I just got my power and phone line today. Well, I will like to post my friend new aircommand. We have been working on it and we are almoust there. He powder coat all the tubes and paint all the plates. The engine is not mount it becouse we are goin sand blast it and paint it again . He already have some compannies that are making offers(Home Depot and some sport sun glass) To post there promotion on the gyro and take it to the malls for promotion. That it really cool!. He is going to use 6"x6" Hegars wheels and hydralics brakes. And polish wheel on the front. Later he is goin to use 532 rotax .
09-21-2004, 09:14 AM
09-21-2004, 09:18 AM
This is Sammy he is a F.B.I detective.The owner of the aircommand. As you can see on the top of the engine we are really proud to be American too ;) . #1
09-21-2004, 09:22 AM
What you guys think?
09-21-2004, 09:24 AM
How I forgot to ask.. Do you guys know if Hegar makes a 4" polish front wheel? or if you guys know of any companie that does?
Jose - Nice work! My only comment - the porp line seems a little low. You should have at least 31 inches from the prop centerline to the keel for a 60 inch prop.
09-21-2004, 02:27 PM
I like the upright engine and the HS. I have the same conversion on my 1980's Air Command.
With this "low-rider" configuration, he won't have true CLT. Therefore, he should do whatever he can to bring the CG up. This means avoiding auxiliary tanks under the seat, not using a pod, and using the lightest wheels possible. I would suggest sticking to the McCutchen blades (they're heavier and help with the CG location).
09-21-2004, 03:00 PM
Udi, The engine is not place yet. I think the transmition is goin up, not like it is right now. But We will check. Thank you Udi. Doug , That is a good sugestion. He already has 23' Mccutchen so I think it will work. Thank you Dough.
09-21-2004, 03:11 PM
Joe, the gearbox should go DOWN, just like it is in the picture. That helps to move the engine (and the CG) up. It's one of the little tricks used in the Gyrobee to keep the CG close to the thrustline.
09-21-2004, 04:17 PM
Doug, Can you please show me some pictures of your configuration?
09-22-2004, 05:42 AM
Don't forget to send me a picture of the finished machine for my Rotorcraft column.
09-22-2004, 07:51 AM
09-22-2004, 07:56 AM
Way to go guys! Two yeller puerto rican gyro's will be storming the beaches!!
09-22-2004, 08:00 AM
You got it Scott!! ;) :D
09-22-2004, 08:01 AM
Joeheli, I don't have any pics of my Air Command with the new setup. It looks just like the picture you posted, however. The engine sits on top of the 2x2 engine-mount tube. The two engine-mount cross bars are on top of the 2x2 as well. The gearbox is down. The 1" round tubes that run down from the rear cross-bar to the tail tube are in place as usual.
If I can find a picture of my Gyrobee setup, I'll post it, since they are practically identical.
10-09-2004, 09:52 PM
Well guys We are almost done :D .. with my friend aircommand. We already install the wheels and brakes system. I will show you guys more pictures.
10-09-2004, 09:58 PM
This other picture is the owner of the machine. As you can see he is very happy :D .On the other picure we can see the ownwer(sammy) with one of the old timers on gyrocoptering in Puerto Rico. That guy has Helicopter licence, airplane licence, gyro licence. etc. etc. He his a great guy!
10-09-2004, 10:02 PM
On this picture we can see on the left the gyro builder, this guy is very smart,
and a great pilot. Well I will update more. SEE ya!!
10-10-2004, 06:11 AM
COOL! looks like it won't be long now.
10-10-2004, 08:16 AM
Really nice craft,joe.Wish you a success.Mind telling us how she weighs?
10-10-2004, 08:21 AM
I really don't know now , but when we finish it I will post it. What I can tell you is that the configuration is a 503 rotax, 23' McCutchen, no pod. Hegar,Wheel with brakes. Later on we will change the engine witha 582 rotax.
10-10-2004, 03:07 PM
Jose, It looks like you & your friends are coming along with the gyro.I think that is the first Air Command I`ve seen painted yellow.I LIKE IT!
Those new wheels sure are SEXY LOOKING. Keep us informed on the proggress.
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