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02-06-2010, 07:05 AM
I'm looking for a photo of a gyro with a cover on it. I've seen them on Magni gyros in Africa I think. I want it to show someone the proper way to cover up a gyro in the rain instead of placing a tarp over the rotors (and creating a wind sail).
02-06-2010, 08:29 AM
I would go to a place that does boat canvas, Thay are used to fitting odd shapes with rain and wind tight covers.
02-06-2010, 02:11 PM
I would go to a place that does boat canvas, I’m are used to fitting odd shames with rain and wind tight covers.Tim I had a custom cover done and I am very happy with it. I have a fly in i am going to in two weeks. I will get a few pics of it covered.
There are 5 pieces. A console cover that fastens down at the foot pedals. A "cape" that zips up around the rotor head under the blades. Two blade sleeves, which i use when covering and when transporting. And a "beanie" that goes over the top of the middle of the rotors and velcros onto the cape.
The last piece is just for traveling and its used with the console cover., it covers the rotor head and cinches around the control rods.
I paid $300 from a boat canvas dealer but the guy who made it said he really underbid it.
02-07-2010, 05:03 AM
Hey Joe, wheres the fly-in, Valkaria? Whats the dates?
02-07-2010, 07:14 AM
April 20 http://www.valkariaairfest.org/
02-07-2010, 07:38 AM
I am going :) Will catch a ride with Ron :)
02-07-2010, 08:30 AM
I've used covers from these guys for my McCulloch J-2 and Air & Space 18A, as well as my Bell 47 and Sikorsky S-52.
02-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Talk to these folks too: http://aviationcovers.com
I just had them make a set of covers for my Magni, but haven't used 'em yet since I was able to find hangar space this winter.
02-07-2010, 12:21 PM
What Im really looking for are some photos of covers in use. I know I've seen some on some Magnis, ELAs, or MT03s.
02-08-2010, 04:21 PM
Heres a cover from Mentone 2008 that I found on my computer. Looks like it fits good.
Hope that is what your looking for.
02-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Thank you. That's exactly the type of cover I was looking for. I haven't seen that photo before but it's just what I was looking for. Thanks.
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