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10-18-2004, 02:44 PM
I was wondering about some event I've seen around New Years, where and when, and Benson Days, where and when??
10-21-2004, 03:12 PM
Haven't I seen something about a flyin in Jan. in Florida??
10-21-2004, 03:40 PM
Yes there is a informal fly in get together put on by PRA chapter 26, the Sunstate Wing and Rotor club. It is over the new year holiday and is held at the Wauchula airport where the bigger Bensen Days fly in is held in late March or Early April each year.
BTW if your still looking to buy a gyro with N numbers and all the proper Paperwork, this one here is for sale and is sitting in my hangar if you want to come see it.
10-21-2004, 04:26 PM
Is it a Dominator, what engine, how many hours, and have you flown it?? Do you prefer it over a Ultrawhite??
10-21-2004, 07:04 PM
It is a Bensen that has been modified to CLT by raising the seat and the controls up higher. It has a Dominator tail. Power is a Cont A-65 that has been converted to 75 horsepower. It pulled 350 pounds of thrust at ROC, 10 more than my 582 powered Dominator. Is has two fuel tanks, one wraps around the mast to allow gravity feed to the carb on the engine and also to help align the CG towards CLT. The seat tank pumps up to the mast tank with a electric pump, gyro holds 13 gallons total.
It is not a hotrod flip it around machine like a Ultrawhite. I personally would rather have a Ultrawhite, but for you the ultrawhite still needs N numbers as it is too heavy and holds too much fuel to be legally a ultralight. This Black Bensen is a solid, stable and steady gyro, perfect for cross country flights, and the engine purrs like a kitten. Sounds like a old Piper Cub flying by! And yes I have flown it, it used to be mine. Not sure of the total hours but they are low. It is in annual right now too.
10-22-2004, 02:25 PM
Let's say I am interested, what is the lest they will take, and are there any 2 place gyros in your area to fly me in??
10-22-2004, 05:19 PM
I think he wants 8500$ for it with the new price P tip propeller he just bought for it - and I believe you also get the old still like new plain wood prop too -
Or 7500$ without the Prince. I have flown it with both props, the prince makes a big difference on this gyro, no way would I not get the prince!
As for two seaters in my area.... The closest one to me is Gary Neal out of Spartenburg South Carolina. He flys and trains in a RAF2000. He is a gyro CFI so any time with him will count towards a gyro private pilot rating. Next closest is Maxie Wildes and Dan Lesile. They train in Aircommand tandem trainers and they are both gyro BFI's so the time with them won't count towards a private rating, maybe sport pilot rating but I am not sure. Dan lives in Macon Georgia and Maxie is in Savannha
10-22-2004, 05:35 PM
How far is Gary from you??
10-22-2004, 05:39 PM
A hours flight in my Pacer or about a hour and half by car.
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