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04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
I finally have the money to order myself a set of plans and find that Ron Herron's email addresses (from the website) either bouncer or return no reply.
Are the plans still for sale?
If not can i purchase second hand plans?
04-29-2011, 11:30 AM
I contacted Ron a couple of weeks ago and the e-mail I used was email@example.com; it was from his website. He replied to my questions promptly. I'm just about to order the Little Wing plans myself, but I'm finishing my Challenger II and aim to get the final inspection in the next 4 weeks. So I have my hands full right now.
04-30-2011, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the reply. That's good. I'll try again.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Bounced
email@example.com - Gave me no reply.
As i said i'll try again and see if i get a response.
05-06-2011, 10:23 PM
With the mighty Mississippi flowing over it's banks up and down it's length that whole area is subject if flooding, power outages and everything else. I would not be surprised to see phone and website problems for a month or so. Last nights national news was showing potential flooding all the way to Little Rock and a large strech of I-40 closed due to flooding.
I am building Ron a Little Wing Autogyro weather vane and have had good contact with him. I suspect the problem is related to just the flood waters in the midwest.
05-07-2011, 05:57 AM
Martin, you should contact the British Rotorcraft Association and verify that
a Little Wing can be processed through the system in the U.K. before you set
down your money on anything.
Best of luck.
05-07-2011, 06:04 AM
Glen - Thanks i've since had a response.
EI-GYRO - Oh. I didn't think of that. I'm sure there's one thats being flown in the UK.
05-07-2011, 08:55 AM
I would still make the enquiry. You never know....
I suspect the BRA may well approve the project, but, in any event, any
homebuilt project will have to be done with their approval, so you will
need to join up anyway.
Better to do that at the start, and avoid disappointment.
Either way, you've made a good start by joining this forum.
Good luck with your build.
Just remember, the first 90% is quick, the second 90% slower, but in the
end, a scratch-built machine has a particular satisfaction to it.
05-07-2011, 10:15 AM
it's the third 90% that really slows you down :-)
That's where I'm at right now, 4 weeks to inspection time.
05-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Didn't want to demoralise him. :)
I'll let the CAA do that.
05-07-2011, 12:34 PM
I'll contact the BRA.
Luckily, I'm actually quite difficult to demoralise.
Any comments or suggestions are okay by me.
05-07-2011, 02:47 PM
The BRA have no powers to allow anything or legislate. Basically just a magazine! To get a new model gyro approved in the UK it has to go through sec T and the CAA deal with this so the cost is very high and effectively stops all but factory built machines that are comercially viable.
Sorry to be negative but thats life in Britain.
05-08-2011, 09:34 AM
If the Little Wing was on the BRA approved list, pre-Section T, it should not
be a problem.
If not, then it is unlikely to be feasible for a scratch-builder to acquire Section T approval, unless possessed of a lot of money and endless patience.
To that end, an enquiry to the BRA would be useful to establish whether Section T approval will be necessary.
Which raises another question.
If Bensen B-8m projects are no longer accepted/supported by the BRA,
are there any scratch-built gyros on their approved list. ?
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