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07-11-2011, 03:03 AM
A new serial "convertible" gyroplane from Austria will conquer the skies within one year:
They are in the final stage of flight testing and optimizing and supported by the "grey emminence" of gyroplanes in Europe Horst Schilling ......................
07-11-2011, 05:40 AM
That would be the second gyroplane on the market from Austrian manufacturers. Given that Austria sports only 8 million citizens, that's one gyro manufacturer per 4 million. Go beat that! :)
P.S.: In case you were wondering, the second one is the Arrow-Copter.
07-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Chris, what stage is the Arrow-Copter now. I have to admit that it probably would be the number 1 on my wish list to try/buy if the money were available, but haven't heard much recently on the trials.
07-11-2011, 07:06 AM
NO other gyroplane could beat the Arrowcopter but unfortunately also concerning prize ............................ :eek:
07-11-2011, 07:14 AM
You are right there Angelo. Have to win the big prize to afford the price.
07-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Here's a video of the Trixy. Looks a lot like the Colidus.
YouTube - ‪Trixy G4-2 R in the Sky !‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRNEn-RQLIw)
07-11-2011, 11:39 AM
Leigh, the Arrow-Copter has been approved for flight testing, but with a fixed pitch prop. We are now in the process of getting the variable pitch prop approved for flight testing because the data won't mean much without it. We are maybe a week away from getting the approval. The problem is that July and August are two months during which nothing much gets done. Everybody is on vacation over here.
But we flew the Arrow-Copter with a preliminary Neuform fixed pitch prop and it was like nothing else: rock solid but at the same time very responsive to the stick. Good climb performance and nice speeds, although we are not trying to push any kind of envelope at this point.
Stay tuned for more...
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