View Full Version : Who wants one?
02-20-2005, 05:53 PM
I will be talking to a guy that can CNC, bend tubes, and all the good stuff. I want to get an idea here if any of you like this gyro and would want one. I am going to try my best to get one out of him by the end of this year to test it out. The plan is it can be a tractor only to start with then when money or the need for it, you add the pusher motor. two 503s would kick this thing good. It will have a 4130 front mast that is spilt into like the front mast of a two place Dominator. Feel free to tell me what you think.
02-20-2005, 05:56 PM
Sorry, Here it is.
02-20-2005, 05:56 PM
Which gyro Brent?
02-20-2005, 05:57 PM
Never mind, I posted then saw the picture when it refreshed.
02-20-2005, 06:20 PM
Ok this one but with the drop keel so you can add the pusher later.
02-20-2005, 06:58 PM
The second is better... I'd be wary about a tractor without some sort of protection/firewall in front of me. God forbid something happens I don't want pieces/parts/hot oil coming my way. Just an opinion...
02-21-2005, 03:58 AM
I am just guessing here because I do not know the rules, but would you not have to have a twin engine rating to fly that gyro in a two engine configuration??
02-21-2005, 04:10 AM
I didn't thing you did if it was an experimental. Yes it will have a firewall. and controls this is just the layout of the side. it is 24" wide at the motor mount.
02-21-2005, 04:14 AM
Front you can fit behind this.
02-21-2005, 06:05 AM
Seems that if you were flying with only the front engine in place you would have to have about 100 lbs of dead weight behind the seat to make it hang right? :confused:
02-21-2005, 06:29 AM
If you are only flying it with the tractor then it will be set up for that. This is not a put a pusher on today and off the next. it has to be set up for the way you are going to fly. You can have the head forward 3" that is about where it would need to be without the rear motor then move the head back to pre drilled holes for the twin motor set up. not a big deal. Or you do if the way you said put 100 pound in the tail. I would move the head. Just me. just like when going from a gyroglader to a powered one Bensen and Brock had plates to changes out so you didn't have to put 80 pounds in the nose. it worked for them right? why not now? You will have about 24" to move the head between the two mast I'm sure the CG is in there.
02-21-2005, 06:49 AM
I suspected that might be what you were planning but I wasn't sure how much movement in the plates would be needed.
02-21-2005, 09:34 AM
with this the plates like a parsons trainer and the head would move not the plates
02-21-2005, 09:51 AM
That is a a neat design. I wonder if you had the two engines and the rotation was the opposite direction would that not eliminate the torque form the thrust? Just a wondering.
06-21-2005, 10:07 AM
Yes it would eliminate it. Sorry I didn't see this post long age.
Be very careful of the percentage ratio between the rotor and the prop and the rotor and t
he rudder hinge line !
06-21-2005, 11:45 AM
Yes it will want to fly backwards just like a pusher will with no tail anf a twoplace body on it. There is alot of rudder and tail surface behind the rotor.
06-23-2005, 06:17 PM
I like it.... Almost like the IKANGA (sp). There is no reason that it will not work.
06-23-2005, 06:39 PM
The IKANGA is what I base it from as you know. Chis are you looking for a corvair?
06-24-2005, 04:49 AM
I want one that is out of the car.... I don't want one converted yet.
06-24-2005, 04:54 AM
It is mine almost converted $4000 its yours. new warp drive and spinner and most of WW parts.
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