View Full Version : GyroRons great time at Bensen Days
04-10-2005, 08:27 PM
Well back home and half unpacked after a 11 hour drive back from Orlando. All caught up on my emails, snail mail and most of the new posts on the forum. :)
I am pretty beat so I will make this a mostly pics thread for now and when I got time I will fill in the details. I did have a blast though, and got to meet ALOT of people who post here. I also got to fly several machines as well, including GyroMikes Bensen... Bob Simmons Aircommand.... Greg Spicolas Aircommand.... CLS447's Aircommand.... Scott Lewis' 912S Dominator..... Dave Dewinters old Thumpernator - now owned by Jim Hay..... Kevin's Subaru powered Falcon..... JazzenJohns Gyrobee..... And I also got a ride with Rudy in his RAF2000 :D
Anyway here is lot's of pictures, enjoy.
04-10-2005, 08:30 PM
You must be tired...
04-10-2005, 08:32 PM
pics 1-4 are of the group of us that flew to Sebring for Lunch on Tuesday. Pic 5 is Mike Boyette and crew, pic 6 is Ernie and Dick working on a ultrawhite and pic 7 and 8 is some machines flying.
04-10-2005, 08:37 PM
pic 1 is Carl's gyrocycle with HKS four stroke on it
Pics 2-4 is Wauchula from 6000 feet AGL in my Dominator
Pic 5 is Camp GyroRon
Pic 6 is Richard - Catfish - Oxnam
Pic 7 is Bob Simmons Aircommand
Pic 8 is Chris Spadaforas Aircommand
04-10-2005, 08:40 PM
Pic 1, Skydancer
Pic2, Chris Wilsons Monarch
Pics 3 and 4, Helicopters.....
04-10-2005, 08:43 PM
Pic 1, Todd Powell
Pic 2, Chris Spadafora coming back from a shower :D
Pic 3, Chuck Roberg
Pic 4, Dog on a Golf Cart.....
04-10-2005, 08:49 PM
Pic 1, Chris Spadafora and John Optigrove - spelling? - who designs ultralight helicopters
Pic 2, Tom C of New Mexico
pic 3, Golden Butterfly going out for a flight
pic 4, Gyro flightline in front of camp GyroRon
04-10-2005, 08:52 PM
pic 1, Duanne Hunns RAF
Pic 2, Jim Logans RAF
Pic 3, Pat McNears RAF
Pic 4, Chris and Ben trying to get that Monarch back in the air
04-10-2005, 08:55 PM
If your reading this, wota your oppinions on the GFLG??.
04-10-2005, 08:55 PM
Pic 1, Aircam airplane that flew in
Pic 2, Trike
Pic 3, GyroMike hanging out in Dominator country
Pic 4, Gary Goldsberry's loveable Dog
04-10-2005, 08:59 PM
Pic 1, Gaggle of motorbikes
Pic 2, Dick Degraw rebuilding David Seaces Hirth F-30 Carbs
Pic 3, only gyro hurt was this Sort of a Dominator.
Pic 4, RotoTony and his gyrobee frame
04-10-2005, 09:01 PM
Todd Powell trying to nap in the tent
Stan after his ride with Duanne Hunn
Me and Rudy in his RAF
Jason from Falcon insurance
04-10-2005, 09:04 PM
Stan Foster, Rudy, Rob Dublin, Doug Riley, Sonny
Steve McGowan working on a Sparrowhawk
04-10-2005, 09:10 PM
Chris Wilson and Machine
Tim Verroi and Mike Bantum
Tims Paintball gun on his Dominator
Mike showing off his legs and his ultrawhite Dominator
TLanders and his Ultrawhite Dominator
Look at this Little Wing!!!
04-10-2005, 09:14 PM
Porta pottys after the wind we got Thursday night
Butterfly on trailer
Ken Rehler putting his blades together
Brad King and Don Parham
Tom Milton in the truck
04-10-2005, 09:17 PM
GyroMike after flying my Dominator
GyroMike and Rudy
Todd Powell coming in from a flight in my gyro
04-10-2005, 09:21 PM
Tim Blackwell and Todd Powell
Doug Riley and Larry Boyer
04-10-2005, 09:23 PM
Stan, Tom, Jim Logan
Stan and Tom
04-10-2005, 09:26 PM
Jim Logan and Duanne Hunn
Chris and Shar
Kevin Fogleman and brother
04-10-2005, 09:33 PM
Mike Bantum and Tim Verroi
Brad King and Mrs. Brad King
Ernie, Dick, Steve and many more
04-10-2005, 09:39 PM
Me and GyroMike
Mike Bantum and Tim Verroi Rapping a song about not using the radio
GyroMike and Rick Martin playing music around the campfire
04-10-2005, 09:40 PM
Neat homemade threewheeler
Jim Hays Thumpernator
04-10-2005, 09:43 PM
Scott Lewis' 912 Dominator
Rick Martins gyrobee
Vance Breese and Jim Mayfield
04-11-2005, 02:33 AM
Hi Ron, thanks for sharing those nice pics.
seems like you all had good time.
a real pleasure to see all the rotary people for real.
thanks to the photographer ;)
04-11-2005, 03:12 AM
....for taking time and effort to post those pics. Names and faces that I have not put together before. Great stuff.
Aussie paul. :)
04-11-2005, 03:57 AM
thanks for lots of pics.
But not just one of the LEINO,
was it just a ghost before the Bensen Days ???
04-11-2005, 04:18 AM
Ron: Thanks for those great pictures.
PtKay....I just posted those pictures of Ernies new machine in the Bensen Days with Ernie Boyette thread.
04-11-2005, 05:37 AM
Great pictures!!! We had a great time and hope to do it again soon!!!
Birdy, I like the G-Froce landing gear. It really adds a safety factor to the machine. This will be the best thing for a new/ low time pilot when they flair too high. There has been some questions as to how it reacts on the ground. The gear is bottomed out and is not fully active until 21 secounds after take-off. Tim Chick mounted a camera on the machine to show the gear as it works. It is very cool looking at the video.
04-11-2005, 12:33 PM
Great show Ron. Thank you from all a' us'ns. :D
04-11-2005, 05:02 PM
Great pictures! Looks like it was a great time. I have never seen Steve without his beard.
04-11-2005, 05:20 PM
Ron, great pictures except I am Amish and I don't allow my picture to be taken. You stole my soul from me. Can I please have it back? :rolleyes:
04-11-2005, 05:51 PM
Thanx for the reply Chris. Glad you like it, it scared the crap outa me. :eek:
I'v hear since i flew it that your not supposed to land properly, but deliberately drop it in from a few feet, which is sumthn I try to avoid. :o
04-11-2005, 06:58 PM
The only thing I don't like is the crosswind landings, if you hit a little hard on one side. It feels like you are going over and are going to trash a set of blades. Yeah it take some time to get used to it but after you do they are fun to fly with.
04-11-2005, 07:38 PM
Chris, you looked great landing that Butterfly like that, I thought it was cool! Good to see you again and look forward to seeing you in the future.
04-12-2005, 06:45 AM
I know you are ready to get back into the air. You will have a great machine with the Little Wing. I can't wait to see it when you are finished. Great to see you again and daBug, she is really cute!! Maybe at ROC I will bring one of mine to hang out.
04-12-2005, 11:16 AM
You sound like Elvis haveing your picture takin"I'm all shook up umm humm yea yea" :) :cool:
Good meeting you
04-12-2005, 03:29 PM
Great Job on the pictures Ron I had a great time and it seem like everyone else did too
If you missed it your just going to have to make it next year.
03-09-2007, 06:54 PM
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