View Full Version : breakthrough at Bensen Days?
04-14-2005, 07:51 AM
I left for a too long time...
Can anybody sum up the actual breakthroughs and novelties which were presented at Bensen Days?
Thank you all!
04-14-2005, 09:08 AM
The LFINO marries Dick Degraw's jump-takeoff and powered-rotor technologies with an enclosed 2-seat cabin.
The Golden Butterfly incorporates long-travel, bounceless landing gear and a an interesting mechanism for folding the multi-tube masts that are common on tandem gyros.
The Mosquito helicopter was in full flight, maneuvering very impressively in the hands of a self-taught pilot.
A number of machines received side-by-side thrust tests. I haven't seen the results, but they should be enlightening.
04-14-2005, 10:21 AM
There was also the politically incorrect but very cool Paintball Marker mounted on one of the gyros.
Mike Gaspard has a neat slider on his rotorhead. I don't know how new it is but it's the only one I saw there.
doug riley it was a pleasure to meet and talk to ya about gyros,stan foster has the results of the thrust test
04-14-2005, 05:06 PM
I will try to post the thrust tests soon. I have the pictures....my dial up is so slow lately. The phone man was out today trying to fix the static in the lines which keeps bumping me off.
04-14-2005, 07:57 PM
I must also mention the unveiling of my horn system - for scaring buzzards and getting a smile from those on the ground. Very cool stuff!
04-15-2005, 03:08 AM
Ron: I liked your horn system.....that really sounded cool when you let it rip up high.
04-15-2005, 07:57 AM
Did the LFINO fly? and how well?
04-15-2005, 08:09 AM
No. It got its airworthiness certificate only near the end of the event.
Never do your test flights in front of a crowd!
04-15-2005, 08:48 AM
Damn those phone men. I wish you were in my area I would fix it correctly. Have you tried dsl? I have had it for 5 years and I'd never go back to dial up.
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