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08-26-2005, 09:17 AM
Does anyone know what happened to the Twinstar from Farrington aircraft? is it still around?
08-26-2005, 10:00 AM
Gary Goldsberry bought the last one and uses it for training.
08-26-2005, 10:05 AM
so there are no more being made?
08-26-2005, 06:53 PM
Benny, I just bought a Twinstarr last wk. They come up for sale every now & then. Woody De`sar bought the rights to the Twinstarr & moved his operation to the UK. He says that the first run manufacturing due in 2006. I believe he has changed the design to lighten up the machine a bit. He`s calling it a Twinstarr Lite !
08-27-2005, 04:02 AM
I have a friend that is selling the last kit the factory made, plus a mazda engine. good deal if any one is interested.
ps mine was before this kit was made.
08-27-2005, 05:34 PM
Charles, do you know how many Twinstarrs where produced? I have #15 & would like to know!
08-28-2005, 04:45 PM
good question I have to check my receipts. I dont know what serial is mine also the factory made 2 before clsoing. mine and the one scott speirer has in arizona.
08-30-2005, 06:31 AM
I was told there were a total of 20 that was made. I have ser # 4
08-30-2005, 09:45 AM
Chuck, Please ck your serial #. Your # should tell the story of when it was built!
09-02-2005, 10:14 AM
Dear all ;
Thank you for your questions re Twinstarr and Twinstarrlite.
Just to set the record straight :
I used to work for the late Don Farrington before his in-flight heart attack (which he initially survived thanks to being in a gyroplane- in an airplane or heli the story would have been different right there).
I acquired the manufacturing rights and all tooling etc for the Twinstarr. I am at present working in Europe and have succesfully designed an ultralight version of the Twinstarr (with Don's consent), called the Twinstarrlite, using the same airframe.
The Twinstarr was well known for its superb stability and comfort, as well as low maintenance and high reliability. All owners/builders liked it.
The only drawback was its weight and the stickshake. Weight has been addressed in the Twinstarrlite (empty weight 500 Lbs or less), and we have now a rotorsystem without vibration.
Being the CAA contracted testpilot for gyroplanes, I have planned to put it through the infamous BCAR "sectionT" stringent requirements. This will help it getting capproval in the rest of the world.
Recently I have fallen victim to a conman who made me loose a substantial amount of money, jeopardising the whole process. If there is engouh interest and I can find the required capital to do so, I will attempt again to get it through sectionT, whichj wiull allow production to resume again.
Anybody wanting spares or repair parts (should they have been so unfortunate as to damage their machine),please contact me by email (email@example.com) and I will see what I can do.
09-02-2005, 10:37 AM
please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will see what I can do.Email forthcoming. Thanks very much.
09-02-2005, 11:26 AM
Thanks woody for all of your comments. We've all had questions
09-05-2005, 12:21 PM
Woody, Can you tell us how many Twinstarrs where built or sold ?
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