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03-27-2004, 05:33 PM
I saw the Monarch fly today in winds gusting to 32 mph. Larry Neal has done a tremendous job in the design and manufacturing of the gyro. His new landing gear is great. Flairs from 2 to 10 feet land like a butterfly with sore feet(no pun intended). I think he is on to something here.
03-28-2004, 08:44 AM
Here is the video from the Texas Rotorcraft Assoc. where the new landing gear was demo'd for the club members.
Wind 16-18 knts Gust to 26 knts 160
Density Alt 2000 ft.
go to "Me and the Monarch"
**for some high impact landings, download "g force landing gear"
this particular video was taken today with 6 knt wind no gust.
03-29-2004, 03:26 PM
I have never seen anything like it!! :o :) The video clip of the Texas Club demonstration of the Monarch is without a doubt the most exciting gyro video I have ever seen. I showed my Missus this morning and the first thing she said was: " All the Musterers are gonna wanna get their hands on one of them".
We will definitely have to get the Birdman to test fly a Monarch at some stage. Unfortunately, not this Nationals, gyro enthusiasts from all over Australia are making their way to Central Australia at this time and I have just recieved news that our big package is arriving in Tassie this week. So, we will have to work at getting Butterfly's and Monarch's in the air for future events.
Fantastic stuff Matt, could you post your thoughts/opinions re; Monarch's performance. Thanks.
03-29-2004, 05:25 PM
The Monarch as you see it in the video with the 582 weighs only 20 lbs more than a 503 Air Command Elite. The climb is a solid 800 fpm. Top speed I have seen is 72 mph. Cruise is 65 mph. There are surely other gyros that will out perform the Monarch in speed and climb, but the nimbleness and landing quality, not to mention the added safety of a high impact gear is where the Monarch shines. I have not had as much fun in another gyro. The turbine-smooth electric prerotator is ultra cool too!
Obviously the landings in the video are not normal for any kind of aircraft, but it shows what the gyro is capable of withstanding.
04-05-2004, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the extra info. We have been busy down here getting jigs and product manufactured, heat treating and chrome finish. I am very happy with the first small run. Our big package is in Hobart, we are still finalising Customs Documentation, so I don't expect to have the package now till after Easter, then we will look at the 6061T6 product for local manufacture also.
I agree with you whole heartedly that the G Force Landing Gear is a major step forward in safety, it will definitely be more forgiving with low time pilots botching a flare and I love the way the suspension just mushes down, not bouncing off of one wheel or the other. Very very impressive.
04-26-2004, 04:56 PM
I cannot get past the popup ftp box to sign in. I would like to see the video
does larry neal have an email address or phone number I can contact him ?
04-27-2004, 06:00 AM
Larry's number (940) 627-9887
e-mail first: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk to Matt Pearson about the videos.
04-27-2004, 06:18 AM
To log in,
the password is case sensitive.
Videos are under : The Monarch, Me and the Monarch
04-27-2004, 07:32 AM
Tell us how the fly-in went?
We missed you at SNF.
Flying out tonite 9 p.m. arriving Brazil 6 a.m. local (1 h. dif)
see you around the WEB. . .
04-27-2004, 11:20 AM
Hey my brother,
We had a huge turnout of bodies, but only two gyros. The weather was not kind to us until late into the evening. Jonathan Vaghy, Larry, and I flew several times. We put on quite a show despite getting a little wet from the rain. The Carter family was there and Jay gave a little talk as well as Larry. We had good food and drinks and Emma got to ride a lawn mower eat several cookies and ride in Bob's golf cart. She had a blast! We defintely missed you. I hope that by our next flyin we will have several new pilots since Larry got the club trainer flying. Let the instruction begin!
04-28-2004, 12:00 PM
I like what I hear about the landing gear. Can this gear be used on other designs?
04-28-2004, 01:16 PM
You may want to email Larry. I seriously doubt that he will give you the answer you want to hear. He is adament about not selling to parts to the general avaition community. He only sells complete kits. His landing gear and other designs are patented/patent pending. Never hurts to ask. ;)
04-28-2004, 01:36 PM
Shawn we discussed the problem and basically you will have to build half a gyro around that suspension. too much work and for sure Larry will not have time to do it!
/good thing with the trainer, lots of new pilots this year and maybe we can have a good bunch at SNF 2005 and Bensen Days too.
Have you all in my toughts coming back; 1 h. to MIAMI, 8 h. to Cumbica (airbuss 330 not bad at all) 1 h. to Sao paulo (bus) 5 h. to Bauru (330 km very good bus)
See you at the end of the month
04-29-2004, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the replys. Not excactly what I wanted to hear, but then again it will be a few years before I build and things could be different then.
05-20-2004, 04:57 PM
I still can't get in. Can you take me step by step or post the video here.
I've got the username and password to take, but I'm denyed access to the ftp page.
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