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Old 08-20-2009, 08:22 AM
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Anybody heard about them before?
What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD0yR3jE1AU

Or this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92vJJzVTgk

Its an old concept but has been waiting to be revived. Designed by: Bradley Aircraft. This unique aircraft can carry a single person and VTOL capable, weighing in at 160 lbs without fuel. Its light weight and easy to fly. While this is only a 3D model we are currently working towards building and flying one.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:48 AM
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Vaporware, especially # 2.... a backpack gyro?
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... a backpack gyro?
Takeoff requires skateboard, sold separately.
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Some assembly required too....
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:30 PM
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Something which looks like the PARATRIKE!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:18 PM
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Some other photos...
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Somebody has a dream and is smart enough to make a model of it on the computer. It has great appeal and could turn into a dynamic new product, but the odds of taking it from the computer to a real live production model for sale are very small. And even when the first one becomes available the odds of it surviving and becoming a real Gyro are small, so I wouldn't be betting the farm on it just yet. I wonder if the people working on this dream have any experience with Gyroplanes or if they are kids working off theoretical knowledge they are learning in school right now. Not that there is anything wrong with proper training and knowledge from school but when it comes to Gyroplanes it would sure be a big advantage to have some practical knowledge and experience too. I wish them the best!

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Takeoff requires skateboard, sold separately.
I'm glad you said that. I was starting to get concerned about where the possible placement of the tail wheel could be.

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Something which looks like the PARATRIKE!
Where did you get those pictures from.
I googled "paratrike' but got only some PPG in return...

Really interesting design!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:47 AM
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Yes, i know Paul, but i have no more info on this design except those pictures, sorry.
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Vaporware, especially # 2.... a backpack gyro?
Yeah, but I'm sure there are some suckers already reaching for their checkbooks...

P.T. Barnum said it best.
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Something which looks like the PARATRIKE!
Or this one, the Canadian Avian
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I love the Avian... Never saw one in person though. Has anyone here ever seen one in the wild? what ever happened to that design, looks like a great design..
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The remaining airframe, and reportedly, other rights, are held by Joe Reinhardt ("Pegasus" is his company name), who has it at the Hollister, California airport, I believe. When I last talked to him about it several years ago, he was talking about using Enstrom blades on it (upside down for direction of rotation) and was hoping to get it flying, but I never saw it in the air. I don't think they built more than three prototypes for testing and certification.
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Enstrom blades.... yikes, I couldn't think of a worse blade. Expensive and an on-condition blade makes it rough, even for testing and R&D
If Joe is serious, he ought to join the group here. Get Rotordyne or RFD to make his blades, at least for now.
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