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Old 12-05-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default What is the best two place gyro that you can build by plans

What two place gyro is the safest one to build from plans? Past and present.
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I love that thing!
Is the 64990.00 euros for the complete kit with engine? or is that "extra"?
I'd better start saving!!
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Apart from the Parsons 2 seater, I don't think there are any. I don't know whether you can get the parsons 2 seat plans either
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The Little Wing plans are available, and it holds many world records.
http://www.littlewingautogyro.com/index.html
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What two place gyro is the safest one to build from plans? Past and present.
I would say the two safest two seater gyros were/are the Dominator and the Mad Max II. Air Command elite was a nice one to fly too.
None ever offered plans that I know of though.
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The Martin Hollman HA-2M is a plans built 2 seat gyro
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What about Aviomania's two place. Is it available in kit form yet.
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What are some of the pro's & cons's of the following gyro's? Any info is appreciated!
1.)Hollmann HA-2M
2.)Vortech Shadow
3.)Parsons-Bensen
4.)Littlewing LW-5 Long? or Short fuselage version?
5.)Barnett J4B2
6.)Eich Je-2


I have had an interest in the Eich JE-2 I have read in past posts that by extending the fuselage 2' and adding more tail-rudder surface would "possibly" eliminate the craft from spinning? Anyone have plans for the Eich JE-2?

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The HA2M

1. The HA2M is a neutral stability aircraft, in spite of the slightly high thrust line.
2. The HA2M has effective H stab area that makes it almost bunt over proof
3. It is totally scratch built, thus you are not worried if a kit maker goes bankrupt and are unable to get the last ½ of the kit
4. It is a bolt together design that uses common aircraft aluminum
5. No major machining or welding is required
6. It can be built with common shop tools and equipment
7. It is designed to use a common Lycoming O-320 engine
8. The passenger does not need to look at the back of the pilot’s head
9. It is ¾ enclosed, so it’s like riding a Honda Gold wing at interstate speed
10. many passengers appreciate not getting wind blasted, but like the ventilation.
11. The HA2M is I believe the lest expensive mostly enclosed 2 seat gyro you can build, but takes 750 to 1000 hours to do it… all the labor is yours.
12. The plans are very expensive, but very detailed and in true dimension of ¼, ½ an 1:1 scale on all parts.
13. The HA2M fits easily into a single car garage stall, until the rotor blades are added
14. Building from scratch can be challenging, but is very rewarding.
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What about Aviomania's two place. Is it available in kit form yet.
Yes the kit is available but not the plans!
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