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Old 11-07-2012, 05:15 AM
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Interesting project from China.

http://car-copter.net/product/class/

Another roadable gyrocopter.
The images from the factory seem to shoe, that they are seriously
trying to get somewhere with this project.

Technical Data CARCOPTER

Length * width * height 4.6M * 2.00M * 2.8M ( flight mode)

Length * width * height 4.6M x 2.00M x 1.46M ( vehicle mode)

Rotor diameter 8.4M

Maximum take-off weight 600KG

Cruise speed of 145km / h

The maximum speed of 180km / h

The 2.8M 2.0M 2.0M front tread rear tread

Speed of 0- 120km / h

Endurance of 5H

The engine ROTAX914UL ( TURBO WITH 115HP )

Flight vehicle structure of carbon fiber composite material structure
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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An appropriate caption to the picture below may be - "But Bubba told me the engine would fit in there"...

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:30 AM
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I don't know about that, I don't know that the VW is the right engine for a big ol 2 place with a shrouded engine, just sayin'.
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looks like a 80 hp VW
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I admire peoples tenacity, but from what I have seen over the years, flying cars are neither good at being cars, or airplanes.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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I admire peoples tenacity, but from what I have seen over the years, flying cars are neither good at being cars, or airplanes.
Also amphibious cars are neither good cars nor good boats.
But they are still being build and driven.

I am not going to say, this one will work,
but, for example, PAL-V is very promising.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM
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"But Bubba told me the engine would fit in there"... 
Good one Udi, looks like an afterthough to me...
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:18 PM
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An appropriate caption to the picture below may be - "But Bubba told me the engine would fit in there"...
Let's make it a caption contest:

"just hold it there until that %*+ photographer has finished"

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:48 PM
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While it has a "Cute" body, there is no way that will ever fly configured the way they have it now. It is obvioous they do not understand how Gyros fly, but it will be interesting to watch their learning curve and see how it develops as it goes along and if they run out of money before they figure out what they need to change. I wish them luck but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this machine to leave the ground.
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Well from the many pictures, you can see they are already starting to realize the rudders and moment arm are terribley inadaquate. No way can they keep the nose going foward and they are about 60 to 80 hp short on power. However I doubt we have seen the last of this project, they are tenacious at learning.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:49 AM
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I agree with that heavy low Horse Power engine. Maybe they will supercharge it or add a turbo to it.
Most of all we know that the Chinese sure can figure out about anything. Will be interesting to see the price.
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Wagner made a similar project circa 1965...with a 400+hp turbine.
Looks very similar.......
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That is a Heli. How did it do on flying? Nice!
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I recall some of the "early" attempts at a "flying car". There seemed to be basically two approaches, 1. fold the wings alongside the car disconnect the prop and drive around looking like a space craft that crashed somewhere. 2. was to have all the "flying structure and maybe even the engine, built so it could be "disconnected" from the car quickly and left on supports at the airport while you drove around in the neat little 2 seat car then return to the airport re-attach the flying structure in 15 or 20 minutes and off you went.

The second option looks even more practical for a gyro ?????

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