Rotary Wing Forum

General

News

Read about the latest happenings of our site!
Threads
1.9K
Messages
23.2K
Threads
1.9K
Messages
23.2K

Administration and Problem Report

Forum Administration Issues
Threads
456
Messages
4.1K
Threads
456
Messages
4.1K

Events

Upcoming Events - Fly Ins, Chapter Meetings
Threads
1.6K
Messages
23.9K
Threads
1.6K
Messages
23.9K
  • giro5

Welcome Mat

New Members - Please Introduce Yourself
Threads
956
Messages
9.7K
Threads
956
Messages
9.7K

Flying Adventures

A place to post your flying adventures.
Threads
324
Messages
6.6K
Threads
324
Messages
6.6K

Flying Photos

Post any and all flying photos - gyro, helicopter, fixed wing, ultralight, all are welcome.
Threads
2.6K
Messages
31.9K
Threads
2.6K
Messages
31.9K

Flying Video

Post your links to flying videos here!
Threads
2.1K
Messages
19.2K
Threads
2.1K
Messages
19.2K

Rotorcraft

General Discussion

Anything related to Rotorcraft
Threads
9.1K
Messages
141.7K
Threads
9.1K
Messages
141.7K

Rules and Regulations

Discussion of FAR's and other rules & regulations.
Threads
202
Messages
3.3K
Threads
202
Messages
3.3K

Theory of Flight (Aerodynamics)

To HELP us ALL!
Threads
1K
Messages
23.1K
Threads
1K
Messages
23.1K

Technical papers, Books, and publications.

Links to technical papers, books, and other publlications available for download.
Threads
349
Messages
1.4K
Threads
349
Messages
1.4K

Piloting Technique / Accident Discussions

What have you learned from your own mistakes
Threads
1.2K
Messages
37.2K
Threads
1.2K
Messages
37.2K

Gyrogliders

A category for all things glider
Threads
34
Messages
478
Threads
34
Messages
478

Training

Discussion on anything related to training, instructors, theory etc.
Threads
1.2K
Messages
17.2K
Threads
1.2K
Messages
17.2K

Flight Testing

Discussion on Flight Testing - How do we make those first flights?
Threads
86
Messages
2.9K
Threads
86
Messages
2.9K

Builders Corner

Discussion on design, fabrication and assembly
Threads
2.6K
Messages
41.5K
Threads
2.6K
Messages
41.5K

The Rotorcraft History Channel

Historical stories about helicopters and gyros
Threads
320
Messages
2.2K
Threads
320
Messages
2.2K

Swap Meet

For Sale

Gyro's and Parts for Sale
Threads
3.1K
Messages
23.3K
Threads
3.1K
Messages
23.3K

Wanted

Gyro's or Parts Wanted
Threads
1.4K
Messages
7.7K
Threads
1.4K
Messages
7.7K

Kit Makers & Manufacturers

AAI - American Autogyro - Sparrowhawk Gyroplanes

Two Place Enclosed Machine with Centerline Thrust
Threads
301
Messages
4.7K
Threads
301
Messages
4.7K

Air Command

Texas Based maker of Single and two place designs
Threads
234
Messages
3.8K
Threads
234
Messages
3.8K

Air & Space 18A

Threads
8
Messages
89
Threads
8
Messages
89

Arrowcopter

The two-place enclosed gyroplane
Threads
26
Messages
364
Threads
26
Messages
364

Aviation Artur Trendak & Son

Tercel and Twistair
Threads
88
Messages
935
Threads
88
Messages
935

Aviomania

Forum for Aviomania aircraft
Threads
75
Messages
3.2K
Threads
75
Messages
3.2K

Auto-Gyro GmbH

Makers of MTOSport, Calidus and Cavalon gyroplanes
Threads
218
Messages
2.5K
Threads
218
Messages
2.5K

Bensen Style

Igor's original machines and similar designs, KB2, KB3 and others
Threads
337
Messages
3.8K
Threads
337
Messages
3.8K

The Butterfly

Gathering place for Butterflys, Monarchs, Goldens, and whatever else Larry comes up with!
Threads
98
Messages
1.6K
Threads
98
Messages
1.6K

Concept Machines

Commercial Designs still in the works - Hawk IV, Carter Copter
Threads
153
Messages
2.8K
Threads
153
Messages
2.8K

Gyro Technic Inc

Manufacturer of Gyro Technic gyroplanes and Razor Blade Rotors
Threads
7
Messages
54
Threads
7
Messages
54

Gyrobee and Related Designs

Gyrobee, Honeybee, Hornet and other related designs
Threads
788
Messages
12.4K
Threads
788
Messages
12.4K

Helicopters

Those machines with powered rotors
Threads
1K
Messages
17.7K
Threads
1K
Messages
17.7K

Helicycle

A forum for enthusiasts of B.J. Schramm's finest.
Threads
193
Messages
6.7K
Threads
193
Messages
6.7K

Magni gyroplanes

Forum for Vittorio Magni's designs
Threads
85
Messages
1.8K
Threads
85
Messages
1.8K

Mosquito Helicopters

Innovator Technologies of Canada
Threads
30
Messages
463
Threads
30
Messages
463

Niki Rotor Aviation

Maker of Kallithea and Lightning Gyroplanes from Bulgaria
Threads
16
Messages
105
Threads
16
Messages
105

Phenix Tractor Gyroplane

Threads
13
Messages
285
Threads
13
Messages
285

RAF - Rotary Air Force

Two Place Enclosed machines manufactured in Canada
Threads
648
Messages
13.3K
Threads
648
Messages
13.3K
  • SARAF

Rotor Flight Dynamics - Dominator

Dominator Gyros - Single and Two Place
Threads
326
Messages
5.7K
Threads
326
Messages
5.7K

Silverlight Aviation

Manufacturer of the American Ranger (AR-1).
Threads
85
Messages
647
Threads
85
Messages
647

Single Place Designs

Monarch, Falcon, Bandit, Magni M-18, Mad Max, Barnett J4B
Threads
128
Messages
2.6K
Threads
128
Messages
2.6K

Sport Copter

Maker of the Lightning, Vortex, Sport Copter II, and Sport Rotors.
Threads
102
Messages
1.5K
Threads
102
Messages
1.5K

Tango Gyro

Single and Two Place Designs out of Georgia
Threads
5
Messages
59
Threads
5
Messages
59

Titanium gyroplanes

A forum for the Australian made Titanium gyroplane.
Threads
8
Messages
77
Threads
8
Messages
77

Tractor Designs

Ron Herron's Littlewing, North American Rotorwerks - Pitbull
Threads
319
Messages
5K
Threads
319
Messages
5K

Two Place Open Machines

Magni, Sycamore, Sportcopter, Barnett, Falcon II
Threads
153
Messages
3.3K
Threads
153
Messages
3.3K

Two Place Enclosed Machines

Other Two Place Designs, UFO, Paul Bruty's Firebird etc.
Threads
267
Messages
5.1K
Threads
267
Messages
5.1K

Ultralights

Ultralight Machines - Larry Neal's Butterfly, 3D-RV, Sparrow
Threads
54
Messages
1.1K
Threads
54
Messages
1.1K

Xenon

Enclosed 2 Place Machine from Poland
Threads
231
Messages
3.7K
Threads
231
Messages
3.7K

Equipment - Parts & Components

Avionics / Instrumentation

All that technical stuff
Threads
419
Messages
4.8K
Threads
419
Messages
4.8K

Rotor Blades

Keep 'Em Spinning
Threads
584
Messages
9.4K
Threads
584
Messages
9.4K

Propellers

So Many Choices
Threads
235
Messages
2.8K
Threads
235
Messages
2.8K

Engines

Feel the Power
Threads
2K
Messages
25.3K
Threads
2K
Messages
25.3K

Other Components

Other Parts including pre-rotators, tanks, pods, tails...you name it, we'll talk about it.
Threads
476
Messages
5.2K
Threads
476
Messages
5.2K

Off Topic

The name says it all, post your jokes, comments, complaints or just rant and rave.
Threads
7.3K
Messages
80.8K
Threads
7.3K
Messages
80.8K

Members online

Latest profile posts

Rotorhead wrote on Big Dawg's profile.
I would be interested if you find out source for drawing.. I went different route I installed the folding mast from sportcoppter
with the urethane bushings..

thanks craig
Gyro-nut wrote on Joe Pires's profile.
Hello Joe,
I've typed several notes now and none will go through... saying keep it under 420 words (where there's only 100.. oy)
What's your thoughts on the Duo? Looking to get one.
okaneco1 wrote on GyroRon's profile.
Ron, The Goldberry’s might still have some parts from Gary‘s TwinStar.
rtrhd wrote on DonBishop's profile.
Don,
Have you figured out what engine you are putting on your Sportcopter yet?

I originally was all in for the 915iS but after hearing the reports that it isn't quite as robust as they thought it would be I am considering the Edge Performance EP912STI, the AM15T, and the Viking 195. My biggest concern is the extra weight of the Viking. It's almost 300 pounds. Just wanted to see if you'd decided yet?
Kent

Forum statistics

Threads
49,224
Messages
676,807
Members
7,643
Latest member
Peterpilot
Top