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  • My new project - "Disco" open tandem

    After almost 10 years of not building anything and just flying gyros I decided to try something new. The idea was to eliminate some things which I don't like in MTOsport. This gyro itself is all in all definitely the best I ever flew - light, agile and stable (not to count torque roll issue) - though it still has some design gaps and may be built 20+ lbs lighter.

    I decided to redesign its airframe first using round tubing instead of square ones. If my SolidWorks still calculates things correctly this should give 12-13 kgs saving in airframe weight. Complete welded MTOsport airframe weighs 49 kg and we now see that our airframe would weigh 36-37 kg.

    Last week we've got first laser cut parts and yesterday first airframe was assembled.

    100 hp Rotax would be its powerplant and we plan to maybe use a Dominator-type tail for this project.

    First pic shows this basic airframe without upper mast which will be attached by bolts&cheeks.
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    Last edited by twistair; 01-16-2017, 02:43 AM.
    Alex Lameko
    Russian gyroforum
    Visit my collection of gyro videos

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    Great, Alex! I think you can pull it off. Hope you will keep us posted.

    -- Chris.
    Read about my trip across the USA in an MT03 gyro here.

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    • #3
      I like it. lighter, tall tail, open, keep posting you have me interested.
      Brent Brown
      brentbrown@caci.com
      ezgb@earthlink.net

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      • #4
        What happened to this project? It sounds really interesting!

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        • #5
          It is postponed for now due to time&cash lack. Hopefully we'll be back to it later this year.
          Alex Lameko
          Russian gyroforum
          Visit my collection of gyro videos

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          • #6
            Wish you good luck. And please keep us informed. Looks great!

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