Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Adventures of a Gyro Gopher

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Adventures of a Gyro Gopher

    I've been doing quite a few ferry flights and I love to do it. So far I have ferried:

    * The first type-certified Calidus from MD to Denver CO
    * Another kit-built 912 Calidus from MD to Austin TX
    * A Titanium Explorer from Fort Worth TX to Hammond LA
    * An ELA Eclipse from Sebring FL to Fort Worth TX (just did this one last week...it was a blast)

    And later this week will be ferrying that same Titanium from Hammond LA 600 miles north to northern Kansas.

    My own trip in my MTO from Austin TX -> Los Angeles -> San Francisco and back doesn't count, I did that as an adventure trip of my own. But suffice it to say I love cross-country. (Especially west of Texas.)

    When I ferry, I do it for free...I just ask my expenses to be reimbursed. (Hotels, meals, plane tickets, and fuel for the gyro.)

    So if you're buying a machine from someone and are wondering how you're going to get it home, email me at jnagle@gyozagames.com and we'll see what we can work out!

    -John



  • #2
    Awesome !!
    I'll bet the Eclipse was an outstanding machine.
    If I wasn't so tight I would buy one, they are Beautiful to me.
    Life,The leading cause of Death

    Live and Learn--OR--Die and be an example

    321.252.7705

    Comment


    • #3
      How does the Calidus compare to the Eclipse?

      Comment


      • #4
        I've met John before and seen how he flies. I'd have no hesitation letting him fly my gyro.

        I will also move gyros. I do charge and prefer the new owner comes along for some flight training.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by gyrojake View Post
          Awesome !!
          I'll bet the Eclipse was an outstanding machine.
          If I wasn't so tight I would buy one, they are Beautiful to me.

          It was really nice...and yeah, the curb appeal is undeniable. This one could still use a *llittle* balancing and refinement, but it was overall quite fun to fly. The prerotator is fantastic. It spins up to 300 rpm, and it gets there quickly. Stop being a cheapskate and buy one Jake, you can't take it with you! :-)

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by DavePA11 View Post
            How does the Calidus compare to the Eclipse?

            It is more stable for sure. Not quite sure if it's faster, but probably a little bit faster anyway. You can't fly the Calidus feet on the floor, but the ELA could be trimmed to fly hands/feet free.

            But I do like the Calidus also, just not for long trips. It's a back-breaker.

            -John

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by chrisk View Post
              I've met John before and seen how he flies. I'd have no hesitation letting him fly my gyro.

              I will also move gyros. I do charge and prefer the new owner comes along for some flight training.

              Thanks Chris, I appreciate that...and yes, if someone wants to do the training and ride along, I definitely advise going with an instructor instead. I mean, the owner is welcome to come with me as well, but they will be flying in the rear seat, probably not what they want.

              -John


              Comment

              Working...
              X