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    Weight of a main gear wheel assembly?

    Thank you Sir. I found these on a deer recovery cart yesterday. The diameter is appealing, but they weigh 7.23lbs each, due to the steel wheel construction. Thanks again, Ken
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    Weight of a main gear wheel assembly?

    Does anyone know the weight of a typical main gear wheel assembly for the ultralight version of a Gyrobee? No brakes, no axle, just the wheel and tire ready to mount. Thank you, Ken
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    GyroShark Tail

    Honeybee Rudder Comparison
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    Brock, I just picked up that you may be near Boise. If so, please contact me at freeidaho at...

    Brock, I just picked up that you may be near Boise. If so, please contact me at freeidaho at yahoo dot com. I'm interested in the gyro activity near Boise. Thank you, Ken
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    ZK Gyrobee cancelled

    What does this mean?
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    Gman, Thanks for your concern. This may be a great forum for regulars, but this newbie doesn't...

    Gman, Thanks for your concern. This may be a great forum for regulars, but this newbie doesn't feel welcome. My first post with an idea for a tail design was criticized without even understanding what was being proposed. I'm old, a senior engineer is a couple of disciplines, a machinist and a...
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    Bimodal Nose Wheel

    message received... I will find another forum
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    Bimodal Nose Wheel

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    Discovered Light Sport Aircraft

    Interesting and good to know. Thank you, kr
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    Discovered Light Sport Aircraft

    Just went out to Glass Cockpit Aviation to look around and see what is what. Cammie talked to me for half an hour. I learned about Light Sport Aircraft today. Her rate for training is $200 an hour. Wow. When I solo'ed in 1972 in a 152 it was $34 an hour, wet. The reason I was thinking...
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    GyroShark Tail

    Vance, Agreed. Thank you! Since I'm building a Gyrobee, comparing to a Gyrobee and Honeybee seems fair. The Benson is even shorter in tail moment. I have considered air foil tail surfaces, but they add 25% more weight, but are still fairly light. There are very many "flat board" tails on...
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    GyroShark Tail

    Yes, I thought about that. The tail is only 30 inches tall. Attached is the research I have done so far, as well as a picture with a relatively tall tail with no back slope.
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    GyroShark Tail

    Howdy, As mentioned before I'm doing research on building a Gyrobee in 2017. One of the parts of a Gyrobee that is often changed from what Ralph used is the tail. I'm interested in doing a foam and glass tail section since I already know this technology, and if done well is very strong, light...
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    Any Active Builds

    Now that is a sentence. Live in the hangar! Yay! A ride! ! ! Yahoo. I'm on a motorcycle trip in the rain until Sunday, but I will make an arrangement sometime soon. Thank you very much ! Ken
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    Any Active Builds

    Mitchel, An excellent page. The Hurco is an amazing machine. You have some amazing parts coming out of it. Thank you for sharing. I will be following your build with anticipation. Ken
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