My name is Jon Gardner and I live in Bend, Or.
I is good to see a Gyro fan on this side of the Cascades.
I have a Pitbull gyro about 3 yrs ago before moving to Kansas City and I am looking at building a 3D-RV or a Hornet.
if you have time you can feel free to call me at 720-326-1392
Gil, hope to see you at El Mirage and/or Rotors Over The Rockies (June 7-9 in UT) this year. Mapquest shows about 10 hours over US 20 and I-84 to Brigham City, UT. We've had a pretty good showing from OR and WA the last couple years. Jim Fields is bringing a HoneyBeeG2 two-place machine from Michigan this year.
Fellow Redmondite and gyronaut-believe we also know someone in common/Jerry Zimmerman. Have flown gyro for nearly 20 yrs. until finally tipping over in stupid taxiing accident out at Summer Lake. I too have flown out at Alvord lakebed, long ways to go to fly gyro's however. Would love to get together and see your machine and talk gyros. If you feel the same give me a call at 548-5298 or reply to message.