3 and 4 place gyros

Spaced

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Just wondering why there seems to be a lack of 3 or 4 place gyros in the market. THere are plenty of fixed wing experimental aircraft with higher seating numbers, why no gyros?
 

RayPierce

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Re:3 and 4 place gyros

I bet Groen has one they will be glad to sell you!
They are out there.
But Ron's answer sums it up. Money
 

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Re:3 and 4 place gyros

money

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Re:3 and 4 place gyros

I think the weight of a four-place may require more rotor than most experimental builders want to tackle. The Groen Brothers Hawk 4 has an all-up weight of 3500 pounds, and uses a 42-foot two-bladed rotor. Most people would probably want a three-blade with a smaller diameter, requiring lead/lag hinges, etc.
 
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