- Oct 30, 2003
- Givens Predator
- Total Flight Time
- 2400+ in rotorcraft
What are the stability advantages of a tractor gyroplane over a pusher gyroplane with the same empennage volume John?I am going after stability in thrust and airframe design. I feel the tractor has some advantages there. The expense is certainly some forward visibility.
In my experience a properly designed pusher gyroplane is very stable.
I feel you will be giving up ground handling stability with a conventional landing gear.
I feel based on my experience the RAF you will be training in is less stable in pitch than most of the gyroplanes I have flown and not because it is a pusher.
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