Another ultralight Butterfly flying in NM

Kevin_Richey

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https://m.facebook.com/roger.hooker.16/about
Scroll down below photos to videos section, second video, showing riverbed. He does what I also enjoy, following a winding riverbed while flying overhead, trying to stay w/in the course of said riverbed. I can't do it exactly on the tight turns, w/out slowing to way behind the power curve.

One of Kevin Eaton's friends on Facebook apparently also flies a Butterfly gyroplane.

"Flying the ultralight Butterfly gyro up the Rio Puerco in New Mexico":
(No need to be a Facebook member to view)
 
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GyrOZprey

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Nice views & video

Nice views & video

It must be the first Butterfly UL with a custom windshield!

I wonder how long he has been building it!???? or bought from another owner?
 

Kevin_Richey

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Roger Hooker

Roger Hooker

Chris: I don't know who Roger H. is, but wonder where he lives. He is friends w/ Kevin E. in Utah (since it appears they both fly an ultralight Butterfly gyroplane), & his FB page proudly shows a pickup truck w/massive wheels/tires @ a car dealership. A sign in the background shows the webpage of that dealership that indicates it is here in our local area...

His video footage flying that river is quite clear...
 
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Eric S

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I know Roger. He shares a hangar at Double Eagle airport in Albuquerque with a group of trikers. There is an active triker community out there, but he is the only gyro flyer. He has been flying the ultralight gyro for a few years and used to have an RAF. Impressive since the field elevation is 6K ft. Mine won't fly over 5K ft. with a Rotax 582.

Roger had great advice like "choke up on the stick" and "plant your wrist on your leg" to help me transition from 2-place training to my single place Sport Copter since the single is so much more maneuverable. He's a good guy.

Eric
 

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Ultralight Butterfly parts

Ultralight Butterfly parts

Does anyone know where to source the Ultralight Butterfly Rotorhead parts from? I need to repair one. :)

Thanks,
Steve
 

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Does anyone know where to source the Ultralight Butterfly Rotorhead parts from? I need to repair one. :)

Larry Neil was keen to design his parts so they were proprietary, depending on what you need it maybe necessary to determine dimensions and have the items made my a machine shop.

To date I don't believe anyone has taken over production of Butterfly parts since the demise of the company.

.
 

GyrOZprey

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Sent PM .....

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Does anyone know where to source the Ultralight Butterfly Rotorhead parts from? I need to repair one. :)

Thanks,
Steve

I'd ask JAKE to build a compatible replacement!
 

GaryMac

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Hey, Steve.

I happen to have a complete rotorhead for the ultralight butterfly.... I bought it from Larry and have never used it.

Send me a PM if you are interested the whole rotor head?

Thanks, Gary
 

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yes it did thank you. nice vid how high are the sand cliffs? 100 feet plus or under 30 feet?
 
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