Arrowcopter just arrived

Blue Chips

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878 Brantly Helicopter 756 various fixed wing.
It looks amazing is definitely true, NICE!
 

Steve_UK

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I'm not a pilot but have been lucky enough to fly in Mi-24 Hind, Mi-2, Mi-17, Lynx HAS3, Gliders, GA

WaspAir

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stopped caring at 1000
No where near as much fun as a Bensen.
Fun, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, and a very personal judgment!

At those prices, one has many options for the type and quantity of fun to purchase.
 

GyroDoug

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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I have a hard time imagining how anyone could not find that machine simply beautiful. Way to go! I hope we see a lot more of these start popping up all over. They have got to add a lot of credibility to our sport with some of the GA pilots who are used to a more refined aircraft. I'd sure love to have one (even if it isn't a Butterfly Gyro) :)
 

HydroGyroNut

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Wow, what a great looking machine,I agree with Wasp,
Fun, just like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. With the Arrowcopter, I dont think there is anyone who will dispute its phenomenally outrageously fantastically UN-flawed lines.. Amazing creation, and flies right too. For me, it would give me more fun than a Benson would just bcos of the total draw package.. It's like driving a mini cooper vrs driving a Ferrari.. Yeah, you can have a lotta fun with the supercharged copper but with a Ferrarri,, it's just..different... Most people enjoy the attention getting 'FUN" factor gyros give, moreso in an Arrowcopter.. Price is a little too steep for most and definitely not in my price range but , would I love to have one...on floats.. That would b awesome...
 

ventana7

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Awesome looking gyro. Looks like it would have a place in an art museum-- but that would be a waste.

Rob
 

Fly Army

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From un-powered Paragliders off the side of a mountain to the Boeing 777.
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I hope they also got the open canopy for that part of the world !
 

Dmorris

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I currently own a 2015 CarbonCub. I have owned a 2013 Carbon Cub, 2 RAF 2000's, Xenon, A36 & several
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Several thousand and adding every week!
I love this gyro. One of 2 gyros I wanted and couldn't get due to availability.
 

All_In

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Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
It's looks more like a star-ship ans she is beautiful!
 

kolibri282

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Beautiful aircraft. One design detail I'd consider an asset is the wheelbase which is more than 40% wider than the one of a Calidus, this should result in a somewhat greater margin of safety against roll over. The rudder looks pretty small though. The Dutch coastguard seems to evaluate one:
http://www.flugzeug-bild.de/name/einzelbild/number/56060/kategorie/Museen+und+Ausstellungen~Deutschland~Aero+Friedrichshafen.html
Hope it will be a success, would be great to see more commercial applications for gyros. This would give gyros a somewhat more "grown up" image.

PS: wonder what sort of maneuver they've been flying here:
http://www.arrow-copter.com/tl_files/images/Zell%20am%20See/DSC05446.JPG
From the Arrow Copter gallery:
http://www.arrow-copter.com/gallery_en.html
PPS: might be as aggressive a maneuver as this one:
http://s880.photobucket.com/user/flynow2010/media/planes/potw02_1633.jpg.html

Instrument panel here, also from the gallery:
http://www.arrow-copter.com/tl_files/images/Arrow33.JPG
 
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