- Jul 2, 2007
- London/ Kilifi Kenya
- Gyrs, RAF 2000/Mgni/Bnsn/Hrnet/Mrlin/Crckt/MT-03/Lyzlle AV18-A/Prdtor. Pax ArrowCopter
- Total Flight Time
- 100+ gyro, 16,000+ other
I feel however to start diving in and discussing ideas etc along these lines that we are starting to further drift and hijack Sanmans thread which is basically asking why there are not more gyrocopters out in the bush / backcountry compared to fixedwings.
Some of what we are discussing is builders corner stuff some flying techniques & some learned about that from that.
Am wondering if enough interest is it worth starting a separate thread just for say” Back Country Gyro Ops”
We could move some of this info over to that & go from there. I am more than happy to share my experiences including bent metal ones , not only to maybe save someone alot of R&D but also may help my mistakes not being made by someone else. If folks keen then someone start it as I am severely challenged on these electronic devices and forum layouts etc.
Jungleman (Pete) from New Zealand had been posting some fascinating details and photos of his gyro experiences in some truly spectacular scenery where he lives.
He operates two gyros that have been modified by him to cope with the type of flying he does, and has a wealth of experience flying over what he regards as "Tiger Country.” A Sport Copter and a Magni. Both have been modified to cope with the type of terrain he operates over and lands on.
He had politely requested that perhaps a separate thread be started rather than ‘drift’ Sanman’s origional thread. https://www.rotaryforum.com/threads/gyroplanes-vs-bush-planes.1146039/
He, along with others has already posted some very interesting information in that thread with regard to safety precautions, equipment modification for the Tundra tires, and techniques for landing and taking off on various surfaces.
This can either be read there, or, as he suggested some could perhaps be copied and posted on this thread for those who would be interested in gyro operations, away from the general types of airports and country that most fly from, and. would like more information on this rougher alternative, from the few, who either through work, necessity...or simply adventure, are experienced in.
I am certainly interested hence the purpose of this thread.