Backpack Gyro

Wiplash

Todd Noble
Joined
May 7, 2009
Messages
366
Location
Hudson, IN
Aircraft
Air Command 582 LowRider w/stab
Total Flight Time
Gyro - 101 as of 7-10-16
That guy is either nuts or has nuts the size of bowling balls...
 

Bruno

Member
Joined
May 21, 2007
Messages
266
Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Aircraft
None
Total Flight Time
None
Both. And may have been fueled by a dram or two of vodka.

Nevertheless, a fascinating exercise.
 

BobK

Newbie
Joined
May 24, 2010
Messages
47
Location
Surfside Beach
Aircraft
in my design dreams
Total Flight Time
4
Ok Ok so I got here a little late...

I would have loved a RRPM gauger, AoA indicator, and a strain (weight) scale on the rope. Where's the data when someone else did the experiment dammit! If it were my lab I'd get a big ol fat stinkin F.. For Fly? ;-) But if we're talking light, why not make the birotor frame out of a pair of airfoil shaped arches. It might be the first time a frame for a gyro wasn't just weight & drag. Sure it's got to weigh something, but what if it created high speed lift to unload & feather the rotors? What if the rotors could be feathered to differential speed & reach across the wind with differential speed converted to thrust (AC or pulsed E-motors). In the video do you think the stick was on the right for Mr. Righty or to aid in differential of lift from advancing vs. retreating blade lift? I sort of like the shock unicycle wheel with 4 retractable legs to aid in tip over (2 in the front attached to the canard & one from each rotor hub). Any flared landing, slow with zero forward speed would foot land fine, unicycles in a cross wind somewhat more touchy. Automatic adaptive redundant control with ultralight weight in mind completely feasible. Not a cheap Ipad app, but if there are a lot of these ultra light flying bikes, the control has UHF/FRS airborne intranet ATC or I'll stay on the safe ground & drawing board for now thank you. And I can say two arches make a pretty good kite in low to moderate winds (no rotors, 3 string). Models shows PoC, but full size changes ideas and the future of flight.
 
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