I may build a B8M and I have no objection to overhead stick. Even it's easier to build. Are there any differences between the B8 gyroglider and B8M concerning to airframe,hangpoint etc ?Hi Sanko.
The "Overhead Stick" you are referring to is a direct rotor control rather than the conventional linked systems. The inputs are exactly opposite. In other words, pulling back on the stick of a conventional system pitches the rotor aft, but doing the same with an overhead stick will pitch the rotor forward. Same with left and right. There are quite a few discussions on this subject here on the forum that you can find via search. Of note is a study regarding which pilots found it more difficult and which did not.
Awesome skills Wolfy! Is it a B8M? Althought I know it's a gyro forum, but let me show a video about one of my favourite flight with my paratrike at the place where I was growing up:I was flying hang gliders and trike's before gyro's and still fly trike's to tow hang gliders. People have asked me how I jump out of the gyro into the trike to tow someone then back in the gyro for a fly, I don't have a problem with it and don't even think about it because they are so different. But when asked I just say that in a trike/overhead control I just vision myself as the joystick as in the bar/T bar stay's still while I move my weight in the direction I want to go. Make's it so intuitive.
This video was a few years ago, I was towing gliders then jumped into the gyro for the first gyro flight of the day.
I really think your over complicating a simple problem, when flying with an over head control just imagine you are flying a weight shift control machine (a gyro is not) and use the (imaginary rigid) control bar to push your weight in the direction you wish to go.One way to get used to the control bar for left and right turns is to take a broom handle and practice turning your head in the direction you want to turn and move both hands and the broom handle in the opposite direction. For up and down you just have to think about it and push or pull the broom handle in the correct direction. For left and right turns the bar moves more than the movement for up and down usually on a trike. I can't say for a gyro. On my gyro the control stick movements are very slight and I make an input and go back to center for turns.. Or said another way on my gyro ( a KB 2 ) I do not hold the control inputs in constantly for turns but then I don't make really steep banking turns either.
Have you already took off with your tractor giro?This is not a joke. I do not have much confidence in the direction of my reactions. The acquired reflexes can be unfortunate and break the machine.
I learned alone to pilot a "Pou du Ciel" without pedals. The stick controls the roll by the rudder. It took me a while before I stopped pushing in the footrests to correctt the rolling