Bensen Days 2024

Even the STATIC-display Bensen's can WIN a $100 CASH prize (3 offered) ...trying to get a good display to honor this 70th anniversary of Igor Bensen's first flight!
 
I used to post a LOT here ... but when this platform made getting the large Camera & iPhone pic files too onerous to shrink/upload - then I just gave up!
Farcebark ...is so bloody EASY to click pics & post caption & comment! .....so user friendly!

BUT I do agree ... the daily archive gets rapidly lost - unless one creates "album" ...as I have with personal flying adventure with lots of pics ...like KS Fly-Tours!
Chris:

I'll look at setting up a directory on the PRA website where images can be easily uploaded.

I was under the impression that the file size was no longer an issue here.

Bobby
 
I unfortunately woke up feeling like total crap today. I won’t be able to make there and will try again tomorrow. It absolutely sucks because I feel I disappointed some people if I am unable to make it. Wish I felt better. Back to sleep.
 
Looks like a flavor for every taste. Yummy!
Definitely on my bucket list.
Thanks for the pics.

Rick
 
Hello all,
Im very sorry to say that I cannot make it this year. I discovered some issues on my current rotor blades and they need to be replaced. I will be getting a set of razor blades. I am flying it now and wanted to fly at Bensen days, will have to wait till next year. Everyone have fun and be safe!

Duke

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That is a very nice machine and might have won an award for nicest (sort of) Bensen.
 
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Scott Lewis with the well deserved Carolina BarnStormers “Almost But Not Really Quite There Yet Kind of a Really Big Deal” award. 😊😏
Keep working hard at it Scott……maybe next year😏
 
I find it to be much more peaceful. Facebook gives one a fault sense of importance I discovered after getting off of it. I’m not quite so important as I thought I was. Nobody really gives a crap what we think they just care about what they think. Just another way for those that want to control us to control us.

I do miss my friends on Facebook from the flying community. There is one on the Gyro Facebook page for life. I cannot remember his name he’s from Germany. He used to fly in MTO. I swear to God part of his name says Kai KAI and I believe he’s Heidelberg, Germany. He was supposed to go to Benson days the year we had Covid and had to cancel obviously. The last I knew he was flying one of those things that Paul flies. I can never remember the name of the thing really wide-open to tan I believe it’s from Poland. Anyone know him on here perhaps you can give me his information cause I’d really like to talk to him. It’s been a few years.
Mike,

Are you thinking of Gyro_Kai (Kai Bode) from near Frankfurt, Germany?

Wayne
 
Who won the Gizmo raffle?
 
Hello all,
Im very sorry to say that I cannot make it this year. I discovered some issues on my current rotor blades and they need to be replaced. I will be getting a set of razor blades. I am flying it now and wanted to fly at Bensen days, will have to wait till next year. Everyone have fun and be safe!

Duke

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This gyroplane is really beautiful! In terms of time, how much does a construction of this type take, assuming a working time of half a day at a time?
PS: really nice gyro.....
 
This gyroplane is really beautiful! In terms of time, how much does a construction of this type take, assuming a working time of half a day at a time?
PS: really nice gyro.....
Thank you.

As far as building it, it is a combination of a Ken Brock (KB) 2 and 3. Ken used the Bensen B-8M as a foundation for his machines. I am sure you can find some Bensen plans here. Sadly, Ken was killed in a aircraft accident years ago and his company is no longer. You would need to find a KB3 to restore or in flying condition such as mine. I am having to replace the rotors and will be going with modern designed razor blade rotors. (https://gyrotechnic.com/shop/razor-blades/)

To answer your question of time, I have no idea. It all depends on what you find and the condition of the parts.
 
Thank you.

As far as building it, it is a combination of a Ken Brock (KB) 2 and 3. Ken used the Bensen B-8M as a foundation for his machines. I am sure you can find some Bensen plans here. Sadly, Ken was killed in a aircraft accident years ago and his company is no longer. You would need to find a KB3 to restore or in flying condition such as mine. I am having to replace the rotors and will be going with modern designed razor blade rotors. (https://gyrotechnic.com/shop/razor-blades/)

To answer your question of time, I have no idea. It all depends on what you find and the condition of the parts.
Thank you for your explanation!


Saluti da Fabio- MONZA- GMT 6:39 am
 
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Slow Joe I well, I think he won a second prize as well.
 
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