Calidus vs Ela Eclipse 10 What is your opinion?

Oky777

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Thanks guys good advice, Im a licensed A&P so I have maintenance covered and any gyro I buy I will have to have parts shipped because Im not near any dealers.
 

MINELAZA

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Having flown in both, I can only say that they are "WORLD´S" apart.

For one: ELA ECLIPSE is sleek, clean and flies like an arrow.
Calidus, on the other hand has you fighting pitch for yaw and roll, not steady at all and by far, less flight friendly in every sense of the word.

(I know Calidus owners will disagree for obvious reasons, but) I had the choice of purchasing one or the other and went for ELA Eclipse "eyes closed".

What made me decide? Other than the difference in performance, I challenge you to get Autogyro to respond to any arising issues and you are in for a treat! ...in other words, You are On-Your-Own-Pal ...and God forbid you have a major issue...you then will be fried toast!

I know of a few who have been grounded for months now and I can only say its a sad sight to pass them by in route to taking off and seeing their faces of frustration as they look my way, probably figuring out when they´ll hear back from "the Factory".

To me, other than performance, that is the most important part: A reliable factory and a committed dealer follow up service.

The guys from ELA Spain have been fantastic since day 1! They are an email away and usually follow through with a phone call. Their tech staff and management team have proven to be wonderful, from the secretary all the way up to Emilio the CEO. I mean, these guys have gone above and beyond the call of duty any time I have needed something, not to mention their great attitude. Although in the middle of Spain, they manage to get you what you need in no time. I wouldn´t look elsewhere, just based on my personal experience... and if in doubt, check out the smile on my copilot´s face!
 

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XXavier

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Minelaza: mi enhorabuena por el 'Eclipse'. Una pregunta: ¿el rotor que lleva es el habitual de ELA, de 'composite' o es el Averso Stella de aluminio extruido?

Saludos -- Javier
 
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