Dragon Wing Rotors

Ernie_B

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As most of you know I (Ernie "Boyette) sold the right's to making Dragon wings rotors to a company called Luminati aerospace, which was/is owned by a person named Daniel Preston.
The reason for this post into inform all gyro and some helicopter people that this man is NOT to be trusted !
He DOES NOT have the technical ability to build blades OR the integrity to honor a contract . He is a person that will take your money and NOT deliver a flyable product! YOU ARE WARNED!!!!
 

bpearson

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I enquired about 23ft rotors. They replied asking if that length was both blades or one. I decided then not to go any further.
 

scottessex

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This guy seems like just another "moller air car" type scammer.
 

Ben Harrison

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Doesn't look good for Luminati, they've defaulted on a 10 million dollar loan


"Facing eviction from the space it has been leasing at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, Luminati Aerospace has agreed to leave the former Grumman Plant 6, its attorney said Wednesday.

The company, which is a partner in a group looking to buy the remaining buildable acreage at EPCAL, was scheduled to appear in Riverhead Justice Court in relation to an eviction action filed by Laoudis of Calverton, which owns the facility where Luminati has been based since 2015.

Attorney Jonathan Brown said before the court appearance Wednesday that Luminati has agreed to a surrender agreement in which they will move out of Plant 6.

The news comes days after it was learned Luminati is being taken to court by Hexcel Corporation, which said the company has defaulted on a $10 million loan from 2016.

Luminati Aerospace is owned by Daniel Preston, and owns 25 percent of Calverton Aviation & Technology, the company in contract to buy 1,643 acres of land at EPCAL from Riverhead Town for $40 million. Triple Five Group, which is best known for developing large shopping malls like the Mall of America in Minnesota, owns the other 75 percent of CAT.

The 1,643 acres are currently vacant and are not involved in Hexcel’s lawsuit against Luminati."
 

Alan_Cheatham

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Any comments on the information in this recent thread, are Dragonwings back in production or something else?
 

Iflylow2

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Thanks for the post Ben and Alan, I am a little confused by Ernies comment that Daniel Preston cannot be trusted? Then why would he sell his blade company to him? Ernie was always a stand up guy. It's to bad he could not find a reputable buyer.
 
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Alan_Cheatham

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Yes, it’s confusing as Ernie was trying to sell the blade business back in April, as in this thread.

It makes me wonder if the involved are making legitimate Dragonwings or a copy, that’s why I posted to this thread with the hope Ernie would see it and clarify.
 

Iflylow2

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Thanks again for posting Ernie's old post, I would like to be optimistic and hope maybe there is a chance Luminati may have turned the corner and is on the up and up but it doesn't sound like it from Bens post. I must say after talking to Daniel I was excited for our gyro community that we might have another rotor blade manufacturer, he seemed very genuine and sincere. Soo much for optimism.

Fly Safe,

Chase
 

Hydro Pilot

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I bypassed all this drama and bought SportRotors from Sportcopter for my Dominator. They are a little higher but they are smooth as silk and so precise they don't have to be strung. I can't see going with anything else personally. Just my 2 cents.
 
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