AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 4000+ 380 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes
This may have been covered before but I’ll ask anyway. Is anyone aware of a person or manufacturer that has or is putting any research and development into post impact fuel tank safety for gyros?
There are a couple of Gyroplanes that use foam inside their fuel tanks that stops spillage. I don’t know if that stops fires completely but it must be better than nothing. I don’t think the risk can be eliminated but it should not be that 80% crashes result in a fire either. Gyroplane crashes as a fuselage are no different than a trike. They are similar structures and trikes do have post crash fires but not so much. Like I said in my personal experience being on this forum since 2014 where most fatal accidents around the world do come forward Magni seems to stand out on the fire issue on its own. Other brands seem to be inline with trikes and LSA airplane accidents.