First Delivery of the AR-1

Mike484

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We just took delivery of two AR-1s in Anahuac this weekend. These are the first to be delivered to customers. We are very proud of these.
 

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Vance

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Please share the fun.
 

Mike484

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Danny Whitten and I own the grey one, Cliff Massey owns the red one.
 

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I moved my post that interrupted the pictures.
Congratulation Mike!!! Sweet rides!
And whose is whose? Which you just answered above. Thank you Mike.
 

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Great week-end @ Anahuac!

Great week-end @ Anahuac!

A BIG event for the mostly "legacy-gyro" club .... excited for you all!

Will look fwds much to this year's Anahuac fly-in ... fly-safe all! :)
 

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Sweet deal.......some lucky boyz gunna have some big Texas fun fur sure!!!!

Yehawwwwww!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations.........very nice gyro's.

It's fitting that Texas boyz got in line first for the Made in America Gyroplane!

Excellence to Abid and Greg and Crew.........fine job!!!!! Well Done!!!
 

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These machines are well designed and built and they handle the way that you would expect a real gyro to handle, it well do everything that you ask of it and if you ask it to do something stupid it well say ok up to a point but it will resist getting you into trouble much the way a dominator will which is the machine that sets the standard for great handling and safety .
Norm
 

Kevin_Richey

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Exciting news for you guys Mike, Danny and Cliff!
 
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Flyguy450

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Congrats on 2 very nice gyro's, I'm sure they were worth the wait.Be safe and have a LOT of fun!!!
 

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Those are some beautiful aircraft. Congratulations on the new wings!
 

fara

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I wanted to congratulate Scott Williams on getting his beautiful blue AR-1 and also to Ed R (cgameprogrammer) on ordering an AR-1 to go to California this week.
 
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He means I ordered mine this week; it won't be going to California this week. :) It would be nice to get it before the year's end but I'm certainly in no rush. I'll post first impressions soon.
 

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I've been flying the Red AR1 at Anahuac this past Saturday. It was stable, smooth and handled turbulence well. Engine idle autos are a breeze, and landings on the grass runway are very gentle. The feel of the high inertia rotors are very noticeable compared to the DW rotors on my tandem AC. Great fuel consumption and comfortable cruise at 85 to 90 mph with two on board. More details later.
 
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