Gyro and Dog

gyroflyer2

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Location
Billings, Mt
Aircraft
Challenger II Long Wing
I hope this video works here.
Anyway, I'm flying a KB-2 Gyro that I built with a Rotax 503 conversion kit. This was about a 20 mile flight from Laurel, Mt to my folks place. Dad mowed a little strip on his property so that I could land. This was the first time landing on anything but a paved runway so I was nervous. Dad loved to Narrate while filming and I'm glad he did this day. After landing, my dog Casey came to greet me and getting this on video was priceless. I was 27 years old then and flying in the December cold didn't phase me one bit. Anything I fly now will be enclosed.

 
Reminds me of my early days on the Bensen when it was all new to me and very exciting.

Nowadays it's still a huge and endearing pleasure, but some of that 'edge' has subsided.

The cold has always phased me...born in a sunny clime, worked for years in a hot climate has left me ill-equipped to deal with the cold...and sure do miss being able to have a dog.
 
Hello Mark. It has been a long time. What a surprise to find this post this morning . I am hauling home a new Air-Command in about 12 days.
 
I hope this video works here.
Anyway, I'm flying a KB-2 Gyro that I built with a Rotax 503 conversion kit. This was about a 20 mile flight from Laurel, Mt to my folks place. Dad mowed a little strip on his property so that I could land. This was the first time landing on anything but a paved runway so I was nervous. Dad loved to Narrate while filming and I'm glad he did this day. After landing, my dog Casey came to greet me and getting this on video was priceless. I was 27 years old then and flying in the December cold didn't phase me one bit. Anything I fly now will be enclosed.

Cool video.
 
Reminds me of my early days on the Bensen when it was all new to me and very exciting.

Nowadays it's still a huge and endearing pleasure, but some of that 'edge' has subsided.

The cold has always phased me...born in a sunny clime, worked for years in a hot climate has left me ill-equipped to deal with the cold...and sure do miss being able to have a dog.
I agree Resasi. I wished I get another gyro. I was seriously looking at the new Air Command.
 
Hello Mark. It has been a long time. What a surprise to find this post this morning . I am hauling home a new Air-Command in about 12 days.
Ben, what a treat to see you again. I hadn't been on this site for years and then I saw you had PM'd years back. I was bummed that I had missed that. Are you getting one of the new Air Commands? I didn't think they were out yet. I'm flying my 2 place Challenger but sure miss the gyro.
 
agree Resasi. I wished I get another gyro. I was seriously looking at the new Air Command.
Looked at the new Air Command during this last Oshkosh.

I really do not think that it compares well to my single seat Gyro Technic GT-VX2. but I will admit to being biased as a very happy Gyro Technic owner

You would do well to just have a look at/consider, either the Gyro Technic VX1 or VX2.

The VX1 is set up for the Rotax 582 the 65HP two stroke while the VX2 is designed to be fitter with the heavier and more powerful 912 4 stroke. This comes either as an 80HP or the 100HP ULS version.

The VX1 has a standard fuel endurance of about an hour while the VX2's being fitted with 4 stroke and bigger fuel tanks have a much greater range and rate of climb. In fact the VX2 with the Rotax 912IS will have an endurance of about 5 hours.

This flexibility of choice, and ability to tailor what you buy, to how much you can afford, and what you intend to do with the machine, is what makes these kits stand out from the crowd. The attention to detail, quality of the kits themselves...and the personal service you get from Denis Gyro Technics designer and owner is second to none.

Their record in the number of trophies these machines have been awarded in various airshows and gyro meets around the US over the last few years is testament to their superior design, quality, and stand-out performance.

For a look at them here are some links:-



 
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Ben, what a treat to see you again. I hadn't been on this site for years and then I saw you had PM'd years back. I was bummed that I had missed that. Are you getting one of the new Air Commands? I didn't think they were out yet. I'm flying my 2 place Challenger but sure miss the gyro.
 
Ben, what a treat to see you again. I hadn't been on this site for years and then I saw you had PM'd years back. I was bummed that I had missed that. Are you getting one of the new Air Commands? I didn't think they were out yet. I'm flying my 2 place Challenger but sure miss the gyro.
The AC i got is not the new model but is a CTL machine. My sister had a very nice Cessna . And her boyfriend had one also. I at least got to fly often for a few years. My daughter has her license to fly fixed wing aircraft. My boys don't seem interested. My daughter was very young when I was flying the gyro. She called it the dragon fly. I put her in my lap and would do short hops in the field. She wanted to go higher than 2 feet. Would you consider flying your Challenger to Sheridan. I will be cutting a landing strip on my ranch. My neighbors son is a commercial pilot. I told him he could land in my field any time. the strip will be 36 feet wide, and maybe .2 of a mile long.
 
I hope this video works here.
Anyway, I'm flying a KB-2 Gyro that I built with a Rotax 503 conversion kit. This was about a 20 mile flight from Laurel, Mt to my folks place. Dad mowed a little strip on his property so that I could land. This was the first time landing on anything but a paved runway so I was nervous. Dad loved to Narrate while filming and I'm glad he did this day. After landing, my dog Casey came to greet me and getting this on video was priceless. I was 27 years old then and flying in the December cold didn't phase me one bit. Anything I fly now will be enclosed.

Great memories Mark. What diameter prop did you use on that Rotax 503 powered KB2? Gearbox, B or C?

Wayne
 
Thank you Loren. Them were the great days of gyro flying.
Well, I just started and my little yellow VX2 has been giving me all the thrills and joy I could have imagined, so these still seem like some pretty great days of gyro flying!
 
Looked at the new Air Command during this last Oshkosh.

I really do not think that it compares well to my single seat Gyro Technic GT-VX2. but I will admit to being biased as a very happy Gyro Technic owner

You would do well to just have a look at/consider, either the Gyro Technic VX1 or VX2.

The VX1 is set up for the Rotax 582 the 65HP two stroke while the VX2 is designed to be fitter with the heavier and more powerful 912 4 stroke. This comes either as an 80HP or the 100HP ULS version.

The VX1 has a standard fuel endurance of about an hour while the VX2's being fitted with 4 stroke and bigger fuel tanks have a much greater range and rate of climb. In fact the VX2 with the Rotax 912IS will have an endurance of about 5 hours.

This flexibility of choice, and ability to tailor what you buy, to how much you can afford, and what you intend to do with the machine, is what makes these kits stand out from the crowd. The attention to detail, quality of the kits themselves...and the personal service you get from Denis Gyro Technics designer and owner is second to none.

Their record in the number of trophies these machines have been awarded in various airshows and gyro meets around the US over the last few years is testament to their superior design, quality, and stand-out performance.

For a look at them here are some links:-



That's right, I forgot about this one. What a beauty. I've been looking at this one for some time.
 
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