I think Colin is still making them, not sure of his current output schedule but more than a couple guys have installed them. I made a different version for my ship but could never figure out a good (easy) way to install them on other peoples cabins. Mine turned out well but it was a LOT of fussy fiberglass work. Colins has almost the same visuals but is a much easier to install...
Now that is what the Helicycle needed! My number one complaint was the tunnel vision that original window had. My next modification was going to add that wide windshield. B.J. did a phenomenal job designing the Helicycle, but not in that front windshield.
I wouldnt say the tunnel vision is so much the concern I have seen. My front screen was customized for a pilot that used a helmet so it needed a small bubble.
I went to Lowes yesterday and bought a small piece of plexiglass which is literally 100% clear like a car/truck window and also previous machines I have flown (R22/R44/Jet ranger). I am thinking there was simply some sort of heat distortion in the customized window because its quite obscure especially when holding the clear piece of plexiglass up which is the ulitmate goal.
I called factory today and they are shipping me out the original front windscreen . I will see if that improves things once I have it in.
As for RotorKop I hate to see that experience so far. I think buying from a previous owner had its benefits for me for various reasons : mostly time because I dont have time to build but it also has been flown and the kinks worked out.
As for flying Ive only had mine a few weeks and 2.5 hours so far in it. But its not about how far you go / how high you fly . Its about what you want out of it. I can literally fire it up / go find a big field / hover around / do some quick stops / burn out about 10 gallons of fuel and head right back home. I got my fix in for the day and look forward to next week when I have the chance again.
Do you have one of your front Window for sale, I'm very interested.
Do you think you design are adoptable to the standard cabin., I have the half doors in place in the cabin so I don't like to redo the doors.