Identifying a gyrocopter

rmueller23

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While assisting a friend with some aviation matters, they advised they had a gyrocopter in their garage that a family member had acquired years back. They're not an aircraft enthusiast themselves and don't know anything about it. I was sent a couple pictures of it as it hangs--I appreciate they are not the most revealing, but does anyone have an idea as to what particular gyrocopter this may be? Comparing with pictures on the web, it has quite a few similarities to the Bensen B-7 on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensen_B-7

-Ryan
 

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Mayfield

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While assisting a friend with some aviation matters, they advised they had a gyrocopter in their garage that a family member had acquired years back. They're not an aircraft enthusiast themselves and don't know anything about it. I was sent a couple pictures of it as it hangs--I appreciate they are not the most revealing, but does anyone have an idea as to what particular gyrocopter this may be? Comparing with pictures on the web, it has quite a few similarities to the Bensen B-7 on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensen_B-7

-Ryan
Hi Ryan,
It looks more like a B8M. The stick and it looks like the magneto cover from a Mac engine. Chris Burgess or Wayne Salleng might have a better idea.
 

Gyro28866

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Square tube would most definitely be a Bensen B8, not a round tube B7.
seeing the magneto cover suggests a McCulloch 4318 engine
The push tubes from nose wheel to rudder is a modification I have not seen before in this fashion, isnteresting thought; unless the tubes are just resting there and not connected at the torque tube?
 
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