Pushers all proven ?? I don't think so... With all the HTL, CLT, POI, PPO stuff, the design has to be "nursed" to be 100% failsafe.Build a proven pusher bro. Just ask around.:noidea:
you can also built an HTL tractor design and have all the PPO problems as well.... but generally the shape of a tractor is easier to be CTL or LTL and have a long tail with an effective HS.Pushers all proven ?? I don't think so... With all the HTL, CLT, POI, PPO stuff, the design has to be "nursed" to be 100% failsafe.
With all the pro's of flying in constant autorotation, how much safer can it get by doing it in a tractor? None of the "biting" can happen.
OK, a pusher is smaller, simpler, great FOV, but a roomy tractor with a radial up front must be the bees knees !!!!
At one time there were several LW under construction simultaneously by a group of builders, they were documenting this on the forum, here's a couple of links:Hi Alan,
I have searched the web and this forum and it is true that there are some threads and wed pages as for little wing home building but very few.
It was a friends project I was helping with, I worked several hundred hours framing and welding, then he decided to sell the project. I was disappointed to see it go. But, I'm building my own tractor design now so at least the experience I gained on the LW wasn't a waste.Hi Alan,
what about the LW5 you used to be involved it?
The comment was for the misconception that if you stick the engine in the front all problems of the unstable gyros disappear!!!!. you can also built an unstable tractor gyro if you want.I have never designed any gyro, hence I can't rely on anyone coming from the market place to make a reliable choice
The only thing I can do is surfing the net , reading the books and then make a choice after having read everything
I mean I am not experienced enough to know if as you say pushers like yours are as safe as little wings if they are nicely designed as you certainly think yours are,
not that I don't believe you, just that I won't built a pusher .
I have a pusher, I am learning to fly on a magny
I am gonna built this Lw5, that's it, ron interviews convinced me, this guy has no real commercial interest in this story.
as he says gyro design is not rocket science, and what he says convinced me
if you want to know how all of this started in my mind I'll tell you
my Oncle has dozens of books about cierva's autogiros I have read years ago
After a divorce and having stopped mixed gas deep diving I decided to learn to fly gyros
I was hypnotized by bensen type gyros I mean pushers like yours, good looking simplicity, mad max etc etc
but having problems to perform perfect landings on the magny I started watching dozens of you tubes videos, and among those videos I noticed that picairns, ciervas etc had a very different way of landing in comparison to classic bensen gyros and I appreciate a lot the way they land (ok the videos don't show the head wind et bla bla bla)
again I am not experienced enough to start a conversation about the the pros and con's of tractors in terms of landing etc but my feeling is that tractors are better, just a feeling no need to let me know 120 good reasons of choosing hi cg pusher rather then building the little wing.
I am not trying to convince anyone and I don't have any background to, but believe me after watching those videos this is a little wing I am gonna built
lastly I will say that I have a very good feeling about Ron, this guy seems perfectly honest ... again a feeling.
I hope I will have the opportunity to meet this guy, just for the pleasure of meeting him not even because I will maybe need support
TIG or oxy-acetylene welding, both are fine in skilled hands, I myself use TIG. Ron now uses MIG but I don't recommend MIG in aircraft unless you are well practiced and know it's idiosyncrasies.just a question are we well speaking about TIG welding ? it is not specifier on what I read in the plans.... I have not read everything .