Its been a while, need some help with a MAC

skyguynca

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When I had my KB2, about 15 years or so in the past, I loved my MAC. Never had a MAC attack.

I have aquired a 70hp MAC, in sad shape from years of sitting.
I am going to overhaul it and was wondering if any MAC guys are still out there flying?

I need info on the update for the best rods, how to identify the differences and what I should be running.
I also need the cross references for bearing replacements and any updates for them.

thanks guys
David M.
San Jose, CA
 

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David,
Surely some guys in California associated with the Chapter 1 El Mirage group still are flying Macs,,,,contact them,,,is your best bet,,,,and go to their Chapter Meetings in El Mirage,,,,,,,,
 

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A sad reality. I would not recommend a newby use a Mac engine.
Parts are getting more difficult to find. As I understand it, prices are taking a nosedive from R&D. That tells me, their market is drying up and they have to reduce the retail price to move the parts. My opinion - there are not enough Mac engines out there to keep the business viable.
There are a few pockets of Mac drivers still out there. El Mirage being on of them. Ron Iaconis is another, Gary Goldsberry also.
 

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A sad reality. I would not recommend a newby use a Mac engine.
Parts are getting more difficult to find. As I understand it, prices are taking a nosedive from R&D. That tells me, their market is drying up and they have to reduce the retail price to move the parts. My opinion - there are not enough Mac engines out there to keep the business viable.
There are a few pockets of Mac drivers still out there. El Mirage being on of them. Ron Iaconis is another, Gary Goldsberry also.
Hey David,

Not a newby, if you had read my whole post you would see that I did indeed fly a MAC over 15 years ago. I loved my MAC but sold my gyro due to necessity. I am just ready to build a new gyro and would still love a MAC to power it.

David
David,
Surely some guys in California associated with the Chapter 1 El Mirage group still are flying Macs,,,,contact them,,,is your best bet,,,,and go to their Chapter Meetings in El Mirage,,,,,,,,
Yeah, your right. I will just have to head down and see if I can find one there. Thanks

David
 

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My bad.
I have been flying Macs on my Bensen's for 25 years, and love them also.
Here is a short vid of me a Bensen Days acting like the "Iron Rooster"
Notice my faceshield at the end, I was flying obscured.
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The point I meant to make, if I was to build a machine today. It would likely be a drop keel design with a different engine.
The 120hp Yamaha is really impressive.
Yup, A Dominator with a Yamaha.
Yup
yup
 

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I love my Mac. I am flying out of El Mirage just flew it today. There are more than ten Macs here. Sadly I am the only one flying a Mac . There are a couple for sale.
 

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I am still looking Dave. The guys that are selling, could you give me their contact info in a PM?

THANKS
David
 

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sounds good, are you looking for a complete gyro or do you have some parts?
 

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Just need the MAC, have everything else.

Thanks

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Alright let me see what is out there. 72 or 90? rebuilt or?
 

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prefer 72, will take any as long as it is not just a hunk of metal trash.
Thanks Dave


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There is a 72 in Vista. I will get some pics this week
 
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