FAA DAR Gyropilot
- Mar 18, 2004
- (1) Air Command, (1) Barnett, (1) Air Command 2 place kit, (1) Sycamore gyro
- Total Flight Time
kolibri282;n1122469 said:Another very nice high resolution picture. Not Little Nelly but very similar.
By the way Stuart, I understand Chuck to the effect that Bensen, who was a pro, designed his gyrocopter to be CLT and that all the modifications, e.g. by Ken Brock, ultimately led to the now well known problems and tragic events.
When I worked for the FAA in Oklahoma City 30 years ago, I went through EVERY gyro accident report in their library and copied them all down. Bensen style gyros were porpoising out of the sky mostly without Brock mods. Brock mods improved the VCG by moving the fuel and it's container up. Brock's joystick was a vast improvement (for beginners) over the simpler "pump handle". It's not fair to disparage the deceased.