kopp gyro

Joe Pires

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They do not seem to have a lot of fans on the forum. I have attended Bensen Days for the last few years and have never seen one fly although the company has had machines at all of them.
 

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And this is still listed on the PRA website? They are great looking machines, wonder if anyones really flying one.
 

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And this is still listed on the PRA website? They are great looking machines, wonder if anyones really flying one.

Billygyro from Tenn. Has a highly modified one. He is going to have it at BensenDays I believe
 

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Billygyro from Tenn. Has a highly modified one. He is going to have it at BensenDays I believe

After reading that thread of his, I wouldn't even call it a "modified" machine.
He could have saved some time and money and just built from scratch.
 

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I could have saved some time and money but I am glad it worked out like it did !
LOOK FOR YOURSELF> thanks and yes can be seen at Bensen Days.
 
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Mike484

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Beautiful gyro Billy, you can be proud that you made one of these fly.
 

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Billy,

Nice work, it is stunning. I followed your build and you exceeded my expectations.

To answer Herman, “rotorhead6”, question, would you recommend a Kopp Gyro?

Dennis,
Nice find, I always wondered what happened to Last Church and glad to see he never flew. Buying his KOPPter probably added some time to his life.
 

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question: what it is , the metal bottle ?

I have 2 fuel tanks, they are 6 us gal. each. one on each side for a total of 12 gal. located right under the C/G for a balance in fuel burn.
 

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Billy,

Nice work, it is stunning. I followed your build and you exceeded my expectations.

To answer Herman, “rotorhead6”, question, would you recommend a Kopp Gyro?

Dennis,
Nice find, I always wondered what happened to Last Church and glad to see he never flew. Buying his KOPPter probably added some time to his life.

Guy's the only way I would recommend a Kopp Gyro is to plan ahead and do a complet rebuild even if it is brand new right from start.
 

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Billy's done an excellent job but he's had to re-engineer a lot. If someone has to do a total rebuild just build a different, better designed gyro to start with. I've seen one of Kopp's hangar Queens that never flew. Money down the drain.
 

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It's such a shame that someone can uses beauty to sell such a dysfunctional machine. It's like the cheese in a mouse trap.
 
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