It was a great trip Paul.Vance, sounds like a great trip, with just enough adventure to make it memorable. Sorry your skill at picking out charming older inexpensive motels let you down!
My theory is when doing pattern work they have just landed and they controlled their position over the runway with the cyclic. If they were too far left they would use right cyclic.Vance - I don’t understand why a student would do this?
“A common mistake gyroplane pilots under instruction make is to not orient the rotor correctly in a cross wind take off. If the wind is from the left they have right rudder in to keep her on the centerline and often have right cyclic in. As soon as they lift off the gyroplane will start a right turn because of the right cyclic and that combined with the cross wind will sweep us across the runway to the right.”
I've flown along together w/ Dennis, who built the Viewmaster. He posted some videos he had taken from a video camera he mounted onto his helmet.John's gyroplane is a one of a kind single seat 912 powered gyroplane called the viewmaster if I remember correctly.
She is very well built with lots of unusual features.