- Sep 23, 2004
- Acampo, CA
- depends on what I have sold recently
- Total Flight Time
I have always wanted a tractor gyro. It is one of the many projects I have "In Progress". I have built some of the frame and parts in SW, the dimensions in some of the pictures were just quick grabs, I did not go to exact edges but it is really close. I made a 130 lb dummy weight for the engine, and a min pilot weight 118 lbs and a max pilot weight of 236 lbs. I have posted some screen grabs from SW with the mass properties listed along with the CG location. You can see the dummy weights in place in each screen grab. I have the major frame components in place, the seat and how far I have gotten in designing the tail surfaces. Still a long way to go though, but I am working to make it easy and inexpensive to build. Also the major goal is to be really Part 103 Compliant.