Jake, Gabor, Thank you for the appreciative words. Gabor, a Corvair direct drive engine puts out about 110-hp at 3200-rpm, Iv'e pitched the 60" blades 3000-rpm static. These engines can spin 5600-rpm all day so at 3200 just loafing.
Hello Jay,Vance, William Wynn, (www.flycorvair.com) the Corvair man in experimental aviation claims she puts out 110 at 3200. My opinion, I don't know the true hp.
I use Wynn's claims, I know he's ran dyno's (sic) on his engines. Of course, he could be embellish-ing, he loves his Corvair's. Sure hopes it works.
I am in a similar situation to yours. Summer of 2001 I took out a $100,000 loan on my house in order to build up a retirement for myself. Prior to that I had been taking care of the needs of others and, of course, various ministries. I always figured there was plenty of time to build up my own investments. Had plenty of experience in the markets, as that was how I had always made my living. But no amount of experience could have prepared me for September 11. Pretty much lost it all and you know the old saying "it takes money to make money". I had done a little bit of Gyro flying before all that and was really interested in getting my own. But you got to pay the bills first and that has been quite a challenge. Just recently I came across a business deal that will get me back on my feet if it comes through so I have been really licking my chops again at the thought of getting up in the air. The Dominator has been my first choice for a long time. But two things will keep me from building my own. First, I am afraid it will turn into a never ending project that little things always seem to interfere with completion. And second, as much as I believe in my own abilities, I think I would feel much better knowing that the guy(s) that put it together had done this a few times before. I'm not so sure that I want to fly an aircraft that was built by someone who didn't really know what he was doing. I am not really putting you down or anyone else who builds their own. But I would go crazy if I finished putting this thing together and wound up with a couple of extra bolts left over. Good luck with yours. I hope you get to put hundreds of hours on it (in the air, of course).:violin: David, the gyro was basically finished in 2008, I also at the time rebuilt the junk Corvair engine to aviation spec's, gathering parts when you live in the boonies can drag out the process, by the time the gyro was ready in 08 I was setting up a reverse mortgage on my home which would have put a 100 thousand in my pocket and no more home payments, well you no what happened over night in the housing market, well, when you live on S.S and a retirement account you have to really be careful with the moola, but I did squeak out enough to get 8 hours flight training with Ron Menzie. I'm working on a deal for finances to finish my training this summer, so maybe the Corvanator will have it's maiden voyage this year.