I don't have any details so I can't answer that question directly, but I heard that cabin cost was part of the problem. The Mosquito company was pretty proud of their cabin and it cost a lot more than one would hope to have to spend to upgrade a single place to an enclosed model. I also believe it was pretty small, and made for a tight fit that wouldn't accommodate many larger pilots.So I guess the million dollar question is how much does a Mosquito cabin cost?
I would imagine putting a body on most gyro's... would smooth handling a bunch.Alan,
It flew very well. It was very fast and maneuverable. Dad said it was very snappy.
Your DF-02 looks great. Does it get warm inside during the summer months?For exactly the reasons you mentioned, I built and fly an enclosed single seater, a DF-02-> pictures. It flies very nicely and it's no problem to fly it during winter time.
But I strongly disadvise to just pick up whatever cabin you find.
Simply speaking, enclosed gyros must have less active area in front of the center of gravity than behind. Otherwise you tend to be in very big troubles very soon (slips that get worse by itself).
Unless you are able to do these calculations, you are better off with a proven design like the DF-02 or the CloudDancer 1.
On the tarmac only if you have to wait.Your DF-02 looks great. Does it get warm inside during the summer months?