Tandem carbon fiber fuselage gyroplane project FOR SALE! $5,995

Kevin_Richey

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FOR SALE: Carbon fiber tandem gyroplane project with NEW 28' Dragon Wings Cruiser rotorblades
& NEW RFD rotorhead: $5,495.
Little Wings comprehensive plans for all LW models included. Drawn by Ron Herron of Arkansas.


Willing to deliver to western states of USA for that price. Delivery further
eastward in USA additional for only actual mileage costs!
Willing to ship out of country if all costs are pre-paid.

Prior owner in California built the body, engine cowling, body stiffeners, seats, and bulkheads out of
carbon fiber. Those items are ready to be floxed/fiberglassed onto the inside of fuselage.
Horizontal stabilizer constructed in fiberglass. No vertical rudder, or mast section, or controls were
constructed.

Have an extremely low mileage (400 miles) Yamaha Genesis snowmobile engine still in the sled
complete w/ wiring harness, and original muffler available for $2,500, if purchaser wanted to go
Yamaha for flying this project. 120 horses. I test drove sled on grass sod farm up to 70 MPH prior to
purchasing. There was still some throttle left when I chickened out @ that speed. This is the same
make & model of Yamaha engine I fly on my Sport Copter gyroplane. See my avatar above for picture.

Latest costs of RFD double bearing rotorhead and 28' Cruiser Dragon Wings rotorblades is
approximately $4,000.

Prior owner stated that he had approximately 350 hours of labor to bring the fuselage and associated
parts to this point. Body & engine cowling were finish sanded and appear to be close to being paint-
ready.

Originally was designed for a Rotec radial engine that was sold by builder to another party.
Consequently, no motor mount is included, but designer/builder included hard points into the carbon
fiber firewall to attach an engine.

New: Dragon Wings 28' Cruiser rotorblades. 4' hub bar w/ each blade 12' in length. In original box as
shipped from Rotary Flight Dynamics.

New: Dominator double bearing rotorhead. White grease still present on teeter bearings on towers
when shipped from manufacturer.

Landing gear legs are supposed to be from a Cessna 140, and are heavy-duty steel! Wheel hubs
(possibly new) and tires (brand new, still have the long nubs on the tread from the manufacturer). Tail
wheel is reported to be from a Maule, and can be either locked for straight use, or made to castor. Is
used, and in need of rebuild from available kits. Wheel fairings are used.

Yellow tape is on fuselage to keep plastic in place over cockpits and end of tail to keep dust, etc. out.

Many photos posted below in this thread.

Contact either email (my exact rotary forum name @yahoo.com), or phone or text @: 503-505-
thirteen, forty-four.
 

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Kevin_Richey

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Additional photos of tandem carbon fiber gyroplane project.
 

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Additional photos.
 

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RFD rotorhead & rotorblades.
 

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Close up of small mark.
 

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Rotorhead photos.
 

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Kevin_Richey

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Landing gear & wheel spats.
 

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Kevin_Richey

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This forum's software does not allow changes to be made in title of thread. My first post reflects price drop of $500 to move project. An advertisement for this project for sale is going on barnstormers.com next week, if not sold on here shortly.
 

Kevin_Richey

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Tractor gyroplane components for sale.
Included: Little Wing gyroplane complete plans set (covers all models, single or tandem seat).
Carbon fiber fuselage, seat bases & bulkheads, fiberglass horizontal tail, main gear, wheels, tires, brakes, New 28' Dragon Wings Cruiser (extra weights set in tips) rotorblades and New double-bearing Dominator rotorhead.
Yamaha 120 Genesis, 3 cyl., 4-stroke powerplane available, if desired.
 

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Tractor gyroplane components for sale.
Included: Little Wing gyroplane complete plans set (covers all models, single or tandem seat).
Carbon fiber fuselage, seat bases & bulkheads, fiberglass horizontal tail, main gear, wheels, tires, brakes, New 28' Dragon Wings Cruiser (extra weights set in tips) rotorblades and New double-bearing Dominator rotorhead.
Yamaha 120 Genesis, 3 cyl., 4-stroke powerplane available, if desired.
Has this been sold? What width is the fuselage built to. I just bought a set of plans, but love the idea of getting a jump start on this project. If the fuselage is 28" wide I may be your buyer.
 

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Has this been sold? What width is the fuselage built to. I just bought a set of plans, but love the idea of getting a jump start on this project. If the fuselage is 28" wide I may be your buyer.
Travis: Did not sell. Here is a webpage of the designer/builder:
https://jetaerospace.org/category/experimental-aircraft-build/


I am not sure about the width dimension. I will be heading out to the hangar tomorrow & get that measurement. I'm assuming you are referring to the inside cockpit width?

I also have a Little Wing gyroplane for sale for $16K. Powered by the Yamaha 4-stroke, 3 cyl. 115 hp snowmobile engine. Same as what my Sport Copter has (seen in my avatar photo).
I'm selling both of these projects to help fund our building of a small retirement home in Arizona.
 

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Kevin_Richey

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A couple more pics.
 

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BEN S

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I happen to have a house in AZ.......
 

Kevin_Richey

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I happen to have a house in AZ.......
It is a nice one (having been a guest there), but Yuma is much hotter than where we bought land in north Central Az. @ 4,500' ASL.
 
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Hey Paul! I wish it wasn't a 16 hour flight to come join you guys for the fly ins!
 

Kevin_Richey

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Has this been sold? What width is the fuselage built to. I just bought a set of plans, but love the idea of getting a jump start on this project. If the fuselage is 28" wide I may be your buyer.
Travis: The fuselage width measures @ 29" @ the cockpit. Is that too wide for you?
 

Kevin_Richey

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What a beautiful aircraft. I'm definitely tempted.How much does that fuselage weight?
I haven't weighed it. But, being carbon fiber, weighs less than a fiberglassed one. The builder said all the parts are virtually ready for paint. He said he sanded & sanded & sanded to get it ready, but then didn't finish the gyroplane for health reasons.

The hangar is 45 minutes away on a good-traffic day. But, I can do so soon. Possibly early next week, I get out there to weigh it. Then I can report the weight.
 
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