Hello Al,Thinking that a more effcient rotor spins slower to get the same lift is a common misconception based on thinking of the gyro as a shaft powered system. It is powered by the blades. You want as much available aerodynamic energy as possible to go into spinning the blades. For example, cleaning the blades is reported to give an increase in rrpm.
I agree Brett.
I feel that some care would need to be taken to address the dissonance between the aircraft and the rotor in the control system.
I feel that Jon’s experiments are very interesting.
When I have done experiments with concepts I have found it is very easy to get focused on a desired result and overlook a potential benefit.
Thank you, Vance
Our mast IS suspended in rubber mounts. Works very well. That coupled with our dampened hub-bar makes one very smooth machine.Seems like the same sort of system a Bell 47 or Hiller 12 uses (mast suspended on rubber mounts) shouldn't be that hard to do in a heavy gyro.