Tensor 600X

Resasi

Gold Supporter
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
8,499
Location
London/ Kilifi Kenya
Aircraft
Gyrs, RAF 2000/Mgni/Bnsn/Hrnet/Mrlin/Crckt/MT-03/Lyzlle AV18-A/Prdtor. Pax ArrowCopter
Total Flight Time
100+ gyro, 16,000+ other
Just happened to catch this. May have already been posted/discussed, I did look but didn't find, so please excuse if this is old news.
I have seen the Phil Bennet had done a video on it in Dec of 2020 for the gyrocopter club, and that it has flown.

It certainly looks good, some innovative features...and, room for some/adequate baggage which is a little unusual and a pleasant change. The price...though probably not yet fixed likely to be eye-watering.

I was once told some years ago that if you don't see something in aviation it is likely to be for one, or possibly two reasons.

Weight and/or, Cost.

 
Last edited:

GyroRon

Former Gyro know it all
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Messages
16,757
Location
Fort Mill South Carolina
Aircraft
Vans RV4 / Dominator 582 Ultrawhite
Total Flight Time
ALOT
Back seat looks tight as far as room for another control stick. Its a heck of a good looking gyro though for sure.
 

WaspAir

Supreme Allied Gyro CFI
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
5,493
Location
Colorado front range
Aircraft
Bell 47G-3B-1, A&S 18A, Phoebus C, SGS 1-26A, etc.
Total Flight Time
stopped caring at 1000
He mentions several times the ability to do maneuvers and missions that are impossible with airplanes or helicopters, but never says what it can do that a helicopter can't (except to suggest falsely - at about 6:20 - that helicopters can't operate remotely without airport support). I think he has the "ability" argument backwards given that helicopters can hover and his aircraft can't.
At a price of 300,000 euro (mentioned at 7:20), that's nearly identical to a new Robinson R22, so he's not making a very persuasive cost argument, either (especially given that the Robbie's certification allows commercial use, and his gyro is unlikely to get that certification - a serious mission limitation).

One must wonder if they intend to do only VR training or if a dual control option is planned. He mentions a "copilot" once and the instrument visibility but shows no controls in the aft seat
 
Last edited:

BEN S

Super Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2007
Messages
2,750
Location
Guam
Aircraft
Sportcopter Vortex
Total Flight Time
300+
I'm sure its just me, but it looks delicate.
Hell even the way he closes the door...
"Who packed your chute Thane? I dunno man, I wouldn't jump it if I were you!"
 
Top