The Ugandan Gyrocopter front wheel weight ?

Agwotu

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Hello Gyro brothers,

Its Samuel FROM UGANDA !,

This dominator single Sit, is powered by subaru ej 20 engine, static thrust , is 160kgs, with all up weight ready to fly is 330kgs .....

Seems ready for ground runs, but i remember reading from this forum a bout the front wheel weight with pilot on his sit,

Its supposed to be 28lbs-35lbs max , is it ? but quick weight check , gave me 40kgs, 80lbs,

I did move the AXLE , forward little , but the front wheel now hangs ! ouh .. but the front wheel with pilot is now 18kgs --36lbs.

That wheel handing !! is it ok ?

Sam

Uganda
 

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Aerofoam

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Looks good, any pics of the front landing gear?
 

Agwotu

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these are the pics of the wheel hanging , after axle movement forward a little
 

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Jazzenjohn

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I've designed, built, and flown 4 different ultralight gyros. Amassing parts for a 2 place now.
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Seems reasonable to me. I look for 35- 60 pounds or 18 to 27 kilos or there abouts.
 

MikeBoyette

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Dad found that the more weight(within reason) on the nose wheel the shorter the takeoff. Once the nose wheel comes up you can go to full throttle.
 
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