Wagtail Agri Gyro sneak peak

Greg Vos

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A few yeas ago Wagtail was leading the way with Gyroplane usage for aerial crop spraying, that was until a rouge operation undercut the price and saw a number of deaths' with young commercial Pilots losing there lives after a few hours of recreational flight training. Prior to this Wagtail Aviation had flown thousands of hours without a incident or mishap.

This tragic matter that is still being debated in our courts has blurred the development and been a real thorn for those who were not only successful in the operations but also who are serious about gyroplane development in the commercial sector.

Undeterred Wagtail who develop rotor heads and prime movers for a large Gyro Project in Israel maintained its focus on crop spraying, the challenge for larger crop sprayers (air tractor and similar) has always been cost related when it comes to the 2-10 Hectare sise plantations, our Gyroplane (seen here with seed and pellet distribution) fits this niche market well.
Add that many of the older smaller Pawnees and Cesena crop dusters are no longer available make this project very exciting and affordable.

Easy to transport on road if needed, easy to maintain, and a beast of a machine when it comes to lifting capacity, we have developed a GPS linked distribution system that will calculate the amount of seed or herbicide needed at a given ground speed ensuring an accurate distribution of the chemicals. Lifting over 200Kg of load over and above Pilot and fuel with ease.
Spray bars are also a fitted option with the pilot able to control the amount of droplets during a single flight with out landing and manual calibration, making flights over to one patch that requires a different dose easy and fast.
More on that in the future,I will add details we have also developed superior ground handling turn around time equipment that will replenish the hopper in seconds and no need to shut down rotors or engine during re loading, Trojan uses a high performance hydraulic prerotator so no damage from heat or continued use.

 

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Resasi

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Greg I really do admire the way SA has led the way in our continent in so many fields.

From the first time I visited from Kenya, it always struck me as a First world country in a Third world continent.

It seems this continues withWagtail in the development being done on this particular small sector in aviation.

I have a cousin working in agriculture and agricultural chemicals in Zambia where he moved to from Zim.
A gyro pilot who has been flying for a while there, I will be forwarding this to him, for him to see.

Another mutual cousin of ours, with two sons is in the business, is in crop spraying in Kenya/Africa, one of whom has expressed interest in gyros simply to get around his farm.

Could you possibly PM me contact details for me to pass on to them?
 
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Greg Vos

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Cape Town
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R44/22 H269/300 MD 500 Magni (all); Xenon RST; DTA; ELA; MTO Trojan
Total Flight Time
Stoped counting at 2000
Greg I really do admire the way SA has led the way in our continent in so many fields.

From the first time I visited from Kenya, it always struck me as a First world country in a Third world continent.

It seems this continues withWagtail in the development being done on this particular small sector in aviation.

I have a cousin working in agriculture and agricultural chemicals in Zambia where he moved to from Zim.
A gyro pilot who has been flying for a while there, I will be forwarding this to him, for him to see.

Another mutual cousin of ours, with two sons is in the business, is in crop spraying in Kenya/Africa, one of whom has expressed interest in gyros simply to get around his farm.

Could you possibly PM me contact details for me to pass on to them?
Thank you your assistance in us gaining traction will be much appreciated
 
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