Wagtail Aviation

Braam

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Sasolburg South Africa
Good day John and Mike, thank you for the kind words. Mike, we are looking forward to integrating your principles and system on the manned and autonomous fleet as we go forward.
John I am busy working on the press release. We are just busy with so many projects that I want to share..
With all the sensors (at least 20) being downloaded and interpreted in real time, the low level collision avoidance system (Power and telephone lines, trees, birds, etc) real-time tracking, condition and trend monitoring amongst others. The Trojan has enough excess power and would be safe, easy to fly and cost effective to operate.
She was designed using FAR 21 CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTS AND ARTICLES as well as FAR 27 AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT. We are currently busy with the Part 24 process in South Africa. This is around, Airworthiness Standards: Non-type Certificated Aircraft. After discussions with the FAA this will be a good foundation data pack when we start interacting with them as an authority.
There are a few European Gyrocopter Manufacturers currently entering the US market. We have experience flying with the 30 ft rotor and Rotax 914 engine in hot and high conditions. After the accumulation of a few thousand hours on those machines with our Team, AND the South African legislation / regulations allowing you to fly up to a 2 ton MAUW gyro. This led Johan von Ludwig and his Team to design the Trojan. The Trojan is fitted with a basic Subaru 2.5 T engine delivering 260 hp through a five bladed propeller. She is also equipped with a 36 ft rotor, This leading to a Take off weight of around a Ton.
The Trojan equipped with the above mentioned equipment assists with failure prediction and maintenance planning, this allowing you to plan the finances....
We are looking forward to continue interacting and once we have been contacted by enthusiast shareholders, plan on setting up the initial Base close to Fort Worth in Texas.
May you all have a safe and flying weekend.
Braam
 

Braam

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Sasolburg South Africa
Good day All. I trust you are doing well and keeping safe. We are entering interesting times and one can use this time, to re-asses and baseline your future plans. Herewith a link to what is happening in African Aviation.
We are continuing our designs and interactions with various authorities to ensure we keep on moving forward.
Be safe and use the time available wisely.
Greetings
Braam Hechter
 

Braam

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Sasolburg South Africa
Good day All.
I have been quiet for a while. We have just received our first upgraded test rotor with a wider cord. This to improve lift, etc. We are now busy conducting strain testing to confirm that the design limits and reality is in the same ballpark.

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Capt'n Gator

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Goldsboro, NC
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Dominator Single 582BH N401JC
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150+
Who is the supplier of the new rotorblade, it looks familiar and similar to my blades from Phoenix Rotorcraft also known as Swiss Toolcraft.
 

Braam

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Sasolburg South Africa
Good day Capt'n Gator. We had the dies cut and then the blades extruded by whom ever had the spare capacity. Some of our blades are extruded locally by Huletts. Does your blade have a 230mm or 9 inch cord. We were looking for suppliers for such a size blade, when we planned on upgrading.
 

Capt'n Gator

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Location
Goldsboro, NC
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Dominator Single 582BH N401JC
Total Flight Time
150+
Good day Capt'n Gator. We had the dies cut and then the blades extruded by whom ever had the spare capacity. Some of our blades are extruded locally by Huletts. Does your blade have a 230mm or 9 inch cord. We were looking for suppliers for such a size blade, when we planned on upgrading.
My chord is 8.25 inches, I believe the blades were extruded in Malaysia.
 
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