Sounds like that would be a good reason for aircraft engines to to have EFI. Not arguing just making an observation. Some people say rotax may be on the way to phasing out the carbs in favor of the EFI and ECU. Maybe who knows.I won't go into the (significant) differences here between car engines and aircraft engines as I'm sure Dean already covered that with you down at Lockwood, but the biggest reasons cars don't have carbs any more is emissions and mileage standards.
I agree . Rotax probably has to much invested. That would be an expensive move.If aircraft emissions were a major consideration, we'd all just stop using leaded fuel, for starters. If fuel economy is very important to you, you'll certainly do better flying an airplane.
Rotor hasn't even phased out two-stroke engines. I don't see them phasing out carbs any time soon.
I would absolutely love to get my hands on some plans for that airframe. I have a bunch of 4130 tubing and a Yamaha 140hp engine that needs to power one of those beauties.Hi Guys, here are a the pictures I have of the Bandit Gyroplane as it sits in storage at our hanger. The other feature this model has is a folding main mast. The horizonal stabilizer appears large as compared to many of the others I'm seeing on gyros today?
The goal here is to hopefully be able to gather enough information on this gyro to move forward and learn how to fly it or not? The pros and cons are; at this point are we own this machine. The cons, being as this design is not well known, and has a high thrust line, should I continue with no pilot input not really knowing. My thoughts are going to all four points of the compass right now...like why isn't this model or design being made anymore? Was it not successful for good reason? Or a simple failed business venture? Any thoughts on that would be appreicated.
Are Magnis considered ultralights in Panama??Hello Vance, I will eventually get my instructor's rating but in the meantime I will have Magni instructors come from the U.S. I have been told that a letter from an instructor is sufficient to fly an ultralight in Panama.