- Jun 5, 2007
- Taylorsville, GA
- Beech Bonanza G-35 N4638D/"The Bulldozer" 2-Place Gyroplane N575EE
- Total Flight Time
No argument. I have nowhere near the skill level you or MrGrey have in gyros and nowhere near the gyro hours. What an excellent point that makes. Even with my meager, limited abilities, I walked away with little more than superficial damage (outside of the initial mechanical issue). Given the same pilot (me), and a high CG machine with spindly gear, I'm not absolutely positive I could have done as well. Clearly, I need more practice, and I will certainly get more as time passes. For that landing, for me at my current stage of development...that seems to have been an appropriate machine.GyroRon said:My machine would have fared well..... it is all in how you land it, and practice makes perfect!
It was a difficult setup. I had to sacrifice a lot of airspeed to avoid charging the home owner for tree-trimming service and the landing area was significantly compact and enclosed to be moderately impressive, if I do say so myself.
Thank you. That is actually second non-simulated engine out landing with the Bulldozer (though the only one in this configuration). The first occurred with "iteration one" due to an idle setting too low after the cam upgrade. It was a non-event, as it was over the runway and I happened to be practicing simulated engine out landings at the time.barnstorm2 said:Good to hear you are OK and congratulations on a successful engine out landing!