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skip_hill

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There was a Kitfox at Sun n Fun last year that was demonstrating it. It is very smooth and not noisy. There was such a crowd I couldn't get close enough for a close-up. I did see it up close at Ron Herron's. (Little Wing, Tractor Gyro) He was working on the M/Mount, so never heard it run. If the company can survive long enough to get it going it would be a great choice. I'd like to try it on my Ace...skip
 

Jman

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Skip,

Was it using a cowl or was it hanging out in the air? I would love to see more of these on some smaller biplanes like the EAA biplane or a scaled down Waco.

Jake
 

skip_hill

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Both I looked at were hangin-out. If you go to the Little Wing site there is a picture of it with its nose sticking out of the "shed" That's where it was when I saw it. it was hanging from a hoist, while he was fabricating the mounts. I stopped by on my way back to FL from vacation and could only spend a few hours with Ron. I would like to have stayed longer, he is a WEALTH of knowledge, not just gyro's but "Aviation"
 
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