- Feb 18, 2010
- Romont / Fribourg / Switzerland
It certainly looks like it could work. The guy who was selling the Raven Redrive PSRU for the Geo metro engine (Jared or Jerod??) was working on a small tractor gyro about this size.this critter could give an interesting base for a new gyro, no?1
This could work, but then I've always been attracted to tractor gyros. A stiff pyramid will likely require a "slider" rotor head. There are a few part 103 gyros that manage to fly acceptably with 503ish Hp.A four sided narrow pyramid made from steel tube << >>. The two forward tubes would mount to the top of the instrument panel area, and the rear tubes wold mount to the top of the seat back, << >>
Gyros are far far higher drag than an equivalent airplane, so I am guessing you would want to have a Rotax 503 engine at a minimum,
All true, but not requiring a "top-notch engineer". There are plenty of amateurs that have proven it is possible to construct and fly a safe gyroplane.That rotor has a huge ensemble of modes and couples to a lot of stuff you don’t normally think of.
IMHO it wouldn't be all that hard either. The person doing does need to understand the why of autogyros. Physics is physics. Doesn't matter if it spins, flaps or glides in a straight line.It I’m sure someone could safely convert a Ranger type fuselarge to a gyro.