ROADABLE autogyro from Czech Republic

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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

    I like it, wish I could have read the article... looks like fun!
     
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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

    -thank you!
     
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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

    More pics here: http://www.autogyro.cz/r0c214/GyroDrive-prvni-virnik-homologovany-pro-silnicni-provoz/

    It appears to be an AutoGyro GMBH Calidus enclosed, tandem two-seat gyroplane with an electric drive unit on the front wheel and the lights and plate for registration, possibly as a motor scooter. It's a neat idea since the two-blade rotor need not fold for short distances. I am sure it's not fast and can't go far, but even 10 or 20 km range would be enough if you live near the airport with a gas station on the way.

    It makes me think that something like this could be made detachable and serve just to facilitate storing your aircraft at home. Drive to the airport and then leave the batteries and motor on the ground if they are heavy enough to impede performance. I could even see a little self-contained "tug" that tows you along by the nosewheel or or tailwheel or a three-wheeled scooter that the whole plane rides on with you either on the scooter or in the plane. Some food for thought...the last one for the shape of the trolley, not takeoff. ;-)

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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

    -it is possible to made semi hybrid device=iddle rpm(centrifugal gear,propellerstop)
    main motor driving small generator >hub motor...

    =no need in big accu!

    V<40 km/h...
     
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    Re: ROADABLE autogyro from Chech Republik

    I often dream about something like that, when stuck in traffic on I-71!
     
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