Volkswagen powered Gyroplane fly’s

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    GyroGerald

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    VW Gyroplane

     
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    98488827-2C3E-44BE-B708-B0010D0E4C70.jpeg Great looking machine, I built and flew one 53 years ago.
     
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    Thanks for the memories Gerald. That was an awesome day.
     
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    Were you at that event?
     
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    Imagine the reaction you would get if you showed up at the airfield with that IF HELICOPTERS HAD NEVER BEEN INVENTED.
     
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    That's my Bensen in the video, well it was before I sold it anyhow.
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    That was my first aircraft rebuild. Sold it to buy the derelict Scorpion that I rebuilt.
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    Recently upgraded to a 162F
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    An old friend and myself was working on a Benson back in the mid 1960's and had it built except for the rotor blades. We watched a Benson fly and we went home and unbolted it and scraped it.
     
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    The old Bensens didnt have horizontal stabilizers on them so self trained pilots had more problems than what people do now.
     

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