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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Vertical Tango » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:48 pm

Leave the rotors on, a simple support system works well. This is what I did a while back when I had a Magni. No problem up to 120 Km/h.
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by nomie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:53 pm

And I thought Magni rotors was one of the easiest to get on and off!

p.s. Magni also makes a single seater. http://www.magnigyro.co.za/model-m14.html

Not twitchy at all. Just loads of fun! I believe there might even be one for sale...

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:06 pm

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Unread post by nomie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Autogyro also makes a naked version of the MTO-Sport, Called the MTOfree. I think you can buy a kit.

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:50 pm

That TNT Mk1 is what I had inmind, a kit will be to expensive "once off" I am not worries about scratch building.
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 am

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Theuns v V wrote:What I like about the benson is that it is a very small gyro and I am sure it could be made so that the rotors come off and it can be trailored instead of having to hanger it.

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As far as I know you can remove just about any gyro's rotors in a reasonable time. Only the amount of bolts you have to remove varies. Some keep their alignment better than others though :?
Not sure why you would want to remove the rotors anyway? We stransport anything from R22 to Enstrom on trailers and don't remove anything. Just make sure you support the rotors correctly thats all :idea:
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:44 am

Vertical Tango wrote:Leave the rotors on, a simple support system works well. This is what I did a while back when I had a Magni. No problem up to 120 Km/h.
Only saw this post now :oops: That trailer is almost what i am talking aboutbut I would definitely use double axle only for a few reasons but mainly potholes and ride.
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:55 am

Just for simplicity to be able to store it in a garage :)
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by nomie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:49 am

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nomie wrote:
Theuns v V wrote:What I like about the benson is that it is a very small gyro and I am sure it could be made so that the rotors come off and it can be trailored instead of having to hanger it.

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As far as I know you can remove just about any gyro's rotors in a reasonable time. Only the amount of bolts you have to remove varies. Some keep their alignment better than others though :?
Not sure why you would want to remove the rotors anyway? We stransport anything from R22 to Enstrom on trailers and don't remove anything. Just make sure you support the rotors correctly thats all :idea:
Simply to minimize the stress on the rotors (Gyro rotors is a bit more floppy than helicopter rotors yes?). And to shorten the load so that it can fit on short trailers / in your garage.
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:14 pm

To store in a garage, exactly yes :)

Where do homebuildedr get rotors? Are there plases that make then and will sell them in pairs or are they made by builder?

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:34 pm

Here is what I am after to build, doesn't look to expensive, the fun factor seems very high and storage is no issue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUEt1xcLuW8
Granted the vid might seem "GUNG HO" but still looks like a lekka gyro....

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Whirly » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Do all gyros shake like that? :?

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:06 pm

You mean the oke is not chewing gum.... is is the vibration :lol: :lol:
I did see the vibration on the stik.
I saw another vid of this guy flying the gyro sideways....no idea how he does this :)
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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:52 pm

Anyone have any contact detail for the owner/builder of that TNT Mk1 ?? [-o< [-o<

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Re: Any gyro homebuilders around?

Unread post by Braam Hechter » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:27 am

Good Day All.

I have been following this thread with interest.
Herewith a photo of what Johan von Ludwig from Wagtail is also assisting with. He is just helping the owner with the complete process, from modification application, design, manufacturing and then the test and proving flights.
Greetings and safe flying.
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