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×Chuck Burgoon Higher Than Eagles, The Award Winning Memoir of Bobby Wills by his mother Maralys Wills1 day ago
×Chuck Burgoon Scott, My Mosquito lives part time in my enclosed trailer (during “fly-in” season like right now). It’s very happy. Some gyro guys who have a tall trailer like mine (tall enough for the trike to sit in it upright), regret having a tall trailer due to extra gas to tow it. What some guys do, and some guys who have tall trailers want to do, it to have either a raised center half length, or a raised center in just the small area to raise the mast. Since I don’t have suspension, it’s easy to have everything move in perfect unison. When you have suspension, like on a trike or gyro, it crucial to have the wing/rotor bounce in perfect unison with the undercarriage. This is difficult and problematic, but can be done. In my case, I can use the roof rafters to support my tail boom and rotors. This would not be feasible for a trike or gyro…unless you jack up the trike on some hard points to prevent the trike’s suspension (and tires) from bouncing out of unison with the wing. Then of course, the only suspension is the trailer’s suspension to absorb all shocks. But the wing and trike could them move in perfect unison, albeit with trailer suspension only. Otherwise you need to have wing “transport-only” struts/support booms attached to the trike to allow the wing and trike to bounce in unison, completely independently from the trailer. Many guys use these transport strut method with success. Thankfully I don’t need to do this.2 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon Somebody asked about this offline: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donliddard/5032653074/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/donliddard/3015797621/ http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/soarmaster/Interesting http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soarmaster_modified_flphg_power_unit.jpg Besides chopping off toes they were also prone to tucking and tumbling.2 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon commented on Gerald Marsh's picture.
On my Gyke (gyro/trike) project it became apparent from the beginning that, in general, gyros make bad trikes and trikes make bad gyros. There are exceptions, like the MTO style, which readily lend themselves to a trike application. The MTO is ...3 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon Reklaw Fly-in 2014: Wow...what a great time! Over 400 aircraft, and it was an absolute blast. Boy did you guys miss a good one. There were over 400 airplanes, 5 helicopters, 0 gyros, 0 trikes, 0 PPCs...what a shame. Rotorcraft had the whole right side of the airport, and a huge open mowed field to fly in/out of. The flying and camping conditions were perfect. Two incidents. Both were guys who came in high and hot and overshot the end of the runway. No injury, just some aircraft damage. There must have been more than a thousand take-off and landings. I flew five times, but could have flown much more.4 days ago
×"Chuck Burgoon" commented on Abid Farooqui's Blog "Jet Star 582 brand new --- $35,500.00".
Abid is right about sticking with standard proven components, but some people just enjoy experimenting. If you are one of these people, here are some others: FI for small Rotax… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVhtMuIItjk Uploaded on Oct ...8 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon “Airplanes are for people who can't fly anything else.” – (saw this on a poster recently)9 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon Scott, I too would like to hear about FI feedback for them. I've convereted my two 582's to Nippondenso ignition and have all the upgrades you can put on them. I've looked at numerous carb options, but like FI.10 days ago
×Chuck Burgoon 2014 Anahuac Fly-In...Thanks to all the hard work of the organizers and the large group of attendees...it was a great success. Lots of gyros, 2 helicopters, two airplanes, one PPC, no trikes....and a lot of folks without aircraft. The flying conditions were perfect, food was great, and to friendship memorable. Reklaw is next week...hope at least one trike shows up.11 days ago
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by Victor Agadzi 1 year agoHi Chuck,
Experimental Amateur built gyros do not carry separate ratings for land or sea.
I transitioned from a triking background and needed 2 CFI's, one to recommend me and the other to give me the check ride.
I did both on land and then transitioned myself into water. Had one prior flight off water in a similar gyro couple of months prior but my Gyro I setup a little differently. Let me know whenever you are in the Pensacola area and I will show u my bird. Awesome.. Love your yellow heli in the pictures.. What gyro do u fly? What trike do u fly?