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Welcome!Gyroplanes are fun, exciting and safe. Take an introductory lesson this weekend !

 

 

 

Research Library

 

Please go to the downloads page for unpublished information and articles.

The Books and DVD's page has a list of books and other media.

 

 

Opening of the Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum

Click This Link for the ReporterOnline.com article.

Offical Museum Web Page

Another good article can be found here: CLICK

 

Articles by Tim O'Connor

EAA Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft, December 2004

Intro and update for Sport Pilots

 

Rotorcraft Articles

Article: How to keep your airport gyroplane friendly

Article: Mentone Convention 2004

Article: Bensen Days 2004

 

Want to know about gyroplanes? Flyer in Pagemaker format ( newest version )

Right Click and Choose 'save as' to download.

 

Or.. Now in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format Click HERE

PRA Chapter 62 Custom flyer is HERE

 

Chapter Newsletters

Microsoft Word Format

( if you don't have MS-Word snap-in just Right-Click and choose Save AS...)

 

2003 Newsletters, PRA Chapter 34

2003 September Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

2003 October Page 1, Page 2

2003 November Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

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2004 December  Page 1

2005 Newsletters, PRA Chapter 34

2005 January  Page 1

2005 February  Page 1

2005 March

 

 

Articles by Greg Gremminger

The following information is written by Greg Gremminger and taken from the www.magnigyro.com web site.

 
NEW   Glossary of Gyroplane Terms 
Why are Magni Rotors so Smooth? 
(.doc format, click here)
Why are Magni Gyroplanes so Stable? 
(.doc format, click here)
   

- Articles -

Gyroplane Stability Misconceptions
by Greg Gremminger
NEW Homebuilt Rotorcraft
To be published, late 2003
"New Generation" of Gyroplanes
by
Greg Gremminger
NEW EAA Experimenter
To be published, late 2003
Building the Magni M-16
by Lee Blazejewski
Rotorcraft
February, 2002
Advice for Aspiring Gyro Pilots
by Lee Blazejewski
Rotorcraft
February, 2002
Six Days and Five Nights 
by Lilo Steffen  A Cross Country Journey
Rotorcraft
September, 2002
The articles below appeared in the PRA Rotorcraft magazine and address gyro safety, control, stability, training and experience issues that are critical to the safe advancement of our sport.
Magni Thrustline - High?
(A common question!)
NEW To be published
Popular misperceptions
Gyros Can Handle High Winds!
A Cultural Paradigm!
 September, 2003 
Not always true!
Pitch Dampeners for Gyroplanes
 
February,  2003
What and why needed

Thrustlines and Horizontal Stabilizers

August,  2003
What's right and how to tell
Aviation Decision Making for Gyros March, 2003
ADM will save lives!  IMPORTANT- Please read!
Our Personal Gyro 
Safety Envelope, Part 1
December, 1999
Prologue / Introduction
Our Personal Gyro 
Safety Envelope, Part 2
February, 2000
Stability, Maneuverability, 
Controllability
Our Personal Gyro 
Safety Envelope, Part 3
April, 2000
Static Moments
Our Personal Gyro 
Safety Envelope, Part 4
May, 2000
Static and Dynamic Stability
Our Personal Gyro 
Safety Envelope, Part 5
June, 2000
Stability Tools and Assessing Gyro Stability
Why Rotors Instead of Wings June 1999
Wind, Energy Storage, Control, Slow Flight, Vert Descents, Glide
Dead Stop Landings 1998
Advantages of a gyroplane - Rotor Energy Storage

 

 

FAA Rotorcraft Handbook

( the version you buy is easier to read then this download)

Rotorcraft Handbook Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format

 

Jules Verne, Clipper of the Clouds

( First Science Fiction Rotorcraft?)

 

 

How to Test Fly Aircraft by the FAA

 

FAA Guidelines on becoming a repairman

 

 

Information on the Aero Crossflow Redrive ( PSRU ) for the EJ22 and other engines.

 

 

The J2 Gyroplane Manual (pdf)

 

 

 

Flyer

An Adobe Acrobat flyer Introduction to Gyroplanes is HERE

 

Another Excellent Flyer from PRA Chapter 30

 

 

Dan's Excellent Introduction to Gyroplanes Video:

To download RIGHT CLICK HERE.

Then choose Save Target As... to save the video to your computer.

 

Short Hops, Learning to fly GyroplanesShort Hops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Chapter, Review and Order Form here:

https://www.gyropilot.co.uk/shorthops.asp

 

 

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