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Nov 28, 2005
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Rhome, Texas
First Name
Curtis
Last Name
Johnson
Well its not like flying is more dangerous than roofing. And if I go with this new hobby it will be as safe as me riding a motorcycle. Been known to fall down riding my bikes too ya know!
These things are the rage in Europe because they are much safer than fixed wing lightweight airplanes.
This is the one I'm looking at buying. It's wider in the cabin than a Cessna 182. Cruises at 125 mph, burns 4 gallons per hour and hold 15 gallons. You do the math.

Not to mention a 600 lb payload capability.
 

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May 22, 2013
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Location
Thorndale, tx
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Ed
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Baker
Pack it up and fly on over and camp out ; I have a nice landing pad. You're about 200 miles away. Nice little flight.
 
Joined
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Rhome, Texas
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Curtis
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Johnson
Pad? or Runway. Gyros will land like helicopter, kinda, but have to have at least a short runway to take off of.
Tha'ts the beauty of them. They can land in 50 ft with an engine out, should it quit. But otherwise fly like an airplane.
Even better in bumpy air than a light aircraft. The rotors chop up the turbulance before it get to the cabin, rather than bounce over it like a fixed wing. Plus they can be parked in a one car garage.
 
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Mar 19, 2019
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Location
Waxahachie TX
I was considering one of these several years ago. In the early 80s I built a Subaru stroker motor for a customers home built plane. We became good friends and rode many a mile together on motorcycle rides. He got the bug for one of these and had me convinced to join him.
He crashed and was killed before I purchased mine. No one seems to know what happened except he was taking off and lost control at about 50ft of the ground. him being an experienced experimental aircraft pilot it was a bit shocking to me. I don’t think they are any more dangerous than riding a motorcycle, we have all been there.
Since that is my one and only experience with them I’m a bit gun shy.
 
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