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Street legal gyro

Postby nomie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:30 am

Since its so quiet in here (Is Avcom the official gyro forum now?), and I thought it was pretty interesting, here is a street legal Autogyro Calidus conversion from the Czech Republic. Looks like they added some side mirrors and an electric motor to drive the front wheel (From rotary forum):

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Re: Street legal gyro

Postby nomie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:32 am

Looks like they protect the rotors with some kind of cabling system over the rotor head.
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Re: Street legal gyro

Postby greg vos » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:21 pm

would not get approval in many places, looking at the prop unprotected its just waiting to connect with a person walking through the traffic at a stop light.... I think they would be great in certain suburbs :wink:
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Re: Street legal gyro

Postby nomie » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:52 am

Hehe if you turn the prop to an optimal position I don't think it will protrude much further than the horizontal stabilizer.

This kit is obviously not a good solution for the everyday commute...

but...

Maybe the electric motor (and the rest of the kit) is a good solution for safely taxiing/driving from the airfield to a nearby petrol station and back during a cross country? ...
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Re: Street legal gyro

Postby FO Gyro » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:29 pm

Interesting. Can't imagine the range using the electric motor would be much, but it's a good idea.
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