Gyroplane record attempt

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Gyroplane record attempt

Postby RotorRambler » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:44 pm

FYI for anyone who may be interested in gyroplanes, a couple of Texas pilots have set out to establish a world speed record for a two-seat, open-cockpit gyroplane over a recognized course. The attempt, sanctioned and monitored by the National Aeronautic Association, has three legs, including a transcontinental trek from the west coast to the east.

The two pilots are flying a Magni M-16 gyroplane, which is similar to the red Magni M-22 pictured in the upper right of the collection of four gyroplanes on the cover of the book below.

There's a website for the record attempt at (see the link "Capraro-Dabbs World Record") and a link there to follow their flight track.

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Re: Gyroplane record attempt

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:00 pm

Quite the rage in Europe, I understand, but not real common in the States. They've certainly come a long way since the Benson Gyrocopter. Maybe their success will spark a revival.

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