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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/1/20 10:35 a.m.
bentwrench
bentwrench SuperDork
2/1/20 10:38 a.m.

Needs a propellor.

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
2/1/20 10:55 a.m.

If the builder doesn't trust their workmanship enough to fly it then would you?

Woody
Woody MegaDork
2/1/20 10:58 a.m.

Possibly not the best week to be trying to get rid of something like this in LA.

Cooter
Cooter UltraDork
2/1/20 11:44 a.m.

I'm IN!

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
2/1/20 11:59 a.m.

All I see is an obituary

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
2/1/20 12:15 p.m.

I see a wall hanger ,,,,,

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/1/20 12:19 p.m.

Someone flagged it.  There's a local guy that built one and is teaching himself to fly around the corn field.

Film at 11:00 .......

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE HalfDork
2/1/20 12:20 p.m.
84FSP said:

All I see is an AN AWESOME obituary

fixed that for you

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
2/1/20 12:23 p.m.

I sent a text to the owner before it got flagged ,  

Lets see if he answers , it was listed for 14 hours overnight so I am sure a bunch of the Craigslist night crawlers contacted him !

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
2/1/20 12:42 p.m.

The one at about 2:50 is my favorite.

 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
2/1/20 1:00 p.m.

Simple yes.  Not exactly the safest choice in the aviation world though.

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
2/1/20 1:10 p.m.
Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
2/1/20 2:05 p.m.
AAZCD said:

The one at about 2:50 is my favorite.

 

Have to agree.

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
2/1/20 3:05 p.m.

I'm not risk-averse and will try almost any contraption at least once, but having watched that video I can only say that a gyrocopter, especially one you build yourself, seems an unnecessarily complicated and drawn out way to commit suicide.

Karacticus
Karacticus Dork
2/1/20 3:53 p.m.

These are devices whose sole intended function is to get you far enough above the ground that the fall will kill you.

NickD
NickD PowerDork
2/1/20 4:06 p.m.

Ya gonna LS-swap this too, Keith?

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
2/1/20 5:20 p.m.

I'm pretty sure I've happily decreased my life expectancy just by clicking on a thread titled Free Gyrocopter. But...how could you bit be excited about a FREE GYROCOPTER!

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
2/1/20 6:06 p.m.

Which is worse , a Hand Glider or a gyrocopter ?

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
2/1/20 6:18 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

Which is worse , a Hand Glider or a gyrocopter ?

A hand glider

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/1/20 7:00 p.m.
02Pilot said:

I'm not risk-averse and will try almost any contraption at least once, but having watched that video I can only say that a gyrocopter, especially one you build yourself, seems an unnecessarily complicated and drawn out way to commit suicide.

Paul Poberezney is weeping at this statement. The problem with gyrocopters is people think than any idiot can fly them, and then attempt to do so. It's an aircraft and you need the proper training. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/1/20 7:02 p.m.

I'm sure there are lots of videos of these things crashing, as they seem ideally suited for the task.  What would be totally mind-blowing is seeing a video of them actually sustaining flight. 

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
2/1/20 7:15 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

While I'm sure there are those who have mastered gyrocopter flight, they seem almost designed for spectacular failure. I'd happily build myself an ultralight helicopter and fly it blindfolded and on fire before I got into a gyrocopter. Relying on an unpowered rotor for lift is the worst of all worlds.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
2/1/20 7:50 p.m.

In reply to AAZCD :

Yeah I was expecting way more like that last one. The rest just looked like operator error to me?

Rodan
Rodan Dork
2/1/20 11:30 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

Which is worse , a Hand Glider or a gyrocopter ?

At least you don't take off in a gyrocopter by jumping off a cliff...

This reminds me of my last visit to the auto parts store.  The guy in front of me was looking for some specific kind of exhaust pipe piece.  He said he was building his own pulse jets to attach to a home built ultralight.  I'm guessing we'll be reading about him in a Darwin award at some point.  

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