What looks like a flying go-cart, but i can reach 90 miles per hour, climb at 1,200 feet per minute, and has a ceiling of 10,000 feet; it’s a gyroplane.
And, it does not require a private pilot’s license to fly.
What is a gyroplane?
This tiny craft weighs only 240 pounds empty and has a 22-foot long rotor overhead.
Unlike a helicopter, which has a motorized rotor that actually screws it into the air, the gyroplane has a rotor that just spins in the breeze.
This provides enough lift to take the craft skyward.
A rear mounted engine turns the propeller and the craft takes off within 300 feet.
It can land in about 20 feet of runway.
With an 8.9 gallon gas tank, it has a range of 150 miles.
Believe it or not, this is not a new invention.
It has been around since 1923.
Used mostly for recreation, some are bought to herd sheep, or for use as a mobile observation platform.
There is a growing interest in gyroplanes and now is the time to jump on the bandwagon.
A Google search will reveal current sources and prices.
A drone is nice, but some aviator enthusiasts want to be up in the sky among the birds.
Image By Steve870