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Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by agrinter » Sun May 03, 2020 5:22 pm

Hi guys
How suitable are gyros for rough landing strips ?
Asking purely out of interest.
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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by Induna » Sun May 03, 2020 5:31 pm

Depends how rough you are referring to. A lot of Magni’s , ELA’s etc operate from dirt strips. The flight school i use for renewals operates primarily from a dirt strip and also use other dirt strips in the area for training.

Also a lot of farmers fly gyros (and using their dirt strips on their farms)
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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by agrinter » Sun May 03, 2020 6:09 pm

Thanks Induna
I was thinking more in terms of gravel roads , sand banks ect .
How would they compare to a Bushbaby or Savannah for example?
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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by Induna » Sun May 03, 2020 6:51 pm

agrinter wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Thanks Induna
I was thinking more in terms of gravel roads , sand banks ect .
How would they compare to a Bushbaby or Savannah for example?
Gravel road could be ok, if not corrugated and full of holes. Sand banks.. i don't know.

you cannot really compare it to a BB of Savannah, as gyro main wheels are usually much smaller. A BB for instance would be able to handle rough strips much better than a gyro.
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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by gyropilot » Mon May 04, 2020 9:25 am

also depends on what tyres you have on
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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by nomie » Mon May 04, 2020 2:33 pm

gyropilot wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:25 am
also depends on what tyres you have on
Indeed.

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Re: Rough Strips and Gyros

Unread post by gyropilot » Thu May 07, 2020 10:23 am

nomie wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 2:33 pm
gyropilot wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:25 am
also depends on what tyres you have on
Indeed.

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