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    Smallest tractor taildragger autogyro

    Good day

    how could an tractor taildragger autogyro look a like, a single seater that fits a 20 freight container?

    rgds Erkki

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    Quote Originally Posted by erkki67 View Post
    Good day

    how could an tractor taildragger autogyro look a like, a single seater that fits a 20’ freight container?

    rgds Erkki
    Here is one that comes close. www.littlewingsautogyro.com . It would fit a 20 foot container if you: (A) removed the rotor. or: (B) left the doors open at one end and built a roof and another door (to make the container four feet longer) Also, this aircraft is 8.5 feet tall, requiring one to remove the wheels and devise a cart or trolley to move it in and out. Alternate method: find a way to lean the rotor mast to the rear so it would fit.

    Good luck. Bob

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    I just looked at the web site again. On the menu listing Builders photos, look at Toru Ito's aircraft. VW engine. He built an enclosed trailer that fits the aircraft with only one rotor blade removed.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dingley View Post
    this aircraft is 8.5 feet tall
    Hi Erkki,

    There are also overheight containers, most common when I was at sea was 9'6" high external, don't know what that translates to internally. I do remember some taller ones but I didn't come across them too often.

    Mark

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    Actually I had a design in my mind that comes close to one of those two gyros flown 60 years ago.

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    A bent Monotube design with an engine up in front, a similar weightshift control a fix horizontal stab with two fins and rudder.

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    Good afternoon! I think you should look for them on the websites of agricultural machinery stores. Because there are different models of the same product If you want to buy something, first study what suppliers can offer you. Compare prices, specifications and make a decision. As far as I know, inexpensive and high-quality agricultural machinery is available on the website machinerydealer.co.uk. My friend buys agricultural machinery and spare parts from them. Take a look at their website and maybe you'll find what you need.
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