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Old 06-19-2005, 07:47 PM
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Default GyroBee vs Hornet

Being on the verge of actually spending money on materials to start building one, before I do I was wondering if there's much difference between the GyroBee and the Hornet (which, I understand, basically is a mod of the GyroBee).

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The big difference is there are lots of Gyrobee's flying! I don't know of any Hornet's flying yet.
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The big difference is there are lots of Gyrobee's flying! I don't know of any Hornet's flying yet.
Hmmm... could be a big indicator, huh! Thanks for the observation.

I won't ask the dumb question about which gyro is the best on the market today, 'case that's too subjective. However, I will ask which ones are the most popular. My preference is something I can build from plans, but I won't rule out a kit.

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If you REALLY want to build from plans, take a look at the following:

1. Dominator performance edition or Ultrawhite
2. Gyrobee
3. 3DRV

Try contacting Monte Hoskins montedebbie@aol.com This ad is old so I don't know if his email address is still a good one or not.

Subject: 3DRV Gyroplane Plans
From: Monte Hoskins
Date: Tue Jun 18 19:55:47 2002


Complete set of 3DRV Gyroplane plans with wood rotorblade plans. 100
component drawings and 30 assembly drawings to use the Rotax 503 or
582 engine. Includes engine mount and pro hub to use the EA81 or EA82
engines. $150 includes shipping in the states. email monte at
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Another vote for the Bee! Building one as we speak and love it!!
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the Guro bee and Hornet are very close , they come from the same stock !
i believe the reason there are so few of hornets out is the fact that they havn't been out near as long as the Gyro bee , and not that many people know about the hornet... the looks of the hornet are no doubt great but I think it boils down to prefrence .... build the one ya like ! <grin>

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Another vote for the Bee! Building one as we speak and love it!!
Another member of the swarm - me too
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I would build the hornet over the gyrobee
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Does anyone have a link to Hornet info.
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Does anyone have a link to Hornet info.
http://www.geocities.com/donshoebridge/index.html
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http://www.geocities.com/donshoebridge/index.html
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Does anyone have a link to Hornet info.
It's located here:
http://www.geocities.com/donshoebridge/

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Wow, you guys are fast. Beat me to the punch!

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Default Can't access the GyroBee plans server

As the title indicates, I'm getting "connection refused" at taggart.glg.msu.edu/gyro/gbee.htm

I presume the server is overloaded or has seen too much traffic this month, or something similar.

That being the case, does anyone have a current set of downloadable Gyro Bee plans available? If bandwidth help is needed, I can host the plans on my website too for a while: http://enewbold.com.

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I have had better luck accessing a copy of the Gyrobee documentation on the Lone Star Gyro site at http://users2.ev1.net/~gyroman/.

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