Can you help me name these tractor gyros? Any information you can provide on these or any other tractor gyros would be greatly appreciated. Recent information provided by Ron Herron. Info on Russian aircraft by Bob Gregory. Look for more complete information on tractor gyroplanes at
Russian models. Barsik. One on right is a early prototype. Fly well. See much more at http://photo.qip.ru/users/pakuro/3891799/?page=1.
Airborne 200 by Michael Guard. Modified Little Wing. Flies well.
Murray Barker. Ground effect only.
Ikenga 2000 by Gittens. Flew well
Ikenga's. Cygnus models 21 and 21T.
Blade Runner. New Zealand Composite by Duncan o'Devonport.
Motor tilts to enable hovering and takeoff. By Voorhis F. Wigal
Jim Eich 2 place. Flown successfully
George Pate Design. Never flew.
GyroDeere. By Tim Blackwell. Never flown. The one on the right he called the Gyrovatar.
Leader A1. Under construction in Russia
The JungleGym by Joe Terminella using Little Wing plans as guide. It was successfully flown but was underpowered
Jt-2 by Joe Terminella
Kriek. From Wagtail Aviation. Possibly from S. Africa
Harry Albert. Mini-plane modified by Virgil Jones. Used a McCulloch J-2 rotor head with modified Dragon Wings blades. It never flew.
Littlewing by Ron Herron. Flies well. Sets the standard.
The PitBull by John Vanvorhees. It has flown quite successfully
In Popular Mechanics. Chiropractors Gustafson/Stober from Portland, OR.
Springkaan. (S. African). First flew in 2003
The Raven Jeron Smith. Never flown
Tractor Chel (France)
Spanish-built Cierva C-30 3/4- scale replica flew successfully with some engine troubles.
Eger (2Smartflier) Farmer (Russia) Adele (Russia). Agriculture gyro. In flight test stage
Hafner ArIII Mk2 Gyroplane (Brit., 1937)
Oskbes Mai-208, 2 seater crop duster and trainer by A. Zorin designer
Weir W-3 (1936), Jump start
Autogyro Company of America. Ac-35 designed by Harold Pitcairn as a 'roadable craft'.
Westland-LePere or Weymann-LePere?
Flettner Fi 184 (Is it or is it not a tractor autogyro?)
Stauffer, rotor also a wing
Vuitton (late 1800's). Never flew
Phenix from Spain
Weymann CTW 201.
Teddi Bear. Designer Eugen Sutormin (Moscow). 80 hp Rotax
Focke-Wulf 61 (1936)
Carla-VLG (very light gyro)
Bulldog Boss from Autowerks?
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Update: 8/9/2012, 9/30/2012