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Forum: Soaring November 19th 07, 01:57 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Posted By Ron Blum
I know there are electric powered sailplanes but

Scott:

Yes; gyrocopters need forward airspeed for the rotors to lift. Gyrocopters were/are known as autogryos (for the auto-rotation of a helicopter). The rotors of a gyrocopter are not powered...
Forum: Soaring November 17th 07, 01:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Ron Blum
I know there are electric powered sailplanes but

Although weight is a factor (254#), the ElectricFlyer
is doing well. Has any
one looked into an FAA ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety)
or Exemption?
The LSA category opens up a whole new world,...
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