2006 Gyroplane. Barnett J4B2 Mfg. 80 Hours. Good Condition. Subaru Engine. April 2015 Annual
ENGINE: Subaru Legacy 2.2 135 HP Four Cycle. 87 to 89 Unleaded auto gas, 17 gallon capacity. Warp Drive 4 blade prop. New rotor blades were bought from Jerrie and installed by him in 2009. Original Airworthiness was September of 06. It has 80 hours on it..
TW Barnett J4B2
REASON FOR SELLING MEDICAL At 74 letting go is a bitch. I have owned a Bonanza and 2 Hiller helicopters.
DESCRIPTION My criteria when I decided to buy a Barnett was a stable flying machine, 2 passenger primarily for some luggage space, enclosed cockpit, heater , four stroke, trailer able, lockable, pre rotator and capable of cross country.
DESIGN Not sexy but very practical. It has a steel frame to make repairs easier if necessary. It comes with a Clark headset and has a plug to tie in your cell phone. There are 19 hours to fly off to clear off the operating limitations from a local area.
JERRIE BARNETT who designed and sold about 300 of these is now dead. Thus there is no factory support but in fact there had been no effective support for years as Jerrie wore down. It is a very simple machine and I have had no difficulty from him being gone.
ANNUAL was done in January 2014 by Ken who had been my helicopter mechanic. He now ruins Scanlon Aviation in Novato. email@example.com
CONDITION Exellent. There were several things I discovered that I did not like when I acquired it. Wiring under the dash had lots of splices. The brakes were tied together and ineffective. Turning radius was about 60 ft. Steering was by the front wheel. Those things are now all cured. It now has a castering front wheel and will turn in its own length with individual hand brakes which can be operated individually or together with your left hand. The wheels and brakes are from Matco and parts alone were $1,300. At 6 ft. 2 inches I moved the seat back about 2 inches to prevent knee bumping. This makes the rear seat very tight. It can be moved back.
IT IF I KEEP it I would probably change the brake handles on the left side to toe brakes. Since it is a light machine the brakes are not great on dirt.
NO EXCEPTIONS What gave gyrocopters a poor reputation was a lack of instruction. I will not sell it to some one who does not agree to get instruction or has time in gyroplanes.
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