An optional pre-rotator is available.
This consists of a small electric motor
and gear train combined with a
one-way clutch bearing on the main
shaft. This allows the rotor to be
spun up allowing for very short
takeoffs (as short as 3 feet!).
This makes it possible to fly
the gyrocopter in very small
spaces, like a tennis court or
The pre-rotator comes with
the mounting platform, one way
clutch and main drive gear and
The builder supplies an electric
(GWS GW/LPS-RXC-BS) and
a 2-5 amp brushed speed control.
A 5 or more channel receiver
Follow the video link above to
see video of the pre-rotator equipped
gyrocopter in action.
The pre-rotator kit is $22
($20 if ordered with
a G3PO,BEGi or GT17 kit).