Modern second generation gyrocopters have addressed the flaws of the first generation models. Second generation gyrocopters have a wealth of design expertise backing them. Dedicated teams of engineers are continuing to modify and improve currently available models. Most second generation gyrocopters use the time tested and very reliable Rotax engines.
The number of second generation choices available to aspiring gyrocopter pilots continues to expand. New companies are increasingly entering the marketplace to capitalize on the growing interest in gyrocopters.
Quality instruction and experienced instructors are now more prolific. Quality control is heavily incorporated into the second generation gyrocopter kits on the market along with advanced construction techniques and materials.
Second generation gyrocopters have actual fuselages and in some cases completely enclosed cockpits. You can even have heat allowing you to extend your flying season into the colder months in comfort. You have the ability to have a full electronic display grace your new second generation gyrocopter. ADS-B in and out, no problem. Though, there is nothing wrong with analog displays for old school pilots and the second generation gyrocopters have plenty of dashboard space.
Crew comfort is also considered in second generation gyrocopters. Seats are designed for long cross country trips. No more plastic seats that double as a fuel tank. Adequate ventilation is provided in enclosed cockpit designs. Compartments have been incorporated so you can carry more than what you can stuff in your pockets.
See and be seen. Seeing is rarely an issue in a gyrocopter. Being seen is another story but second generation gyroplanes come in a variety of eye catching colors and incorporate an array of lighting systems to help other aircraft see you.
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