Gyroplane For Sale

TW Barnett J4B2
Reg.# N3476      Serial# 224      $32,000
Trailer/Hanger      $8,000
Location      Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 431-2151     Fax: (530) 566-0356     Satellite: (254) 240-5797
Email: Joe White


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 on December 3, 2016 by Ken who had been my helicopter mechanic. He now ruins Scanlon Aviation in Novato.

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.

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 Sep-tember of 06. It has 80 hours on it. GPS map model 96C year 2006 Garmin Aviation. I bought it in 2008 and I believe I have all logs and materials.

GYROPLANE Empty weight 772 lbs. Max gross weight 1292 lbs. Useful load 520 lbs.

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.

Joe White

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