I purchased a 7x14 by 8.5ft tall enclosed trailer to store/travel around country/shows. I had planned on using a Honda Pilot to pull the trailer and figured out quickly that wasn't going to work as I couldn't get above 55-60 without the Pilot shaking. The trailer on wheels is over 9ft tall so a lot of drag. I am going to test pulling with a F150 as they are about a head taller which should help cutout some of the drag. The other thing I am going to test is a high roof sprinter van. If you plan to travel short distances this trailer and most vehicles will pull it fine. For long distances I will be doing, not so much. I am thinking a really custom trailer with 6' sides with a 1' foot wide section in the middle at 8ft then having the 6ft side angle to meet up with the 8' middle would be way less drag. I am trying to talk my GF into taking gyro lessons so I can get a 2nd Nano and we can fly together. If that happens, I will most likely get a trailer made to fit 2 Nano's using the custom build above. More to come on driving test results. -I did put 280 lbs in the front of the trailer to get 10% tongue weight (my trailer weights 2700 lbs) and it did help but not enough.
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Jeff, if you end up buying a trailer made for 2, I know someone who wants your current one. 😉
I’m having trouble finding the post on the motomonitor.
Fusioncopter has flown my Nano and it is ready to be shipped. It is being sent via Air so I should have this month!!! Very excited
I know they are working hard. Starting a new manufacturing line with a global pandemic sure makes things harder, supply chains, shipping etc. I have confidence things will get sorted out sooner .vs. later for faster delivery but a lot of it is out of Fusioncopters control.
Sadly no, will be asking for an update tonight/tomorrow morning
BTW Jeffrey....did you get any updated news about your delivery?
Wow....very nice. A definate addition for anyone who plans to transport it on a trailer.
Here is a pic of the front brace Fusioncopter came up with.
Yes, i ordered one for art and myself. Fusioncopter really recommends the front brace they came up with to secure while trailering.
Sounds good. On another note I think I saw where an adapter is available to secure the nose wheel on open trailers.
Update: I tested with a F150 4x4 v8 and it pulled the trailer easily. At higher speeds you could feel the drag of the exposed trailer and lightly "wiggled" the truck some. High speeds being 65 'ish. The Ford Transit 250 high roof sprinter van pulled the trailer easily and the "wiggle" wasn't present 65-70mph. The high roof is nearly as tall as the trailer so the aerodynamics is much better. I am going with the high roof sprinter van as I can sleep in the back on long trips and it just is better at pulling the very tall enclosed trailer.
Art from Florida just finished with his open trailer and he did an awesome job. I asked him to join the forum and post pics. If he doesn't, I will do it for him. :)