Original Gyronaut Plans
Original Gyronaut Plans

This is the original Alex Tremulis sketch used to create the profiles for the recreation of the Gyronaut X-1 canopy

Delivery Day
Delivery Day

The Gyronaut X-1 arrives at Rob Ida Concepts

Delivery Day
Delivery Day

Bob Ida & Ryan inspect the Gyronaut

Side view
Side view

Sean Tucker helps Rob Ida create a full size side profile of the Gyronaut canopy to exactly recreate the original

Foam buck creation
Foam buck creation

Sean Tucker working on the foam buck

Foam buck creation
Foam buck creation

Rob Ida creates the center spine

Laying the fiberglass
Laying the fiberglass

Sean Tucker starts adding release tape to the buck in preparation for fiberglass

Release tape complete
Release tape complete
Rob Ida lays fiberglass
Rob Ida lays fiberglass

Rob laying some fiberglass for the canopy

Fiberglass complete
Fiberglass complete
All hands on deck!
All hands on deck!

The team at Rob Ida Concepts completing the bodywork

In the paint booth
In the paint booth

Paint is on - the Gyronaut is wearing its true colors

Ida Gyronaut Team
Ida Gyronaut Team

The Gyronaut X-1 team - John, Rob, Artie, Bob, & Ryan

Delivery at Bob Leppan's
Delivery at Bob Leppan's

Rob Ida puts on the final touches

Bonneville bound
Bonneville bound

The concept drawing for the Tucker & Gyronaut together