It was a long time I saw you. Hope everything is good in your life.Somehow it is a mental winter for me. And I am trying to patch all weak spots in my gyro. When I fly and let stick "sami free" it will go forward and not stop even if I give full throttle.I have almost no room to move "J" bolt closer to the pivot on the torque tube. So,I ,probably , have to extend the chick plates a little bit forward. But how much forward. Plus extending the chicks will weakened that joint . Thow I probably to use more thick chick plates. Any advice?
Regards and respect to you.
Hi Chuck. I just finished reading once again an article written by you on "Gyroplane Stability" and have a question. Have you written a book on gyroplanes? I try to read everything you write, but I am still a newbie with gyroplanes. If you don't have a book on the subject, is there a place where you have all your articles? thanks, albert
Dear Chuck. What is the best way to communicate with you? I am a Gyroplane enthusiast in Cape Town, South Africa. I am an instructor and serve on the SA Gyro Pilots Association as head of training. I have long held the belief that pusher Gyro's without horizontal stabilizers are potential deathtraps in the wrong hands. This past weekend another RAF2000 'fell out of the sky' for no apparent reason. I bow to your superior knowledge on the subject and humbly request some references to support my view, if indeed I am even correct? I look forward to hearing from you. Len Klopper. Lenk@roycecarling.co.za
Hello drom south africa
I wander if i can be so bold to ask your opinion about a mast for a small light weight open single seater gyro
I have 6061t6 tubing from local microlight company
Its 2.5" round with 0.105" wall thickness
Can you help with suggestions if this will be sufficient or do i need to insert for instance nylon bushings with another smaller round tube inside? Won't this then be to stiff
I will be building a jt-5 type without fairings
I noticed that you mentioned in one of your posts how you built your own metal Bensen blades. I was looking around for information about how rotor blades are constructed, and I'm having a hard time finding anything. I'm very interested in how the blades are made.
How did you do it?
Any help or information you can give me I would greatly appreciate. I find that your posts are some of the best sources for helpful information about gyrocopters.