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Old 01-09-2017, 07:22 AM
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Default Rotor Balance "Qualifications"

In another thread I bought up the question of who is “qualified” to balance an autogyro rotor.

I was reading the Aviomania manual that states that :
“The complete rotor system may be balanced further to reduce stick shake. This task must be performed by a qualified person."

I unwittingly put Nicholas of Aviomania on the spot by asking what qualifications would be necessary to be considered “qualified”.

That was unfair of me because I suspect that all manufacturers’ manuals would require that any rotor balancing be done by a “qualified” person. If it isn’t clearly written (as in the Aviomania manual) I’m sure it’s implied.

So my question to the manufacturers’ representatives on this forum is
“What qualifications do you consider necessary to balance one of your rotors?”

I regularly balance rotors and have no formal “qualifications” but in France the rules for ultralights are sufficiently vague to allow this. How does this work in other countries?
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