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Old 01-10-2017, 06:43 AM
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Default Magni sets altitude record!

From the Aero Society podcast description:

"On November 8th, 2015 Donatella Ricci achieved the new world
gyroplane altitude record reaching 27,556 feet with a Magni
Gyro M16. This lecture brings together all the lessons Donatella
learned along the nine month journey to achieve such a

The last record was held by an American in a Little Wing - 26,400! Wowza!

OK Abid - get to work

The iTunes link is not working on my phone so here is the link to the mobile page on Soundcloud

And here it is in iTunes if you have an iPhone:
Cierva Named Lecture

Very interesting - they lengthened the blades 10 cm each and modified the rotor pitch for higher efficiency at altitude. This led to long take off rolls. They also added a manual controller for the turbo which PREVENTED automatic deactivation above 15K by the electronic controller A flight suit with electric heating elements and a special oxygen mask and system were added. Parts were removed (fairings etc) that were considered non-essential for weight savings. Pretty impressive venture to consider a Magni at 27,556 feet!!

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