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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
record."

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

https://m.soundcloud.com/aerosociety...d-lecture-2016

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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