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Old 02-12-2017, 05:23 PM
fara fara is offline
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Originally Posted by Georgi View Post
of coarse ,rotor was near stoping.When my gyro started rolling on the right side one blade hit the ground,bent all head assembly and the mast to left and stoped.The opposite blade still had enough energy to twist the mast even more and bounce from 1/2" 4130 bar.
P.S.I have never smoked anything in my life (which is very unusual for russian men, born right after WWII) , but have drank everything (which is ,probably,the necessary prove to be identified as such - the russian)
I hope you realized that I was writing in jest but I did figure that your rotor was almost coming to a stop for 1/2" chromoly to be an effective barrier.
Thankfully when gyroplanes roll over, usually after hitting the ground, the blades seem o turn upwards instead of down. Russia is a fairly diverse country both ethnically and religiously. All kinds of people there I am sure.
My best.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:28 AM
Mark E Mark E is offline
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Composites plus aluminium honeycomb?
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:58 PM
jeffwill jeffwill is offline
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Default Great info, me grateful.

Hey, OP here.
Thanks for all the info and pointers.

Some remarks -
1. The roll cage for safety thing is completely orthogonal to being properly trained and careful. You'd want the latter regardless.
2. The thing I'm concerned about is something goofy making the roll it up in a ball thing happen and if you've got family members
flying as well you've got to be concerned about more than your own level of care/expertise. Just considering safety stuff vice saying this is required for me or anyone else.
3. If you have an excursion into sand spurs then no matter how many decades pass you'll occasionally be convinced that a final tiny
fragment of thorn is embedded someplace (a specific place) on your body and you may be tempted to dig it out with edged weapons.
Resist this temptation.
Thanks again.

Last edited by jeffwill; 02-13-2017 at 07:17 PM. Reason: forgot to mention some stuff
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:06 PM
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Default Used to work some with this kind of stuff -

Fancy race car. Shockingly light and strong,
and moby expensive. Prepreg and oven. Way too expensive for me now
unless they dropped the price like really a lot and failed to put it in the
community sale flyer...


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