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  • #46
    Originally posted by ckurz7000 View Post
    Currently, I don't think there is a faster gyro on the market in its weight class.
    On this point you are right, Chris. But when the high forward speed is the goal, then it seems to me that the work of designers must focused not only on:
    - Closed cockpit
    - Cosmetics
    They should not neglect:
    - reducing the frontal area (A)
    - the good collage of the flow on the rear walls (Cd)
    - lightweight (induced drag)
    - the required corrections on the blades (less pich, more chord)
    This is just my opinion.
    Last edited by Jean Claude; 02-29-2016, 12:45 AM.

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    • #47
      It is not just closed cockpit and cosmetics. You are forgetting, e.g., the stub wings. But, as I said, to design any aircraft is foremost an exercise in compromising and weighing benefits in one area which become liabilities in another.

      I take note of the fact that if you designed a gyro it would be a different gyro. The same can be said for me as well, although it would be very similar to the ArrowCopter. I would be greatful if we could leave it at that since I like to focus on the joy and art of flying and am getting tired of arguments in the category of "Eurotub" bashing.

      -- Chris.
      Read about my trip across the USA in an MT03 gyro here.

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      • #48
        yup it certainly is soporific.

        Next year is 2017.

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        • #49
          I have some Ambien to help you out with that problem Steve.
          We care about ya!:o

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          • #50
            That's mighty kind.

            Let me say again - congratulations to Chris, Arrowcopter and those of you living in 2016.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by ckurz7000 View Post
              I would be greatful if we could leave it at that since I like to focus on the joy and art of flying and am getting tired of arguments in the category of "Eurotub" bashing.
              Chris, nobody forces you to oppose technical arguments when there is none.
              I have nothing to say about the joys of flight in AC20. I do not know and that was not my point.
              Last edited by Jean Claude; 02-29-2016, 05:48 AM.

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              • #52
                Congratulations, Chris!

                Since I've only flown to approximately 100 mph in my open frame machine, I cannot imagine going that fast in a gyroplane...I've been doing the kph to mph math and it appears that you can go about 120mph in cruise, and 140 mph top speed...

                The Arrow Copter must be amazing to behold in person.

                I didn't see any Euro-tub bashing occuring. Were some comments deleted?

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                • #53
                  Hi Kevin, thanks for the post and appreciation. It is a nice feeling going that fast although to many fixed wing pilots this will not be anything to write home about.

                  No Eurobashing in this thread, although it's subtle.

                  Wish you zhe best and loads of fun flying, -- Chris.
                  Read about my trip across the USA in an MT03 gyro here.

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                  • #54
                    Congratulations Chris; I don't think there's any doubt the Arrowcopter is top of the class.
                    If I was not spending my cash on an Aircam build coming up; it would be the aircraft I'd aspire to. :)

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                    • #55
                      Thanks for the post and good luck with your build. The Aircam is one fun plane to fly!

                      -- Chris.
                      Read about my trip across the USA in an MT03 gyro here.

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                      • #56
                        Congratulations Chris! Great idea to promote the sport by showing what a good pilot can do with modern gear.
                        Cheers,

                        Juergen

                        ..Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte..
                        ....non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter,...
                        ...mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher...
                        - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -

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                        • #57
                          Chris was wondering when ArrowCopter would be using the 915 IS?
                          Leigh.

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