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  • #16
    Originally posted by Vance View Post

    In my opinion a zoom climb followed by a push over at low speed is a very dangerous maneuver for many reasons.
    Never said anything about such a thing! I assumed you meant, as I did, that at the top where the zoom climb peters out may have lower pushover necessary.

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    • #17
      Do NOT attampt a zoom climb followed by a push-over!!! The rrpm you quote sound reasonable to me. What you should look at is the blade loading, i.e., the weight of the gyro in lbs. divided by the total area of both rotor blades. There is a recommended range of blade loading for each make of blades and I believe Ernie has published one somewhere on his site.

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