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fara
AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Joined: 10-31-2011
Location: Tampa, FL
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  • fara
    replied to Teeth gear ring cracks
    Mike G. This gear is not hardened enough. You can test with a Rockwell hardness tester. It should be 45 to 55 HRc. Also this does not even seem like EDM or forming or hobbing processes which are common for gear making. Its too rough a finish. May be water jetting or an old EDM. Welding the hardened...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-15-2017, 05:04 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Teeth gear ring cracks
    Guys:
    I don't know if this will help you but AutoGyro bendix gear that moves up is from the auto industry and used in cars and many of them are mostly made in Brazil from what I had found 2 years ago. They probably make their own ring gear and from the looks of it they either use EDM or water...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-15-2017, 09:46 AM.

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  • fara
    replied to Latest gyros - three new this week
    in News
    Steve:
    You used to indeed report on most if not all two seat modern gyroplane registrations in FAA database. That is what was useful to see trends. Past around April/May or so, some months back your reports were mostly just about AutoGyro mainly and Magni. That is why I wondered what was the point...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-09-2017, 09:46 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Latest gyros - three new this week
    in News
    Hi. I have tried to keep a very open mind towards Steve. I have nothing against European products or Europe. In fact my cousins are British and my brother in law Dutch. But yes I have to agree Steve really only seems to focus on a few brands that happen to be from Europe but he has always presented...
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  • fara
    replied to Latest gyros - three new this week
    in News
    Got you Steve. So it was not just about the AR-1, it was also about the ELA. Both of these have taken market share in significant numbers away the last 12 months from AutoGyro brand of gyroplanes namely MTO Sport and Calidus models compared to years before in the US market. I think that is significant...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-08-2017, 05:14 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to New chinese engine
    True however when you start looking at 915iS which requires a 25 pound constant speed prop to get out its 135 HP and take its complete weight and compare it to a Titan at 160 HP, the difference disappears really....
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  • fara
    replied to New chinese engine
    You will "never" find me behind that McCulloch so I don't think your point applies to me. Just to clarify, I am pretty sure this is the actual Rotax engine with just the valve covers changed. Many Chinese companies tend to do things like that even with full aircraft and call them their own...
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  • fara
    replied to Latest gyros - three new this week
    in News
    Since Steve you seem to only report on European imports into the US, even there focusing on AutoGyro and Magni; there have been 3 AR-1's registered in the last 2 months as well and also some ELA Eclipse 10's. If you are going to report, report everything or don't at all. It doesn't look good otherwise...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-07-2017, 09:47 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Las Vegas - mass shooting
    in News
    There are good points on either side. Like most things in life, its a balancing act. We do have the 2nd amendment and its there and can't be wished away. Here is a thoughtful article I came across on this subject recently
    https://byrslf.co/thoughts-on-the-ve...g-14af397cee2c
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  • Yeah welcome to the forum.
    Anyway, I don't know if there is a big advantage with large tires on a gyro for soft field operations. The landing speed should be so slow, I can't really see it there. For takeoff, if the rotors are pre-rotated enough, you should get light on the wheels quickly anyway...
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  • fara
    replied to New chinese engine
    Well, I would not even put a Jabiru engine in a gyro so I am not sure about this one. They could have at least changed the intake manifold and the valve covers....
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  • I truly do not know the answers but I will comment on the fact that there is no contradiction between hearing a loud pop and pieces flying off (in-flight hit) of gyroplane with unloaded rotor and with PIO. PIO can in my estimation easily get to the point of unloading the rotor without a proper tail...
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    Last edited by fara; 10-01-2017, 07:08 PM.

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  • Single seat (Bobs-copter) 70 year old first solo, no HS, PIO and bunt-over. Second hand info. Take it with a grain of salt. Just the info I heard.
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  • fara
    replied to Continental Titan X320
    Of course. It should be faster than AR-1...
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  • fara
    replied to Continental Titan X320
    Its not the AR-1 that will get the X320. AR-1 was designed around Rotax 9 series engine. It would be the side by side machine
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  • fara
    replied to Continental Titan X320
    Hi John:
    We are deep in design on the side by side and its being designed after X320 (Lycoming based but lighter and up to 180 HP for same weight). We are planning to use a similar configuration as Cub Crafters for this engine. We have the whole engine including internals in SolidWorks and we...
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    Last edited by fara; 09-17-2017, 05:05 PM.

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