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fara
AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Joined: 10-31-2011
Location: Tampa, FL
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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    What? :)
    Chuck, get an Apple and eat it before you post.
    We use Extruded rotors from Averso and we tested rotors from RFD, from McCutchin and they couldn't perform as well overall as Stella blades.
    Averso Stella rotors are balanced almost exactly at where proper chordwise balance should...
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    Last edited by fara; Yesterday, 06:55 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Radio question
    Mark: Do not do anything. There is a 25000 uF capacitor in the charging circuit that is supposed to clean out the spikes and of course the spikes should not be that bad that over 28 volts should reach the radio even without the capacitor. This may be a charging circuit issue where either the capacitor...
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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    No. I knew you were joking. I have no issue. I was just pointing out that the specific instance was still frustrating for me. It seems like the problem was one of my citations was an article posted on linkedin. The forum tagged as something that could be spam requiring moderator approval. No apologies...
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  • So am I but may be AutoGyro newer rotors do go above 400 RRPM even at slightly over 3100 feet solo as Cammie says. I believe her and Jason of course but guys that is just AutoGyro then. It certainly not all gyros....
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  • I will though that won't make me fly a gyro any better or increase my understanding Cammie. Its a matter of taking a checkride one of these days to add-on. I am busy enough that my only solace is at night. You ought to give different rotors a try sometime. AR-1 at 7500 feet MSL DA is not even 400 RRPM...
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    Last edited by fara; 08-17-2017, 07:29 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    Hi
    No. The point of my post was simply frustration. As I wrote, I compiled a fairly comprehensive answer citing sources and my opinions and it was may be 3/4 to a full page worth of composition. I did use Ctrl + C as I always do and tried to post. Said unapproved. So I logged off, logged back...
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  • Jacko. I understand your sentiment about affordability but I think there are affordable gyroplane designs out today. The problem is what is affordable is different for different people. A flying machine being equal to that of a new car? Would that be a reasonable affordable price? Most would say yes....
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    Last edited by fara; 08-15-2017, 06:57 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    [QUOTE=kolibri282;n1123328]

    When writing a longer text I have made a habit of doing so in my favourite editor and then copy and past it to the input area. Or the other way round when you're done writing and before hitting "Post Reply" hit ctrl + A and ctrl + C which copies your...
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  • Brent I have flown both MTO Sport and Calidus. Only one I have not flown is the Cavalon. Neither of those two flew at 400 RRPM. Neither in Florida nor in Europe. 360 is what I saw normally. Now if you were overloaded or flying pretty high density altitudes like 6000+ feet. May be?
    Is anyone else...
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  • Your rotor size is likely much longer than 8.4 meters...
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  • Ha. Wine and cheese gyroplane.Ok. Here is a much more intelligent answer. Your LED's are filled with cheap electronic circuitry to control voltage, inductors, resistors, capacitors etc. that feedback. Its a choice by design to make it cheaper to produce. Very little that you can do about it unless you...
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    Last edited by fara; 08-14-2017, 06:49 PM.

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  • Don't use non aviation lights. They suck and create a lot of noise. Get aviation lights and you won't have this issue...
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  • fara
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    That's retarded. I am sorry. Let me deal with Matt on this and get you a new radio. I have e-mailed him and texted him. Let me get with him on Monday...
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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    I wrote a good 3/4 page response with citations but the forum on submitting said "unapproved". Not sure if I am on some moderation list now or this forum is just as bad a buggy format as I think. Ah well ...
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  • Yes and thus my "May be at high altitude."...
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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    Gman:
    This is a very loaded question.
    I have heard the following arguments
    1) Composite blades are better because there is no life limit on them
    2) Aluminum extruded blades are bad because they have life limits
    3) Aluminum bonded blades are good because they have no life...
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  • fara
    replied to What Type of Rotor Blade?
    Gman:
    This is a very loaded question.
    I have heard the following arguments
    1) Composite blades are better because there is no life limit on them
    2) Aluminum extruded blades are bad because they have life limits
    3) Aluminum bonded blades are good because they have no life...
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  • There are few minorities in light aviation even compared to the percentage of their population. But there are. I am one. Not African American though. However, I did meet a gyroplane CFI from Maryland at Oshkosh who is African American. He holds and aeronautical engineering degree as well. We talked...
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  • No these gyros do not cruise at 400 RRPM. They cruise around 340 to 360 RRPM from what I have seen. AR-1 cruises at around 360 RRPM with 8.4 meter blades, 340 RRPM with 8.6 meter blades and around 320 to 330 with 8.8 meter blades. These RPM numbers are in range for similar size rotors for Magni and...
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    Last edited by fara; 08-11-2017, 08:38 PM.

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  • fara
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    Mark:
    The VOX setting with Flycom helmets should be OFF. Do not use VOX, VOGAD LOW, VOGAD MEDIUM .... they should all be set to off with Flycom. They are for GA headsets that have different impedance and circuitry. Flycom has proprietary circuits, it does not work well with VOX and VOX hardly...
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