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fara
AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Joined: 10-31-2011
Location: Tampa, FL
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  • Yes sorry. The single seater market is simply too small to spend the R&D and tooling money to make it. May be a 103 single seater in the future but not something that you are talking about.
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  • 200 miles is a short single leg in an AR-1 in a couple of hours with 200+ pounds in the back seat.
    I don't know about the whole off airport thing. Why would you go landing a $50k+ aircraft off airport unless its a specific bush plane with huge tires (which btw suck on regular airports and do not...
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  • fara
    replied to Mike Goodrich Visit to FD92
    in News
    This assumes that the theory of sliding actually alleviates 2/rev or reduces it significantly which is something to be shown by data, not just theory and paper analysis. In the end if there is an implementation of any mechanism within the rotor-head to significantly reduce 2/rev, its efficacy can only...
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  • The market for gyroplanes is growing and changing from the stagnation it suffered for a bit from what I can see. But the growth is also with a changing scene.
    I am quite sure I already have enough people to do the full course once. the question would be can we do it twice in Jan....
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  • fara
    replied to Mike Goodrich Visit to FD92
    in News
    Mike if accelerometer measured no difference just above and below the slider, to me that means the slider as at least implemented didn't do much.
    Also if 2/rev were quite high at the mast and rotor-head to me again that means the stiffening of the cross section of the hub bar with tie rods or...
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    Last edited by fara; 05-13-2018, 07:01 PM.

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  • I guess keep those rotors turning. A vertical descent is like coming down in a BRS parachute...
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  • Barry's gyro is an AG-1. AR-1 was based on it but there are many changes including frame and geometry. AG-1 is indeed a well built machine and does protect the occupant well usually. Barry is very lucky to have hardly a couple of bruises and just literally walk away. Amazing.
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  • Nothing to do with the machine. No engine issues or anything.
    I'd rather let the pilot fill in what happened if they want to as they are on the forum and respect their privacy but rest assured no mechanical or engine anomaly had anything to do with it
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  • No injuries surprisingly. He is fine at home.
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  • Mike is a treasure trove, you are right and I tried to empty him out as much as I could here :)
    Engineering is an applied science and what Mike does beyond pure balancing and PB-4 is to gain data on all these different rotor systems quietly on validating or invalidating some of the theories put...
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    Last edited by fara; 05-10-2018, 10:58 AM.

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  • fara
    replied to Test flew the Magni M24 yesterday
    Richard
    Good write-up of your assessment of the 3 side by side machines.
    I would point out that your opinion about monocoque composite structure is superior or more expensive is not necessarily true or valid.
    The main reason for using monocoque besides scoring marketing points (just...
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    Last edited by fara; 05-08-2018, 06:03 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Arrowcopter in the UK
    Phugoid oscillations are normal. They simply have to be reducing in amplitude over time going back towards close to (usually within 10% of starting airspeed) original condition.
    So I guess what this tells me is that past close to 77 knots, they found the Arrowcopter tail to not dampen enough so...
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  • fara
    replied to Interesting new ‘Chinese’ development.
    in News
    LOL. Having a contract with the Chinese ... well just ask Dennis Fetters how he fared with his contract. You got to be smarter than them and get what you can while you can and keep your company, never give it up. Otherwise they will use you and throw you away. I have seen Chinese in action in small...
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    Last edited by fara; 05-06-2018, 06:59 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to MAGNI M24 ORION - the report
    Don't go there. I called this into question as soon as I came into gyro world. Its no use. Its like religion. Thrust line close to the CG is good anyway because its efficient but to keep claiming death traps because of it ... I don't know about all that unless there is a huge offset. Make sure there...
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  • fara
    replied to Magni M24?
    Take a look at http://www.rsaerotech.com/tl_files/d...nture_2017.pdf

    The guy mainly doing the R&D and transmitting all the flight and engine monitoring data down (EMU..) to servers is the guy who came up with CANAerospace protocol/data standard format. What he is doing isn't yet available...
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    Last edited by fara; 04-24-2018, 07:22 PM.

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  • fara
    replied to Magni M24?
    Rick has flown the AR-1 Ed. He liked it but he wants a side by side and with 915iS. I am not going to commit to something I cannot deliver in a known time frame. With AR-1 alone I am booked too far and have to work on increasing production velocity.
    We do not do our own CNC in house. I see no...
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