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Vance
Vance
Vance Breese CFI
Joined: 10-30-2003
Location: Nipomo,California
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  • Vance
    replied to Resonance...?
    Be sure to set the tension for your aircraft Javier; it may not be the same as the AR1.

    It should be called out in the POH for your aircraft on the maintenance manual....
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  • I talked to Don at length about Peter's transition into the Magni (a high thrust line gyroplane with more power-pitch-yaw coupling than The Predator) and he said Peter did well. I had told him to leave the throttle alone below 50 feet above the ground when landing.

    Don has flown The Predator...
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  • Vance
    replied to Wanted, Rotax C-Box with 2.0:1 gear
    That is remarkable Bobby; thank you for sharing the adventure.
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  • Vance
    replied to New gyro planned with jump takeoff?
    The reason the jump takeoff is used is to manage the torque. If you are using the inertia in the rotorblades there is no torque applied to the system once it is over speeded by 50%.

    In my opinion there is nothing you can do with rudders that will manage the torque in a hover. That is...
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  • It is working fine now. Sorry for the extra posts; I was not able to delete them.
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  • Vance
    started a topic Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    I received a call from Peter from Los Angles asking about gyroplane training. He has a strong Bulgarian accent that is a cross between the Terminator and Boris Badenov and is a little hard to understand when he gets excited. He has an airplane single engine land certificate with an instrument rating....
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  • That worked better, I will try over again and see if I can make it work....
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  • I had difficulty posting Transition from Fixed Wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot in training last night and was not able to post my pictures with the post.

    My computer was just updated by Microsoft and this could be part of the problem.

    I am using Google Chrome.
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  • Vance
    Vance posted a Visitor Message for johnrk
    I had difficulty posting Transition from Fixed Wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot in training last night and was not able to post my pictures with the post.

    My computer was just updated by Microsoft and this could be part of the problem.

    I am using Google Chrome.

    I...
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  • Vance
    started a topic Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    I got a call from Peter from Los Angles asking about gyroplane training. He has a strong Bulgarian accent that is a cross between the Terminator and Boris Badenov and is a little hard to understand when he gets excited. He has an airplane single engine land certificate with an instrument rating. I suggested...
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    Last edited by Vance; 12-10-2017, 12:41 PM.

  • Vance
    replied to New Approach to Yamaha RX-1 conversion
    If someone wants to learn about exhaust systems I recommend The Scientific Design of Exhaust and Inlet Systems by Smith.


    Much of the content is substantially divergent from Gregís post.
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  • Vance
    started a topic Fixed Wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot

    Fixed Wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot

    Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    I got a call from Peter from Los Angles asking about gyroplane training. He has a strong Bulgarian accent that is a cross between the Terminator and Boris Badenov and is a little hard to understand when he gets excited. He has an airplane...
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  • Vance
    started a topic Fixed wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot

    Fixed wing Pilot to Gyroplane Pilot

    Fixed wing pilot transition to gyroplane pilot.

    I got a call from Peter from Los Angles asking about gyroplane training. He has a strong Bulgarian accent that is a cross between the Terminator and Boris Badenov and is a little hard to understand when he gets excited. He has an airplane...
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  • Vance
    replied to N395SC, Sport Copter Vortex, Incident
    in News
    I am glad it worked out Paul.

    I look forward to your story and the things we may learn from your experience.

    Take is slow and think about what you want to post.

    It is my observation that there are some curmudgeons here who may take some of the fun out of posting...
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  • Vance
    replied to 912 vs 914
    I was in a hurry and didnít read your question correctly.

    If people don't let their turbos cool down properly they can have a challenge with oil in the floating sleeve bearing.

    In my opinion changing the oil more often wonít help; having the engine at low power for five minutes...
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  • Vance
    replied to 912 vs 914
    The last time I looked Rotax listed the same time to overhaul on the 914 and 912.

    The 914 is a smaller displacement engine than the 912 with a reasonable combustion chamber and they go to a lot of trouble to keep the boost down.
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  • Vance
    replied to Tango Gyro
    In my opinion part of the problem in a conversion engine is with the engine itself and a part is driving the propeller.

    The installation also appears to me to be problematic. I see lots of problems with engine mounts, exhaust, fuel delivery and ancillary equipment like ECUs.
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  • Vance
    replied to 912 vs 914
    If you have any desire to head into the Sierra Nevada Mountains you can get high very quickly.

    I fly high when I go to Georgetown because the trees reduce the available landing zones and the approach is somewhat restricted.

    Truckee-Tahoe Airport is at 5,901 feet.
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  • Vance
    replied to distance btw prop and tall tail
    The Predator has about four inches of clearance between the spinner and the vertical stabilizer Jean Michael.

    In my opinion moving the empennage back has multiple advantages and vertical clearance is the only disadvantage....
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  • Vance
    replied to Al Ball has passed away.
    in News
    Thank you, I will miss him.

    As I was looking for some pictures of fog I came across my stop for gas at Santa Paula on the way to somewhere with Al Ball coming out out to greet me as a gassed up in Santa Paula on my way to somewhere, Cable air show I think.
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