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EdL
EdL
Comm Rotor Gyro, ASEL
Last Activity: Today, 04:34 AM
Joined: 02-11-2018
Location: Lakeway, TX
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  • The essence of his post was that, because of the certification process, there is considerably more data and testing available for certified craft than non-certified. That can give the potentially false impression that they have flaws non-certified gyros donít have.

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  • EdL
    commented on a Visitor Message From loftus
    Too bad! I thought it was very good.

    Safe flying!

    /Ed
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  • EdL
    replied to Six-bladed props
    Dayton Dabbs (Lone Star Magni Gyro) said one of his customers who has one on an M-16 with a 914 was consistently consuming a gallon per refill less than the rest of the group when they flew to Amarillo to see Palo Duro Canyon (with gyrotrips.com).

    I saw that gyro in the pattern at OSH,...
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  • loftus
    loftus posted a Visitor Message for EdL
    Hey Ed, I deleted my post. Sometimes just too tiresome............... :)
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  • What happened???

    There was a very good, well-reasoned post by Loftus this morning noting that certified gyros have more data behind them but it seems to have disappeared.

    /Ed
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  • Iím still not 100% sure I understand Kolibriís intent and I definitely think the conversation about rotors breaking up on impact has remained incomplete. How do composite blades do? So far the gist seems to be that Kolibri contends thereís a big advantage to how Sportcopter blades handle a crash compared...
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  • Hi Chris

    Can you elaborate on the Magnis: are you saying the crash(es) was/were due to blade delamination or that, in a crash, they fractured along a lamination line? Seems like a big difference. Or maybe youíre saying some Magni blades delaminated but not in association with a crash?...
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  • EdL
    replied to Min Speed?
    One of the coolest experiences I had in the gyro was at night when the wind was about 8kt down the runway but 40kt about 1000ft AGL. Not bumpy at all, incidentally.

    Anyway, solo, cool evening, I could easily maintain 20mph into the wind - which meant I was moving 20+kt backwards! Lined...
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  • Kolibri

    I notice all of the examples you cite are of aluminum rotor blades, such as used on the Sportcopter, and rotor hubs at least similar to the Averso Stella. What did you discover regarding composite blades and other hubs, such as on the Titanium and Magni?

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  • EdL
    replied to Test flew the Magni M24 yesterday
    I saw it at OSH. Seems to me it was just a prototype? Has it actually flown yet? The one on display didnít have rudder pedals, the tail feathers were aluminum but the final one would be composite, etc. etc. I was actually surprised Sportcopter chose to bring that to OSH in the stage it seemed to...
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  • EdL
    replied to Oshkosh by Gosh
    I thought there were way more gyros than in years past. Off the top of my head I think there were three, maybe four, Autogyro vendors alone. Magni had a tent for the first time this year plus their activities at the Ultralights area, and ELA, Sportcopter, and Silverlight were there as well. Didnít see...
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