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EdL
EdL
Comm Rotor Gyro, ASEL
Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Joined: 02-11-2018
Location: Lakeway, TX
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  • Hi Eddie

    First, Im not at all a radio expert.

    While I can understand a difference between (conductive) carbon fiber and fiberglass for the hull, it would seem a carbon fiber rotor would be no more conductive than an aluminum one - unless you had wooden blades before 😁....
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  • Thanks, Eddie. That seems to comment a bit on the materials used but I actually wonder more about the design itself; I may be totally off the mark but it seems those designs using horizontal plates are a holdover from helicopter blades or other designs which permit lead-lag - a feature not needed in...
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  • Kolibri

    That seems to raise a second question: how have rotors similar to the Magni and Titanium fared in crashes compared with others?

    One of the big positives Ive seen with the Magni is how easy it was to get it balanced and keep it that way. It was balanced in Italy...
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  • Given all the discussion above, Im still a little confused why this discussion has had limited comments about composite rotors. Can someone help me with that? All of the homework I did for my gyro purchase seemed to strongly suggest those were the safest rotors, especially with regard to failure...
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