Recent content by Brent Smith

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    Pusher Vs Tractor Efficiency

    Could adding a duct around the pusher prop help, perhaps with veins incorporated just aft of the propeller to straiten the flow? (not an aerodynamicist and don't play one on TV)
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    Stirrable nose wheel or differential brakes.

    Awesome photo sequence. Thanks!
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    N47EB RAF 2000 - Millard airport, Nebraska 7th-Dec-19

    Remember: time spent in the air does not count against your longevity.... Fly more, live longer. :cool:
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    A very touching aviation story

    Nice video, nice aircraft, nice work, nice story. Thanks for sharing.
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    Needed parts to build a Helicopter

    Using your parts plus whatever else might be needed, Jake, what would it cost to build a flyable heli? What kind would it be? Thanks.
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    Anybody have photos from Mentone 2019?

    Pardon my ignorance, Vance, but what is the yellow single-place in the second batch of your earlier pictures? Thanks.
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    [OT] Morane Saulnier MS-230

    Whole heartedly agree. Especially like the third picture with the turf on the tail skid! Thanks for sharing.
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    Gary Bergman in New Zealand

    I'm trying to find Gary Bergman who allegedly built a turbine single helicopter in New Zealand sometime around 2010 - 2016. I messaged Cam Carter but so far without response. Direct email response to [email protected] will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.
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    Glad to know you are restoring the Rotormouse, Don. I am finally in a position to seriously...

    Glad to know you are restoring the Rotormouse, Don. I am finally in a position to seriously consider one of your kits (or the Rotormouse itself if you no longer have any kits). Not having heard much for a long time and (I think I remember) something about a flood at your workshop, I didn't...
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    I've wanted to chat with you for some time, Don. I left a message at 909.279.5678 but do not...

    I've wanted to chat with you for some time, Don. I left a message at 909.279.5678 but do not know if that number is yours. The message was to ask whether you still have your Rotormouse prototype and any kits. Since it uses the running gear from a R22, I consider it the best choice for a...
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    Hi, Bryan. You and Stan Foster appear to be the most knowledgeable about small helicopters on...

    Hi, Bryan. You and Stan Foster appear to be the most knowledgeable about small helicopters on the Forum. I'm licensed in Robinsons but have long held a desire to own my own little OH-6 (I'm retired Army). It seems that many or all of the MH-1 modifications of the Mini500 result in a good...
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    Trailer questions

    The Magni is taxid out for run-up with the blades held by the rotor brake, I.e. free to bounce. After clearing the active after landing, the blades are again wound down and secured with the rotor brake while taxiing back to the hangar. However, I wouldn't recommend trailoring without good...
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    BMW Boxer

    You might find more info on the BMW from the trike folks. I understand it's pretty popular among them, especially in Europe.
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    How Many Pilot Licenses?

    I have a PPL ASEL and Heli plus Light Sport Gyro.
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    !/8" ID fuel line valve

    Assuming you're using a plastic hose for the primer line, you might find a nylon inline valve in the aviation aisle of your local True Value (or other) hardware store. It's what I used for the same purpose on an ultralight. G'luck!
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