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    Fatal - Magni M24 Plus N590DM, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Missouri, USA 22 MAY 2022

    The same behavior is quite common in turbo charged engines too. (I believe the term is turbo lag) It takes some time for the turbo to spool up and one of the reasons some cars use a super charger instead. In my airplane, it is very noticeable when the turbo starts to force feed the...
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    Fatal - Magni M24 Plus N590DM, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Missouri, USA 22 MAY 2022

    My suspicion is most folks who build a gyro in the $100K range, simply plan on building only one. Its a dream and their forever gyro. Why compromise if you can afford it? The 915 is going to give extra climb performance if you need it (when at gross on a 100+ degree day and flying from KLXV)...
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    Fatal - Magni M24 Plus N590DM, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Missouri, USA 22 MAY 2022

    I have seen many Magni's that were used as trainers. Every one of them has a worn spot on the bottom of the right hand vertical stabilizer at the back trailing edge. There is around an inch of extra material that extends beyond the bottom of the tail plane that provides plenty of wear material...
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    Difference

    You are correct. I meant side-by-side. I used the edit button.
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    Difference

    I generally find a tandem inline easier to fly. I would make the observation that the angular momentum is less in the side-by-side. That is the pilot sits closer to the center of gravity with the side-by-side. Also when flown alone, the pilot is offset laterally from the CG. You will land...
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    FlightRadar24 app ADS-B "IN" only displays aircraft if your at an altitude that their receiver can pick up.

    Hi John, What is the N number and date? I'm most familiar with flightaware.com. It is a network of home based ads-b receivers. I'll look it up and post the flight path. As for satellite and ADS-B. There is some confusion. In the US, ADS-B is ground based. I believe Canada plans to use...
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    Height vs. Velocity diagram explained

    The short answer is yes, the machine will have "less glide" with the engine shut off. The longer answer is it depends on the set up. If you assume a Rotax9xx series engine and an idle on the high side, you will notice a significant difference in glide distance by simply adjusting the idle...
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    Height vs. Velocity diagram explained

    I'd like to second what Abid said. The curve tells you the minimum safe speed, at a given height, if your engine quits. This might be useful knowledge should you be tempted to fly at 30 mph and 100 feet above the ground. Like wise, should you decide to climb out or approach to land at a lower...
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    RIP John Nagle

    Horrible news
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    AR-1 - N688G - Pennsylvania

    I first learned to fly at 20N many many years ago. I still remember the wind changes as soon as you got below the tree line. Also, I would be very cautious of letting the wind push the gyro backwards. Nothing good can come from it and a plenty of bad things can happen
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    Auction Ending Today (17th) 2010 Auto Gyro Calidus Aircraft under $10K right now...

    So, it is likely the new owner will end up with an "Experimental Exhibition Only" airworthy certificate.
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    Auction Ending Today (17th) 2010 Auto Gyro Calidus Aircraft under $10K right now...

    The issues is not how the aircraft is maintained. It is: "Does it have an airworthy certificate, and what kind?" It is most probably not amateur built experimental, but I guess it could be. Primary? Standard? Something else? And just as important, what kind of airworthy certificate is the...
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    Auction Ending Today (17th) 2010 Auto Gyro Calidus Aircraft under $10K right now...

    It was a public use aircraft. Maybe a silly question, but what kind of airworthy certificate does this aircraft have?
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    Fatal - Magni M24 Plus N590DM, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Missouri, USA 22 MAY 2022

    Check out the tail on this Piper PA38 Balancing is definitely important.
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