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    As a (thankfully former!) gyro instructor, I agonized over crow-hops. The criticism of them is well-founded: they tend to teach you...
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    A roll command to the rotor will produce a yawing tendency on the ground to the extent that the center of the rotor is not directly...
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    Good thing climate change is merely a sissy-Democrat-Commie hoax. Otherwise, I might be worried.
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread Flying Car.
    Right here In our gyro world, I can think of several people who were either killed or maimed by rotor blades or props. The...
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    Anti-authority -- ? I'd always interpreted that "hazardous attitude" term to refer to hostility to CFIs, engineers, and experienced...
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    A couple well-worn thoughts here. First, back in the day (the Igor Bensen era, to be exact), the PRA often did check papers at its...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread Ground effect in a gyroplane?.
    As someone who self-taught in the old Bensen way, I logged a lot of hours under power at under 10 ft. off the runway. Adding to my...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread Autogyro Cavalon N635BC.
    Phil: Sorry to go "meta" on you, but "we" (i.e. the "you" in your post) frequently obtain zero information about a given crash... ever...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread Ken Brock Gyroplanes.
    I can't speak to the KB-3, but the KB-2 is a 1969 Bensen B-8M with the addition of Ken's aftermarket accessories, such as tail, seat...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread pre rotater.
    My earliest gyro training was done on a SxS car-towed gyroglider with the O&R prerotator. I would, and did, fly with it. Of course, it...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread pre rotater.
    That unit was Bensen's "deluxe" offering for many years. The O&R engine is not terribly powerful, but would bring Bensen blades (small...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread My Opinion on My Opinion.
    Well, the mess in our news-distribution system and politics probably is traceable to the blurring of commercial entertainment and news...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread My Opinion on My Opinion.
    It's cautious and wise to identify interpretations of regs, and interpretations of one's experiences, as opinions. Your personal ethics...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread All Talk, No Action.
    This attack happens to be on a guy whom I consider a friend -- a very mannerly and genteel fellow. It's always a treat to see him at a...
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    Doug Riley replied to the thread Some interesting take offs.
    If it really were a jump-takeoff machine, that would be one thing. What we're seeing here, however, is a wobbly takeoff behind the...
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