Recent content by gyrodude

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    I'd be concerned with the strength of the wheels. Are they metal or some kind of plastic? A side load on landing could make for an expensive repair. Reminds me of the plastic Azusa wheels used back in the eighties.
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    Heli Build

    Pool supply stores sell a floating lawn chair type with plastic rectangular floats that might work for your project.
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    The forum is in decline; why?

    I got into the sport about 20yrs ago and got to meet a good number of the pioneers of the sport at bensen days and mentone. Everyone was made to feel welcome and encouraged to become a part of the gyro family and that was what it was a family affair. A trip to Wachula from NC cost me about $1000...
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    Air & Space Heliplane

    I thought that at the time he took a flight after his evening meal and the crash caused the contents of his stomach and the acid was aspirated into his lungs complicating things that resulted in his death. Maybe the heart attack caused the crash initially and guys were talking about how much it...
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    Somebody flying along on a crosscountry flight in a Zenith CH601 fixed wing happened to notice that his prop spinner was no longer in the centerline made an emergency landing at my strip last week. upon inspection of the Rotax 912 it was seen that 2 of the bolts attaching the engine to the bed...
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    Amazing Hand Free Flying RotorWay Turbo Helicopter

    Back in the late 1980's a gentleman from Rock Hill S.C. came up in his chromed out turbocharged Scorpion and gave some of the ultralight crowd a ride in it. It flew hands off. The gentleman ran a transmission shop and a week after he came up someone walked into his shop robbed him, shot and...
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    Shortening a Warp Drive

    warp props warp props I decided one time to have a new 3 blade warp tips rounded. I sent the prop back to warp and they did a beautiful job. Makes for a nicer looking prop.
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    Drone power

    flyboard air flyboard air If you want to see something really wild google FlyBoard Air. A hint of whats to come?
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    Drummer Boy.

    Check out 8yr old Avery Molek on YouTube. Started Playing the drums at age 2. Check out his day care video when he was 3. Perferct timing. A true prodigy.
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    I need help. What Air Command model is this?

    air commands air commands I owned a low rider Air Command. Some things to be aware of. Starting from the front. The nosewheel steering linkage if pushed all the way to one side will lock up and make for a nasty and expensive landing. The control stick was made from thin walled aluminum. It...
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    Great...more Drones...that's what we need.

    drones drones An interesting twist. google FPV racing
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    Gold in California

    the people in the 1849 California gold rush that were the most successful were from the Carolina and Georgia gold belts. They had 50 yrs of experience to draw on. The tebe sanders started a gold rush back from California in 1890. Every tree was stripped off. Claims were 25 feet by 25 feet. my...
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    Gold in California

    gold gold Gold was first discovered in the US in North Carolina. 2 kids playing in a creek found a 17lb nugget. The site became known as the Reed mine. Digging in the creek produced 28, 11, and 8 pound chunks, Many large nuggets were found there. Up the road in what is known as the nugget mine...
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    Quietest prop

    warp props warp props Get a Warp from the factory and have them round off the tips. Makes for a quieter and better looking prop. Was $20 a blade.
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    Man, I just love blowing stuff up!!!

    dynamite dynamite I'm a MSHA mine safety instructor. I deal with the use, storage and transport of explosives. The proper way to dispose of dynamite is to burn it.