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

    this video should clear up any miss conceptions about bending of rotors in flight
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    For me it's about "best practice & safety" So I have to agree with @Philbennett - flexing those blades like double d's on baywatch could be detrimental later on in their life span. I don't even like the blades hanging down on their own while parked in the hanger! The flex point / weak spot of...
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    Another Cavalon

    as a matter of interest - what is the ratio of "fixed wing" pilot gyrocopter accidents to pure gyropilots accidents?
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    Another Cavalon

    interesting video on the pre rotate & takeoff sequence
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    Tail boom issues

    thanks for the info. I'm surprised there was no SB issued for this problem:unsure: Hoping to get away with just buying the sleeves IF we find don't find any cracks. We already have an issue with the tail booms bent downwards slightly as the previous owner admitted he pushed down on the tail...
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    Tail boom issues

    we are going to check ours this weekend - I'm hoping for a clean inspection :rolleyes:
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    Gyro Warning System

    Keep at it @Mike G
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    Stick shake

    Damn this stick shake - :rolleyes:;)
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    Fatal - Magni M16 ZU-BDY, Laingsburg, Western Cape Province, South Africa 03 MAY 2021

    possibly, although it looks like he hit the rock in the bottom left of picture. (see "scratch marks" label in fig5") I'm leaning towards behind the curve, in the report he was observed from above & from the ground flying LOW & SLOW - not something you do in an engine out or emergency condition...
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    Fatal - Magni M16 ZU-BDY, Laingsburg, Western Cape Province, South Africa 03 MAY 2021

    it's on record at the SACAA head office - so I'd say it's accurate.
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    Fatal - Magni M16 ZU-BDY, Laingsburg, Western Cape Province, South Africa 03 MAY 2021

    his ATF expired on 31 March 2020 - not 2021 besides that his previous unreported nose wheel accident would have automatically invalidated any current ATF
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    Rotor blades - Airworthiness Directive - Celier - Trendak - Argo

    @ianboag thanks for the info much appreciated. Myself & Greg, are not adverse to changing things for the better - specially when it comes to our lives. I'm just curious as to why its been more than a year now and still no SB from trendak. as per trendak: as per trendak: I assume by "on...
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