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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A BIRTH OF A HIT... ---Any one in Rotor Kingdom have the gift of putting words to music? ---Wrote a Country song that needs a hit making melody, needs a special ---ballad type a crooner can bellow out.. ----------------------------------------------- {Song of love}. (Copyright, Helicopter...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Way late responding to this post. That accident was total my fault (novice to Gyroplanes). Back then, no instructors, no two places. That wide body Scorpion had a large Horz Stab. I simply took of in a high wind con'd for the first time. It popped me up higher then I had ever been, knee...
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    Helicopters...

    Anyone know of a better looking Helicopter then the Robinson R-44? I don't give the million dollar baby's a second look. But, this 4 place, {any color} makes me drool.
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    2 seater Bensen gyrocopter question

    No reason a B8 could not be built into a side by side. Would need longer redundant keel 18" longer behind mast for rudder authority, 18" longer in front of mast for nose wheel further forward for ground stability. At least 18" higher {six foot} redundant mast built out of 3- 1" X 2". at least...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A STORY POEM}... MY LIFELONG DREAM... ---With nary a word or hint to anyone at all I started my journey determined not to fall ---rather then drive or fly to get there in ease I hopped a freight as easy as you please... - ---I switched trains as needed, on the run sometimes barely making it...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A MANS MAN, OUR HE-MAN... ---Always the gentleman, white shirt and tie inventor, craftsman, with a twinkle in his eye ---5percent inspiration 95percent sweat&tears a doer, a done-er, test pilot for all his years - ---His command of pure English with his brogue all 19 different machines could...
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    Aeronautical quiz?

    Aeronautical Quiz They say it is common sense but here is a Clue: Just remember that a helicopter's blade (in cross-section) is shaped like an airplane’s wing, and both catch air giving lift..now answer the question.... This should be an easy quiz for those who have even a modicum of knowledge...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Forgot the best shots. GYROCHOPPER IT IS... ---If ever a machine loved to fly this girl paws to head for the sky ---born to autorotate just for fun loves to be out under the sun... ---1st Gyro to ever fly at night back in 84 at Tullahoma allright ---everyone said that I was nuts that was back...
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    A helicopter is what we all really want

    Appreciate each and every feedback on this thread. If everyone {you all know this} was the perfect gentleman that Stan the Man is, Boy, wouldn't this be a wonderful world? Here is my latest project,{if winter would just be over} my 29 year old VW Bensen, replacing with a 100 HP Subaru EA-81...
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    A helicopter is what we all really want

    Thanks Stan, Vance missed my whole point. Thats okay Vance, you agree with me. The reason we all really want a helicopter, is to not need a runway or airport, have it at home.
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    A helicopter is what we all really want

    WE ALL WANT ONE... Lets face it, a helicopter is what we all want. I spent 22 years of my life building, tweeking, learning to fly, including flying it for 14 years, was highly successful, finally convinced myself they are only for people with unlimited money. An illusive dream for the common...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    Tim, a pilot, instructor and poet... Tim, a pilot, instructor and poet... ALL WE NEED IS A FEW GOOD MEN... ---PRA in good hands with Tim can count on anything with him ---a pilots pilot workaholic to all his efforts for me and you... ---His big red machine floats along singing that Don...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    No poets? No poets? STILL NO POETS? ---Have not been on RF since March or less no poets that are Rotor nuts is what I guess ---been working on and flying 6 days a week the smoothest rotor & perfect weather I seek... ---Gyro flying is dieing as we can see the American man is lazy as can be...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    MOST PATROTIC MAN... ---If everyone was like our friend Bud our world would be chock full of love ---Bud is most patriotic man I know check his Homer Oneal FB, it will show... UNDER BUDS WATCH, THIS GYRO HAULED HUNDREDS OF KIDS 20 MINUTE RIDES FOR 5 BUCKS A HEAD FOR OVER A DECADE. ADULTS WERE...
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    Is the subaru ea-81 history?

    FOR 1000'S OF HOURS ON GYROS, ALL 2/STROKES ARE POT METAL JUNK... Not hardly a soul doing anything with the EA-81 any more. Here are the rules to make the EA-81 a good choice. Pilot wt 180, [less is better]. Empty weight 350, [less is better]. Prop, Warp 60" set at 6* on tips. Prop RPM...
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