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    Fatal - Magni M24 near Butzbach, Germany

    Rick E https://www.facebook.com/groups/234009751225374/permalink/514679023158444/ This guy Luca Vanzin has developed impact resistant tanks for the ELA 07 and his own very lightweight single seat gyro. You can contact him here Gyroflyng 360 è WT safety tanks precision and safety...
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    American Ranger AR-1 gyroplane takes a short cut over the hill and through the canyon...

    Peter I'm really impressed by the lack of camera shake in your video. I'm trying to record videos of flapping and behind the curve take offs and my videos are really poor compared to yours. What system are you using and how are you mounting the camera? I agree with Abid, you could do with some...
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    Fatal - Magni M24 near Butzbach, Germany

    Magni rotor. Since they don't sell rotors almost certain it's a Magni. Mike G
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    USB Vibration Spectrum Analyser

    Jon This has gone on the back burner mainly due to the electronic chip supply problem and me being busy with other things like the GWS. There are 3 prototypes in existence and one of them is in the US. If you have a gyro (preferably Magni, AutoGyro, Silverlight or ELA because we have the...
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    Stick shake

    Kevin Well put, the disappointing thing was the silent majority who didn't stand up to the forum owner and tell him to shut up & apologise to Jean Claude. It's his forum he can moderate it as he wishes I don't have a problem with that, in fact some here would perhaps prefer a more interventional...
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    Gyro Warning System

    John (All In) "you could force her to parallel the runway gaining speed" think 737 MAX. If you want RTB training we have to discuss again because the last time you wanted me to train one PRA guy, he makes a video during training and you go on to sell, or give, it to your members. Sorry but no...
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    Gyro Warning System

    Fara It's really not looking good for October. I'm talking to Mark Burton (Smart Avionics) about sending you an earlier prototype that I no longer use. Its the same size enclosure as the latest but with slightly different connections. Mark is looking into putting as much of the latest software...
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    Stick shake

    Fara, Dave & sv.grainne I was banned more because of a philosophical disagreement. The french forum expects you to give any information you have in the "spirit of ultralight flyer's". I offered to train a guy how to use a PB3 but the forum felt I should explain free of charge. That got me a...
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    Stick shake

    Fara First of all check the spectrum to see if you're getting vibration coming from the prop. Be careful because the prop rpm on the Rotax is very close to the 6th harmonic/multiple of the rotor you may have to reduce engine revs to separate the two. I often struggle with prop balancing...
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    Gyro Warning System

    The GWS has recently made it's first real live potential save. I was testing something with two PB4s at the same time and just as I left the ground I saw on my tablet (strapped to my leg) that the wi-fi that links the PB4 to the tablet had disconnected and reconnected to the wrong PB4. So I...
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    Stick shake

    Fara thanks, it's good to have a user come on with experience that confirms what I've said in some of my posts. Otherwise I get the impression I'm a lonely voice in the wilderness. Dave This might surprise you but I don't actually make any money at this, I don't even come close to breaking...
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    Mike G potential visit to US for RTB training

    Thanks Chris for your kind words. This is not looking promising. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58386967 Plus the US still hasn't lifted restrictions on people traveling from France to the US. Mike G
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    Stick shake

    John Don't get fooled by my example into thinking that track and balance with the PB4 is simple. I've tracked and balanced over a hundred rotors and this is the only time things have worked out so easily. It was quick because, with experience, I could see from the relative position of the first...
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    Stick shake

    Dave H & Phil Here is the polar chart from an ELA Eclipse that I balanced today. It has an Averso rotor but with the ELA hub bar so is pretty similar to Dave's and Chook's ELA. You can see that the initial measurements were points 5 & 6 at 0.45, 0.84 IPS respectively. I rotated the "barrel" 90°...
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    Balancing a Stearman with the PB4

    I was asked to balance the prop of a 400+ HP Stearman used for aerobatic displays in France. A very interesting challenge for me and the PB4. Owner/pilot was delighted with the results. Mike G
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