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    That UL gyro in the first video also looks really short-coupled. Even with the requisite skill, rudder authority might be marginal.
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread Oshkosh 2020.
    It's almost not worth digging through "stats." Nothing is apples-to-apples in a situation like this. For example, almost half the...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread Oshkosh 2020.
    This whole thing has been fascinating to watch. First, we were told we needed to be locked down for 2-3 weeks to avoid overwhelming the...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread ROTR 2020!.
    So were we, Vance. I hope to see you at El Mirage in September. That place is about as socially-distant and unreliant on infrastructure...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread ROTR 2020!.
    The construction closures at Cedar City only affected airlines, so it actually looked like a rare opportunity to have a big airport to...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread ROTR 2020!.
    Rick & All: We've made the difficult decision to cancel ROTR 2020. It's not about politics; Doug and I are both fans of continuing with...
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    A flying machine that old is actually worth less with only three hours, so it's not likely made-up. I seem to recall other Mini 500s...
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    Were the Mini 500's certified in Germany? In the US, they were Experimental Amateur-Built, which means there's no such thing as an...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread Oshkosh 2020.
    A majority of AirVenture attendees are in a high-risk demographic. Exhibitors don't want to be seen to be on the leading edge of pushing...
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    The model is pretty, but the CG looks too far forward to be workable in a real machine.
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    Leigh, that's great to hear. There are times when having a radio which works well makes a big difference!
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread " Honey Bee G2".
    The HoneyBee G2 incorporated some interesting ideas, including an adjustable cheek plate arrangement on the two-place to deal with wide...
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    PW_Plack replied to the thread question about prerotation.
    Even once a small gyro is airborne, its speed in flight may be below the stall speed of the next landing aircraft in sequence. I'm not...
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    It's important to note that a fuel totalizer, no matter how accurate, cannot replace the function of a fuel gauge. If you were ever to...
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    PW_Plack reacted to jm-urbani's post in the thread President trump with Like Like.
    Phil ( de fer ) one of my best mates is British, and from the day he arrived in france he became part of my family he is french now, by...
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