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    Gyro safety meeting and formation flying briefing

    There may be another in the future. Contact Scott or Dayton at Lone Star Magni Gyro about future plans. The AR-1 dealers from Burnet were there also. The possibility of a future formation flying clinic is out there also.
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    ADS-B are You Ready?? Nov 1, 2018

    I had the SkyBeacon removed from my AutoGyro, and the Garmin GDL-82 placed. I test flew it and got a positive compliance report from the FAA.
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    ADS-B are You Ready?? Nov 1, 2018

    I had the SkyBeacon removed from my AutoGyro, and the Garmin GDL-82 placed. I test flew it and got a positive compliance report from the FAA.
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    Gyro safety meeting and formation flying briefing

    Today there was a gyro safety briefing at T74, Taylor Texas, hosted by gyro CFI Scott Thomas and gyro CFI/DPE Dayton Dabbs. The event was well attended and the presentations highlighted training and equipment issues prominent in the gyro accident data. The weather did not cooperate with the...
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    A&P in Central Texas

    Just had a good experience at TX42 with Wayne Lohmeyer. After installing a SkyBeacon UAT out which did not and could not work on my carbon fiber gyro, he did all the leg work to swap out equipment and put in a lot of hours getting my gyro sorted out. Good customer service and A&P service. Ray
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    SkyBeacon on AutoGyro brand gyros

    My A&P removed the SkyBeacon and placed a Garmin GDL-82. The GPS receiver for the system was placed on the nose. The FAA performance report showed compliance in all phases. The key was to not have the antennae/receiver blocked by carbon fiber panels. Ray
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    I may be able to return it to the company for credit....if not, I'll let you know. Ray

    I may be able to return it to the company for credit....if not, I'll let you know. Ray
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    Rotorcraft day at 8T8

    Good weather and a good rotorcraft day at 8T8, San Geronimo, near San Antonio for the chapter 35 EAA meeting. The speaker was Kris Kelly and he gave a very good presentation on modern gyroplanes and their flight characteristics to an attentive audience. Kris did some demo flights in his 2017...
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    Rotorcraft day at 8T8

    Weather should clear by late morning, so I plan to be there. My gyro is back from the "condition inspection". The ADS-B SkyBeacon did not work out but I've posted that elsewhere. Ray
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    SkyBeacon on AutoGyro brand gyros

    I just received my second failed ADS-B performance report from the FAA. The UAvionix support tech has told me that the SkyBeacon can't be made to work on surfaces that block the signal such as tip tanks, near large metal or liquid objects (engines, tanks), and as others have mentioned carbon...
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    ADS-B are You Ready?? Nov 1, 2018

    I just got back a second failed performance report on my ADS-B install after adjustments suggested by my installer and the factory rep. I forwarded the report to UAvionix support and was told that the SkyBeacon can not be used where the signal is blocked such as tip tanks, near engines, fuel...
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    ADS-B are You Ready?? Nov 1, 2018

    I got the report back from the FAA and the Skybeacon failed several areas. Perhaps it's not a good choice for a carbon fiber body gyro. My test flight was from Houston to San Antonio so coverage should not be the issue. The ADS-B "in" on my Dynon Skyview worked fine, and that made me think it...
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    A&P in Central Texas

    Paul, Another shop was recommended to me this year for my annual. Custom Aviation at TX42, Fair Weather Field, near west Houston. Wayne Lohmeyer is the A&P and he is Rotax certified and experienced with gyros. Very knowledgable. Ray
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    Dublin TX gyroplane fly-in

    the second annual gyroplane fly-in at the Dublin, TX airport (8F0) will be 16 March 2019. Contact Brad Stanford at 1-817-821-3986 for info. I went last year (got the t-shirt) and several gyros have already stated their plans to attend this year. I'll see you there! Ray
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