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    My synthesis of the recent accident discussions

    One of my main concerns regarding all gyro pilots is flight currency with many gyro pilots not flying frequently enough to develop the automatic skill set of reactions required should an emergency situation occur. Many gyro pilots I know are very busy people and find it difficult to find time...
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    Fatal - MTOSport 5Y-KWV, Kenya

    Is it an enforced component of your licensing system to report hours flown? Being the person responsible for sourcing insurance for Aussie gyro pilots I find the thread very interesting, great work.
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    Fatal - MTOSport 5Y-KWV, Kenya

    I can’t speak for other countries but here in Australia the gyro hours flown are not a true representation of the current situation due to the reluctance of some certified pilots to record their hours. Then there is the ‘mustering pilots‘ who on average would do up to 1000 hours a year but...
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    The new gyro

    I believe they are a different brand than yours. Apparently when running under a heavy load the battery can overheat and starts emitting smoke. I’m pretty sure Lithium batteries are banned on commercial flights as they have been known to catch fire. Mind you I had one in my gyro for five years...
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    The new gyro

    A few mates have fitted Edge big bore kits to their 914’s with good results, around 125hp apparently. Be careful of the lithium battery, I know of a few that have overheated in Magni gyros. Autogyro have issued a Safety Bulletin to replace theirs. Looking forward to your report on how it flies.
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    Test

    Flying such long hours, no wonder you mustering pilots are so talented. Says a lot for the engine and airframe as well.
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    Test

    Yeah, flying over. Should take about 4-5 days as we won’t be in a rush. I’ve crossed the country by gyro six times now, it’s a lot of fun.
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    Test

    Neat footage👍 Hope to catch up with you at Whitegum WA next year for the Nationals wolfy.
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    MTO Blue-Green Metallic Paint

    Through the Australian dealer I found Michael Bartlett at Autogyro in Germany most helpful in tracking down my colour.
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    MTO Blue-Green Metallic Paint

    AG have made up their own colours. I have a Pearl white Cavalon which was an AG “ inhouse” colour which makes repairs and colour matching very difficult.
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    Five year rubber replacement

    Is there a five year rubber replacement kit available in the US? If so does it include all rubbers for an MTO?
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    Control / Cyclic stick plastic grip.

    Thanks everyone for your help but not having much luck. I can buy the grips off Autogyro but they only sell them as a kit for $1500.00 each.
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    Control / Cyclic stick plastic grip.

    I’m looking for a couple of the Autogyro style plastic grips. Autogyro will only sell them as a complete unit with wiring and control stick. All I want is the plastic grips themselves. Any ideas?
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    Rotor balance

    Just wondering if there is a generic cause for side to side stick shake of the cyclic, as opposed to fore and aft stick shake?
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