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    The good, the bad and the ugly (t/offs & landings video of one training session).

    I would say the landing at 6:12, and the four commencing at 9:15 are your best. Nice floats, and... Keep the nosewheel off until you have the mains on the ground.
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    A Cavalon Crashed

    Some more pics
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    A Cavalon Crashed

    I think winds were very light on the 24th, 6 mph. Possibly a tailwind. https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/czech-republic/brno/historic
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    The good, the bad and the ugly (t/offs & landings video of one training session).

    Haha, now we have it ! (y) Flatten the attitude at about 10 feet, by pulling the stick back 1 inch [10 feet is about when the horizon out of the corner of your eye seems to be about shoulder-level] Fly down to 1-2 feet above the ground. Checking alignment and drift. Let it float while it runs...
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    The good, the bad and the ugly (t/offs & landings video of one training session).

    The best way to land is to try not to land....
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Yes, there was an unrelated fatal fixed-wing accident the same day. Gyro registration OK-TWC14 https://www.google.com/search?q=ok-twc14&sxsrf=ALeKk02JwrjrJ2dbViloR0xzmGoXZnrxEg:1588351382515&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixprv_jZPpAhWdaRUIHRhGCDQQ_AUoA3oECAsQBQ&biw=1600&bih=770
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Hi Vance I keep my eye on https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dblist2.php?at=&re=&pc=GY&op=&fa=&lo=&co=&ph=&na=&page=8 The Czechs have a good general aviation safety record, and in gyros also. This may well be their first gyro accident of any significance. The machine is owned by their top...
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Cavalon crash in the Czech Republic last week Pilot survived with minor injuries...
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Interesting video. He employs a very similar methodology to my own analysis of gyro safety. The article he refers to: https://www.aviationconsumer.com/maintenance/lsa-accident-review-nothing-to-celebrate/ I think the evidence shows the Big-3 Eurotub gyros are safer than Light Sports...
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    Modern Generation Accident Statistics

    So he does 10 hours conversion, then starts doing in the gyro what he's "good" at: aerobatics...
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    As we all probably have time on our hands, it might be an opportunity to continue with some formal analysis on the previous accidents thread. I've added, chronologically, another https://www.rotaryforum.com/threads/modern-generation-accident-statistics.47687/page-8#post-1154857
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    Modern Generation Accident Statistics

    CASE 7 Date: 14 January 2008 at 1300 hours Machine: ELA 07S R100 Registration: LY-ELA Location: Rojunai, Panevezys - Lithuania Official Report: see attached (autotranslated) Commentaries: https://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/crime/legendinio-lakuno-zutis-sudrebino-aviacijos-pasauli.d?id=15624877...
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    And for balance, and completeness... Suggestive of a medical-event. [previous heart-attack, and below-par in the days prior to the accident] https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elydbrapports/BEA2016-0353.pdf
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    A new understanding on the phrase "blind drunk", peut-être?
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    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Regrettably, I have discovered another two French fatals in 2018, and updated my statistics accordingly. One was... [cough] ...flight after nightfall, with alcohol consumed...
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