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    Vance replied to the thread Low oil temperature on 915iS..
    In my opinion it is best to consult the engine manufacture for the optimum oil temperature range. It has a lot to do with where the oil...
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    Vance replied to the thread Fatal - N419LB Oklaholma.
    I feel the takeoff decision was likely made before the takeoff was commenced. Uphill with a tail wind and a fence in three hundred feet...
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    Vance replied to the thread Fatal - N419LB Oklaholma.
    In my experience it is not unusual for someone to imagine that a gyroplane is a short takeoff and landing aircraft. In my experience it...
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    Vance replied to the thread Fatal - N419LB Oklaholma.
    I have no information on the photo. When I saw her she was in the ultralight area of AirVenture with a cover over her. This is not my...
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    Vance replied to the thread Fatal - N419LB Oklaholma.
    I had a vague recollection of seeing this Cavalon at AirVenture so I checked facebook and there is was.
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    Vance reacted to Steve_UK's post in the thread Fatal - N419LB Oklaholma with Like Like.
    Update - the NTSB Preliminary gives us some facts - First of all the gyrocopter involved is now listed as N419LB ( initially reported as...
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    Vance replied to the thread Low oil temperature on 915iS..
    I have not had a problem like that with a Rotax 9 series engine. When I get the foam in the oil of my Lycoming IO-320 I suspect it is...
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    Vance reacted to Steve_UK's post in the thread Congratulations - Ship 50 with Like Like.
    Good to see AR-1 #50 among the recent new FAA registrations - registered as N610AF on 20th Oct 2021. Well done Silverlight - Nice...
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    Vance reacted to Mike G's post in the thread Low G and Rrpm decay rate with Like Like.
    Doug could you be more specific when you say: "In terms of Mike G's curves, such a gyro would show a recovery of RRPM and G-load with...
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    Vance reacted to Tyger's post in the thread Some thoughts on cross wind takeoffs. with Like Like.
    Interesting topic. I routinely did takeoffs and landings with a LOT of crosswind during my primary training in the flatlands of MO, and...
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    Vance replied to the thread Low G and Rrpm decay rate.
    I can tell when my clients become comfortable flying as their control inputs become smooth and progressive. Perhaps I am confused...
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    Vance reacted to Doug Riley's post in the thread Low G and Rrpm decay rate with Like Like.
    Fara: Yes, you're correct that a mildly HTL gyro can be made to have stable responses to power and G changes. The H-stab must be set...
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    Vance replied to the thread Low G and Rrpm decay rate.
    I find clients often stab at the cyclic when they encounter rough air. One of my demonstrations to show them the futility of this is to...
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    Vance reacted to Doug Riley's post in the thread Low G and Rrpm decay rate with Like Like.
    It's very important to untangle the multiple effects of a fore-aft tilting of the rotor spindle. The results of such a change in...
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    That is the compromise exactly Christine. I find it is difficult to teach people the effect of left or right disk angle on the takeoff...
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