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    Mounting a Trig ADS-B Out Package in Sport Copter Pod

    Yes, the "out" data link box as Garmin refers. With all things being un-equal, your situation would be different, especially with a different manufacture of transponder and manufacture of "out" data link box than Terry is using. I have yet install an ADS-B out data box since I'm presently...
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    Mounting a Trig ADS-B Out Package in Sport Copter Pod

    Good work Terry. I can't help but wonder if there's a possibility of RF radiation "cross talk" between the transponder and "out box" being so close together in the same location. Most of the sales brochures for Garman show the "out box" mounted some distance away (within a fuselage) from a...
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    BarnStormers Spring 2020

    Well at 48 gal/hr, that sure throws out my theory unless one can design a practical 100 lb airframe, carry 48 gals of fuel and then fly "a whole lot of" 30 - 40 min flights for time building! LOL! I still like the silly, impractical but fun factor. Wayne
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    Flying the Kite, airplanes grounded

    PRA Chaper One gyro-glider "Kiting" on El Mirage Dry Lakebed during one windy day event that is common in the High Desert of SoCal. Wayne
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    Flying the Kite, airplanes grounded

    Chris, I live in an area with access to various hills and mountains around me. Numerous times through the year, we will have wind events that sustain at 25 - 35 knots in speed with gust up to 60+ knots. I've entertained the idea of taking a Bensen B8 airframe and build an "on the point"...
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    BarnStormers Spring 2020

    I'm guessing the engine on the Jet Gyro is a PBS TJ-100, the same one used on the Subsonex Microjet. If my memory serves me correct, I recall reading somewhere the TJ-100 on the Subsonex with a nominal 250 lb of thrust at 90% rpm (70% cruise power) experiences a fuel burn of around 145 lb/hr...
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    Control / Cyclic stick plastic grip.

    Some time ago, I purchased from Wag Aero a coupe of military style stick grips without any push buttons or triggers that were exactly like the control stick grips that were used in the back seat of a North American T-28. I have a number of hours both front and back seat in a T-28 and I liked how...
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    TAG gyro locates downed pilot hidden by trees.

    Hello Chris, Great story and outcome. Thank you for sharing! What's new with you otherwise? Wayne
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    BarnStormers Spring 2020

    In one way, the jet powered gyroplane has merit. Sometime back, I recall Scott Heger telling me that he was able to meet is his insurance requirements for his Bell B-206 because he already possessed 300+ hours of rotorcraft time flying his Sportcopter gyroplane. In a previous post, a gentleman...
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    RAF aluminum replacement tank PRA Ed kit progress

    Morning John, I wonder if using an O-320 is a bit of overkill as in weight, horsepower and amount of torque at the prop. There is a much lighter solution. Sometime back on this forum, I saw a video of an RAF-2000 with a Continental O-200 and then posted my comments and ideas. Here it is...
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    Homebuilt Coaxial Helicopter (RELOADED)

    Yes, but I was just using this video to quickly show the simple method of creating counter-rotation with a single power source. Wayne
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    Power needed to spin rotors

    Oskar, With the absence of the weight of an internal combustion engine, the absence of the weight of fuel, with a light weight pilot, and the power for the electric motor provided by an umbilical "extension cord" (no weight of batteries) it's not surprising it would only take 17kW (22.8 hp) to...
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    Marchetti Avenger

    Anyone know what ever happened to Randall "Randy" Workman? I see his old Marchetti Avenger N660RW is now registered to Johnny L. Hay of Bethel, OH. Wayne
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    Power needed to spin rotors

    Chuck, if the Hughes 268/300 blades were turned upside down as you and others did during those early days for effective autorotative quality, the de-pitching of the blades would have to be around negative eight degrees for the angle of incidence at the tips to be near zero. Thinking out loud...
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    Homebuilt Coaxial Helicopter (RELOADED)

    Yes, drag flaps would work nicely IF there's a differential. I suspect that is not in this case because of the chosen method of yaw control. Searching the net, I see most amateur coax designer/builders use this method for equalized counter-rotation. I can't get over how small the diameter is...
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    Hello Rick, What is the maximum weight a pilot can be in the front seat? As a dreadnought gyro...

    Hello Rick, What is the maximum weight a pilot can be in the front seat? As a dreadnought gyro, the useful load would work fine for me since I'm a heavy guy. With this particular Twinstarr, what is the typical minimum speed, cruise speed, VNE, and range? Thanks, Wayne
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    Spring has sprung

    You're welcome Chuck. Huell was definitely a unique individual for sure. He loved people and loved interesting history. His personality was very close to like he was on camera, however he sort of embellished his excitement for his audience. Watching his shows are way more interesting than much...
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    Spring has sprung

    Swamp coolers are still around even here in Santa Clarita. I notice mostly on old mobile homes. The problem is that mold can easily form within the ducts.. The house I grew up in within the San Fernando Valley originally had a swamp cooler (the house was built in 1949 and my parents were...
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    Spring has sprung

    I'm out to Ft. Irwin at least once a year (fly in by UH-60), however it's been decades since I've been in the EM barracks there. The next time I'm out there, I'll have to take the time and check. Wayne
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    Need LED position light

    If by chance no one is able to answer your question, the next best method in finding your answer is go to your local FBO and/or flight school and see what fixed wing aircraft has the model and manufacture of position/strobe light combo you desire, then go into the facility/office and tell the...
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