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    New Camera Mount and Colorado Rockies

    Tested out a new camera mount today while flying near my home in the Colorado Rockies.
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    Xenon with dual GPS, Synthetic Vision, ADS- B traffic and Weather in Rocky Mountains

    When I was getting my Uavionix ADS-B I broke down and bought a new Ifly740 gps so with my iPad I now have two redundant displays. Each can show a sectional moving map, gps info, synthetic vision, terrain avoidance, inflight weather from two independent sources and ADS-B traffic. We have a...
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    GPS, ADS-B, Ipad multiple displays in Xenon Panel

    When I was getting my Uavionix ADS-B I broke down and bought a new Ifly740 gps so with my iPad I now have two redundant displays. Each can show a sectional moving map, gps info, synthetic vision, terrain avoidance, inflight weather from two independent sources and ADS-B traffic. We have a...
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    Don't need any extra TP

    If we run short of TP here I can always use this stock certificate of my 10,000 shares of Groen Brothers stock.
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    Oshkosh?

    Can someone who was at Oshkosh tell us what gyro manufacturers were there? Rob
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    Flying my Xenon in the Colorado Rockies

    Flying my Xenon in the Colorado Rockies Recently there was a thread that intimated that flying over unlandable terrain was bad pilot decision making. While I agree with the sentiment, where you live and fly sometimes makes that easier said than done. Here is a video clip of what is one of...
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    Flying my Xenon Gyroplane in the Colorado Rockies

    Flying my Xenon in the Colorado Rockies We recently had a thread that intimated that flying over unlandable terrain was poor piloting. While I agree with the sentiment- depending on where you live it is sometimes easier said that done. Here is a video clip of what is one of my easier routes...
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    Amazing new rotorcraft

    Much more versatile than the Terrafuga flying car.
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    Backflip- Don't try this at home kids

    Pretty impressive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vxPwvX4Wqc
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    Historic AutoGiro Book - 1934

    I was just given a rather historic book on gyros. The AutoGiro and How to Fly It. by Reginald Brie Published in 1934 in London. Brie was chief pilot for Cierva and the introduction is written by Cierva. This is a second edition as the first was published in 1933. The book is in immaculate...
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    Xenon spotted in Colorado

    This was sent to the airport awhile ago:
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    Wind Shear

    This pic was taken in Colorado a few days ago. Gives you an idea of the kind of wind shear we get in the Rockies. They are called Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds. Formed in high winds. Just as the waves breaking on a beach are caused by friction on the bottom of the wave but not the top the same...
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    I think he missed something on his Preflight.

    How do you miss this?
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    Helicopter Drone

    A guy in England tied about 50 drones to a frame and made a personal helicopter. Not practical but pretty clever. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/man-straps-drones-together-and-creates-working-hovercraft Rob
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    Colorado to Oshkosh

    A few pics from my recent flight from Colorado to Oshkosh. I ran my GoPro most of the time and these are just quick screen grabs from the GoPro. Leaving Colorado through two mountain passes I was at 10,000 then 11,000'. Turbo on the Xenon did great. Rob
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    Flying Car

    Check this out: http://www.aeromobil.com/video
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    Xenon Fire Danger

    Xenon owners- I want to report that I just found both my fuel pumps have cracks in them and are leaking fuel. The scary part of this is that the leaks are in the plastic/nylon pillar that holds the 12 volt connection studs and fuel is leaking directly next to the electric connections and...
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    International Assn. of Gyro Training

    Does anyone know anything about the "International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training" They have pretty good website at www.iapgt.org Are there any US Instructors involved in developing their materials? Do gyro students find benefit in joining? Are there US instructors using...
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    Flying over Cape Town South Africa

    Thank you LearJet - Dave Lehr and Jean Tresfon. Our gyro community is sooooo awesome. Last week I contacted LearJet in Cape Town to get together for dinner. The ribs were awesome but the real treat was the next day when my wife Dee and I met Dave and gyro pilot and photographer extraordinaire...
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    Another Propeller Question

    I fly my Xenon with 912 RST engine and the larger 8.4 meter blades mostly out west at high altitudes. My home airport is 7,500'. Currently I have my prop pitched so that I hit 5700 redline rpm at about the 2/3 point of the throttle travel. What would be ALL of the effects on my speed, fuel...
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