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  1. robo_nipsy

    Bringing the gyro home for the winter...

    What a great flying year! I flew the snot out of this thing this year! Sadly, the Minnesota flying season is over (for me) and I had to bring the gyro home for the winter. I made a little video I thought I would share... https://youtu.be/g3jOTxoNluQ Thanks! Denis
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    Before Oshkosh?? What the ........???

    A little frustrated... Just playing around on the PRA site and I noticed the registration for 2017 is now open! Middle of July?!?! Son of a ..... I was being pushed by friends and family to schedule next year's events... They were all waiting on me because they new how badly I wanted to go to...
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    2017 convention?

    I know the 2016 convention just got over, and I'm pissed I missed it, but I WILL be at 2017! Now I have to plan the rest of the summers events around it. Have the 2017 dates been set yet? Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    Chapter #46 Open House - Oct 10 - Mankato MN

    Greetings all! Short notice, but I wanted to send out a notice that we (Chapter #46) will be hosting our 3rd open house this year at our hangar 90-1 at KMKT (Mankato, MN) Our previous 2 open house events this year went quite well with a good turn out! Hoping this weekend will be the best yet...
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    Excited for Mentone!

    Hi all! I don't get a chance to get on here much any more... But, I've been so giddy with excitement for Mentone next week that I just had to log on and see what others were saying... Sadly, besides Tom's "Who's coming" thread...not a lot of chatter... Well, as I said, I can't wait! I was...
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    PRA / Chapter training aids...

    Hello everyone, Within the tragic thread discussing Steve Weir’s accident, I posted a picture of a cut-away model of a rotor head which was received quite well…. I built the model with intentions of using it as a demonstration model at our next chapter meeting to discuss the accident. We...
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    Attention! Forum "Lurkers" from Minnesota!

    Hi all! If any of you are from the Minnesota / Wisconsin area (or even further away) that are readers of this forum and interested in gyros, but just haven't done anything to get involved yet...Now is the time! June 1st and 2nd, Minnesota Rotorcraft Club (PRA Chapter 17) is going to have a very...
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    Precession

    Doug, Thank you for the reply in Vance's other thread. I was afraid I was drifting Vance's original question in his thread, so I decided to start a new one to help me understand. I think I have a pretty good handle on the dissymmetry of lift concept and the resulting tip path due to AOA and...
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    My baby has got a nice rack!

    Hey everybody! I was cleaning up the trailer and getting it ready for winter storage...:mad: Anyhow, I thought I would make a quick little video of the blade racks that i recently completed. I got tired of storing the blades in the shipping box! I designed these stainless steel (18 Ga)...
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    Flight of the Hornet - Part 2

    Hey everybody! Minnesota Chapter 17 had a great meeting last Saturday! The weather was grand! Here is a little video to show what a simple machine like mine can do in the hands of a GREAT pilot! Thanks Chuck! Enjoy! http://youtu.be/b4MRE89TFrM I used the new stabilization software on...
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    Please move the deer crossings!!

    This is good!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CI8UPHMzZm8
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    I DO NOT deserve it!

    So........ I decide to peruse the forum to see whats new, and I catch something out of the corner of my eye.... A new banner ad at the top of the page....Did I see what I thought I saw??... My name??? What the????? Much thanks to all the hard workers that did so much to make the 50th such a...
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    PRA #17 Fly In - Forest Lake, MN 8/11/12

    Sorry for the short notice Minnesota PRA Chapter #17 is hosting a Fly-in at the Forest Lake Airport (25D) 12:00 Noon till 3:00 PM We will have many machines in the air and on several on display. (Possibly a new machine taking to the air for the very first time!!) If there are any lurkers on...
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    Mentone - Group Gyro Pictures?

    Howdy all! At Mentone this year we gathered as many machines as we could and posed them for a group photo. (With an original Bensen from the museum sitting in the middle) I did not get any real good photos myself of this set up, and I have seen hardly anything else posted from others. Stan...
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    My very own Guardian Angles!

    I was just standing outside the door of my office an hour ago and the Blue Angles were flying in formation directly overhead @ ~200ft. !!! Fully Cool! Practicing for the air show this weekend. My shop is only 2 miles from KMKT. Our PRA Chapter 17 is going as a group to check it out on...
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    Mentone Virgin....What to expect?

    Hey everybody, I can't tell you all how excited I am to meet as many of you as possible and talk gyros come July 31!! I'll be there for the duration... (camping in my trailer) I was just curious as to availability of food and such? Should I bring my own? Is there plenty available on the...
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    Recommendations for clear aluminum finish??

    Hi all, I'm getting ready to do the final assembly on some of the components on my machine, so I have to start considering the final finish before some of these pieces go together.... Does anyone have a recommendation for a clear aluminum finish? I've read about the purple polish, and that is...
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    Which way to steer?

    Hi all, This may be a strange topic, but it is something that I have been pondering on again lately.. When I first started my FW training a few years ago, one of the most difficult things for me to get used to was steering control via the foot pedals...It seemed completely backwards to me. Now...
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    New Hornet(s) in the works!

    Hi all, It's been a while since I posted....I was lurking a few months back and then had a few posts stating my intentions to start build a Bee... Thanks to all who welcomed me and even shared some cad drawings with me! Much appreciated. Since that time I have joined the Minnesota Rotorcraft...
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    Tail Configurations?

    Hi all, I was hoping someone here could help explain the pros and cons of the different tail configurations to me. From what I have been reading here, the consensus seems to be that a tall Dominator style tail works very well with a gyrobee. I understand the surface area / volume thing for the...
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