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    MTO Sport 2017 stick and body shake; bad!

    ....yes ...that's what we thought also ..... 1 ....check rotor tower aligned with marks on hub.( rotor correct orientation on head!) 2 rotor balance .... 3 prop balance ....engine/prop vibration ...also makes stick & cabin shake!
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    MTO Sport 2017 stick and body shake; bad!

    We had a gyro with a lot of shake ...cabin hop ...even after the rotor was balanced.... a good prop balancing job was the magic answer ... gyro now fast and smooth!
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    PRA website is down?

    John is working as hard as he can to get a great new PRA website ...up & running! ...there are only so many hours in a day ...even for someone who only sleeps for 4! His health has been challenging this past year ! after last year's board meeting ...where PRA website was the last major...
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    NTSB Factual Report - Cavalon N198LT Sebring 30-10-2018

    NTSB .. released FINAL REPORT ...6-3-2020 https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20181030X64550&AKey=1&RType=Final&IType=FA&fbclid=IwAR2AdBJHml-8HlnbwVN1Ws-53uiadQ7ctOBySgCtwsJBjndfnxfpfGfrZW4
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    AR-1 N923DJ Texas 15-12-18

    Glad to hear all the "Rave-reviews" about the Rotax 915 .... the high degree of computerization & wiring complexity associated with it ...is REALLY daunting to me! Still ...early days "in the field - usage" ...building fleet hours out there in real-life usage! Same power range 135-145...
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    I Learned about flying from that...

    BRAVO. Shirley!
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    Nashua, New Hampshire - Magni M24 N327JD - 15th Jan 2020

    Having trouble ...to NOT weigh in here ..... nope "walk-away"! :unsure::eek::ROFLMAO: ...my story & gyro-journey is well documented here ...BOTH the student learning techniques that worked for my single seater & the different ones for the bigger dual tandem gyro! Balancing & crow-hops ...are...
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    Tercel N640BE Wyoming - 11-6-18

    In the hands of a skilled pilot ...a flight in a well set up Xenon - is impressive! I was very impressed with my long ago flight with Mark Shook ...at Mentone ... he could yank & bank ...make that big heavy machine sing & dance with the best over the bean-box! .... now to go find my video clip!
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    BarnStormers Spring 2020

    More pics & report please ... hungry for fun-gyro-gathering news! ( going to create some heartland-gyro events soon!:LOL:...getting a good group in KS/OK!)
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    Gyroplane 3-axis Flight Simulator will be at PRA's Fly-in

    Good to hear/see you back on the "airwaves" John ... I'm always concerned when you go "dark" .... I know you are a one-man-band working on a dozen PRA (&other) projects for the benefit of ALL the gyro community! ...either swamped ... or fighting the health challenges! Sorry we missed you on...
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    TAG gyro locates downed pilot hidden by trees.

    Folks at the airport .... reported the engine sounded "rough"( which was more like "different"!) ...as I later learned that it had been modified at our local Rotax mechanic who does a lot of Edge Rotax conversions and mods ... he was very concerned about an engine failure ... but the pilot spoke...
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    TAG gyro locates downed pilot hidden by trees.

    Last Friday I flew my gyro down to Riverside KRVS (D towered airport) @ Jenks on the SW side of Tulsa! Lovely 1.8 hour cross-country flight with 15kt tailwind. I was hosted by our newest gyro CFI Carl Potter and his wife Deb for the week-end. Carl runs a FW flight school out of KRVS. Mark...
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    ROTR 2020!

    BUGGAH ... I was REALLY needing a road-trip & gyro event to look forwards to ...in the almost near future! I wonder if some of us can come informally anyway & have a group-mini-fly gathering! ????? I may just wander around & do some Utah flying by myself anyway in that time -frame! More &...
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    Where to do a test flight - Colorado?

    I believe Cobus Burger would be your nearest CFI ...I am unsure of his location ... I do believe he somewhat reactivated the local PRA chapter! maybe someone here has information on his location!
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    Calidus vs Ela Eclipse 10 What is your opinion?

    That pilot also suffered an ongoing TBI ( the rotor bonked him on the head also)...as the practice of wearing headsets - instead of helmets is widespread in polycarbonate canopy "enclosed" ( & some open )gyros! Vance is a strong advocate of wearing good helmets even inside the enclosed...
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    Larry Neal Design and parts

    ....ask Valerie White, her father Gary Neal ...( Larry Neil's will beneficiary & executor) ....or phone Billy Bounds or his brother ( the machinist) ...from Google street view ...the machine shop # is Tube products inc Rhome TX 817 189 2261!
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    Vance Triple Crown winner?

    This too shall pass ..... hoping USA acted fast enough to slow the peak-cases to with-in the capacity of the medical resources to cope ...there are some very interesting "Real-news" sources out there ...giving clarity on the probable virus origin & why Italy & Iran got hammered early! It's a...
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    Bensen Days promo video

    Things moving rapidly ...... as the travel & crowd-restrictions develop ...as I suspected( after reading comments from an emergency management officer ...on an RV blog-site!) ...today I made the decision to stay home from both the FL trip and my planned month in Australia (May).....I learned...
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    PRA's group insurance moving forward saving us money!! Update 1st offer!!

    John Nagle is a gyro enthusiast and also has high level of skills in VIRTUAL-REALITY VIDEO-GAMING..... Maybe he would like to develop something for our gyro community!????
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    Bensen Days promo video

    I have it repeated over and over that Bensen days 2020 is a GO ... on the original schedule! 24-28 March ..... looks like I have to load my gyro tomorrow due to our expected wet week in KS ..... I plan to head off on Friday!
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