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    DIY Wooden Rotor Blades

    Hot Wings Thank you for this. That is the document I was searching for. There are similar bench building instructions in the Hoskins "Gyrotor" book. Curtis
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    DIY Wooden Rotor Blades

    Hello I cannot find the word document that details the building of the table and the step by step instructions for a Bensen wood rotor blade construction. This computer had to be rebuilt at one point after I had collected all that "stuff".. Sorry Curtis Scholl
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    DIY Wooden Rotor Blades

    Seagasm: Yes, as soon as I saw the picture of the blades in the article again, I went back to one of my posts to correct it. As for the diameter of the rotor in toto, I recall reading something about the diameter being 19 feet in one of them. The article states that the blades are 17.5 pounds...
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    DIY Wooden Rotor Blades

    Seagasm I found the article about Wallis that has a pictorial of what the blade internals were like. Not to scale though.... Attached.
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    Ultralight Gyro Accident Video << Newbie would like an explanation of how it was "predictable"

    Vance: Yep, in the Stearman, left stick, right rudder...in a Cessna left yoke and right rudder. I remember the panic from my first solo high gust crosswind landing....came out ok... just followed the standard practice as the instructor told me...and kept an eye out for airspeed. I will have to...
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    Ultralight Gyro Accident Video << Newbie would like an explanation of how it was "predictable"

    Vance: After watching the vid a few more times, the guy <to me> seemed to be a few inches above ground and lost the control with a gust, came to earth and tried again, and he did not have the experience to know to use cyclic rather than rudder on the second gust. I took a while to digest all...
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    Tim I was interested in the link for the gyroplane manual, but found it does not work. This is...

    Tim I was interested in the link for the gyroplane manual, but found it does not work. This is the new one https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aircraft/media/faa-h-8083-21.pdf I do not know if you are still participating or are interested in having the link updated...
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    Vance: I saw your post on the Rotary Forum about you coming to the 2020 PRA convention. Will you...

    Vance: I saw your post on the Rotary Forum about you coming to the 2020 PRA convention. Will you be flying the Predator in? Will you be available for some training time? OR do you want to relax and talk shop with other enthusiasts? Thanks Curtis Scholl
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    Hello Curtis Scholl here. I am in Saline MI but go to the PRA convention in Mentone as it is the...

    Hello Curtis Scholl here. I am in Saline MI but go to the PRA convention in Mentone as it is the closest venue for Gyros for me. Thank you for responding to my plea for a CFI at Mentone 2020 this year. If you do come to the PRA Convention, I look forward to starting some instruction with you.
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    Gyro Student seeks CFI at PRA Convention 2020 Mentone.

    No doubt about that. Tnanks!! Curtis Scholl
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    Gyro Student seeks CFI at PRA Convention 2020 Mentone.

    Fara Thanks for the reply. I will keep an eye out for any and all CFI responses. Curtis Scholl
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    Gyro Student seeks CFI at PRA Convention 2020 Mentone.

    Tyger: Thank you for the response. I checked the specs of a few of the air frames. I did not think I would over gross that air frame EXCEPT when the instructor was approaching my weight and a full fuel load. Even then I had a small margin. I do not want to come near gross weight if I can help...
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    Gyro Student seeks CFI at PRA Convention 2020 Mentone.

    Good Day to All PRA Convention 2020 will soon be here. If there are any CFI's there this year, I would like to arrange for some instruction to gain some experience. I do not have any preference as to the aircraft the instructor uses. I have been in a Magni M16 trainer a couple of years ago, and...
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    Duplicate post...Apologies

    Good Day to All PRA Convention 2020 will soon be here. If there are any CFI's there this year, I would like to arrange for some instruction to gain some experience. I do not have any preference as to the aircraft the instructor uses. I have been in a Magni M16 trainer a couple of years ago, and...
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    Lead Lag Hinges -- Hi Chuck!

    Chuck What did you utilize as a damper for the lead-lag hinge? OR was it not necessary? Was the configuration based on a friction "disk" between hub bar and mounting ears? There is very little to indicate a coupling at the rear of the blade at the root for a damper arm. Curtis Scholl
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    Hughes 269 blades on Mosquito

    Dave: You bought both sets? IF so I did not realize that,,, Sorry DinoA. My error. Curtis Scholl
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    Hughes 269 blades on Mosquito

    Hi DinoA. IF I am not mistaken (it has been a year) there is a person in Mentone, IN that has a set of two 269 blades. They were outside the museum hangar being displayed for sale. Glenn Bundy 574-268-7559 They may yet be there, but again, it has been a year. Curtis Scholl
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    Ultralight Gyro Accident Video << Newbie would like an explanation of how it was "predictable"

    Phil and Dave Thanks for the input. It is all going into the notebook. Curtis Scholl
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    Ultralight Gyro Accident Video << Newbie would like an explanation of how it was "predictable"

    Vance: Thank you for your in depth explanation. I will use this in conjunction with the video to get a better understanding of the video. If Covid is over and the PRA convention is still on, then I need to find an instructor who will be there and take some time under that person's wing. There...
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