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    Selling Rolled Over RAF-2000

    For a lot of personal reasons I have decided not to rebuild my RAF-2000. I rolled it over after landing in January of 2008. It has been in my hangar ever since. I have dismantled it in preparation for the rebuild but never actually started it. It was a GREAT machine and can be again with the...
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    I'm still alive!!!

    Just wanted to drop by and say hello to all of you on here. My gyro, sadly, is still not in flying condition. I flipped it on landing just before the recession and my company took a MAJOR hit. We are finally recovering so hopefully, in the not too distant future, the STAR TREK gyro will...
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    For Sale - Odyssey EFIS

    Guys, this is a GREAT deal on a brand new Odyssey EFIS glass panel unit with accessories. See my listing on eBay! This is really a steal!!!
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    RAF Blades For Sale

    Brand New Set of RAF Rotor Blades Never been used Still in the orignal shipping crate Latest generation of blades New blades from RAF South Africa are about $4,200 plus shipping I will sell this for $3,500.00 or BEST OFFER plus shipping from Northwest Indiana. This is a really good deal...
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    My fellow gyro pilots: I'm slowly but surely starting to rebuild my gyro. In case you forgot, I rolled it over upon landing in January of 2008. Anyway, I'm trying to make the most of a bad situation by making numerous improvements to the aircraft during the rebuild. A few weeks ago, someone...
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    RAF Parts

    Guys: I need a replacement rotorhead and cheekplates for my RAF. In case you don't remember, I had a rollover in January and I'm finally, slowly, getting it back together. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Bob
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    I'm having terrible Withdrawals

    Guys and Gals: I just have to share my misery. I am going through gyro withdrawals and they are DAMN painful. As most of you know, I rolled over my RAF in January. Due to my heavy work schedule I've made very little progress with the rebuild, although I have managed to accumulate some of the...
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    Gyroplane Accident in Valparaiso, Indiana

    My Friends: This is one post I wish I didn't have to write but I feel an obligation to get this information out at as soon as possible. Today at 4:00pm CST I rolled my gyro after landing at Porter County Airport in Valparaiso, Indiana. I was landing on runway 18 and the winds were from 200 at...
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    Flat Tire Part 2

    Ok Guys, I've bought the new tires. I jacked up the gyro and removed one of the tire/hub assemblies. Now I have one question. HOW THE HECK DO I GET THE OLD TIRE OFF THE RIM???? The RAF uses split rims. I removed the bolts holding the rim together and I still cannot get the old tire off the...
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    Flat Tire

    I woke up this morning, changed all the clocks in the house and then checked the weather. It was going to be a BEAUTIFUL day and of course, that could mean only one thing, FLY THE GYRO!!! So, I drove to the airport, opened up the hangar and began to pre-flight my bird only to discover that the...
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    Mentone 2006: The good, the bad and the bent!!!

    Well guys: I went to my first PRA convention at Mentone last Saturday and I guess you could say I arrived with a BANG!!! I had practiced my landings the week before hoping to 'grease it in' for the Mentone crowd. Unfortunately, for some reason yet unknown, I came in way too slow, and ended up...
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    Michigan City Fly-In

    Guys and Gals: On Sunday I flew my RAF from it's home in Valparaiso, Indiana to Michigan City (about 17 miles) for the Michigan City Aviators Annual Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast. It was a blast. I had the ony gyro there so my bird got a lot of attention. Anyway, I finally remembered to bring...
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    A Valuable Lesson Learned

    My Friends: I learned a very valuable lesson this weekend, one that I feel obligated to share with all of my friends in the gyro community. As many of you know, I own an RAF-2000. My gyro originally was equipped with a 2.2 liter Subaru engine direct from the RAF factory. But once I began...
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    Prerotator Problems

    Guys: I need some help. Since I installed my new 2.5 engine I've been having some problems with the prerotator belt. The problem is that the belt will not stay aligned. The end of the belt that is on the engine pulley creeps off of the center of the pulley torward the engine. The net result...
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    Subaru 2.2 liter for sale

    DEAL OF A LIFETIME!! As some of you already know, I have removed the perfectly good 2.2 liter Subaru engine that came with my RAF kit and replaced it with a 2.5 Subaru engine. This leaves me with an extra engine that I don't need and therefore lucky readers, I'm offering it to you!!! I...
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    An RAF is Reborn

    Well Guys, I finally remembered to drag my camera out to the airport so here are some pictures of my new and improved RAF-2000. For those who don't know, I made the following modifications over the winter: Dropped the keel six inches as in the Larry Boyer modification Dropped the engine mounts...
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    Pictures from Northwest Indiana - Part II

    Here are some additional pictures from my flying adventures. I sure am loving flying this machine. I'm not sure if they will post in the order I attached them but here are the descriptions: (1) A tail shot of my gyro while in flight (2) The last drive-in movie theater in Northwest Indiana (3)...
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    Superglue on Lexan Windshield

    Guys: While trying to glue some trim on my gyro I stupidly got some superglue on the lexan windshield. It is near the edge and doesn't block the view but it sure looks ugly. Any suggestions as to how I can remove or buff off the glue? Thanks for your help. Bob McGuire
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    Pictures from Northwest Indiana

    Guys: This is my first attempt at posting some pictures. Bear with me as I'm not the greatest photographer but I did have fun taking these. The following are the descriptions of the pictures: (1) My gyroplane the "Starship Kathleen" (2) The scenery around Starke County (3) CountyStarke...