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    My MTO Sport (N914MT) Build Thread!

    As something of a constant newcomer, I humbly tread into this thread. I've recently moved to the great capital of the lone star state and decided to search "Austin" in hopes that I might find even the smallest evidence of recent, local activity. Boy, was I surprised. This thread is a gem...
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    Great words of advice

    This is something I've always thought when it comes to resources, whether they be fuel, a flashlight, a chart, a copilot—or in more serious cases—a gun or a condom: "Better to have and not need than need and not have."
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    Contact Info

    Does anyone have Gerry Rinehart's email address? I have some questions regarding his Barnett project. Thank you in advance! -Sultan
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    Old Vancraft...anyone have any information?

    Thanks for that, Chick...I had previously looked it up on the Fed-site and I am considering contacting the owner just to shoot the breeze about it. The actual manufacturer/make/model info is rather cryptic, eh? Arnie, That's a good catch...very observant of you. I didn't take a good enough...
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    Old Vancraft...anyone have any information?

    I got a glimpse of a great looking old Vancraft in a photo at this link: http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Helicopters/Vancraft.htm Is there anyone out there with some experience with this make/model? I'm curious about what you have to say about handling, performance, construction, etc. I...
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    Looking for Marchetti Two Place Plans or Info

    CR, Do you personally know of any available side-by-side trainers that you would recommend? Thanks for the insight. -Sultan
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    Enter the new guy...

    To all Chapter 17 Members, I would like to thank you all for making me feel very welcome at my first chapter meeting. I was impressed not only with the size of this chapter, but with the variety of flying backgrounds that were represented. I was very excited to find not only a number of...
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    Pietenpol Autogyro

    It sounds like a cool idea to me, but I think it goes without saying that the vertical stabilizer would need revision to provide rotor blade tip clearance through the full range of the cyclic. Looking forward to pictures if you go through with it.
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    Barnett J3M

    Does anyone know where I could get plans for this thing? I understand there may be some aerodynamic problems (HTL) that should be considered. I'm really more interested from a collector's perspective. There are a number of rare, unique, or long-gone aircraft like for which I'd like to acquire...
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    Enter the new guy...

    Thanks for all the replies, folks! If I can make it work, I will see you all on February 20th. I look forward to learning a great deal and making new friends and contacts. I believe you will find me to be a true student of the game.
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    The FAA is finally...

    I concur with this. If you think it's hard finding a gyro CFI now, just think of what the picture will look like ten years from now after the first time an instructor really get's the shaft for a former and properly trained student's glaring mistake. Good and proficient pilots make mistakes...
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    Looking for a beginning...

    Crystal Clear Crystal Clear Thank you for your prompt response. This was inline with my original understanding of these rules, and because I wasn't quick on the uptake regarding your earlier posts, I felt my own interpretation was challenged. I'm happy to hear it reinforced for me that the...
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    Looking for a beginning...

    Hello Steve, I'm a fixed wing CFI that has followed the PRA and gyro community for some time now. Could you please clarify your interpretation of the limits set forth by your LODA? As a CFI, I also err on the side of caution when dealing with operational limitations and waivers with the FAA...
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    Enter the new guy...

    Allow me to introduce myself... I'm a contract pilot and instructor living in Saint Paul. I've admired the PRA and its community from the outside for some time. Since I have decided to settle in the Twin Cities area, I thought I'd look up the local chapter and start a dialogue. What are...
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    Shingles

    I had it 3 years ago when I started college. If you're not eating well, not getting enough rest, stressed, and just generally run down... ...don't be shocked when you come down with the shingles.
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    FAR scenario

    Ahhh this is where the hypothetical aspect of the question gets interesting...the minimum altitude rules apply to those aircraft that are in cruise flight or transitioning airspace. The regs use language like, "Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft...
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    Flight altitude rules?

    This is the critical point I was hoping someone would have made; 500 feet and the ability to hit pay-dirt without bending your gyro too much or breaking someone else's stuff. Thank you helipaddy for pointing out the most important facet of the reg.
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    Unique Gyro Pictures

    Do you know anything about that machine's history? I couldn't find anything beyond the basic registry info...
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    Unique Gyro Pictures

    You sir, are the man. One year after I lost some of the coolest and most unique photos I have ever had, you have brought them back. Thank you A-Cheat...and to everyone else who posted. If you all have any other aviation photos that are unique, unconventional, or rare, please share them at...
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    FAR scenario

    The answer to the first question (1,600' MSL) is that you are in violation of class Echo (E-5) airspace because you are operating at 424 feet below the ceiling. Within Echo airspace, aircraft may not operate at less than 500 feet below the ceiling. You would have to be 76 feet lower to be...
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