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  1. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    Hello Dennis, The breathing exercises help increase tidal volume within the lungs. If the medical facility has not already provided, ask for an Incentive Spirometer. It is just a device that helps one perform the breathing exercises in a proper manner with visual feedback. The device is given...
  2. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    You're welcome Dennis. The recovery process and rebuild up of endurance will take some time. Don't overexert yourself Wayne
  3. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    Hello Dennis, No problem and you're welcome. The High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) would be the butterfly looking plastic "mustache" cannula you most likely wore in the beginning. From the pose in the photo, you were wearing a regular nasal cannula under your mask. The respiratory device you...
  4. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    Hello Dennis, After not seeing any post from you in a while, I dreaded the possibility that your recovery from COVID-19 was not going well. I'm happy to read that you are able to receive excellent medical care with continued positive outcome. May I ask what medical regiment you received? For...
  5. okikuma

    Roton ATV

    The Roton ATV Wayne Footnote: The Roton ATV never made it to San Diego. While on sling load under the CH-47, the craft oscillated too much while approaching 35 kts Unfortunately some goofball added Bell 47 background noise to the video. Rotary Rocket Roton Roton ATV Second Test Flight...
  6. okikuma

    Oz Little Wing

    Thank you Wolfy. After converting the metric to U.S. customary standard of measurements: Empty weight 242 Kg = 532.4 lb Gross Weight 480 Kg = 1056 lb 25 Liters = 6.6 Gallons 65 Liters = 17.2 Gallons One can see that Kevin's Little Wing is not much heavier than Ron Herron has listed for a...
  7. okikuma

    Oz Little Wing

    Please do Wolfy. I am very interested and here's why. I don't doubt Ron Herron's listed weights on his website for the various models of Little Wing Autogyros. Little Wing Autogyro General Specifications Empty Weight: (Single-Place) 351 lbs. w/Rotax 582-618, 2Si...
  8. okikuma

    Oz Little Wing

    Thank you Wolfy. That answers two items of the multi-part question. Wayne
  9. okikuma

    Oz Little Wing

    Anyone know the builder/owner of this Australian registered Little Wing Autogyro G5024? I'd like to know the empty weight, gross weight, rotor diameter, blade manufacture, version of Rotax 912, fuel capacity, and if the external belly tank is permanent or removable. Thanks everyone. Wayne
  10. okikuma

    R44 Emergency Autorotation for Real.

    Those Franklin engines in the Bell 47s were cantankerous when cold. I've only flown the 47 a couple of times here in warm Southern California and that was over 30 years ago.. The 47/H-13 I flew didn't have a magneto key switch but an early military style A-9 type magneto switch. With the fuel...
  11. okikuma

    the Martian helicopter

    Somewhere within my dura matter memory banks, the at the surface Mars atmospheric pressure is equivalent to a little more than 110,000 ft on Earth. The just under 4' diameter rotors would be turning around 2,500 rpm. As weighed on Earth, the 4 lb rotorcraft will weigh about 1.5 lb on Mars...
  12. okikuma

    R44 Emergency Autorotation for Real.

    A question for all the Robbie pilots out there. Is there a procedure one uses to test for a faulty Magneto OFF Position? Fixed wing pilots before shutting down the engine by pulling the mixture, will quickly turn the magneto key switch to the OFF position and then back to BOTH to check for a...
  13. okikuma

    New RAF 2000 build

    Vance, The drop keel allowed the ability to lower the engine and reduce some of the high thrust line by 6 inches. Wayne
  14. okikuma

    My '74 helicopter

    That was my same impression when I was given the chance to fly an AS350 as compared to flying a Hughes 500C/OH-6. I attributed the differences to the Starflex rotor head design. Wayne
  15. okikuma

    My '74 helicopter

    For the greater loads the engine power and torque would provide to the rotor head it would make sense to upgrade to a triangular aluminum plate hub and heavier duty rubber Chevy engine mounts. Was your helo easier to hover compared to other fully articulating rotor head systems? Wayne
  16. okikuma

    My '74 helicopter

    Chuck, are there any close up photos of the helo rotor head? I've seen the photos of the three blade gyro rotor head. Thanks, Wayne
  17. okikuma

    R44 Emergency Autorotation for Real.

    Hello Greg, Was your experience with a faulty Mag Key Switch or a faulty/intermittent ground wire? Wayne
  18. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    Hello Resasi, Dennis mentioned that he has not received any vaccine. The workers in the factory had received a vaccine that was manufactured in China, At the writing of his post, eight of those workers that have received the Chinese manufactured vaccine has contracted COVID-19 virus. My...
  19. okikuma

    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    PING! How are you feeling Dennis? Wayne
  20. okikuma

    R44 Emergency Autorotation for Real.

    That's because in the USA it's more important to make a decision on how we "feel" than on what is right. This individual obviously "felt" restricted wearing the shoulder harness. Add to the fact that during this one incident, this individual didn't appear to suffer any injury while not wearing...
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