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    New PAL-V gyroplane Fly/Drive youtube video

    It seems to me that designing any vehicle for both land and air travel would have to be a VTOL design to be of any real practical use. If one needs to find an airstrip for takeoff and landing, then most people are better off driving to the airstrip, flying a purpose built flying machine, and...
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    My next great Aircraft adventure begins; In Abu Dhabi.

    Glad to hear you are recovering. Unfortunately can be a slow process, even months to full lung recovery for some. A best friend of mine's father in South Africa just passed away yesterday from COVID, and in my circle of friends, family and acquaintances around the world, at least a dozen people...
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    SAFESKY .... a new product?

    Not sure how this could work predictably if it relies on your cell service to communicate. I frequently lose cell service while flying.
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    Rotax carbs

    I'm tired of Rotax / Bing carbs. Two sets of (expensive) floats, needle valve sticking, balancing. Changing to Edge Performance EFI.
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    Flight in turbulence.

    Yup it’s a tradeoff. Gyro vs 150 miles over water with 2 engines
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    Flight in turbulence.

    I recently experienced the most severe turbulence on landing that I have yet felt, and that is a characteristic of the runway. Staniel Cay MYES in the Bahamas is a17-35, well know for strong crosswinds particularly in February. On the East side of the runway, there is a hill with homes on it...
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    First jump takeoff in France

    Yes thanks; just trying to establish if there were any in-flight failures like with the Titanium.
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    First jump takeoff in France

    While we are on the subject of the Auto Gyro blade failures, were there any failures in flight or were these all or mostly cracks picked up on inspection?
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Better watch out for those back country landings. Here's one of your Kiwis in Otago
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    How do your tail numbers work there with just 3 letters?
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Pete let me know when your book is done, I want a copy 😎
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Curious why you would choose a gyro over a heli if cost etc were no object, particularly for difficult access situations.
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Clearly a whole different level of skill here. Hats off to you guys!👏
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Thanks again for posting all the articles and your experience Pete. Most interesting thread on RWF I can remember.
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    Yes Pete, definitely interested in all you have to say. It's been super interesting thus far. Definitely not a run of the mill aviation story.
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    Back Country Gyro Ops. Equipment, mods, techniques.

    I've really been enjoying this thread. I think a really big issue taking any aircraft back country is the increased maintenance required. Add saltwater exposure to that as Pete alluded to and you can double the maintenance requirements again, Stock up on SaltAway and ACF-50. Pete, you already...
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    Gyroplanes vs Bush Planes

    Spectacular. This ought to be a story in a Flying Magazine. Definitely changed my perspective. As much maintenance as flying I'm sure.
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    Gyroplanes vs Bush Planes

    Thanks for that write-up Pete. It will be awesome to see some pics and even video. You should post some in the video section. One question. Any issues with the the rotor head or special rotor head maintenance with repeated rough field takeoffs and landings?
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