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    Gyro Rotor Blades

    If Dragon Wings we can help you start them on a hot day and you may discover they are perfect for El Mirage? And See Dave Bacon while there. He has installed pre-rotors on Bensens and KB2s for himself and others.
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    Gyro Rotor Blades

    If too long for your weight can you shorten the hub bar?
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    Gyro Rotor Blades

    PS: El Mirage on a hot day is one of the fly-ins I've seen pilots use their 2nd longer hub bar/blades. Even though only about 4K elevation on hot days seen 9K density altitude. A few gyros with one set of blades can only fly in the morning and afternoon. Remember 9K also reduced your horsepower...
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    Gyro Rotor Blades

    I need to confirm my understanding of what I've learned on this forum about using longer/shorter blades for your all-up weight. Longer blades is often a solution for heavy-weight pilots. It is a solution when flying off of much higher density altitudes than where you normally fly from. A few I...
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    True Bearing

    For 20 years I shot the noonday sun while cruising the 7 seas and 15 years before that as a kid on family boating trips off San Diego's back yard = the Pacific Ocean. Even after GPS was installed, lose electrical/GPS, which will happen if you cruise long enough and you just revert back to old...
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    Tail boom issues

    We are flying an ARGON and asked about the tail boom cracking on them. I had no idea. Will inspect them often. Been training at Adventure Air and they have 4 Cavalons, MTO, and a Caladuis. This explains why Henry trained me to turn her with one of the rudders and to never try and lift the nose...
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    Gyro Rotor Blades

    Do you know the manufacture of the blades? Your description of hand starting them sounds exactly like hand starting Dragon Wings. They are excellent blades but you need a pre-rotator.
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    From 10K to 3K with engine at idle & some low alt flight.

    That was fun. Thanks for sharing!
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    Folsom Lake disappearing

    Solution: 1) Build pumps and storm drains, like in New Orleans, in all the east coast cities that suffer flood damage. The reduction in flood damage will pay for the system over time. 2) Build massive pipelines to pump the floodwater back to the Colorado River head. 3) Then distribute it from...
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    Mr Toad prepares to become a gyroplane private pilot

    I know what you mean. Creates delayed action and your head in the cabin going no that's not it, no, no, no, there. The only good thing I can say about it. I do know the state of the aircraft having scanned almost all of them? When climbing out I automatically pull power to cruse before I reach...
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    Tank seats - Pros & Cons

    Thank you, Doug and Jake. I learned from both of your posts!!! I love this forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Tandem Dominator 912 Project

    Wow. what a great price for a 2-place and with a 912!!! Someone should buy this before she is gone!
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    Tank seats - Pros & Cons

    My last choice for safety would be the IDEA of sitting with a gas tank wrapped around 1/2 of me. However, I've flown sitting on them and didn't think about it. And I'll fly models that have them in the future as they serve dual purposes. I do like Aviomania's solution. It's a composite with a...
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    Trying To Fit In Closed Traffic With A Fixed Wing

    Oh, My! Still laughing... Do they have carb heat? Or were many landing engine offs? I'd like to hear about those??
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    Mr Toad prepares to become a gyroplane private pilot

    Now you are in trouble Kurt. Don't you be saying you don't know me when I show up, I'm All-IN to meeting new friends, life is a party if you let it be., That is the purpose of this thread to help others FW'er learn the major differences and similarities. The biggest difference is the steps...
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    Mr Toad prepares to become a gyroplane private pilot

    PS: Thank you Vance for the phone call. Really clarified my procedures. And he described to me two of his air-show routines to practice this week. These are going to be so much fun. Oh and I'm going to TRY and not be a perfectionist with my higher standards. The lag in the instruments Vance...
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    Mr Toad prepares to become a gyroplane private pilot

    That was my thinking, Tyger. Once you hit the target every time CFI pulls power from anywhere in the pattern. Where is the fun, challenge, in that? It's the exact same boring maneuvers practicing it in my Fixed-wing for 1000's of hours, only at a steeper glideslope, without adding vertical...
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    Emergency Landings

    Vertical descents are the most fun and I also tried slowing up to 20 mph. I can only see if I'm going to hit my target once I dive down to the best glide/landing speed of 60 mph. When I hit 60 and see the glide slopes target at the altitudes I tried so far it is a crapshoot. It can be 200 past...
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    Emergency Landings

    Thank you all for the answers. Most helpful!!
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    Mr Toad prepares to become a gyroplane private pilot

    I expect it will take 2 times longer at least. Gee's you make me feel like I'm doing something bad J by asking a CFI if they want to just go fly for FUN and not a license.
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