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  1. Tyger

    Short fields, grass/gravel fields, backcountry flying

    No suspension on the Magni front wheel, except having that balloon of a tire, of course. But we already talked about keeping the front wheel out of the holes and bumps.
  2. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    Hmm, the way it was explained to me is that "persons or property for hire" includes carrying such things as cameras, etc. and you'd need a letter from the FAA to do almost anything that requires payment. I believe, the way things stand now, that means an exemption for primary category, not a...
  3. Tyger

    Short fields, grass/gravel fields, backcountry flying

    Even with my straight keel, I find it's not at all hard to get that nose wheel off the ground "prematurely". I fly off a slightly bumpy grass runway most of the time, and getting that nose wheel up soon is always part of my plan. I do have plenty of space ahead to build up airspeed for the...
  4. Tyger

    New build, Aviomania G1sB Genesis

    Where will you stow your blades when using the trailer?
  5. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    I thought those were pretty much the same as E-AB as far as commercial use...
  6. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    I guess that answers Loftus's one question... 😊
  7. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    A "certified" Cavalon as in primary category??
  8. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    Besides being an aerospace engineer he was also "at one time" one of the largest organic corn producers in New York !!! https://www.mohawkmicrogreens.com/why-microgreens
  9. Tyger

    Short fields, grass/gravel fields, backcountry flying

    Can someone explain why folks keep saying gyros are "top heavy"? I don't feel that mine is, really, especially not with full fuel.
  10. Tyger

    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    I think the above is what is known as "tongue in cheek"? (I hope)
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    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    And they even use Ernie's name on their website: Dragon Wings were developed by Ernie Boyette a well known and respected member of the gyrocopter community. Ernie Boyette personally tested every rotor set manufactured for the past 30 years before passing on the torch to Luminati Aerospace...
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    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/04/23/luminati-aerospace-ceo-says-hes-moving-his-company-upstate/ “Daniel Preston’s history with the Town of Riverhead should serve as a warning to anyone putting their trust in him,” [Town Supervisor] Jens-Smith said in an interview today. “Luminati makes a lot...
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    Small Electric Gyro from Luminati

    Rob Lutz, who's a member of this forum, left Luminati years ago to start his own gyroplane sales and training operation on LI. But Luminati still list him on their website as their "chief pilot"...
  14. Tyger

    M2 912 sport copter

    l would say it's certainly NOT the case...
  15. Tyger

    AirGyro AG915 N4446S now has its airworthiness certificate, too.

    This 16-hour requirement sounds a bit suspect. How does "type" apply here? Type ratings required. A person who acts as a pilot in command of any of the following aircraft must hold a type rating for that aircraft: (1) Large aircraft (except lighter-than-air). (2) Turbojet-powered...
  16. Tyger

    converting RAF2000 to the superior Sport Copter rotor system

    I haven't seen Kolibri here in a couple of years now...
  17. Tyger

    air disturbance

    Just to point out that "H-stab" is the horizontal stabilizer (the horizontal part of the tail). Student pilots sometimes don't yet know the lingo/jargon 😋 When I was on staff in the Army, the policy in written communications was to spell things out entirely with first use of an acronym or...
  18. Tyger

    Some thoughts on cross wind takeoffs.

    It's not an airport I visit often, but I've never seen another plane (in motion) while I've been there. There is a skydiving operation, and the airfield is part of a golf course, so I imagine it gets a little busy on nicer days. What's the percent grade of your upslope? :)
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    Some thoughts on cross wind takeoffs.

    I would think an 8% downslope would help get your wheels unstuck a lot faster, regardless of wind conditions. But I think it would make it a lot harder to land ahead on takeoff if there be any engine problem, especially on a runway as short as 250m ! This airport...
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    Blade Flap, also called Blade Sailing in UK.

    No, he does mean "unloaded" in that fourth bullet point. He explains what he means on that point in more detail at about 10:15. It has to do with tilting the rotor only partially back at the start of the roll.
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