Search results

  1. Rick E

    Fatal - N419LB Cavalon OK

    I cringe when I hear a pilot say “should be okay”.
  2. Rick E

    Fatal - Magni M24 near Butzbach, Germany

    You may be right Tyger but having attended a number of fatal gyro accidents I support any initiative that promotes gyro safety. Even if only one life is saved it would be well worth the effort.
  3. Rick E

    Fatal - Magni M24 near Butzbach, Germany

    Thanks Mike, shame all manufacturers don’t copy this idea. I think without post impact fire the survival rate for gyro crashes would be much better?
  4. Rick E

    Fatal - Magni M24 near Butzbach, Germany

    This may have been covered before but I’ll ask anyway. Is anyone aware of a person or manufacturer that has or is putting any research and development into post impact fuel tank safety for gyros?
  5. Rick E

    Insurance for Gyros

    QBE, but through an insurance broker ( The Insurance House in Tamworth NSW )
  6. Rick E

    Insurance for Gyros

    Is “rotors not in motion” an insurance option available to you guys in the US? This level of cover offers insurance for us anywhere in Australia as long as the rotor or prop is not turning. This is obviously not ideal but covers your gyro from fire, theft or malicious damage while not being...
  7. Rick E

    Insurance for Gyros

    The difficulty in getting insurance for gyros appears to be the same in the US as here in Oz. Insurance for us has become the main impediment to the progress of our form aviation.
  8. Rick E

    Shut down Turbo and bang!

    We have a lot of 914 rotaxes at our airfield and any backfiring on closedown seems to only happen when engines aren’t allowed to cool down correctly. I would imagine the same procedure should apply to all turbo configurations. You might also want to check your fuel/air ratio at the exhaust.
  9. Rick E

    Fatal - ?? Magni ??, Goorangoola, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

    The police requested that the Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association attend the accident scene to assist police which is normal practice. The release of any information is under the control of police investigators. If however any aspect of a gyroplane accident compromises the safety of other...
  10. Rick E

    Stick shake

    G’day Wolfy, Kevin picked the problem and fixed it immediately and there AK’s.
  11. Rick E

    Stick shake

    They actually are the same gyro. The instrument panel was changed during the many months spent trying to fix the problem. The guy that twisted/fixed the hub bar is a good mate of Wolfy’s. I apologise for using the incorrect terminology.
  12. Rick E

    Stick shake

    The stick shake in this gyro was fixed by twisting the hub bar which increased the angle of incidence…….remarkable. Unbalanced Balanced.
  13. Rick E

    AG Nav/Strobes

    Quite a lot of us here in Oz are having trouble with the AG Nav/Strobes. Just wondering if owners in the US are also experiencing problems with AG Nav/strobes working intermittently and at times not at all?
Top