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    Fatal - AutoGyro MTOSport D-MTMZ, near Hildesheim airfield, Germany 21 JUL 2021

    AAIB current reports You'll note that the investigation to G-CKYT from Nov 2020 is still under investigation and it would seem to me that the branch will be unlikely to be oblivious to these questions and indeed safety recommendations may well form part of the final report. In the UK the...
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    Fatal - Cavalon N477AG - Oregon - 28-5-20

    Yes agree that is a very odd number and its far too high for an empty placard weight and too low for Max... As for the rotor unload, you'd think a 32C mid-day was likely pretty thermic at <2000ft AGL.
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    Fatal - AutoGyro MTOSport D-MTMZ, near Hildesheim airfield, Germany 21 JUL 2021

    Its a personal view but I think this accident report should raise a lot of questions in the UK and other territories that follow the UK process. First of all the German authorities are now happy to claim the rotors are prone to cracking that seems to reference the Cranfield report on MT-03...
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    Fatal - Magni M24 Plus N590DM, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Missouri, USA 22 MAY 2022

    No idea if medical applies to this accident but medical incapacitation and accidents are not BS. Indeed it is believed to have killed one of my students. What the driving analogy fails to recognise is that if I have a "moment" driving a car then perhaps I just hit the brakes and stop, or weave...
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    What is even more worrying - to Brian's point earlier - is that this is being found in the UK where there does exist a fairly rigorous inspection regime along with pilot training that is mature and cautionary against rolling the dice with safety. In the meantime I hope you have been...
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Hello mate - magazine article above. Who knows how many hours the aircraft flies, the last time it flew or indeed the last time it had its permit to fly renewed. However here is my impression of what goes wrong in the UK. Gyroplanes here are very niche. It means there are very few pilots...
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    nice! Although these days DD's are small!
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    I don't know the answer to the life question but did you see the May edition of the LAA magazine ref the corrosion?
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    Blade Sailing

    I wouldnt disagree with the sentiment but blades can always flap when stationary by the prevailing wind and just like how we use behind power curve for behind drag curve we can all likely get the point. Worrying your point re ELA!
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Hey - not necessarily a condemnation more a question mark around what has or has not been considered because not only do we have [arguably] one of the worlds leading aeronautical universities [Cranfield] give a view on the contributory factors to AutoGyro blade cracking but we also have a...
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Sounds like Tucson and British roads are similar!
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    What will be interesting is how [if any] further airworthiness will be required or if you just buy some electric motors for the wheels, deal with the automotive licensing and crack on. If its the later I expect to see these things falling out of the sky with some frequency given the additional...
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    I recently recieved an email from AutoGyro that contained this link:- AutoGyro chat I focused upon the GyroMotion and looking at the picture of the Calidus driving around the highway and wonder just what work has been done to consider the stresses on those rotor blades and how it might affect...
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    MTO classic vs magni 16 trainer. In your opinions what really are the differences?

    Interesting to read the AAIB's view in 1995 and their point that under JAR for small rotorcraft at that time self locking sniffnuts without a seperate locking device would be precluded in flying control assemblies. Was the strain gauges fitted to satisfy their recommendation 95-7? Or did that...
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    MTO classic vs magni 16 trainer. In your opinions what really are the differences?

    Interesting :- M16 - flight control cracking
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    Learning from an NTSB final report.

    Aside from this its coming up to the 2 year anniversary of the last accident, anyone know why that hasn't been reported upon yet? Are there some relevant points of discussion or is it just the usual slow reporting.
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    Learning from an NTSB final report.

    He didn't follow his own process [from the NTSB report]. Had he the aircraft wouldn't have been pranged. I also think that his relative inexperience and the task of stop and go's created a higher risk environment.
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