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    FATAL - Nisus Aero Nisus OM-M199, Novot', Orava region, Slovakia 18 MAY 2023

    I agree that the added skills are a good thing. I have given my reasons why I would not do actual IMC in a gyroplane in post# 30 even if its IMC equipped. Main reason is Spatial Disorientation. For now, I fly the Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 to do practice instrument approaches just for the heck...
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    FATAL - Nisus Aero Nisus OM-M199, Novot', Orava region, Slovakia 18 MAY 2023

    We are not discussing Commercial Passenger flights here. There are NO instrument rated Gyroplane Pilots. Period. So I have no idea what you're talking about. This thread is about a pilot who went into IMC in a gyroplane, and paid the price. What are we trying to learn from this unfortunate...
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    FATAL - Nisus Aero Nisus OM-M199, Novot', Orava region, Slovakia 18 MAY 2023

    I have heard of several Instrument rated pilots succumb to the elements, despite great instrumentation and being rated to fly IMC. Try this simple exercise in a two seater with a safety pilot in the rear, for those that want to try some fun stuff. Close your eyes and try and fly straight and...
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    Could open fat turf tires cause prop tip damage?

    Again, I'm just guessing my idea of the damage, which may be absolutely incorrect. No doubt the landing must have been very smooth and the possibility of the tail wheel touching is not there based on your explanation. But the flattening of the brass tips of all four blades is indicative of all...
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    Could open fat turf tires cause prop tip damage?

    The initial four pictures of the blade tip damage show the brass flattened consistently at the tips. This is in confirmity to Brian Jackson's observation of the mark of the strike on the left side of the keel in the direction with the prop rotation. Just enough to flatten the brass strips and...
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    Weight and Balance

    Bobby, you need to get back into gyros. Miss you on Saturdays. You can mess with my Chinese engine gyro. :D
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    LODA

    You're welcome. It is a hassle to get this done for sure. Good luck to you.
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    LODA

    This was the procedure that I followed in 2017, as in the attached files when I wanted to give flight instruction in my aircraft. I had obtained it from the EAA website, but it does not show up anymore. Also send them the copy of Airworthiness Certificate and Operating Limitations. It depends on...
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    Could Someone Give Advice on Choosing the Right Gyroplane for a Beginner?

    Thank you very much. That is great that you have improved the model. I loved flying it before the leak. I have been traveling overseas a lot in the last two years and haven't gotten to fixing it. I will contact you regarding this.
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    Could Someone Give Advice on Choosing the Right Gyroplane for a Beginner?

    Thank you Bobby, mine is complicated because of the way it was built for the original owner. Nicholas did offer to help. But I have put it on hold for now. My review was based on the fact that it did leak and I think they may have corrected the issue with subsequent models.
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    Could Someone Give Advice on Choosing the Right Gyroplane for a Beginner?

    I have flown several different models. Being airborne is great in any machine. That's the positive aspect for me. My reviews of different models flown by me are based on the negative aspects only, and solely based on my flight experiences. Price has not been factored. 1. Air Command Tandem two...
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    Osh Midair

    I repeat again: According to AC No 90-66C dated 6/6/23, the primary duty of each PIC for ops at non - control tower airfields is Collision Avoidance. 9.10 Collision Avoidance. The pilot in command’s (PIC) primary responsibility is to see and avoid other aircraft and to help other aircraft see...
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    Osh Midair

    See and Avoid is a requirement for all pilots in VFR by the FAA. Did you not read the Advisory Circular that I had referred to in my post #1460. The NTSB is a great organization. But like all organizations, there are some individuals in the organization that make mistakes in their analysis, no...
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    Osh Midair

    Okay. Since there are more folks in the survey opting for this thread to carry on, I shall indulge once more, since this thread doesn't seem to be getting any more meaningful for me.... Suppose there was a suicidal gyroplane pilot flying that day whose secret intention was to be a Kamikaze due...
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    Osh Midair

    Based on the FAA advisory circular that I quoted, why don't the the pro - chopper parties accept the fact that the primary responsibility of all flying VFR was to see and avoid traffic. Irrespective of who does what in the pattern. Who can say that if the collision occurred it was not on...
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    Osh Midair

    After your edit, How is a gyro more maneuverable than a Rotorway helicopter? Helicopters can hover in and out of ground effect, adding to their maneuverability as compared to a gyro. They can also turn on the spot in and out of ground effect. Also, one does not maintain cruise speeds on...
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    Osh Midair

    "Half the participants"?? Standard or non-standard rate of turn is irrelevant if the maneuver itself was a prohibited one. Period! Primary responsibility was to "See and Avoid". Request all to please read my post #1460 and comment on that so that I may learn something new.
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    Osh Midair

    Unbelievable! From the accident video, use a stop watch and time the maneuver. 13 seconds from start to collision. See and avoid is not a problem if one is looking outside instead of at the instruments on base or finals. As brought out by someone earlier, who the heck is doing landing checks...
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    Osh Midair

    Who leaves the pattern on base leg or finals? Is that a normal practice for aircraft departing a pattern? I would also refrain from trying to imagine what the helicopter pilot was thinking at this stage of the thread, as that would be speculation.
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