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    Wanted: Gyro Jake Drill jig

    Viper22, I have one available but this sight doesn't seem to hav any private messaging anymore so I do not know how to contact you. Please be patient as I only go on line once a day. Rick
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    Age Limit/Requirement

    It all depends on the type of operation and the regulations of the country you will be operating in. You may need to get you licence converted to the country you be operating in. What it boils down to is you wont know until you ask, they are all different.
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    Bensen Days 2024

    Looks like a flavor for every taste. Yummy! Definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for the pics. Rick
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    Inspection question

    Roger, Thanks for your reply. I assume that you have read through Tommy Milton and Jeff Tipton's posts. They give pretty good insight to your question. The mechanics in question sign it off that way because that is how they were taught and they are correct. Bottom line is that All checklist used...
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    This Guy Needs to Build a Gyroplane

    I have the entire collection on DVD. We watch 3 episodes every Saturday night (AKA Red Green Day). He has made several appearances in the US with his stand up show over the years and I was lucky enough to make it to three of them. My wife and I were able to go to Toronto to watch the taping...
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    Inspection question

    So why are you asking the question? You must have something specific in mind. If the kit provider has a checklist then you would need to use that, otherwise you can use one similar to the one suggested by Chuck. Modified as necessary to include those items that apply to your aircraft. Rick
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    FATAL - BRAKO Gyro 65-QX, Geville, Meuse, France 23 SEP 2022

    Gotcha, Thanks. If I get a chance I will try the experiment with my gyro. Rick
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    FATAL - BRAKO Gyro 65-QX, Geville, Meuse, France 23 SEP 2022

    Leigh, Thank you for taking the time to explain the correlation between pitch angle and rotor rpm. Were the blades already turning when he did this demonstration at end of the runway? You mention that you did not use the prerotator. Rick
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    FATAL - BRAKO Gyro 65-QX, Geville, Meuse, France 23 SEP 2022

    Leigh, Not strange, I want to hear from you what you did, not what a third party thinks you may have done. It sounds like you have a lot of experience and instruction time so you should be able to put it down on paper. Thanks. Rick
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    FATAL - BRAKO Gyro 65-QX, Geville, Meuse, France 23 SEP 2022

    My question was directed to Leigh. Please let him explain. Rick
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    FATAL - BRAKO Gyro 65-QX, Geville, Meuse, France 23 SEP 2022

    I'm sorry but this makes no sense to me either. Would you please explain step by step exactly how this demonstration was performed? As a novice gyro pilot I would like to learn something new. Thanks. Rick
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    Modern Generation Accident Statistics

    If you are riding a motorcycle you have to ride like everyone in the other vehicle is trying to kill you. Defensive driving to another level. Rick
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    FAASTeam Seminars - FAA Wings Program

    I watched one of the FAAST videos on Helicopter Wake Turbulence recently. Being a newly minted helicopter pilot I knew about the hazards of downwash but never considered helicopters creating wake turbulence. The video has eye opening footage of the effects helicopter wake turbulence. It is...
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    Understanding Engineers

    If its not broke, Your not trying. (Red Green) Rick
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    PRA - New Rotorcraft E-Zine COMING SOON! FREE CLASSIFIEDS - FOR PRA MEMBERS!

    Sorry I missed your post Bobby. Yes, I am able to log in and see the whole magazine. Thanks. It is probably there but I am not finding it. Where is the "logout" button on the PRA website? Rick
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    Contrail Induced Cirrus Clouds

    The most unique contrail I have seen is about 20 years ago at my folks house in NE Indiana. I happen to look up (A pilot thing ya know) and saw an aircraft going due south to to north, heading 360. He then made a 180 degree turn to a 180 heading. Followed by a right hand 45 degree turn to the...
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    PRA - New Rotorcraft E-Zine COMING SOON! FREE CLASSIFIEDS - FOR PRA MEMBERS!

    I am paid up to June 2024. Rick
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    PRA - New Rotorcraft E-Zine COMING SOON! FREE CLASSIFIEDS - FOR PRA MEMBERS!

    I log in, go to members only section, click on E-zine, and it takes me back to the home page. Hmmm??? Rick
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    Runway Incursions

    Having made hundreds of night lands around the world I can testify that seeing an airplane on the runways is very difficult while you are on approach. For one thing the standard procedure is to hold on turning the landing lights on until cleared for takeoff. This lets anyone further down the...
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    CCW Rotorway

    See if there are any Guimbal Cabri 2s in your area. It is a two seat French built trainer. Personally I think it is a very fine machine. I have flown Enstrom, Robbies and the Cabri. No problem with stomping on the wrong pedal. You do whatever it takes to fly the machine. Rick
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