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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A BIRTH OF A HIT... ---Any one in Rotor Kingdom have the gift of putting words to music? ---Wrote a Country song that needs a hit making melody, needs a special ---ballad type a crooner can bellow out.. ----------------------------------------------- {Song of love}. (Copyright, Helicopter...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    APRIL THRU OCTOBER... ---Any nice morning noon or evening we roll out our Magic Carpet thing ---for peanuts we fly for an hour we take off climbing our Ivory Tower ---Helo's are beyond our pay grade elusive dream learned the hard way ---in what other aircraft can we putts half throttle or less...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    OUR COLORFUL WORLD... ---Some of us lucky ones see the real beauty with a birds eye view of the wonderful world ---of Fall, from our Magic Carpet of Aircraft with Rotorblades. The dreamers of old didn't have ---this privilege or joy, man has always wanted to fly...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Way late responding to this post. That accident was total my fault (novice to Gyroplanes). Back then, no instructors, no two places. That wide body Scorpion had a large Horz Stab. I simply took of in a high wind con'd for the first time. It popped me up higher then I had ever been, knee...
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    Helicopters...

    For education, this ground resonance example can even happen to experienced pilots with a three blade rotor. Once it starts its dance, it literally shakes itself to pieces. I flew a three blade Hughes articulated rotor on a gyro for years without a problem. The oleo struts on landing gear...
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    Helicopters...

    A Swiss group, Swiss Kopter Tech. has unveiled a small 2 place helo recently in the Dubai Airshow. They want to be competition to the R-22. Only one year old, they already went from 130 HP to 150. Three blade rotor. {In my next post watch a Schweitzer partically destroyed itself from ground...
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    Helicopters...

    These three pilots know their R-22's to a T. Like it or not, the Robinson is the most popular small helicopter in the world. Fuel use approx. 70.00 an hour at 6.00 a gal. http://youtu.be/uvgxBn8ms5I R22 Aerobatics youtube.com It is absolutely amazing what these people can do with a Robinson...
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    Helicopters...

    Anyone know of a better looking Helicopter then the Robinson R-44? I don't give the million dollar baby's a second look. But, this 4 place, {any color} makes me drool.
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    2 seater Bensen gyrocopter question

    No reason a B8 could not be built into a side by side. Would need longer redundant keel 18" longer behind mast for rudder authority, 18" longer in front of mast for nose wheel further forward for ground stability. At least 18" higher {six foot} redundant mast built out of 3- 1" X 2". at least...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A STORY POEM}... MY LIFELONG DREAM... ---With nary a word or hint to anyone at all I started my journey determined not to fall ---rather then drive or fly to get there in ease I hopped a freight as easy as you please... - ---I switched trains as needed, on the run sometimes barely making it...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    A MANS MAN, OUR HE-MAN... ---Always the gentleman, white shirt and tie inventor, craftsman, with a twinkle in his eye ---5percent inspiration 95percent sweat&tears a doer, a done-er, test pilot for all his years - ---His command of pure English with his brogue all 19 different machines could...
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    Wing Commander Ken Wallis dead at 97

    Poem about Ken Poem about Ken A MANS MAN, OUR HE-MAN... ---Always the gentleman, white shirt and tie inventor, craftsman, with a twinkle in his eye ---5percent inspiration 95percent sweat&tears a doer, a done-er, test pilot for all his years - ---His command of pure English with his brogue all...
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    Aeronautical quiz?

    Aeronautical Quiz They say it is common sense but here is a Clue: Just remember that a helicopter's blade (in cross-section) is shaped like an airplane’s wing, and both catch air giving lift..now answer the question.... This should be an easy quiz for those who have even a modicum of knowledge...
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    Wing Commander Ken Wallis dead at 97

    From my good friend of 25 years, Captain Dennis Fetters shared this. "I know that Ken Wallis died. I am very proud to have been his friend, and one of the few people that ever gave Ken a ride in a gyroplane. Please post my finest regards and memories for him on the forum,, would you please post...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Tim, Right, Scorpion 1
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Forgot the best shots. GYROCHOPPER IT IS... ---If ever a machine loved to fly this girl paws to head for the sky ---born to autorotate just for fun loves to be out under the sun... ---1st Gyro to ever fly at night back in 84 at Tullahoma allright ---everyone said that I was nuts that was back...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    Ben S. Handle has been on for 31 years. After Stan V, has 5000 hrs, he can tell 40 year builder of Rotorcraft, what is airworthy or not? All due respect to a low time novice...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    With a big area ahead of the mast. A good rudder with aft authority is a must. In a power off situation, the nose could swap ends with inadequate surface. I bought my 1st RAF Rudder back in the 90's from Bochard. Put it on my Air Comm S X S and it was much better then the stock McCutchen...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    After over 25 Subaru EA-81 installations since 1989, it occurred to me to try running this jewel of an engine at lower airplane RPM's, (direct drive). Bingo! 2600 wide open, 2300 criuse. It had good torque there and power. The 100 HP version is almost unavailable now being 1980's engine...
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    Old friends become best friends...

    When any aircraft reaches 30 years old, it is something special. This modified Bensen started out as a much used glider back in 1982. Taken to Bensen days that year, it took rides all day every day, that year. VW was put on that winter, and stayed its power for 30 years. Was flown in at least 15...
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