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  1. GyroDoug

    Rotors Over the Rockies 2018

    I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the dates for ROTR 2018. We will be sticking to our tradition of holding the Event so that in culminates on the 2nd Saturday in June. So in 2018 that will mean June 5th through the 9th. This year it will be held again at the Nephi, UT. airport...
  2. GyroDoug

    Rotors Over the Rockies 2016

    I just wanted to remind everyone that Rotors Over the Rockies will be held this year at the Brigham City Airport (as usual) on June 7th through June 11th. This year should be bigger and better than ever. It's looking like we should half a dozen CFI's with us this year, so getting training...
  3. GyroDoug

    Rotax 912 (80 HP)

    I have a slightly used Rotax 912 (80 HP version) with 33 hrs. total time on the engine, that I am no longer going to use on my gyro. This would make an ultimate engine option for a light single place open frame machine,if you want the high reliability of a four stroke Rotax engine. I believe...
  4. GyroDoug

    Rotax 912 For Sale

    I have a slightly used (just 30 hrs on it) Rotax 912 engine (80 HP version) for sale. I had planned to use this engine on my Super Sky Cycle but now my plans are changing so I am looking for a new home for this engine. The 80 HP version is an ultimate engine for a single place machine for...
  5. GyroDoug

    Hill Air Force Base Airshow

    I know this doesn't have much to do with Rotary Winged Aircraft (although there will be some represented there over the next couple of days. But it is a heck of a big Airshow. The last one drew over 80,000 people for the two day event. Anyway this years event starts tomorrow, but one of my...
  6. GyroDoug

    Need Help at Mentone!

    This year at the PRA Convention we want to make some services available to our members. Currently we are planning to provide the equipment and help to anyone that wants to Hang Test their machine, Weigh their machine and Conduct a Thrust Test on their machine. We already have a volunteer...
  7. GyroDoug

    Mentone 2014 Shirt Designs

    The PRA 2014 Convention at Mentone, IN. is coming up quickly and we are trying to finalize a design for T-Shirts this year. We are asking for design ideas and suggestions. If any of you would like to have a say in what we have available this year, now would be the opportune time to share your...
  8. GyroDoug

    Angle of Attack - for Rotorcraft

    Belite just announced a new Angle of Attack Instrument for experimental aircraft that should be available in Sept. of this year. It looks like a great little instrument for a fixed wing aircraft and if that was what I was flying, I would purchase one in a minute. I would even like to have one...
  9. GyroDoug

    Independence day!

    I know this forum is not meant as a place to post a political agenda, but since it is the 4th of July, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Independence day! Where I come from, this is a day that we celebrate the freedoms that we have in this great country and we come together as families and...
  10. GyroDoug

    PRA Members willing to serve on Board of Directors, still being sought!

    If you are a member of the PRA organization, and would be willing to serve the general membership by serving a 3 year term on the Board of Directors, we would like to hear from you. The Board has just recently voted on a Bylaw amendment to extend the deadline for applications to until 60 days...
  11. GyroDoug

    New Dewalt Nail Gun

    For all you Dewalt Tool fans, (especially Stan) With the recent surge in Weapons sales, Dewalt has decided to come out with a new Nail Gun. They claim you can accurately build a picket fence with this baby from 200 yards away. Just thought you may want to see it.
  12. GyroDoug

    New Rotors for Christmas!

    Hey everybody, my wife just got me a new set of Rotors (and a helicopter to go with them) for Christmas!
  13. GyroDoug

    Presenting at Oshkosh 2012

    I am not going to be able to swing the time off required to allow me to attend both Oshkosh and Mentone this year. And since Mentone is my highest priority, I am not going to be able to be at Oshkosh this year and I will not be available to do the forum on Gyropplanes. However if there is...
  14. GyroDoug

    Watsonville, CA. Fly In April 28, 2012

    Opportunity Knocks! Following is an invitation to a Fly In at Watsonville Airport in CA at the end of April. If anyone from that area is interested in going up there and joining them, it could be a great place to promote Rotary Winged Flight. I hope some of you that are a little closer than...
  15. GyroDoug

    Now that's character!

    I know there will be some people that will see this as a political post, but I sincerely do not mean it to start a discussion on politics or who you like or don't like as an upcoming presidential candidate. I simply came across this story about Mitt Romney and wanted to share it with my friends...
  16. GyroDoug

    1st Butterfly Gyro in Brazil

    Here's a video of the first Butterfly Gyro in Brazil. Butterfly Brazil.wmv - YouTube
  17. GyroDoug

    Rotor Pitch?

    Is there a certain pitch that Rotors are normally set at or are they set up with zero pitch and the only pitch they experience is when the rotorhead is tilted in flight? I have a friend who is trying to set up a flying model in X-Plane and that is something he needs to know, and I simply did...
  18. GyroDoug

    Veteran's Day

    The day after tomorrow is Veterans's Day. To many people in our country, the reason we celebrate this Holiday has long been forgotten. For those who care to know, following is an explanation and reminder. I find it very worthwhile knowing. History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the...
  19. GyroDoug

    PRA Hangar - Classroom Renovation Plan

    The PRA Board is discussing a budget line item to provide some funds to help continue the Classroom Renovation that started this year with adding the 2 AC Units to our classroom. I believe the original plan was to do more with the ducting of these two units, and to finish a back wall, where we...
  20. GyroDoug

    R-44 Crash

    I don't know what happened to this R-44 but it is a pretty impressive accident. It doesn't look like anyone ws hurt but it sure destroyed a Helicopter. robinson 44 Check it out. I wonder what happened?