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  1. Tyger

    Takeoff in strong crosswind.

    OK... but you had said "the front wheel will get in the trajectory direction by itself coz front wheels are behind the axle or rotation of the fork"; but in this case it looks to me like the wheel is actually in front of the axis of rotation of the fork. So what's the "coz" here?
  2. Tyger

    Takeoff in strong crosswind.

    Are you sure that this is the case on the Calidus with regard to the position of the wheel on the fork?
  3. Tyger

    First Stupid Question - 103 Weight

    Wasn't that Dennis Moore? ;)
  4. Tyger

    New design of throttle-brake lever for my M16

    With regard to the new design – which does look nice – does the ratchet engage by default whenever the brake is operated?
  5. Tyger

    New design of throttle-brake lever for my M16

    It's true you need to briefly use your right hand to set it (e.g. before a mag check), but you should be able to release it with just your left hand. I'll take some pics next time I'm with my gyro. As far as pre-rotating goes, my left hand is always on the throttle at that point, of course, so...
  6. Tyger

    New design of throttle-brake lever for my M16

    I personally don't find the Magni parking brake "ridiculous". However, I have noticed that some folks have not assembled their parking-brake catch correctly – which does, in fact, make it much harder to operate...
  7. Tyger

    MTOsport - N498AG - Texas - trees

    I think it's smart always to carry a paper chart. There will come a day when the GPS constellation goes "down" and some folks will find themselves in a world of trouble. My biggest fear of terrorist (or hostile nation) attack is for our electric/electronic infrastructure.
  8. Tyger

    Too good to believe?

    If you really want to put something together as E-AB, you'd want to start off with an unbuilt one in kit form, I'd say. Once built, it is what it is, as they say.
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    Too good to believe?

    The registered owner is Gyro Revolution, a new business at KISP on LI operating J-Ro, Kallithea, and Autogyro.
  10. Tyger

    Calidus fiberglass fuel tank

    I'm lucky, I guess, in that I can easily get E0 91 AKI in the county where I normally fly. Here are some links to unleaded, non-ethanol gasoline around the country: https://www.pure-gas.org http://flyunleaded.com/airports.html
  11. Tyger

    Gyroplane/gyrocopter emergency landings

    His point about danger to people on the ground is well taken, although I imagine a gyro with its engine out will have a bit more last-second control and make a little more warning noise than a plane, especially a glider. I first read about this particularly tragic forced landing via Army...
  12. Tyger

    Calidus fiberglass fuel tank

    I wonder what effect the "fuel stabilization" has had on your tank. Why did you feel you needed to add that?
  13. Tyger

    BasicMed pilots can begin flying to Mexico in December!!

    Aside from medical certificates, isn't there a fair amount of permissions/paperwork required before flying a US Experimental into Canada?
  14. Tyger

    Wrong Fuel with disastrous consequences

    Don't most aircraft have a placard to SAY what type of fuel is required right at the filling inlet? Mine sure does, even though it's just an E-AB.
  15. Tyger

    A question for gyroplane pilots.

    Thomasant: I did not see any personal insults thrown in this thread, which is good. I appreciated what everyone had to say, and thanks to Vance for starting the thread. Vance should try to remember, though, that not every comment is a "question" that he needs to answer for all the rest of us...
  16. Tyger

    my little wooden gyrocopter

    Any new photos?
  17. Tyger

    A question for gyroplane pilots.

    Vance, how can you say you don't like debating when you always seem to want to get the last word in??
  18. Tyger

    A question for gyroplane pilots.

    Thanks so much. I really wanted to know what she considered hot, or as proxy, what the actual temperature was on the day she was having the issue. UK-wide average October temperatures (avg high about 14ºC) would thus not have been too useful.
  19. Tyger

    A question for gyroplane pilots.

    Google what? Are you suggesting I don't/can't understand ºC? I was hoping to be told the actual temperature, which seemed to be causing a problem with takeoffs. Anyway, 22ºC is not what I would call a hot day, certainly not as it applies to flying.
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    A question for gyroplane pilots.

    What constitutes a hot day in the UK in October? Just curious.
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