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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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    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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    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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    A helicopter is what we all really want

    WE ALL WANT ONE... Lets face it, a helicopter is what we all want. I spent 22 years of my life building, tweeking, learning to fly, including flying it for 14 years, was highly successful, finally convinced myself they are only for people with unlimited money. An illusive dream for the common...
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    Tractor gyroplane...

    TRACTOR TWO PLACE, 450 LBS, ROTAX 532, 72" 3 BLADE PRECISION PROP, 24' SKYWHEELS, RUFuS HOWARD PREROTATOR. CRUSE 80, 100 MPH TOP SPEED. - This one of a kind two place trainer designed and built by me in the mid 80's. It flew hands off on the first test flight at Hamilton Ohio Airport in the...
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    Is the subaru ea-81 history?

    FOR 1000'S OF HOURS ON GYROS, ALL 2/STROKES ARE POT METAL JUNK... Not hardly a soul doing anything with the EA-81 any more. Here are the rules to make the EA-81 a good choice. Pilot wt 180, [less is better]. Empty weight 350, [less is better]. Prop, Warp 60" set at 6* on tips. Prop RPM...
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    Glider training

    Some of my best memories of gyro flying was with the towed glider. In the 60's-70's and early 80's. Bill Parsons was really big on glider training till he perfected his Parsons Tandem trainer with the Mac. Then in 1984 Dennis brought out the now famous Air Command Gyro, then soon, the Side by...
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    Can we help you with take off and landing techniques ii, the plain truth

    CROW HOPS By Marion Springer, CFI, Gyro, Ret. Crow hops are defined as low level lift offs and landings. Low level here means mere inches above the surface to about feet three feet above the runway. In my opinion crow hops are an excellent way for the...
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    Poetry for us rotornuts

    STARTING a new fun thread on real well knowns on the forum. Take something that stands out about them and paint a word picture in a poem. sort of like a cartoon, [or real serious.] All you poets out there sharpen up your qwerty keyboard. I'll start with our Canada friend, Arnie the...
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    How to fly helicopter...

    LEARNING TO FLY HELICOPTERS I originally wrote this for my new friend Arnie Madsen. It was hiding on his profile page. I will bring it out into fresh air, for helicopter men like Stan and Animal. You have to really want a helicopter to finish one and actually fly. There is multiple hundreds...
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    Finally-greg greminger and don graves clt beautys

    When I criticized Air Command for their CLT modification, I felt the heat. I agree CLT is here to stay, Why not make it beautiful, not like a after thought. I think, [not sure, but it looks like Larry Neal's erector set look came into play for Doug and team.] Maybe they never saw Greg's or...
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    MARION SPRINGER, A treasure to us all. One of a kind...

    Thursday March 31 is Marion's birth date. Younger then Springtime. A wealth of information is she. Terrific Writer, Pilot, Instructor, Mother, Grandmother, a nurse to any flying creature, or any creature with a broken wing, missing leg or whatever. She will nurse it back. A good listener, an...
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    Part 3, ken wallis short story

    KEN WALLIS, continued Part 3 Ed writes,-In the mid 90's Ken attended our PRA Convention at Mentone. He spoke one evening. Was very interesting, articulate, and a joy to hear his perfect English brogue. Ken was born in 1916. From little on was fascinated by anything mechanical. Built a...
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    PART 2, WING COMMANDER kEN WALLIS SHORT STORY

    KEN WALLIS, continued, Part 2 IN KENS OWN WORDS "My autogyros seem to be much smaller then the equivalent American gyros. I fly mine on short 16' rotors. Even my 130 HP Rolls Royce heavier 2 seater flys well on 20' rotor. My autogyros are not much over 6' high, or they would not fit into my...
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    WING COMMANDER KEN WALLIS-1ST OF A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES-Part 1

    FORWARD: These more then 3 dozen Short Stories of well known individuals who made it possible for what we all love to build and fly, was originally written for one person. Back in the mid 2000's, Marion Springer came to PRA Conv. at Mentone. Her being a terrific writer and author of BORN...
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    What ever happened to------------

    There is alot of gyro guys, gals, and friends that are not around any more. Vanished, lost interest, [how could that happen], or died. Some one some where, or somehow can fill in the details. Keep the thread going with someone you want to find out about. I'll Start it off with the best CFI I...
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    Anybody have a gyro buddy worth talking about ?

    I DO. Back in the mid 90's, PAUL ZURAWSKI came to me wanting instruction and help completing a new Bensen with EA-81 Subaru. It was started by a machinist who did fine work, who needed a little money. Paul is a high time 727 pilot. He borrowed my trailer and brought it to my shop. It was...
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    Paul Z.

    This is my buddy Paul Z. see my complete post, called--- "ANYBODY HAVE A GYRO BUDDY WORTH TALKING ABOUT" ? [Had it posted, and lost it all when had trouble adding the pic.]
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    Forum keeps logging me off ?

    been resolved
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    Short stories, new series ?

    Back 5 or 6 years ago Marion Springer came to Mentone. Having known about her all these many years but never face to face. We learned to know each other a little bit there. Years before I had written alot of articles on people and things in our rotor family. Got busy training and building...
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