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    Political correctness gone amuck - removing La Cierva from History!

    In 1923, after four years of experimentation, Juan de la Cierva developed the articulated rotor, which resulted in the world's first successful flight of a stable rotary-wing aircraft, with his C4 Autogyro. I believe you’ll all agree this was a major milestone in aviation history and of course...
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    New World Record run - Dr. Paul Salmon

    Dr. Paul Salmon completed several record gyroplane runs last year. Across US and back, longest non-stop distance, etc. On Thursday, April 28, Paul completed a new world record run: • World record for heavy class of gyroplanes – Longest non-stop distance on a closed circuit. • Non-stop from...
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    Non-stop record gyro run

    Paul Salmon will be starting his attempt at a new world record long distance, non-stop flight this morning at daybreak. He will be flying from El Paso, Texas to his home base at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Paul is flying in a Magni M22. He has 72 gallons of fuel onboard (Ferry bladder tanks in...
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    Magni Gyro accident - pilot injured

    I have very disappointing news. I am just sick that we have now had a significant Magni accident in the U.S. I have taken pride in there being no such accidents in the Magni gyros I have supported here in the States. These are preliminary details - more to follow later: - Pilot hit wire -...
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    Monument Valley UT Gyro Trip from Misouri

    Three Magni gyro fliers are flying from the St. Louis area to the Four Corners area for an aerial tour of the Monument Valley area. The fliers are Scott Gaitros, Bob Heimberger, and myself. We are flying three Magni M16s. This will be an approximately 3000 mile round trip. We will be staying...
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    Gyroplane DYNAMICs computer model

    The two graphs below demonstrate the effect of including DYNAMIC Pitch Damping factors into the reaction of pitch upon a pitch disturbance. The initial disturbance is a 5 degree, nose-down, airframe pitch disturbance. The model presumes a constant 60 mph airspeed. These graphs are generated...
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    Shelbyville Fly-in Aug 26 - 28

    Attention: PRA Chapter 35 annual Shelbyville event is being held this year: Mnt Vernon Airport On August 26 - 28 (Fri - Sat) Please note we have moved both the location and the date. Mnt Vernon Ill Airport is a very friendly aiprort for light sport, gyros, anything that flies. We will be...
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    Prerotator concepts - Magni

    I am starting this thread to continue a conversation that had started on Angelo's Magni M24 Orion thread. The following posts were transfered from that thread: Magni now issued a new very light flexi-drive-system for the Magni M24 Orion for faster prerotation (see attached photos)...
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    Gyroplane LODAs / training issues

    On another thread intended to collect data on gyroplane accidents , Paul Plack posted this: I started this thread so we would not divert the other thread too far from its intent. Paul, you are absolutely correct - the FAA has continually thrown wrenches into the gyroplane community's efforts...
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    Gyroplane ELSA Exemptions

    In another thread, I have asked for any worldwide reports of PIO or buntovers for Magni, ELA, MT03 or Xenon gyroplanes. In that thread, I was asked for an update to the ELSA gyroplane exemption petitions. I started this new thread to not take up space in that other thread. Part of the reason...
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    Magni PPOs

    Got your attention! Sorry, but I'd like to ask for your help in collecting some information: Worldwide, would anyone who knows of any PPO or Buntover or PIO accidents with Magni gyros, ELA or MT03 - or any gyros with the Magni style configuration - please post that information here. I have...
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    Jukka Tervamaki new website - Magni Gyro Nordic

    Jukka Tervamaki is an icon in the gyroplane community. In case you are not aware, Jukka was originally instrumental in the development of the line of Magni gyros stemming from his JT-5 Autogyro. Jukka was a pioneer promoting the safety value of horizontal stabilizers on gyroplanes. Jukka...
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    2-seat gyro trailer for sale

    18 ft, tandem axel, dove tail (ramp), with loading ramps, full "two by" wooden deck. This is really a "light" car hauler trailer modified for hauling heavier / larger gyros. Set up for large airplanes or gyros - lots of tie downs. Ideal for heavier 2-seat gyros. Wooden padded blade box...
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    12" Reg-Numbers for Canada?

    I'm posting this for Denny Smith - youngden - he is having trouble posting a new thread. I’m planning on a trip in my gyro to Canada this year from the U.S. I have registered the aircraft with U.S.Customs, and also have the CanPass for Canadian entry. Do I need to increase the size of my N...
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    New gyro ELSA petitions - need your comments submitted

    Three new petitions for Experimental Light Sport Gyroplane exemptions have been submitted to the FAA: - Magni Gyro, srl - Sport Copter, Inc. - AutoGyro GmbH (MT03) If these petitions are granted by the FAA, it would then be possible for these gyro manufacturers to sell ready-to-fly (factory...
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    Xenon - Raphael Celier contact info

    Can anyone give me a good email address or other contact information for Raphael Celier - Xenon? We are wanting to see if Xenon wants to participate in two efforts related to getting ready-to-fy gyroplanes approved for teh U.S. these two projects are: - Revisions to gyroplane ASTM standards...
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    Jukka Tervamaki - new stuff

    Jukka just sent me some links to his site that he has updated recently. The first link offers some modifications to his tractor concept with a s-b-s push-pull version and some new engine depictions. The second link is an update to his gyro performance calculator. I am always glad to see Yukka...
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    Beginner's guide to safe gyro flight

    On another technical thread (Power Pushover), the following question was asked. I started this new thread to address a subject a lot of people may be interested in and a lot of other people may want to offer their insights: Yes, don’t “jab” the stick forward! Here are some more suggestions I...
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    Jukka Tervamaki on gyro accidents

    Jukka has just added a new page on his website - Autogyro Safety (pitch instability). Go to this link:http://www.tervis.fidisk.fi/gyrosafety.html At the bottom of this new page, also go to the "Accidents" link - new page also. This is an interesting discussion of the various incidents...
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    Gyro dynamic stability, rotor stiffness, etc.

    On recent threads, the subject of gyroplane DYNAMIC stability and the rotor's contributions to stability. Attached is an article from 1971 in Helicopter World magazine addressing gyroplane stability, accidents and the issues with each. Great incite into how we got where we are and raises...
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