A couple of days ago..

Aussie_Paul

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Heading out for another flight in my mates gyro. His health is deteriorating and needs to sell it. He is pretty short so I have had to adapt rudder pedals etc. Of course every modification needs a test flight. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Aussie Paul. :biggrin:
 

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Kevin_Richey

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Paul! How long have you been back flying?
Maybe I missed the post about you being back in the air...
 

dabkb2

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Hi Paul it is good to hear you are in the air again, do you plan to get a gyro of your own again?
 

Aussie_Paul

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Since 1982 Gyro 5000+ mostly instructing, and approx. 200 fixed wing in the late 1960s.
I have been back doing some flying since October. I have done 3 Bienniel flight reviews since the accident which is 9 and a half years ago!!
I am still pretty shit scared!! To think my gyros used to be an extension of my arms!!
I have a single seat project I am working on with bits left over from my failed Firebird project. :(
Also have a RAF that I am doing my safety mods to and the owner will allow me to use that when I want to.

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I bought this single seat project for less than the price of the rotors. I knew I had all the bits needed including the first
Firebird airframe where I miscalculated the mast angle. This airframe will suit, as well as some tail feathers h/stabs etc.
The original owner started with a Rotax 2 stroke and then installed an ea 81.
That made the position of the rotor head incorrect. I will turn the gearbox around and it will be a CLT gyroplane. (Y)

My problem is I am totaly exhausted most of the time so it takes a while to complete projects,
plus we now have 4 grand kids and our caravan to use!!

Aussie Paul. :)
 

Aussie_Paul

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Not sure I am able to use this new forum successfully yet. Had some enjoyable short flights as the sun set this last week. :rapture:

Aussie Paul. :biggrin:
 

Vance

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The pictures came through fine Paul!
It is good to see you working on a gyroplane project!
Best regards, Vance
 

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Sweet Project! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Aussie_Paul;n1118798 said:
Heading out for another flight in my mates gyro. His health is deteriorating and needs to sell it. He is pretty short so I have had to adapt rudder pedals etc. Of course every modification needs a test flight. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Aussie Paul. :biggrin:
Hey that looks good. Where is your mate based in? When is he planning to sell it?
 

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Paul !!! Great to see you back at it again ! Have fun mate !
 

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CLS447;n1128592 said:
Paul !!! Great to see you back at it again ! Have fun mate !
Thanks Chris. :smile:
 
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