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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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The thawing of the super-arctic-vortex deep freeze winter '13/14 is tentatively underway. Along with it the Toevs team decided to head south for a few days ...out of the unusually persistent snowpack & sub freezing week(or two) :rant: in Kansas! Time to break the camper out of winter storage & go find some warmth down in south Texas !!! Well the friendship/ gyro-camaraderie & lots of good help getting Tiggy-B a few degrees closer to flight-ready were warm ... the late afternoons & nights were still a tad chilly for the camper adventure! :)

Last Saturday(15th) was the February meeting of Chap62 .... Jim had Tiggy-B's battery banks fully charged overnight & we rolled her out to run the engine. Dan Carr was out early & got his post winter detailed pre-flight done on his Golden & took plenty of time to make sure all systems were good and initial flight low, dialed in a couple of landings & then a close pattern until he was certain there were no surprises lurking ... off he went on his XC adventure flight. He then removed his gyro windshield to get a new one cut to replace the old cracked & taped one.

Although we have the new one for TGB ready to install ... we are waiting on deciding where & what kind of radio antenna goes in ... so Tiggy has the "bare"-look for now!

Jim got excellent help from Mike R. to track the high idle issue,down ... the code reader we plugged into the electronics ... showed no issues there ... so we look for a physical cause! With some tweaking of the sensor position at the engine end of throttle linkage ... the idle was adjusted to run appropriately. The Glass screen engine monitor readout scale needs to be modified ... recalibrated to reflect actual E rpm!! ( Darn ... gotta readup on those pesky manuals!!) :rolleyes:

Ron Clifton decided to take his ultralight butterfly home, in his big enclosed trailer, where it was more convenient to do the work it needed, being a redo of bad wiring & some modifications he wanted. he got the rotorhead folded down & it loaded ready to go before the meeting began.

President Mark Spies arrived with lunch fix'ns for the BBQ. Desmon flew in in his Cessna. ... Meeting began @ 11am & business swiftly dispatched ... the good-stuff of enjoying seeing what everyone was up to in gyro projects & just enjoying the lovely warm day & watching a few members get out their machines & fly ( Danny W.) / balance-on-mains (Stacy)/ just taxi around testing out the throttle range that was safe to do so on the ground ( Jim & Mike R in Tiggy-B)
It was good to see Stacy working his way back into the air after his rebuild of his Gyrobee. Also Bobby Munroe's Aircommand single getting closer ... had an engine run-up/ prop check !

Later in the afternoon Bobby Martin flew in in his sharp MTOsport914 and a spectacular swarm of six helicopters flew in, late afternoon returning from a rotor-day event @ Hobby! No one had seen so many helos arriving together @ Anahuac before ... I took plenty of pictures ... a challenge to try & capture the whole group! After some refueling & visiting ... they departed & Bobby M took Mark Spies out for a fun fly down to the beach .... accompanied by Coda in his STOL FW (.... insert type when someone helps me remember what it's called!!! :lol:)
Jim got to taxi around some more & test out the PR system.

I'll let the pics tell the rest!
 

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thomasant

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Greetings from India, Chris. Thanks a ton for the pics. I will be back in ten days. Can't wait to get to flying again. My best to Jim and all the others.:)
 

GyrOZprey

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Feb meeting pics.

Feb meeting pics.

Members present. Mark S. Mike G. Dan C. Desmon, Bobby Munroe, Dean Dolph, Mike R. Becky O'Brian ,Jim & moi! Will T. Stacy, Ron C. ( & Danny W)

Mike G & Danny W watch Dan Carr remove his windshield off the Golden.

Stacy relaxing between sessions in his Gyrobee.

Jim & Mike R in Tiggy ... off to check throttle settings.
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Whitewater KS
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
Total Flight Time
770
Helicopter Swarm of six!

Helicopter Swarm of six!

What a treat ... all those lovely choppers! :)

Good to hear from you Tony ... you were missed .. as was not having your Aircommand buzz around churning some air!

Amazing how quickly the new hanger has filled up ... of course the "TG-Biggun" takes a LOT of space ... hopefully after BD's ... you'll get some room again!
 

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GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Whitewater KS
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
Total Flight Time
770
Last lot of pics.

Last lot of pics.

Members about with their gyros ... plus a guard-dog!!!:lol:
 

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