eutrophicated1;n1125548 said:less ROC?????????????
CD also lowered??????? Love these guessing games.............
But I get it now. If the more experienced pilots really gave a **** about gaining and keeping new members, they'd spell out these acronyms.
Its really all about the status of knowing so many of these acronyms, isn't it. I'm an eighth grader, an' you're a sixth grader, nah, nah.
twistair;n1125542 said:Here are a naked MTO and a Calidus both on tundra wheels. Ca. 15 mph less cruise, less ROC, much better for sand beach, not that much for gravel. Longitudal stability is affected (tundra wheels are heavier that regular ones thus CG lowered, CD also lowered).
Spraypilot;n1125578 said:OH Brother My post that was intended for a nice discussion on gyros set up for off airport landings has been hijacked by the English literature police
fara;n1125610 said:Yeah welcome to the forum.
Anyway, I don't know if there is a big advantage with large tires on a gyro for soft field operations. The landing speed should be so slow, I can't really see it there. For takeoff, if the rotors are pre-rotated enough, you should get light on the wheels quickly anyway and the front wheel should be lifted for soft field takeoff. In fact with big tires, the takeoff run should be longer because it will have more friction on the ground and less acceleration. The disadvantage would be in more drag that will reduce climb rate and speed and increased fuel burn.