AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 4000+ 380 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes
Actually it is the blade off the accident machine. That bolt is rusted through. This should have been caught on any inspection or even suspected on a pre-flight. I am surprised it was not a suspected item on a good pre-flight or on a regular inspection. That would have prompted a full inspection of the blade and perhaps these cracks would have been caughtThat photo of the broken blade looks like it's been sat out in the weather for a few months in that state. The threads don't look like a nut has been recently removed. Sceptical that this is the actual part off the accident machine in question.