- Nov 25, 2017
- Clermont, NY
- Magni M16
- Total Flight Time
You make some good points. However, except for low G situations, once at flight rrpms (i.e. after takeoff), a gyro rotor pretty much does look after itself.The question is, do gyros inherently allow for more pilot error accidents? I'm inclined to think that the 'rotating wing' spinning above a gyro pilot may make the aircraft inherently more prone to poor ADM, because it's not a wing that the pilot can mostly forget about while he flies like in most aircraft, it requires almost constant attention particularly on takeoff, in addition to thinking about the powerplant going quiet on you, which is mostly all that FW pilots have to think about as long as they keep the aircraft above stall speed.
I take a glance at my rotor tach every so often once I'm in the air, but it's more out of curiousity than anything else. It spins faster on hot days, and when I'm pulling some extra G (e.g. hard banks). But I really don't control it, in any meaningful sense, so I cannot worry too much about it.
But what I really don't ever have to worry about is my stall speed...