Got the Helicycle home

baronpilot

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Auburn, IN
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Baron B55, Bonanza V35, Brantly B2B
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Flew the HC today for the first time in still air. 45 minutes of nothing but smooth fun. No thermals, bumps, wind shifts, etc. Did some autos and quickstops for the first time as well. Autos are a non-event from a "scary" standpoint. Comes down nice and slow at 65 MPH. The flare and transition to power recovery is very smooth.
 

StanFoster

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Todd- What's your assessment of the rotor energy available compared to the R22? Those 12 ounce tipweights are pulling around 950 pounds each. Stan
 

baronpilot

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Stan,

I can't remember since I only did a couple in the 22, but it feels a lot like my brantly.
 

ylf

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Pittsburg, KS
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Todd,

Thanks for posting your new experiences, it means a lot since you're doing now what I hope to be doing in "about two weeks". I saw your post in the the other thread about me being close to done but didn't want to answer there and get off topic.

Hank has his checkout scheduled for Sept. 23rd and I think I'm next after him so I'm looking at October I guess, haven't heard back from Blake yet with firm dates. Too bad we can't clone Doug.

Mike
 
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