Gyro flight test

Neri

Newbie
Hello, I'm looking for a flight test program or test cards (genaric type) for gyro (any gyro). Thanks in advance!
Neri
 

Steve_UK

Active Member
Hi Neri - sorry can't help with the cards - I wonder if your "4X" TAG Explorer has now arrived ? If not hopefully soon.
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
This is the information on the gyroplane I fly.

It is a one of a kind gyroplane so there is no POH.

Any production or kit gyroplane that I have flown has this information the the pilot's operating handbook.

It doesn't hurt to verify the numbers that are in the POH.

The procedures for getting these numbers are pretty straight forward; I no longer have the actual flight test cards.

A gyroplane has such a wide operating range that many people fly without every testing for these numbers.

Some of the information is just to help with weight and balance.

I have them on a spread sheet so they are easy to change and print out. The Rotary Wing Forum doesn't do spread sheet well unless you attach them.

Givans Predator
Vx best angle 45 kts
Vy best rate 50 kts
Va maneuvering 70 kts
Vno normal operate 20-85 kts
Vne never exceed 100 kts
Vmin level flight 20 kts
V high cruise 75 kts
Vglide 1:3 50 kts
Vapr & climb 60 kts
Vmc min control 20 kts
Vh max level flight 90 kts
Vb turblent air pen >70 kts
Wind 50 kts
xwind 20 kts
Altitude 12,000 FT
Gross Wt 1400 LBS
Empty Wt 797 LBS
Useful 603 LBS
less full fuel 471 LBS
Max seat # 250 LBS
Baggage 20 LBS
Pounds fuel 132
Usable 21 GAL
Fuel 100LL
Octane 91 or higher
6 [email protected] 3.5hr
[email protected] 75 3hr
Temp C 0 to 46
Temp F 32 to 115
RRPM limit 225-550
 
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Neri

Newbie
Hello Vance, I'm looking for a syllabus. Not the data.
Thanks any way! I appreciate your help. Neri
 

Steve_UK

Active Member
""How did you know that (4x...)?""


I look at a lot of aviation data. 4X that's your national registration prefix.

Unless you move down the road to JY or north to OD or YK or across the Med to 5B.

Not long to December, looking forward to updates in due course.

Cheers
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Section 8 of this manual might be a place to develop one for your aircraft.

No... I'm looking for a syllabus.
Thanks.
Perhaps you would help us all if you would describe what your idea of a flight test syllabus is.

When flight testing; I use simple fill in the blank flight test cards so I stay focused on the question.

Finding the V speeds is pretty straight forward as is the glide ratio.

It would also help me to answer questions if you would fill in your profile as to flight experience and aviation background.
 

Neri

Newbie
Perhaps you would help us all if you would describe what your idea of a flight test syllabus is.

When flight testing; I use simple fill in the blank flight test cards so I stay focused on the question.

Finding the V speeds is pretty straight forward as is the glide ratio.

It would also help me to answer questions if you would fill in your profile as to flight experience and aviation background.
You are right Vance. Fixed now (-:
 
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