Hand spinning a Cavalon

Rick E

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Sydney, Australia
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Cavalon and an MTO Sport
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1980+
One of the pilots I am traveling with suffered a prerotator failure on his Cavalon today which forced us to hand spin. It turned out being a terrific lesson in patience and rotor management.
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Whitewater KS
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
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TAG Aviation

TAG Aviation

has a simple mechanical back-up solution in the TE's .... for the possibility of pneumatic system failure in a remote area! However if the belt driver between prop hub & pto is broken - we'd be back to the challenge of hand-starting rotors!:eek:
Someone should have taken video of your efforts - be a great teaching tool for new-gen gyro owners!
I'm sure you were all too busy working the problem!:)
 
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