- Apr 21, 2008
- San Diego, CA. USA
- Piper Archer, Aviomania G1sb
- Total Flight Time
- Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
I guess I don't quite understand what you are saying.Whether or not a rotor will flap catastrophically depends upon airspeed and the angle of flow through the rotor disc.
During rotor startup, flapping would be eliminated if the rotor disc could be tilted back 90º so that edgewise flow was eliminated. It would either start or slow down.
I understood that and have seen it many times.A rotor will recover from lower rpm in a vertical descent than with translational airspeed.
there's mushy.....and then there's MUSHY. I just got a machine with a rotor tach, and a bunch of other dials. I'm thinking of taping over them to keep my blood pressure down!
p.s. maybe a bigger rudder too.
Just doesn't have a solid understanding of the gyro.
Best thing to do is keep him in discussions and feed him info as politely as possible. He is already flying, and this is a good source of information for him. We just need to keep him reading till it sinks in.
I hope I don't have to contribute to the flower fund.