Rotor Ute

Hosko

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One of two new gyros ready for delivery .....RU-X8. Rotor Ute
 

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Smiko Ecko. :)
Wot prespinner engagement setup do you use?
 

Hosko

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Davo,
Sorry , only just saw your post.
The pulley/engagement arm/belt come from TAG Aviation ( Neil Sheather ), the splines/ uni joints & gearbox from TEA transmissions Qld. The bendix I make from chromoly tube & ally ends.
I've been bolting in our new 80 ltr seat tanks.
 

Hosko

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Ring gear is flex plate from Mazda 626.
 

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birdy

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Wot prespinner engagement setup do you use

Is it hand\cable, air, lectric??
 

Hosko

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Cable. TAG use air , which I may look at down the track.
 

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KISS.
I wouldnt bother with any of the fancy stuff mate, keep it simple.
Cant for the life of me understand any denifit of complicatn a simple cable/ sheath setup that is very easy to regulate torque and to spin up as quick as you want, to wot ever rrpm youll need, for as long as is needed.
And its pretty much failsafe.
Im yet to see any of these machines overloaded with gadgetry come close to the performance, simplicity and effectivness of the one i use made from bits scabbed from the dump. ;)
 

Hosko

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Yep....cable works good .....has a ratchet type twist release that you operate with left hand , pull it on then you can bring the revs up until the brakes won't hold it ......
 

Hosko

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Thanks for the KISS , too ....BTW.
Merry Christmas to all the family.
 

Aussie_Paul

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Since 1982 Gyro 5000+ mostly instructing, and approx. 200 fixed wing in the late 1960s.
Eric do you have an electronic fuel gauge for these tanks?

Aussie Paul. :)
 

Hosko

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Delivered .....Jack is a happy boy.
 

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Hosko

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Couple more tails undercoated & prepped for painting. Airfoil is NACA 15 ......(rather than flat plywood).
 

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