Tempature also comes into play here in this part of Aussie land , when it is cold , a lot of the feed they eat goes to keeping themselves warm , but when it warms up and there is plenty of feed around in the later part of spring that is when they put a lot of their weight onAustralian science Chuck, upside down.
To be honest we have just had one the most humid summers that I can remember seeing here, it was crap.
I could understand your cattle going to feed lots, to much green grass can be rank and just go's straight through them. They don't put on weight without some roughedge. Once our grass here starts to hay off the cattle really start bulk up.
Wow I had know idea about Florida's population, amazing.
Of all the flying footage of the USA I have seen I am amazed at the amount of open unpopulated country, hard to imagine with your population and land mass not a whole lot larger then Oz.
If I understand what your talking about correctly,I just noticed the screws on the stopblocks on the head -
shouldn't they be countersunk all the way down the stopblocks,
so they can't touch the hub bar?
I had to make my own so I could use the Auto-Gyro type1 tower.
Older, cobalt based lithium batteries did have the capacity for thermal runaway. Newer chemistry LiFePO4 batteries? Even if you massively overcharge them, they will swell up, perhaps burst, but not catch fire. Fire with LiFePO4 batteries are normally caused by shorts igniting nearby combustibles. You can find several videos of people intentionally trying to get a LiFePO4 battery to catch fire by overcharging in freezing weather, pushing massive amps in, etc.A few mates have fitted Edge big bore kits to their 914’s with good results, around 125hp apparently.
Be careful of the lithium battery, I know of a few that have overheated in Magni gyros. Autogyro have issued a Safety Bulletin to replace theirs.
Looking forward to your report on how it flies.