....bearing in mind that we are the ( slightly biased ) first US owners of a Titanium Explorer & part of the TAGNA LLC - importers/distributers for the Australian parent company!Greeting all,
Can we get objective first opinion from experience pilots and instructors about the Titanium?
Quality of materials and assembly? how it flies?
I am MTO sport pilot and the comprasion between the gyro's is interesting.
We are still assessing the rotor .... at the UTAH event Brigham City- alt 4230' (DA ~7,000') we flew the new rotor version ( that was then delivered with the other US TE import to the owner in Florida) ... we were still learning how to tweak all the mast & rotorhead adjustments ... but it was much smoother than the first (prototype rotor we currently fly & used @ Mentone/PRA convention last week!)The blade is the same length as the MTO but with a wider cord. How does this affect on flight performance? I wonder if this gyro is more optimized for cruising (Stable and comfortable), or sporty and agile? what about stick shake?
Thank you all for referring. Neri
I installed Patroney composite wider chord blades on my mto. I am not sure whether that is what the titanium uses but Patroney is well known blade manufacturer here in oz.The blade is the same length as the MTO but with a wider cord. How does this affect on flight performance? I wonder if this gyro is more optimized for cruising (Stable and comfortable), or sporty and agile? what about stick shake? Thank you all for referring. Neri
The 28ft rotor we are currently flying weighs 75lb.(2 blades +hub plates) We will weigh the new one ( versionII) ... when it arrives!Hi Jordan, I think that the TAG blades are lighter then the MTO blades (but i'm not sure about it).
What about ground roll? Is there any difference?
Well, performance data have environmental conditions implied. If you quote a takeoff performance without giving any qualifying conditions, this will be interpreted as: at International Standard Atmosphere (15 °C, sea level, at 1013 hPa), windstill, at MTOW, over a 50 ft obstacle, on a level hard top surface, using the manufacturer recommended takeoff procedure specidied in the POH.Yes ..... performance data without the environmental conditions stated is meaningless!