AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 4000+ 560 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes. Pilot Airplane
For me it's about "best practice & safety" So I have to agree with @Philbennett - flexing those blades like double d's on baywatch could be detrimental later on in their life span. I don't even like the blades hanging down on their own while parked in the hanger!
The flex point / weak spot of the blade is right at the end of the hub bar, stressing the blade beyond its elasticity at that point could lead to premature failure, just like bending a piece if wire continuously till it breaks.
I don't want to test out the theory on my way down from 2000ft to my untimely death & cremation.
I don't understand what are double d's on baywatch? Can you explain what you mean? And how do they flex like gyroplane blades. Have you done any mathematical analysis for that?