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PostSubject: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeThu Aug 09, 2012 7:40 am

Ive had a long standing interest in these aircraft, and through various forums and a couple contacts, it seems as though a couple flight training unit`s may actually be starting up in Ontario relatively soon! In the next couple weekends, I may get my first flight too, yeehaw!

Time for some crazy, snake-dropping fun times!

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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeThu Aug 09, 2012 3:19 pm

is it safe? It isn't like fixed wing plane. If this one loses power, it will fall like a stone.
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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 9:00 am

Actually they`re always in autorotation, so the main rotor isn`t powered at all. If you lose the engine, you`re already in parachute mode, you have a very controlled and gentle descent back to earth Razz

They`re actually much safer & docile than fixed wing, and also more maneuverable Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 1:16 pm

Every time I see those Gyro-copters they make me think of the early attempts at flying.






Maybe you can take you can take Tetris up with you and can do some sky diving! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 5:23 pm

I'm down for that!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeTue Aug 14, 2012 10:39 am

Hah! I might actually be going up this weekend if time & weather permit!

Anyway, yes they ARE very stable machines, and I'm more inclined to feel safe flying them than I would a single engine light plane, or a light heli.. and I'm an aircraft maintenance engineer... I know these things Wink

Anyway this is one of my favourite in-flight videos. You get a good sense of their operation and get a simple play-by-play from engine start through prerotation (spins up the main rotors on the ground to reduce takeoff roll), and flight.


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PostSubject: Re: Gyrocopters   Gyrocopters Icon_minitimeTue Aug 14, 2012 11:47 am

Don't worry the weather, you can try IFR.... hahaha.. Just joke.
If you flight this weekend. do not forget to put your camera on and upload more video.
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