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    Pitbull gyro look a like or concept?!

    Most of the "google-FU" will result in pitbull threads ending in debates and Nay saying on the Tail dragger configuration. There is exactly one clip of a flying pitbull on youtube and it is the Manufacturers unit ( I believe, it is at least the same vid that is on his web site) many were sold...
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    how good a kawasaki 398cc works on a gyroplane

    Yes the Kawi most often used in the Gyro's would be the 2cyl, two stroke air cooled Sled engine. The only actual test I have seen is ONE Gyrobee ( a true 103 legal one) that ettempted to use one, he got it to fly but ended up putting a 447 Rotax on it in the end I believe. The issue is not the...
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    Been almost a year since I posted anything here, and almost that long since I did anything with this project. Built some guns, did some hunting standard yard work house repairs all the Alaska Summer stuff. Seems like as good a time as any to dust off this thing and get to it. The little fact...
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    HELI /GYRO ROTORS

    Generally speaking greater lift=greater drag so more lifting capacity is usually offset by either more Horsepower or reduced speed.
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    Open Source Kit Aircraft

    No kidding, think of the numbers of proven plans you could buy with that ! Seriously I have burned my "free trial" time with auto desk a number of times and have to resort to friends in the industry to get my full size patterns for Kayaks and foam formers and the like Drafted out into print...
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    What you wear?

    Ohhhh, now you need to be careful or I will put up the pics of my "Lady Ga-Ga" costume from Halloween.
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    What you wear?

    I was going to make some witty comment here, but somehow words are failing me..... I feel... uhm ..... afraid ?
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    Two Stroke Exhaust

    Sorry. I imagine it is just a matter of time and money as in most applications will be pure custom, as even a common airframe and engine combo would represent a TINY potential sales volume to a manufacturer, not to mention that age old bugaboo of the aviation community "Liability" Dan
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    What to expect for the Rotax 447

    I know what I look at on any two stroke I tear down, but since I am not aviation two stroke experienced ( and I am constantly told its differant) and the fact that I dont know how to illistrate what I mean by "general condition" and such I should refrain from giving any advice on that. I wil...
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    What to expect for the Rotax 447

    here is a link to a good picture of the main parts of the 447 over on rotarywingforums Gil's Hornet build. - Page 5 - Rotary Wing Forum notice the crank apears to be several round chunks of iron with hardened steel pins in between (because it is ) the pins are pressed into the "cheeks" or...
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    What to expect for the Rotax 447

    first let me qualify this by saying I have never worked on a Rotax 447 ( at least an Aircraft rated one) but if it is anything like every other Rotax ( and the air cooled 447 that they used in the snowmobile line in the early 80's) and most two stroke engines in the world if is not a two piece...
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    Two Stroke Exhaust

    This is probably old news to you two strokers, but.... most of the exhausts I have seen sticking out the side and so forth are adapted from some other application or at the very least a "universal" type. Two strokes are extremely sensitive to exhaust design. Google a the " two stroke expansion...
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    ugh, no progress did a lot of thinking, but I have fresh paint on all the walls and ceiling of my bedroom, along with new wood flooring. Guess I have to keep the book keeper happy if I am going to have any chance of this.
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    I did not take it that way, I just realized that I have been a little Vague with my expectations on this project and what my background really was. now if my truck had not decided it was a good time to blow an axle seal, I would have more to show, as it is I get to play mechanic again this...
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    Thank you for the comments and yes I am hanging on to This wife, a few months ago I built a skin on frame Kayak in the living room, not only was it allowed she wants one for her now.. something about Sea kayaking in Valdez this summer. Also, I don't intend or expect real number or any...
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    practical knowledge from scale models ?

    posted a picture of my humble beginnings in the new guy intro thread. Gonna let this one Die and if I have any more progress I will start a build log.
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    template in the picture is 6' long Yeah I know, nice purse........ it happens when I bring my projects in on the dining room table ;)
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    How much cheaper are RC's than full size?

    What no one is going to post the paranoia view ? that if the general public ever found out what an rc electronics geek was capable off they would claim terrorists could use it, The FAA or TSA or someone is going to HAVE to step in and close down most Everything related to airspace... oh course...
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    new Guy with high hopes and questions

    Well i guess I am new here, I have been posting sporadically for a few days now and I have a question or two. First, Can a 1/4 scale proof of concept RC model be a build? ( as in a build log with pictures) and if so does anyone even care to see it? and So far I only have one step done, so not...
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    practical knowledge from scale models ?

    Some days I am not so certain as to how "real" or "live" I am but I am cheap, so if I am to use a CNC router I have to build it and stepper motors and writing G code sounds like a whole nother project that I don't have time for currently. I am thinking a sharpie and a Ginsu knife will suffice...
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