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  Hello, and a few questions, please.
Posted by: Gildo - 04-30-2017, 10:51 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello everyone,

My name is Gil.  I don't own a helicopter and have no time in them except as a passenger and a jumper in the U.S. Army.  However, I do hold a sport pilot powered parachute certificate and a sport pilot powered parachute instructor certificate (CFI).  I do give active instruction. 

I also own a Benson B8 gyro with a 90hp Mac.  I have had it for about 2 years and I have never flown it because finding gyro instruction has proven quite difficult.  I talked to about 9 gyro instructors, and frankly, only two of them were very friendly, the others, to say it nicely, were not friendly at all.  Of the two that I did like, one no longer had a training gyro, but would provide training in my dual control machine, of course I don't have one of those.  The other nice gentleman still had his training gyro, but no longer is actively instructing, but he did offer to sell his machine to me.  All of that seemed like a long way to go to get instruction, especially because I would have to travel about 700 miles to get the instruction and buy another machine.

So, because of the difficulty with gyro instruction, I have been considering helicopters, and I'm convinced that I want one and that I am going to buy one.  I can get helicopter instruction locally.

I only mention my flying experience so that you guys will know that I am serious about this new endeavor.  And not someone who talks and talks about it, but only flies his keyboard.

I have a helicopter in mind to purchase.  I talked to the owner this morning.  He sounds like a very nice guy.

The search on this forum didn't yield any useful results about this Air/engine combo.

The machine is a Mosquito Air powered by a Rotax 503 and he is a member here.  I'm not going to mention him, or confirm who he is if someone asks, but some of you probably know right away whom I'm talking about.  Is this an acceptable combination?  I ask you guys because I know very little about helicopters in general and the Mosquito specifically.  I know he flies it, and I've seen video of it flying.  I know that there are probably more desirable engines for the Mosquito, but that's not what I'm asking.

I'm asking specifically about the 503.  Is it reliable mounted vertical?  If I understand the Air correctly, the engine's crankshaft has no thrust load from the rotor shaft, only rotational load.  I have three 582's in three powered parachutes that my wife and I currently fly, 2 ELSA, 1 SLSA, and I have one on the bench as well, so I'm familiar with the Rotax 2-strokes.

I apologize for the length of this post.  I just wanted to inform you as best as I could about me and my questions.

Thank you for your time and assistance,
Gil

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  Gallery sort pictures?
Posted by: tecaeromex - 04-24-2017, 07:57 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi guys,
I have posted some pictures of my Mosquito XE285 construction but all the pictures are shown in a random way, I put a number in the tittle of each picture to be able to sort them by order but no matter what I do, all the pictures keep showing in random order.
I uploaded by the bulk loader (five pictures)
Since I did all the resize at the same time all my pictures have the same date.
Any other way to show my pictures in numerical order?

Best regards from Mexico

Juan Manuel Lozano

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  Flying Car
Posted by: jimwitkowski - 04-22-2017, 03:36 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

https://www.facebook.com/verge/videos/1417286841640988/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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  A few questions...
Posted by: RotorTim - 04-21-2017, 03:06 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Starting to seriously think about a  Mosquito sitting in my hangar but have a few questions.

* I live in Arizona...any "unique" needs to protect the bird from the harsh effects of the desert environment? Leading edges of the MRB's and TRB's? Any other parts needing an extra level of protection? Filters?

* What are folks thinking about the impending ADSB requirements. Anyone put together a compact solution?

I spent 5 years as an Aerial Gunner on USAF Blackhawks (Pave Hawk) and have a PPL helo (R-44). I am a fixed wing pilot flying for a very large business jet operator and currently working on a Challenger 350 type rating. I also am involved in general aviation....and yearn for having a helicopter in my life!!! Big Grin

Here is my current toy...



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  Fuel line
Posted by: arrow123 - 04-19-2017, 09:33 AM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (8)

Hi
I had a quick flight today to my neighbours place and on landing, shutdown and discovered fuel pouring out of a split in the primer fuel line.  I cut the line, fitted a joiner and flew home.  Discovered another split further up the primer line and fuel pouring out the line.  Think I'll replace all the fuel lines now.
Is there a replacement period for the fuel lines?
This is just a "heads up" - keep an eye on the fuel lines.  Mine had darkened, which might be an indicator of deterioration??

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  German Ultralight
Posted by: jimwitkowski - 04-15-2017, 12:22 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

http://www.pilotweb.aero/news/germany-s-...-1-4966966

https://youtu.be/nfvm_77JeOA

https://youtu.be/pLVIIbs5aL8

Interesting, a turbine version, with the turbine mounted vertically ------- https://youtu.be/Z83t1iejpc8

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  Rotary Wing Addicted?
Posted by: jb92563 - 04-07-2017, 08:03 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

For the folks who just can get enough rotary action to satisfy their appetite we have this little gem that can amuse you and your guests when away from your beloved Mosquito.

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  2017 videos
Posted by: swashplate - 04-04-2017, 12:47 PM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (15)

The videos....

https://youtu.be/AW3G548AaZ0

https://youtu.be/R3y_1RiSCUE

https://youtu.be/TyYilvaN8QY

https://youtu.be/ppblK7d6AJA

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  2017 Flyin pics
Posted by: swashplate - 04-03-2017, 07:18 PM - Forum: Flyin's - No Replies

Just a few starter pics....

                   


                   
More pics.....

I'm gonna put the rest in my builder's gallery.

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  Instrument Panels!
Posted by: RotorTim - 04-01-2017, 09:42 PM - Forum: Instruments - Replies (3)

Lets see what everyone has done with their instrument panels. With somewhat limited space, I assume people are still able to be creative with the end result.

Also, does anyone have a scale drawing of the panel so I can start scheming?

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