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by Rampant Rat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft for Sale
Topic: Hangar space to rent at Eagles Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Hangar space to rent at Eagles Creek

:roll: :roll: Can anyone work out why nobody wants to rent space here? :roll:
by Rampant Rat
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Aircraft parts and accessories
Topic: Hangar for sale - Eagles Creek
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Hangar for sale - Eagles Creek

Hangar for sale at Eagles Creek Aviation Estate. 10mx15m, big enough for 2 Slings. Solar power and toilet/basin. Close to Fourways and Centurion.
Tarred runway and Avgas on site. Price neg R500 000, no VAT.
Richard - +267 71243293 richard@ngami.net
by Rampant Rat
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: What to know when buying a Gyro
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

Re: What to know when buying a Gyro

Heheheheheh. Interesting stuff on the other post! Yes, if you want to buy a gyro make sure you know what you are buying or get the Vaseline out for a serious lesson in asset selection.... One poster even boasted that he had many happy hours flying a Sycamore with an illegal 33ft rotor. I think I mus...
by Rampant Rat
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Sycamore gyro's with aluminium rotors
Replies: 14
Views: 5043

Re: Sycamore gyro's with aluminium rotors

I have a set of Sycamore doors for anyone who is having problems keeping his chickens inside the cockpit of his gyro in the back yard.....
Seriously, I do have a set which can be collected for free at Eagles Creek, and you can have the original pre-rotator and flexible cable too if you need a spare.
by Rampant Rat
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: That game of darts...
Replies: 117
Views: 8810

Re: That game of darts...

Don't know why I'm getting involved here but...
Bladerunner - "mothers of RAF pilots gave birth to legends" as you say. Surely you know that "RAF'refers to Royal Airforce or more recently Rhodesian Airforce and not Rotary Airforce. Now that is a fine example of what you call ignorant! :lol:
by Rampant Rat
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Misasa, Aero Club, CAA and legislative issues
Topic: Conversion NPL gyro to LSA?
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Conversion NPL gyro to LSA?

Thanks Air Hog,
Looks simple enough to me!
by Rampant Rat
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Misasa, Aero Club, CAA and legislative issues
Topic: Conversion NPL gyro to LSA?
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Conversion NPL gyro to LSA?

Can anyone tell me what will be required for me to do a LSA fixed wing NPL if I already have a NPL Gyro license?
by Rampant Rat
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: WANTED :ROTAX 914 ENGINE
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: WANTED :ROTAX 914 ENGINE

Hi LDV, I might have a low hour 914 with slipper clutch (160hrs) on the market in the near future. I also comes with a Sycamore Serial # 001 attached, but that I will be selling separately as parts as follows: 1 x Wagtail/ Advanced Kinetics Rotor head assembly and 33ft Al Rotors. 1 x Wagtail Hydraul...
by Rampant Rat
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: What a/c would you choose?
Replies: 27
Views: 7325

Re: What a/c would you choose?

It seems power and lifting capacity are important to these heavy okes... Nobody followed through on the Trojan Gyro from Wagtail! Yes, Subaru powered and 100% local manufacture too - just like the RAF. Do fixed wing LSA pilots really like flying in strong winds? No they don't! If you have strong win...
by Rampant Rat
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Pitch trim sorted at last

Fortunately a Sycamore is a simple beast and most of their problems have logical solutions. The process of replacing the rotor hub when doing the hydraulic pre-rotator mod includes moving the control arms from the front of the hub yolk to the rear when the hub is replaced. This inverts the original ...
by Rampant Rat
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro

You see! Us Gyro mense are a strange bunch, most of the time we do things differently, but we always find a friendly solution to our problems. Thanks Johan, see you Saturday vhpy vhpy vhpy
by Rampant Rat
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro

And a few more points that should be noted by our wise Forum... I didn't say the mods were done by the AMO - I clearly said quote "I fitted a new rotor head with hydraulic pre-rotator" I also said that the "The mod is approved I am assured, and it has been done by a reputable AMO with extensive Syca...
by Rampant Rat
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro

Thanks Weedy,
I know about these adjustable trim springs. Mine are adjusted almost fully up which gives assistance for backward movement on the stick. Does a small amount of adjustment on these springs make much difference?
by Rampant Rat
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro

It's difficult to answer some of the questions without apportioning blame for the change in flight characteristics but I'll do my best... The decision to add a few kilo's to my already heavy and old Sycamore was out of concern about reliability. The Gyro will be flown in future in one of the most re...
by Rampant Rat
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Pitch trim wanted for a gyro
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Pitch trim wanted for a gyro

I urgently need an electro-pneumatic pitch trim actuator for my recently modified Sycamore. I fitted a new rotor head with a hydraulic pre-rotator and now have a problem with the amount of effort to hold the stick back. Powers that be say I need to fit a trim to relax the pressure on the stick and t...