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by MPL Pilot
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Who flies what from where ?
Replies: 80
Views: 41171

Re: Who flies what from where ?

P van der Merwe
UFO Helithruster
ZU-RGG
Aviators Paradise
by MPL Pilot
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: SAGPA AGM & NORTH / SOUTH 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4607

Re: SAGPA AGM & NORTH / SOUTH 2014

Hi all, what are the facilities at the air field? Can we camp under out tail? vhpy
by MPL Pilot
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: NORTH / SOUTH 2014 - GARIEP
Replies: 35
Views: 4476

Re: NORTH / SOUTH 2014 - GARIEP

Landed at Gariep in October last year. Upgrades to the "club house" are great. Will see you there. Oops, almost forgot, I vote for the poll too.
by MPL Pilot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes

Pierre, we need to organize a north meets north so that we can talk this over over a fire and a braai. Very interesting! Sounds like a good idea, like I said, I am no guru with material strengths ect, found it fascinating to do tests of my own. I wanted to know if the mast, hang bolt, hub bar, chee...
by MPL Pilot
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes

A simple bracket as in the picture Material: Allum 7075 : Tatinuim Weight : 0.02kg : 0.033kg Load : 1000kg : 1000kg/1500kg Displacement : 0.11mm : 0.079mm/0.11mm Very interesting, for 0.013kg extra titanium can take 50% more load to have the same displacement as aluminum puff
by MPL Pilot
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Analysis of metals used in gyroplanes

It would also be interesting to know how carbon-fibre compares given the new generation of C-f monocoque machines, I am no guru on material strengths, always had a n interest in it and learned a lot during the certification of the UFO. This would give an indication of carbon fiber strength. http://...
by MPL Pilot
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Gyro glider action
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Gyro glider action

Look like a lot of fun (^^)
by MPL Pilot
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Rotor: 2 blade vs 4 blade
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Rotor: 2 blade vs 4 blade

I understand there are serious stresses on the Rotor head because of the movement from the 2 sets of rotors.

Seems RotorTec has a system that work.
by MPL Pilot
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: SAGPA
Replies: 52
Views: 3565

Re: SAGPA

Hi Fellow Aviators

Have a look at this document on the RAASA website:

http://www.raasa.co.za/pdf/RA%2066-01%2 ... 202013.pdf


Slowly we are getting there!
by MPL Pilot
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: SAGPA
Replies: 52
Views: 3565

Re: SAGPA

Hi THI I am quoting Mak "......until recently certain people still believed you can only become an AP by building your own plane and that AP’s is not a commercial activity. Which young person today has the money to build a plane to become an AP ........" According to that statement it is possible to...
by MPL Pilot
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: SAGPA
Replies: 52
Views: 3565

Re: SAGPA

Ai tog Francois! We note your aggressive nature and behavior, not even the trees are safe when you are flying that sicamor :lol: On a more serious note: Quote from Condor " 2. On of the biggest headaches experienced by RAASA is that for certain friends CAA still issue ATF's for not type certified pl...
by MPL Pilot
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: NORTH / SOUTH 2013 @ DOUGLAS - 20 to 23 SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 6826

Re: NORTH / SOUTH 2013 @ DOUGLAS - 20 to 23 SEPTEMBER

Lekker MANNE!! Dit was nou n belewenis. The organisers did an excellent job. ^*^^ Thank you Mak, Francois and co for all the "little" big things you did to make the time spent at the airfield enjoyable, food, shade, drinks, chairs, umbrellas, transport and what else... fuel! And everyone had a good ...
by MPL Pilot
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 31569

Re: Happy Birthday Thread

(^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)

Geniet ou Leon, daar is nog n klomp op pad (^^) (^^)
by MPL Pilot
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 31569

Re: Happy Birthday Thread

Vertrou jy het n wonderlike dag gehad Jaco. (ZU-EWY) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)
Vertou jy gaan nog vele meer geniet. (^^) (^^) (^^)

Net jammer ons kan nie vandag n sundowner vluggie inpas nie.....
by MPL Pilot
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Gyro Talk
Topic: CAA RAMP INSPECTIONS
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: CAA RAMP INSPECTIONS

Thank you Mak

:oops: