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    Toevs-Team ... new build

    and a new era in our 4.5 years gyro-mania journey ....a story of enormous frustration & endless debacles ... that few yet know the full details & we hope with the eventual closure of legal process the story can be told!

    Chapter 3 ..... 2015 ... building a Titanium Explorer in Australia ..... hoping shipping & registration/ AW & fly off will be complete to demo @ Bensen Days / Sun'n Fun ... to start off the Titanium AutoGyro - tour of 2015 US rotorcraft & UL airshow events!

    now if this uber-slow rural -OZ internet will allow me to upload a pic ... we can but try!

    If not ... a couple more weeks I hope to have decent internet again!


    DUH - DAHHH ...IT WORKED!!!
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    PRA Secretary JOHN ROUNTREE 41449's Avatar
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    That is beautiful!!! I like this one guys!!!
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    Cool

    THE MORE I see of & learn about the hidden detail of this gyro ... the more impressed & excited I become!

    Almost complete & ready to ship!
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    PRA Secretary JOHN ROUNTREE 41449's Avatar
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    This is GREAT news... I think you have picked a winner...

    She sure looks good!
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    Wow!

    That is fantastic!

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    The group representing this fantastic gyro is being formed in the United States. Great things are expected soon. We hope to have these available for the ROTR fly in in June.

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    Update ... here she is - FINISHED!

    The long awaited special pre-preg carbon composite rotor was tested for the first time on the Titanium gyro ... OURS! The manufacturer & test pilot were thrilled with the test results. Just a little tweaking with the tip-weight & ready to ship.
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    Sneak peak ...

    a couple of pics of the rotorhead, tower, & blades being made.
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    How tough are these rotors?????

    Direct from the Aussie manufacturer.... "Some additional tests done yesterday on blades ,

    The required flexion test was done with a safety factor of 3.25 needing a load of 40.5 KG .

    We then kept loading the blade to see what would happen and they took it up to over 660 Kg and still couldn’t break the blade

    They then did a shear load test on the root end of the blade and exceeded 2055 KG and couldn’t break the blade , this would normally be negligible in flight because everything is relying on centrifugal force not shear , but just goes to show the strength of the blade .

    If you had a aluminium blade you could not reach anywhere near these test figures ."
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