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  Parachute
Posted by: Jerrod - 03-04-2021, 05:51 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Would installing a parachute on an xel give you the same weight allowance as the floats do because it is a safety device.

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Thumbs Up Annual Fly In 2021
Posted by: marcher07 - 02-20-2021, 02:37 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Spread the word, make your plans, Composite-fx is planning on having the fly in --  April 9-11 2021, Trenton FL
More info to follow as things firm up
Mike

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  Idea for backup rotor rpm instrument
Posted by: grevis - 02-19-2021, 07:33 PM - Forum: Instruments - Replies (1)

Hi guys,

I had an idea for a backup rotor rpm instrument, and a couple of people have asked about it lately so thought I would share some details on here for everyone.

The instrument sits on top of the dash and is a vertical row of LED lights.  It has 3 in the middle that are always on (fairly dull).  As rotor rpm's go high or low lights above or below start turning on.  10 rpm high, 1 light above center on, 20 rpm high, 2 lights above center on etc...  The lights are set up to be progressively brighter the further away from center, and have different colors (green - yellow - red).

Its powered from a separate circuit breaker to other instruments, and has its own pickup via a photocell seeing a reflective strip on the driveshaft below the splitter gearbox.  (someone had a good idea the other day about giving it its own battery backup)

I put it in as a backup, but after flying with no governor I found it actually became my primary flight instrument.  Its easy to just quickly glance at, or even see out of peripheral vision.  A lot easier than focusing on the MGL instrument electronic version of a needle.

The housing is just 3d printed plastic, a base that can be shaped to fit the curve of the dash, then the main housing screwed down to that.  Then a couple of circuit boards, one with the LED lights, the other with a small microprocessor and power supply.

I am also looking now at maybe building in a low rpm buzzer to maybe turn on between 70 - 95% rotor rpm.  Still playing with that idea.
   
   
   
Gary
XE285 in NZ

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  Why did you pick a Mosquito?
Posted by: Jeff M - 02-19-2021, 02:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

I have been following the Mosquito for a while now and like what I see. My question to you is, why did you picked this Helicopter over a Rotorway, Safari or Helicycle?

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  Trailer Ideas
Posted by: grevis - 02-08-2021, 07:16 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Hi Guys, this might interest some of you.  Someone took my idea from my homemade trailer for loading my mosquito and got a professional trailer builder to make one for them.

   

   

   

Gary
XE285 in NZ

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  2021 Fly-In
Posted by: swashplate - 02-01-2021, 07:32 PM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (3)

Has anyone heard if the 2021 fly-in is a go or a no-go?  Most people can (and should) keep a six foot social distance.  Also, the mask mandate provides a little more safety.  HOWEVER, keeping a social distance inside the factory itself might take a bit of extra effort.

I myself will not make it even if it is a go.  My wife and I have a health issue at home that forces us to stay isolated and shelter-in-place for the next several months.

If it is a go, for those of you that can make it - SEND PICS AND VIDS!

Robert

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  Xel belts
Posted by: Jerrod - 01-22-2021, 12:31 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I need to change both drive belts on xel but can't access the builders manuals. Can anyone help with instructions?

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  General discussion
Posted by: Gyroman - 12-14-2020, 04:46 PM - Forum: Flight training - No Replies

Hi all! I’ve been flying Gyroplanes for twenty years on my farm here in Louisiana( just basically a hobby,no airports). My question is to you guys that have been in this for a while, I want one of these mosquitoes and need some training to learn to fly it and it not cost me an arm and leg to learn. Anybody have any ideas for me on what to do. Again this will just be flown around my farm.

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  Flight training
Posted by: Gyroman - 12-14-2020, 04:42 PM - Forum: Flight training - Replies (2)

Hi all! I’ve been flying Gyroplanes for twenty years on my farm here in Louisiana( just basically a hobby,no airports). My question is to you guys that have been in this for a while, I want one of these mosquitoes and need some training to learn to fly it and it not cost me an arm and leg to learn. Anybody have any ideas for me on what to do. Again this will just be flown around my farm.

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  General question
Posted by: Gyroman - 12-13-2020, 04:32 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Hi! New to the forum. Do anybody know of any flight training for the XE mosquito near Louisiana??

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