« Reply #1363 on: Aug 01, 2015, 10:11 am »
 
3 more earthquakes today 5.7 thru 3.4 richter. Getting anxious... ???

« Reply #1362 on: Jul 30, 2015, 1:52 am »
 
Shakey, Shakey,,,bit of a rumble here this morning at 0945 hrs....5.3 earthquake!  ??? Made the windows rattle...Second one ( another at 5.6 ) in a few months. Hope this is not becoming a trend around here   :o

implanecrazy

« Reply #1361 on: Jul 17, 2015, 10:17 am »
 
And as if by magic, it continues  ;)   ??? :o


Kip

« Reply #1360 on: Jul 16, 2015, 5:15 pm »
 
Gotcher, smart a--e

« Reply #1359 on: Jul 16, 2015, 3:23 pm »
 
"Nowt to do with OWT" is 4 yrs on and those replies to it
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kip

« Reply #1358 on: Jul 16, 2015, 2:54 pm »
 
(Four yrs on and 1350 replies.)

Wotsthat??

Kip

« Reply #1357 on: Jul 16, 2015, 1:26 pm »
 
Clearly "mans" ingenuity knows no bounds!
Thanks for that!
Four yrs on and 1350 replies.
Nice One---
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kip

« Reply #1356 on: Jul 16, 2015, 12:47 pm »
 
Watch in wonder.
Brill
Kip

Kip

« Reply #1355 on: Jul 09, 2015, 9:40 pm »
 
Maybe this is relevant.


 
 Rotorway Exec
Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000 [7]
General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 22 ft (6.71 m)
Rotor diameter: 25 ft (7.62 m)
Height: 8 ft (2.44 m)
Disc area: 380 sq ft (35.4 m²)
Empty weight: 975 lb (442 kg)
Useful load: 525 lb (238 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × RotorWay RI 162F flat-four piston engine, 150 hp (112 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 115 mph (100 knots, 185 km/h) at sea level
Cruise speed: 95 mph (82 knots, 153 km/h)
Range: 180 mi (156 nmi, 290 km)
Endurance: 2 hr with maximum fuel
Service ceiling: 5,000 ft (1,525 m) hover ceiling, out of ground effect
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

Kip

 







« Reply #1354 on: Jul 09, 2015, 9:26 pm »
 
mmmm ,   would you buy a used aircraft engine off eBay ......................    :o

« Reply #1353 on: Jul 09, 2015, 8:37 pm »
 
Its not really a good fit with the other items he has for sale :) :)

Kip

« Reply #1352 on: Jul 09, 2015, 8:20 pm »
 

« Reply #1351 on: Jun 28, 2015, 10:24 pm »
 
The Ultraprop on the Vanguard is run at around half it's full rated speed (and it's tested with ball bearings and other cr$p thrown through it at full rated speed).   

In any case, the cone netting on the plans will deflect any large debris and prevent it getting to the blades - maybe the large craft could copy what we do and prevent FOD incidents  ::)

« Reply #1350 on: Jun 28, 2015, 9:59 pm »
 
 :P   Ian, you're starting to worry me with that huge prop on the Vanguard !    :P

« Reply #1349 on: Jun 28, 2015, 8:36 pm »
 
Thats good - if it is definitely an isolated incident then it shouldn't cause the fleet to be grounded. Prop failures are not common but are not unknown in general aviation - a prop was lost from a Dash 8 in Birmingham last year due to a birdstrike.
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK