Weekly weekend attendance update

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Kevin Koehler
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Weekly weekend attendance update

Thought I'd start a new thread that we can just update the subject with the date of any impending weekend to post if we plan to be in attendance. Guess this will work until JC can figure out how to get one of those magnetic "in" or "out" boards to work on this new fangled web site.

Kevin Koehler
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Valentines weekend.

SOooooo, gotta keep the boss happy. She said I can absolutely go to the hangar this weekend but I think that ranks right up there with the way they say, "Go right ahead" which in my experience is definitely not express permission but rather something like; "just try it buddy".  HA ha. Na, not really that bad but I figure that as it's that day of the year, I might best be spending some of it with her. So I don't plan to be out this weekend. Plus, it's gonna be really cold.

Jon Carleton
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In/Out

Ermmm...that's what the BLOG is for.  And it shows up on the Home page so newbies don't have to hunt.  But here is good too.

Maybe an annoucement in the BLOG for the front page and mention this thread for more detailed info.

 

GyroGeorgia
Getting over a head cold...

Getting over a head cold...

Probably will not be out this weekend, even though no sweetie in my life currently.  Need to get the basement shop ready for the lathe (which is overdue... just life). 

If anyone gets out there, fly a trip around the pattern for me... :)

Hey Jon... can we have emoticons here... LOL

 

 

Jon Carleton
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Emoticons

NO

GyroGeorgia
Spoiled sport...

Spoiled sport...

Look at all the fun we have with them at Sky Wolverines...

(insert icon of snurgly grinning face)

garyweaver
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Thank You Jon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the reason I seldom go to Gabor's forum, I can't stand trying to pick out the text from between all the bullshit icons ! ! !

NetPilot
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Say it like it is!

Don't hold back Gary.  Tell us how you feel!  LOL.

I've got an appointment to meet my Mom at her rental house Sat morning, and then we have the Valentines dinner in the evening with some Sandra's friends.  So, I Won't be there.

M

garyweaver
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Real dedication

Hats off to Kurt, he is going to the hanger Saturday in spite of the cold temps. His Ernie tail came in this week and I got him some

6061 tubing for the mounts. He is like a kid at Christmas.  We need a group hug, maybe some of his enthusiasm will rub off.

NetPilot
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Next in the air?

My vote is for Kurt to be next in the air.

Then Mac...

Then Gerald...

Then me?

Wagers?

M

GyroGeorgia
Next in the air...

Next in the air...

I would agree Kurt is probably gonna be the first,

Then Gerald,

Then Mac... but #2 and 3 may flip.

I hope to have the Subinator ready and solo by the end of the year... yet to be seen.

Then there is Jon's Buldozer... I suspect it will 'fly' before I do... maybe in the summer.

Lathe should be here next week... then a few weeks to set it up. 

Gerg Mills and I are gonna work on the PSRU this weekend.

John

 

 

GyroGerald
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I think Jon said he could

I think Jon said he could have his ready in 2 weeks once he started.

SOOOOOOO, if that is a correct assessment of time then he could possibly be the next in the air.

However I don't think there will be a two week commitment till the weather gets warmer.

That would be neat to see Jons gyro put together. I have never seen it fly in person.

Who here has seen Jons gyro fly?

GyroGeorgia
Flying Buldozer

Other than the oxymoron of a bulldozer flying...

No, I have not seen Jon's tandem fly either (other than a video or two).

Would LOVE to see it together and flying again!

 

NetPilot
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Company for Gary and Trell.

Good point Gerald.

With that counter-point, I update my prediction to:

Kurt to be next in the air.

Then Jon (after all, he needs to be ready by Bensen Days.)  How's that working out for ya' Jon?

Then Mac...  (I offered for him to 'borrow' my 'cow step' training blades if he does not pick any up at BD.)  Ernie hates the term 'training blades'  LOL!

Then Gerald...  (Too busy being sassy to fly anytime soon)

Then me.

M

GyroGeorgia
Cedartown April 4, 2015

Anyone planning to come out this weekend; Saturday April 4?

I hope to come out... need to measure the mounting bolt holes on the Subbie engine. 

Having a time finding motor mount bushings.  Grainger was a bust... McMasterCarr does not have what I need, NAPA has not been very helpful (do not have a make, model, year... they do not care).  A person on the hobby machinist forum suggested getting some bushing rubber and cutting them on the lathe... not that difficult... just grind a specific shaped tool.  Amazing one can make most anything if they want to.

On the idea of making anything one wants to... I am currently studying sand casting of Aluminum... would not be that hard to cast specific shapes, then machine them.  Now forging AL... that might take a bit of work... LOL

Hope to see some folks this weekend.

John

 

 

Scott Essex
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Weekend flying

Did any of you guys have a chance to beat up some air? I had to take the Dom out and thrash it around some I took the pod off.

It sure was bumpy and windy today.

John, are you going to Bensen Days?  I can bring the rotor head. Or send it home with one of the Cedartown gang.

GyroGeorgia
Benson Days 2015

Hi Scott,

Of course... I did not manage to whip the air... do not have a functional air whipping machine.  Or do I... Did some machining one evening this week, does that count?

On Benson Days... I am not sure... some things have come up.  The offer to send the rotor head back via one of the PeachState guys is thoughtful, I appreciate it!  I will let you know either way, by the end of the day Sunday 4/11.  THX!

Happy Easter... HE is risen... :)

 

 

GT Mills
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Good post Scott! Gives me an idea...

I think we need to inspire these guys who are dragging their rotors...not getting their gyros in the air.  How about a thread dedicated to updating our flying experiences?  A nice way to track who's flying what, where, when...just in case anyone lands on the Capital lawn and we miss it on the local news. 

Til then, here's my most recent flying:  I took Susan flying for daughter-daddy day last Sunday.  We were airborn for about 1:40, and went hunting for dolphins over the salt marshes and just offshore.  She said her arm was getting tired from waving back to all the beach-goers.  It was WINDY, and the upwind/downwind differential was easily 50 MPH.  It was fun watching the ground while we slipped sideways, crawled upwind, then rocketed downwind.  Lots of elevator rides, too.  I am still trying to figure out how to look for updrafts, they keep surprising me in clear skies where you don't have clouds to cue on, or typical stuff like plowed fields etc.  I have been experiencing a lot of updrafts over large inland water areas. 

I'm going to install a front wheel cover or fender.  And close up the hole for the front gear better.  Running up and down the grass field ends up with clouds of wheat and chaff blowing up through the hole when taking off, and even more annoying is when the grass is wet...I got pretty well sprayed playing around taking off and flying the local pattern a couple of days ago after a heavy rain fell the night before.  That sealed it, I am definitely going to do SOMEthing to fix this, finally.  Having a low-rider that can run up and down the airstrip like the "Spirit of America" rocket car is a two-edged sword until I can seal up the bottom of the nose pod better. 

 

GyroGeorgia
Saturday 5/2

Who is coming out this weekend...

I may be out to get some parts... need them to finish some machining.

 

Kevin Koehler
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Happy New Year everyone.

Well, this thread has been kinda dead for quite sometime. Unseasonably warm temps, new year and the prospect of my having a machine that might actually carry a person in the air this year make it exciting for me.

We heard from Mac and he is on the mend and back at work on his machine.

Kurt has his (soon to be hot-rod) down with Greg at Mohawk Aero getting some much needed ponies behind it.

Trell is sporting a fancy new purple paint and has discovered the rudder pedals while in flight!

Jon has survived all the scrutiny and come out on the other side as our very own Gyro CFI. 

Greg has a fancy new silent drive he is flight testing that should be a boon to our community.

Tom has been able to get his machine out to the hangar and is reworking it into an airworthy machine.

We have gained some exciting new club members which have catapulted our club out as one of the largest national organizations for Gyros.

We welcome Alan Uhr, (formerly from Fla., but now in Blairsville, GA). Alan comes with a number of years of Gyro background experience as he received his training from none other than Bill Parsons. He is in the process I understand of constructing a new single to get back in the air. (Keep us updated Alan).

We expect the twins to have their shiny new Sparrow Hawk to arrive soon. (Hehe, sounds like a baby). 'maybe it is'

We have Jerry out of Bremen who is about to begin his construction of his first build and I believe has settled on a Gyrobee to begin with.

I know I've missed a few of the new members but there's a lot of you and these are the ones I can put a face with.

And I even heard that Gerald has climbed back in the saddle again. Way to go Gerald!!

We have a new Peach State Rotorcraft Facebook site to help keep everyone plugged in at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeachStateRotorcraft/

Gary has been keeping everyone motivated by faithfully flying when the sun is out and helping out anywhere he can.

Barry Dayz spring wing ding has been announced and should be a great one. He has it set so as not to conflict with Bensen Days so there will be no excuse for not attending.

We do wish to also make mention of Barry and his crew for all their great hospitality, plus Barry's incessant ambassadorship at said events providing grins and general excitement as people get their first ride in a gyro.

Mark you found that Shark hide yet???

So now,...... anybody coming out to the hangar on 1/2/2016 or 1/9/2016?

garyweaver
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Yeah, What Kevin Said . . . . . . .

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!!!!!

Didn't make it out to the hangder today (1-2-16) too cold and windy for me. Got my fix last Saturday when it was warm. Had a couple issues that I need to address before next flight. Made four flights with no brakes. See Kurt, Jon was right (again) ! Also my push to talk was on the fritz and radio communication was sporatic. May have been the moisture. Everything in the hanger was wet from all the humidity. Maybe this will be the year a few projects get finished (or started) and maybe even a couple fledgling gyro pilots. That would be GREAT !!!!

Kurt Carlsen
You don't need no stinking brakes.

As Gary stated, Jon was right. You don't need no stinking brakes, but every once in awhile a little brakes comes in handy.  This looks like it's going to be a good year for our club with all the new members and the fact that we have several gyros near completion and should be close to or flying this spring. We are lucky to have Jon and Lewis with their experience to help the new gyro pilots along. They both helped me get started and I look too them as I continue to learn and gain experience. Gary and Trell this spring will have to do something they never had to do before, watch out for other gyro traffic in the pattern. 

Kevin Koehler
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Saturday 1/9/2016

Forecast is currently set for a more comfortable 60'ish for next Saturday. I'm planning on attending. I'm almost finished with the core to build my instrument pod mold. I would like to have a completed pod ready for show and tell next week but I know as this is a gyro, things don't always go that smoothly. What seems to be one is actually seven. I'll be posting some picture in my build section soon. Hope to see everyone out next week.

Kurt Carlsen
1/9

I'll try and come out unless something comes up I don't know about. Maybe the real flyers ( Gary and Trell ) will come out and remind us how great it will be to get in the air and keep us motivated. 

Kevin Koehler
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Nice weekend is evaporating fast

I seem to remember earlier forecasts this week indicating partly cloudy and 50's for Saturday. Now 80% rain with snow and sleet coming in Monday.

garyweaver
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Saturday @ Cedartown

I plan to be at the hanger tomorrow about noon and hang around for a while and maybe a little flying. I think Trell plans to come out also. If ya'll are bored silly and have nothing else to do, come out and join us.

garyweaver
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Saturday 1-16-16

A little cool and breezy but a fun day of flying yesterday. Trell and I flew for a while after a little maintenance on my brakes (thanks for the help Kevin). Only took about 12 drops of fluid to get them back to normal. Trell flew a second flight but I sat that one out. Still not 100% from the bug that beat me up last week so I didn't want to push my luck. It was just Trell, Kevin, myself and a visitor named Alan Lail but a fun day and we got our flying fix. It had been three weeks and we were having some withdrawl symptoms. I am gonna nominate Alan for the longest distance visitor. He is from Vancouver Washington. His Parents live here and he is out visiting, He is a retired FAA inspector but don't hold that against him, he is a nice guy. He has a couple gyros that he is working on and is VP of the PRA group (73 I think) that meets at the Sportcopter facility. He is gonna be moving here in the future.

GyroGeorgia
Saturday 1-16...

Glad you guys made it out and had a good time...

And good to hear Gary has his brakes fixed!

Wish I could have made it... a diversion from the grind would have been nice.

A mild day without customers is something I have to take advantage of... too many 'round-tuits' in my bowl currently... It is like I just stir my hand in the bowl, pull one out, and get busy on it.  Might be easier to have a list of 'honey-doo's'... grin.

Anyhow... glad you guys had a good time... hope to get out there soon!

John

Kurt Carlsen
Saturday Feb. 20th

Hey everyone, looks like Sat. Is going to be a nice day. I talked to Kevin and we plan to go to the hanger about 9:30-10:00 ish. to spend a few hours. Come on out and let's tell some big whoppers about flying. See you there. 

Tom Duncan
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Coming Out Tomorrow Too

I plan on coming out there in the morning.   I have been very distracted dealing with my Mom's estate.

Tom Duncan
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Weather this weekend

Based on the good forecast for this weekend, I plan on coming out Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.

Ultracruiser41
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You all better get out to the

You all better get out to the hangar and get some work done!

I expect to see a hangar full of flyin gyros next time I come for a visit.......besides.....

.....you all have to bring them to the next Wing Ding at Anson County in May!!

 

Ultracruiser41
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This weeks meeting......make

This weeks meeting......make sure to announce the Spring Wing Ding!

May 13-15.  Early bird day is Thursday the 12 th!

Thanks.

Tom Duncan
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March 12th and 13th

I plan on being out early Saturday and perhaps Sunday afternoon.  I plan on removing the MZ 202 engine and taking pictures of Gary's 582 setup.   I need to either make a mount or order the parts from Air Command.

Tom Duncan
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March 19th

I plan to be there, anyone else?

Kurt Carlsen
March 19th.

I have to drive my daughter to Nashville tonight so she can spend a few days checking out a possible school. Have to go back early Saturday morning to pick her back up. Soooooo I guess the short answer was no. 

Tom Duncan
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March 26

Kurt, Kevin, Jon, Trell, perhaps Gary and myself will be at the hanger in the morning.

NetPilot
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Jake Gyro headed to Cedartown today.

Looks like a plan has come together for Bo to drive the Jake Gyro up to Cedartown TODAY (4/16/16) and he plans to fly it as well.  Timing is not firmed up at this point but I expect it will be VERY ROUGHLY 4pm-ish.  Call me, Gerald, Gary, or Jon for updates on timing if you would like to show up.

-M

GyroGeorgia
The sky must be falling... :)

Well... strange things happen...

I had two cancellations today and did not fill them... so I have the afternoon off...

Then I read a new member of the family is about to take up residence at the CedarTown hanger...

So obviously one needs to attend the christening... grin!

Mark asked me to post and confirm that YES, his new baby WILL be there later this afternoon.

Now you guys can figure out the rest... because I have an hour drive ahead of me...

See you there... :)

John/GA

 

Scott Essex
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Yay!

Cool congrats!   Does Bo know how to fly those things?   :)    Take some pictures! Cool!     I am down here in Concord Painting pieces and parts.

NetPilot
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Plans for tomorrow

I have to re-check with Jon, but assuming there is some temporary space (for a few weeks) for my trailer, I am planning on hauling the trailer down to the hangar(s) tomorrow to start setting-up the trailer for the Jake Gyro.

I suspect Kurt will be there.  Anyone else planning to go?

Mark

Tom Duncan
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In Dallas

I won't be back to Atlanta until tomorrow night.

NetPilot
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Kurt'll be there

Kurt's planning to be there about 9-ish.  I hope to be there around that time too.  Maybe later.

Trell - come on out.  I have your BD T-Shirt.

M

Tom Duncan
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Sunday

Going in the morning. 

NetPilot
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Today

Looks like Gary and I will be going-out to the hangar around Noon today (Sun 5/1).

I understand that Kurt, Trell, Gerald, Lewis, and maybe some others were out yesterday.  Weather was kinda weird with sporadic, but heavy showers.

Mark

 

Tom Duncan
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Next Sunday

I plan on going out next Saturday to install the new struts and shocks.

NetPilot
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Need help this Saturday 5/7

Hey Guys,

I could use some help this Saturday (5/7)...

My goal is still to haul the gyro to Barry Days week after next (assuming clear weather).  The plan is to get the gyro all loaded and tied down to the trailer by EOD Saturday (5/7) so it will be ready to swing by the hangar on Thursday or Friday to pick it up and head to Anson County.

I will have the front wheel cradle installed, but still no ramps, or wench, etc. on the trailer, so I could use the help of 3 or 4 other club members to physically lift the gyro onto the trailer. 

Looks like Tom will be there.  Kurt pretty much lives out there these days.... Anyone else planning on being there Saturday?

Mark

Tom Duncan
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Ramps and wench

I have both and they are portable. You can use them, just let me know and I will make sure the battery is charged and bring them Saturday.

Kurt Carlsen
Need help

Mark, Kevin and I plan to be at the hanger for a short while to do some work on mine, most likely leave by noon. Also, there are a set of ramps sitting on top of some boxes behind Jons plane, don't know who they belong to, but I don't think they would mind if you used them. 

Jon Carleton
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Ramps

There are a couple of 2x6PT ramps of mine around somewhere.  Those may be the ones you are talking about.  Use them...take them with you to NC.  That's why they are there.

 

NetPilot
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We'll get-er-done!

Thanks all for your offers of help and supplies!  I'm sure we will get the gyro loaded on there one way or another.

Tom - Yes, please bring.  Even if we don't use them, it'll be good to have the option to see if they will work.

BTW - I used Jon's ramps (and also someone's portable ratchet-wench that was in the back of the hangar) for my gyro/trailer 'test-fitting' on 4/23 (see my Ultrawhite thread for pics and details.)  That experience lead me to believe that it might be simpler (and definitely faster) for some guys to just lift the gyro on and off for this trip... kind of like when we loaded it onto Bo's trailer in Wauchula.   It's pretty light... I weighed it! hehe!! Either way, on Saturday, we can size up the challenge (and the state of our back muscles) considering the resources we have at hand, and decide the best way to get-er-done.

Thanks again!  See you on Saturday.

Mark

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