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Acro with operating air driven gyros

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Jeff Brevelle
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#1 Posted: 5/25/2010 10:39:30 Modified: 5/27/2010 13:13:59

I would like to do some light acro in my Glasair 1TD. I have a normal run of the mill vacumn driven gyro system. I do not want to damage the gyros because they may get me out of a jam one day. Short of removing them does anyone have any experience with this type of ops. I've thought of diverting the air from them so they would not be in a spun up state during acro. Would probally not spin them up at engine start and keep them unpowered the entire flight. Any ideas or experience? thanks Jeff

 



Tony Johnstone
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#2 Posted: 5/26/2010 13:16:09

Jeff-  If your gyros can be caged, that is all you need to do.  Just lock them down  while you're gyrating around, then uncage them when finished.



Jeff Brevelle
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#3 Posted: 5/26/2010 18:45:45

Tony That would have been too easy. No they are not cageable. My thinking is they are shipped in a non spun up state and that doesn't seem to hurt them. So I'm thinking of diverting the air to them prior to engine start. I probally should look and see if they have a locking port for shipping but these just came out of a c172 so I doubt it. Thanks for taking time for the reply . Jeff



Christopher Carlson
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#4 Posted: 5/27/2010 00:09:30 Modified: 5/27/2010 00:15:32

Jeff;

Multi posting is Naughty!

Here is my post from the OTHER Thread:

 

 

http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_DiscussionBoardTopic.aspx?id=1235&boardid=147&forumid=178&topicid=4489

 

 

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