Transition student George Hamilton
from Clinton suffered an engine failure in his Rotorway following
autorotation training with Orv at his home airport in Clinton
Arkansas. George did an excellent job setting his ship down on
the center divide between lanes of a downtown street. George had
the engine rebuilt and is again flying his Rotorway around the
area. George sent me the above photo with the explanation below.
A note of caution: do not get any paint
stripper in the area of the skin to spar seam because it can weaken
the glue that bonds the skin to the spar. This seam area needs
to be protected. A coat of clear protective
paint or laquer can be applied in this area if the entire blade
is left unpainted.
You can contact George at email@example.com
With the skid landing gear pointed forward and the paint stripped
from all the blades and buffed to a high gloss all that is left
for max. lift is "BUG MAGIC"... Otherwise denatured
alcohol usually does the trick if they are still fresh hits but,
failing that, here in Arkansas Spit works wonders, especially
if you forgot your post-flight inspection and the bugs have dried
harder than paint.
Then if you are 185 pounds and want to cruse at 85 to 90 knots
like us old guys do all you need is 21 inches of Manifold pressure...