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    A different way to ski fly

    https://youtu.be/UIddoanXwCs

    Yeah we know gyro copters are just plain weird, but this is worth a looksee.
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    If those guys were on the Titanic, it would have made it across.

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    I gotta admit - those are some sharp looking machines. I'll keep my -12 though.

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    Life's short...I would love to try one out!!
    Don't take life too seriously ... no one gets out alive!
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    I bet if you set the skis up with less wheel penetration and laid a strip in with several touch and go passes it would have worked. Letting a strip set for overnight and freeze really helps. But overall a great adventure. DENNY

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    What an incredible area and those gyrocopters are pretty neat too. The only downside is a lack of rudder it looks like. With a plane you could just do laps but it doesn't look like a gyro can turn around very well on the ground.

    I would love to fly those mountains. The Alps are just incredible looking. It's a real shame the landing areas are so limited by regulation there.
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    How did they each bend one rotor blade?
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    Downwash from the ride under the helicopter + forward flight G force with static blade (no stability from normal in flight motion). Just a guess. DENNY

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