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#1 Norfolk Flyer May 01, 2009 06:22 AM

R/C adaptation from free flight?
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Hi Everyone,

The forum seems relatively quiet at the moment, so I thought I would show you all an old free flight autogyro plan that another club member has loaned to me.

It's called "Jumping Jiminy". I don't know the exact era this came from, but judging from the discolouration on the plan, it's quite old.
Knowing how hard it is to get single rotor models to fly well, I am amazed that this ever flew at all!

Anyone like to do a R/C conversion? I'm afraid I can't get it copied as the copyright may still be in force, and the plan is not for sale, as it is not mine, so you will have to go from the higher definition photo I have on Photobucket.

See photo below, or the higher definition version at http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh270/i82q/JJ.jpg


#2 SafeLandings May 01, 2009 08:11 AM

I also have a copy of this old plan, if you want a copy I could make you a copy to build from? I also have others which have better blade construction (like a conventional wings)..but Im with you..how the hell did they get them to fly? all that cone with pretty rigid rotors..see where the balance point is :eek: :eek: :eek:
Im sure they would not fly consistantly as a free flight model? but with a few mods could easily be made into an RC model. If you ever come across any old gyro plans I have a little bit of a collection.....

I say have ago!!

Regards Rich

#3 Norfolk Flyer May 01, 2009 08:48 AM

Thanks Rich,

I was particularly interested in the tapered blades. Thanks for the copy offer, but no plans to build yet, too busy getting model(s) ready for May 31st :)

Off to Rougham tomorrow :cool: Hoping to pick up a bargain or two!



#4 Gluehand May 02, 2009 05:04 AM

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Here are two more oldies (sorry for poor photos)


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