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#1 ask21! Nov 28, 2011 12:46 PM

An Italian DAG-60 is growing!
 
Hi guys!

Here are some pics of my dag 60 autogiro.
Got it this summer, the building is getting slow because of the fact that I haven't got any electricity on my SkyLab :( and days are always shorter.

I'm going to put a 1.20PH FS on it. I had a positive experience with this motor. They run smoot and slow! Yhea! :D


First question: How sould i complete my balsa blade after i glued the 1/8 wire to the leading edge? Just cover them with oracover or similar or do I need to apply fiberglass to them?


Sorry for the quality, I do promise next will be better!;)

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#2 jodini Nov 28, 2011 03:34 PM

Love the laser cut pieces! NICE!

That should make things even faster! Looks great!
Joe

#3 jodini Nov 28, 2011 03:35 PM

On the blades, I defiantly would not fiberglass them. Too stiff. Just cover them.
My two cents.
Joe

#4 HandyAndy Nov 28, 2011 05:39 PM

Looking very clean, very good. :)

I use "balsaloc" to help ballance the blades before covering in "Oracover".

I can add 2 or 3 coats to get the ballance right, or just extra coats on the end of a blade to get the centre-of-ballance of all blades the same.

Hope this helps

Regards
Andy

#5 ask21! Feb 02, 2012 11:45 AM

Made a little on the DAG. :D

I put the tank support inside the fuselage, bent all of the landing gear member, and started to work on the must.

Here are a few few-quality pics taken with my mobile. :)


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#6 jodini Feb 02, 2012 01:33 PM

Looking great!!! I think the hardest part for me on this beast was the landing gear...lots of bends.

Thanks for the pics!
Joe

#7 ask21! Feb 02, 2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jodini (Post 20618974)
Looking great!!! I think the hardest part for me on this beast was the landing gear...lots of bends.

Thanks for the pics!
Joe

It's the same for me.
Once i bent them, they didn't fit properly. Getting one part to fit means to be wrong on the other side! :censored::censored::censored::censored:

My patience will win! :p

#8 ask21! Feb 08, 2012 09:38 AM

Other few pics.
I didn't work on the landing gear yet :rolleyes:

In some days i will be ready to cover the fuselage and the tail surfaces.

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#9 jodini Feb 08, 2012 11:24 AM

Looks great! Love those laser cut parts!

Now go get a work out and bend that landing gear!:D:popcorn:

Joe

#10 ask21! Feb 08, 2012 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jodini (Post 20681448)
Looks great! Love those laser cut parts!

Now go get a work out and bend that landing gear!:D:popcorn:

Joe

Every part of the landing gear has been bent! :D
I only need to make the landing gear home in the fuselage and than solder every thing together ;)

#11 jodini Feb 08, 2012 04:21 PM

YEAH! You're done with the hard part! Almost ready to fly!
Congrats!
joe

#12 ask21! Mar 08, 2012 12:00 PM

Here I am! ;)
Hi everybody!

The work proceeds slowly. Here is the last ver. of landing gear. I'm ready to solder, But recently I realized that the acetylene cylinder is empty. :(
Infact I could not light-up the dart to solder. Also the borax got humid.:mad:

Doesn't matter, on saturday i will be ready again.

Other things are almost done, I'm very happy.

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#13 Sofaman NJ Mar 20, 2012 04:07 PM

Any more progress with the DAG-60? What a beautiful build by the way, very clean!!!!!

I am hoping to see more progress soon!

Dave

#14 ask21! Mar 20, 2012 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sofaman NJ (Post 21091325)
Any more progress with the DAG-60? What a beautiful build by the way, very clean!!!!!

I am hoping to see more progress soon!

Dave

Unfortunately i'm 600 km far from home due to work. :(
I will return back in a week and of course you will see further progress... :)

#15 ask21! Oct 28, 2012 10:50 AM

It's the moment to setup the rotor and other angles like hang angle, down-thrust(or trust?) and so on.

Any tip, numbers? :D


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