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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:33 PM
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What would be an acceptable disk loading for a small autogyro? I did the unadvisable thing and made up my own design as I went along. The first try did not fly apart from a small hop with the rotor fully back. Now I've made some bigger and stiffer blades (I did not like the way the old ones flexed up). I've incresed the size from 70cm diameter to 84cm (33"). I suspect that this may be too much for a 4 blade weighing 300gram?
What will go wrong if my blades are too long? Will it spin up faster or slower and how will that affect flying?
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