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Old Feb 07, 2010, 06:06 AM
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The reason I fitted the 61 4stroke is because it was the smallest I had and I wanted to have the sound of the 4stroke
My grandfather used to say use what you have and you will never want
The kit instructions quote the weight at 54 oz
My one with the larger engine is 62oz inc 4oz fuel
The video shows the first flight after completion. It was very hot and zero wind, and this is the first autogiro flight I have had since the days I flew the Micro Mold Wallis and Kalt Robin, so I allowed it to take off rather than rush it.
Since this test flight, it has had many flights, and in a wind it will run up and take off in a few feet. It will hover and fly backwards and can land with zero ground speed.
Pre and Post flight checks have shown no signs of wear, but I will keep a close watch on it.
The sound of the 4stroke has made up for the weight penalty on mine, and I’m certain the looks of your model will make up for any extra weight.
Keep up the good work.
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