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Old Oct 23, 2010, 09:51 PM
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I received mine a couple of days ago. it all arrived AOK and no damage. I have been studying it some before I put it together. I have some motors on order too, so I am waiting on them to arrive.
Do you think we ought to glue some carbon fibre strips along the main mast post or not. Is it strong enough?

One thought is if it really needs more coning angle or not. I am not a autogyro expert by any means but in thinking about it, the ailerons or left and right cyclic become more effective with less dihedral or coning angle in the rotor blades. The 3D heli's have super stiff blades and rotor heads to eliminate any coning angles completely or reduce them to really small amounts. If you had a lot of coning angle (dihedral) in the rotor head and blades then you tend to need the rudder to compendate for the turns as the ailerons or left and right cyclic would be weak or ineffective. of course maybe that doesn't apply to autogyros. So I don't know.
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