Thread: Discussion Monotwirl Electric Autogyro
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Hi,

Good to hear you have built a Monotwirl too. Mine has probably had about 40flights now.

Have you actually tried flying yet, or just tilting it and walking into the wind ?

With mine if I tilt the rotors 90 from the horizontal and then jog into the wind the rotors spin up and you can feel some resistance in your hand (more than if the rotors were stationary). The resistance is not that high though, it dosent need to be as this autogyro is not that heavy. Maybe there is a little resistance from yours ?

I have an improved bearing for my rotor (described in my post a few before this one) - this reduces friction on the rotor which should allow a higher rotor speed if all else is equal.

It may be tht you just have to give it a try flying.

Regards,

Dominic
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