Thread: Question Slow-G / Slow Stick angles?
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 02:13 AM
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Del, I realize the model may change, but I love this layout! Captures the essence of a period autogyros really belong in.

The downthrust does look extreme, but that was what I suggested. My experience is mostly with stick fuses and not enough downthrust, so perhaps I'm overcompensating. Maybe we can get Mickey to weigh in on this? He's much better than I am at explaining why these things fly the way they do.

Keep in mind that if you mount the wing flat like your sketch suggests (I don't know if that is juat a simplification you made, or you intend to have disks to rotate in a plane parallel to the refence line), your flight attitude will be 15 nose-high, almost the attitude of the model when it sits on its gear. If I rotate your sketch that way, the downthrust doesn't seem as extreme.

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