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Old May 27, 2009, 02:41 PM
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FHG Mini Gyro Kit - New 500g Pusher version Pics added

I have started a new post as the old one had gone very cold due to the time elapsed finishing the kit.
I have produced a few kits now as so many people seemed interested , It has taken a while to finish off and make sure the kits were a high standard without any problems.
The pics below show the finished Gyro and basic kit of parts
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...=2547793&stc=1
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...=2547794&stc=1


I have put the first kits on Ebay ,the price may seem a bit high but the cost of the universal joints and Carbon tube all adds to the final cost and the kits comes with most of the hardware.
Have alook at Ebay item 250442841983 if your interested , please email me via ebay for international postage.
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Old May 27, 2009, 03:11 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1


And that's a great price! It looks more robust than the Rotorshape and it flies well!
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Old May 27, 2009, 03:39 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Plus it's quick to build and easy to repair
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Old May 27, 2009, 11:58 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Wow...already sold! Better put another one out there!
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Old May 28, 2009, 05:31 AM
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Gyro Kit

I have listed another one , I have only a limited number and would like them to go to forum users first so if you want one have alook at ebay item
250436796067

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Old May 28, 2009, 07:46 AM
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thats one less you need to sell. thanks. bill
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Old May 28, 2009, 08:48 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Old May 28, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Last few Kits

Hi all If your interested ive got five more kits in total available ,them im afraid i need to order some balsa to make some more blades.
Ebay listing

Ebay GYRO

Theres been alot of interest so far and I hope people on the forum will post their building activites and discuss any problems they have, together of course with their overall evaluation of the kit.

If you want to buy a kit direct from me ,I can take Paypal and will post out using next day service in U.K

If your in the USA it will take around a week Air mail to get to you .


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Old May 31, 2009, 06:27 PM
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FHG Flight Video

Heres the test Flight Video for the FHG Gyro

Richard harris took it and has posted it on Utube

FHG Mini Gyro Flight

I hope it gives you all an idea of how they perform.
A better pilot would of course help , Im only a relative novice !!!

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Old Jun 02, 2009, 04:28 AM
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Build Logs?

Hi All

I know a few people are building now ,would anyone like to start a build log?
I would like to see what people think about the kit.

Also Just Email Me if you want a copy of the manual in PDF format

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Old Jun 06, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Kits under construction

A few Kits are now out there being built , I hope at least one independant build log will appear over the next day or two ?
Could people building make a comment on this thread to let others know about building problems or solutions and their general progress.

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Old Jun 06, 2009, 06:25 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Paul,
Isent out 30 RPG plans to different folk around the world..only ever got a handfull of replies back. People will build in there own time I guess but they will certainly be pleased with the way things go together on the FHG!!

Regards Rich
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Old Jun 06, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Hi Paul,
For the mere cost of a kit to you, I'd be happy to do a build with a full build log and test flights on video to boot! I'm just kidding about the free kit, I just have to many projects going to justify spending more coin at present. It looks like a great little aircraft. I loved the video of Rich smacking it into several things with no damage!
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Old Jun 07, 2009, 12:47 AM
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Riches Video

Thanks Rich and Mike for your comments , I still think one of the funnyist comments was on riches video Where he SAYS "I hope i dont crash into the tree" and like a magnet the tree responds ! I did enjoy his video, his son did a fantastic job.He does call it the APE gyro at this point ,Now known as the FHG.

Riches " Tree "VIDEO
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi Paul

Thanks, I received all the parts in good order and in very quick time. Thanks also for the rapid up-dates and new incidence strips.

After a few reads through the very clear manual, I set about some construction. I didn't really set the clock on the build but 4 hours is a very comfortable time frame, even for a slow builder like me. In my case this was aggregated over a few evenings as I had a couple of other 'kettles on the stove'.

I found that the parts which called for most attention were drilling of the pivot plate for the ball joints (any drilling slightly off centre will leave the ply very thin and vulnerable on one side) and covering of the rotor blades. Having come to gyros by way of Al Foot's depron Twirl and some balsa variants, I had never tackled blade covering previously. With these small exceptions, the construction was straight forward.

At the moment I am putting the finishing touches to the electronics before setting up the controls.

When I find out how to attach pictures, I'll put some up.

By the way, I opted for the ESKY servos and the recommended motor.

I'll keep you posted and if looks are anything to go by, the FHG should be a great little flyer.

George
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