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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Hi Guys,
The RPG (Rich's Pusher Gyro) is my favorite autogyro of any I have owned and flown! It was designed by Rich Harris. I wanted to start a thread to track the spread of the RPG. So if you're an RPG owner of any stage from plans thru test flown give us a post.

I'm in DeRidder Louisiana, USA.

For those of you that are no doubt going to inquire about getting your hands on an RPG; before you ask check out thread below and keep your fingers crossed.

WhirlyBird Aviation

Regards,
-Mike
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Hotfoot from his vast experience on the Huff and Puff gyro...Dilbert familiarises himself with the RPG prior to his first test flight expected within weeks Bill
Quick question, how do you add the thin ply "pitch pieces" to the triangular head?
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:55 PM
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what I mean should be evident in the picture. bill
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 01:06 PM
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Bill,
Congratulate your friend on a good build!!..you are swinging him to the darkside!!

The shims are just simply CA'd in place with a few drops, lightly rough up the bonding surface to give a good key. I have done it this way with all my 3 blade gyros and it works fine.

Regards Rich

PS...I love that pilot!!!
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 01:11 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Me Next, Me, Me, Me!!!!

I would like to show off my Little Nellie!

Here's a pic when it was a three blader. I love the two blades set up but it took me a few crashes to get it right. Now it flies like a champ!

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 02:19 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Heres a few of the prototype along with some other images off my computer.


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Old Jun 21, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Here’s a shot of my RPG, however she is going through a colour transformation at the moment, will post the new colour scheme as soon as she is done.
[IMG]Cals RPG[/IMG]

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 12:57 PM
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Hi guys been otherwise engaged the last two months but I am now back in the loop. My first Rpg came to a sad end after a hundred and ten trips the rota came off. Gyros do not fly without rotas, but number two is now flying just as good as number one .. Next project Rpg with a SC30 fourstroke, then just wait and see!.... cheers Len.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 04:15 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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That will be interesting to see Len, I hope you share with us your adventure into the world of ic pushers.

Regards Rich
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 06:23 PM
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I love my RPG!!!
It is "on the mend" right now...

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 09:01 PM
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Dave...you are such a cheese! HA!

Alright....let's see some more! Is this it? Where's Mike?
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 09:23 PM
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Wing Commander Wallis is at Mike's house....shoot'n the breeze! He's busy!
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 12:59 AM
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Wing Commander Wallis is at Mike's house....shoot'n the breeze! He's busy!
Dave, you name dropper! LOL reminds me of someone. No the Commander and I aren't hanging out together anymore, we had a falling out about the need for horizontal stabs. On the mend huh? Did you ding your RPG again?
Take it easy,
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 02:04 AM
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Another brace for the pot!

Sorry to copy you Joe but your model inspired me to build a little Nellie, Bond has just sloped off for a Martini......Martini,, maybe that would be a colour scheme for the next RPG.. So far Nellie has flown once and Oh how well it did fly, I meant to do some hops but somehow it was suddenly airborne and it flew so well, great fun. The old "Really Pink Gyro" has had about thirty flights and flies well now. It had a few tumbles on take off in the early days but is much better behaved now!!
Must put some tail skids on!!


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Old Jun 23, 2009, 06:16 AM
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Dave, you name dropper! LOL reminds me of someone. No the Commander and I aren't hanging out together anymore, we had a falling out about the need for horizontal stabs. On the mend huh? Did you ding your RPG again?
Take it easy,
-Mike

LOL!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to hear about you and Wing Commander Wallice had a falling out.

So....I did bang up my RPG. I was so excited about flying it, I basically put the battery not far enough forward. I also put different blades on and the combination made a tail heavy flight and in a turn, it dropped and hit really hard blowing out the sides at the cockpit. She is repaired and I have recover the fuse hoping to do as good a job as Richie did.

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