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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Crane Fly Autogyro

The SFH Crane Fly Autogro is designed to make it easy for a first time Autogyro pilot to have a go ,or as a progression from the light weight depron based types .Previous rc flying experience is necessary to fly any Autogyro. There is a learning curve as these models have to be flown ,and so,are different from stable lightly loaded fixed wing trainers.
However they are are a fascinating and engaging extension to the fixed wing world of rc flying ,and can emulate the excitement and satisfaction felt after the first successful fixed wing solo.
The complete build ,with links to material suppliers is included in the third post below, all questions are very welcome and builders are encouraged to say hello on this thread as there is lots of help and advice available .

Blade sets to suit the model are now available from http://www.ajblades.co.uk/

Here is a link to a dozen or so videos of various Crane Fly Autogyros in action.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...p?th=81856&p=1

And a link to my experiances translated into a flying guide for Autogyro newbies.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...p?th=81671&p=1

Tom.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Looks very cool Tom!
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...s.asp?th=63588
Autogyro trainer Crane Fly 1m rotor span. (2 min 50 sec)
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Crane Fly

After several requests I edited this page to show the Crane Fly SFH video and build pdf .

This is the video of the SFH Crane Fly as built from the PDF .The video above is going way back to my first flights with the MK 1.

Tom Wright's SFH Cranefly 21 12 2012 (5 min 39 sec)


Link to ready made delta flex plates and parts forthe CF Light http://www.coolwind.co.uk/
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Hi Tom:
Well fellas I have followed Tom on the RC&M site and have built and flown Toms earlier designs and they are a great entry level Autogyro for the beginner or for the Saturday afternoon flyer. Welcome Tom and I hope you get the same following on this site if so you will be a busy man !

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Hi Bill.
Thanks for the welcolm ,and I am real glad to hear you are now flying a great selection of Autogyros .
Your support along with others from all over the world has helped me and Rich to get more interested in the UK .
All the Best
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Autogyro newbies might want to have a look through the thread as quite a few common questions are answerd by guys who know about Autogyros.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:02 PM
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The links in the build pdf are mainly to UK suppliers ,but some have low postage rate to many overseas countries ,so it's worth an e mail to check .

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Autogyro newbies might want to have a look at the last few pages of this thread . http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...s.asp?th=63588
As the lastest Crane Fly with simple roll hinge head and elevator for pitch is decribed along with a materials list and video .The video above posted by Joe is my first flight with the origional MK 1 .
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http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...?th=63588&p=61

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=3Pj3c0Xo83s#!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for posting the links that work , all my efforts to date have failed ! but I have now mannaged to re do the links in the posts above ,and they work, Thanks again.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Tom,
That think flies great! Like the suit case mini! Have any PDF files on how to build it too?

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Tom,
Just copy the web page in your browser bar and simply paste onto your reply.
The good thing about on here is you can upload your PDF's and anyone can download them. This would eliminate the dreaded PM's! As you are aware I hate PM's they are anti social, they are the work of the devil!

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:08 AM
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PM's...work of the devil! LOL!

Looking at the build thread it looks pretty straight forward but a pdf file would be nice.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Hi Rich and Joe.

Yea...I know what you mean about PMs I get loads from guys that don,t post on the forum threads ....may be some are useless with IT ....just like me lol.

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:34 AM
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A photo of the SFH Crane Fly fitted with a carbon tube mast as an option to the standard spuce mast .
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Looks good Tom!
Hey Rich...I just sent you a PM!
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