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Old Jul 18, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Help!
Blades for G3PO

Hello

I am new to Autogyros. I have flown Helicopters and fixed wings for years.
I thought I would start with a G3PO what Blades should I use, and any thoughts or suggestions will help.

Thank You, Ben
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 11:19 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Since the passing of Mike Smith, I think you should consider this:

http://web.archive.org/web/200404212...c/c-wblade.htm
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Making Autogyro Blades

In addition to the excellent construction directions by Jim Baxter, it is possible to
stiffen the blades in torsion (twist) by applying light weight fiberglas (3/4 oz.) with epoxy (30 min) on the bias. The square weave goes diagonally across the blades.

Even with such thin fiberglass the stiffness in twist is remarkable.
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Thanks Guys,

I perfer to build, just wasn't ready to take on the blades yet. Guess I will give.it a
try. The fuselage is complete just need to make the blades. Does any one have any web sites that show rotor head builds if the G3PO works well I might try to
make my own.

Thanks Ben
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