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Old May 29, 2009, 04:25 PM
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What? No Wind?

WOW! No wind here yesterday, so I went out to play.

I think I'm getting used to this model now.

What fun!

Gary

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Old May 29, 2009, 05:00 PM
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WOW! No wind here yesterday, so I went out to play.
I think I'm getting used to this model now.
What fun!
Gary
Indeed
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Old May 29, 2009, 05:44 PM
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"A group of church goers reported seeing a UFO after an evening's bible study...."

lol way to go Gary, don't give me ideas !!
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Old May 29, 2009, 08:11 PM
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BTW What rotor do you like best? the 3 or 2 blade?

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Old May 29, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Can't say, for sure. I like the looks of the 3-blade, but the 2 is more responsive, and sounds more like a whirlybird when it goes by.
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Old May 29, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Gary,

Sure does sound nice , I'm contemplating making a 2 blade rotor to try out, BTW the image quality of your camera is excellent! even in low light!

Antonio.

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Can't say, for sure. I like the looks of the 3-blade, but the 2 is more responsive, and sounds more like a whirlybird when it goes by.
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Old May 30, 2009, 12:13 AM
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Like, I know anything Gary, but I have a couple of questions as I wait on some CF. Can this design be modified any to have the more angle on the rotor so that it flies less nose high? Also, what affect would the rudder being taller but with less of a vertical fin have on flight? Most of my planes that size have about a 6" rudder.
Like I said, what do I know, nothing about Autogyros. What kind of light system are you using?

Great last video.
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Old May 30, 2009, 12:40 AM
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Tymbrewolf,

Hey, I don't know anything about these things; I'm just experimenting, and having fun. I would guess that, yes, you can increase the rotor angle, and yes, your fin/rudder will work just fine.

The rotor LED is powered by a large watch battery in the opposing blade. The others run from the regulated 5V of the receiver (supplied by the ESC). You can tap off neg and +5V from any unused channel on the receiver.

Have fun!

Gary
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Old May 30, 2009, 08:45 AM
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Is your system homemade or which purchased one is it? (the faa lights, not the watch battery )
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Old May 30, 2009, 10:07 AM
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Hi Gary,

I'm making a 2 blade rotor, are you using the "classic" pitch set by blade overlapping there? (around 3mm?)

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Old May 30, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Tymbrewolf,

My lights are home made.

Antonio,

I shimmed the T/E with scraps of the same thickness as the blade material.

Gary
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Old May 30, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Thank you very much sir!
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Old May 30, 2009, 12:08 PM
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blades

Nearly there, I'm waiting for the glue to dry, I'm hoping to test them today.

Antonio.
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Old May 30, 2009, 03:21 PM
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Antonio, what is your hub material under the cloth? Looks like spokes?
TJ
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Old May 30, 2009, 03:29 PM
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TJ,

THe material under the cloth is 3mm depron, I'm not sure what you mean by "spokes" the blades have 2 carbon rods each of 1mm.

It might be the centre plastic botle cap, (cut down and trimmed to secure the centre tube).

Sorry Gary, for invading your thread!


Antonio.


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Antonio, what is your hub material under the cloth? Looks like spokes?
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