HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by bzfrank, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Old Apr 08, 2010, 04:34 PM
4.2V of pure Kraut power
bzfrank's Avatar
Germany
Joined Nov 2006
458 Posts
Discussion
"Cooler" Autogyro

A few weeks ago I finished the build and maidened the Cooler autogyro this week.

I always was a fan of autogyros, ever since I saw 'You only live twice' as a child on TV, where James Bond flys the 'Little Nellie'. An autogryo flies a lot like a normal airplane, but as the rotor is not powered and only driven by the airflow the pilots job is to make sure it never stops rotating. As a bonus you cannot stall an autogyro and in a light wind it can do 'on-the-spot' landings.

The Cooler is normally made using a PET bottle. I choose to cover the fuselage with balsa and paper instead and add some scale looking touches.

Link to the video, rough grass demanded a punch-up start:

http://www.wizards.de/~frank/images/...irst_Start.avi

The Cooler is driven by a Turnigy AerodriveXP SK 3536 910Kv / 310W with Turnigy 40A ESC @ 3S2500 mAh / 25C. 3 x Hitec 5645 servos for the rotor and the rudder.
bzfrank is offline Find More Posts by bzfrank
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Reply

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Morris 2010 R/C Autogyro Get Together! ropotulec Auto Gyros 43 Aug 24, 2010 09:20 PM
Alert The earth is getting cooler... Bilbobaker Life, The Universe, and Politics 1 Jan 09, 2010 02:46 PM
For Sale Red Bull Can Cooler avoidingexpert Non R/C Items (FS/W) 5 Dec 08, 2009 06:20 PM
Build Log Gyrace Autogyro - AND SHE FLIES....like an autogyro! jodini Auto Gyros 59 Sep 11, 2009 07:13 PM
Sold B&M Super Cooler Tranny Cooler Brand New In Box Rudderman98 Non R/C Items (FS/W) 0 Oct 29, 2005 06:44 PM