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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:01 AM
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Cierva, a heart breaker from China ?

Hi Guys,

What do you think of this little Cierva NRTF autogyro from our pals in the East? I think there will be a lot of customer support required on this baby,

Cheers,

regards to all,

Al


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Old Oct 07, 2010, 07:45 AM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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I think that blue plastic on the head will be the first thing to go! "CRACK!" It does look nice though! You need one Al! Heck....$69.00...I might just get one!
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 08:20 AM
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They're back in stock...
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Looks pretty nice....but it is only a 18" rotor span. The fuselage is longer than the rotor span. I think it will need speed to keep it in the air....but I am just guessing at this point.

Too small for me guys........

Dave
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 09:34 PM
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Mine is fine

Hello folks
I've got one and it was the first autogyro I flew successfully. I had a PT 15 for months and had lots of trouble. Now I know what I did wrong it's just fine, but if it wasn't for the Cierva I may have given up on gyros.
I crashed my Cierva many times, firstly due to hand launching without full power, then more crashes due to orientation problems. I never had to do more more than stick a few bits of foam back into place and put splints on the landing gear legs before it was ready to fly again. It flew fine with most of the landing gear smashed off and a chunk of tailplane missing.
It can hover in a breeze and it flew fine in conditions which grounded electric gliders.
I am well pleased with mine.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 09:35 PM
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fishy numbers...

Looking at the picture of the machine and the length & weight numbers,
I don't believe the rotor dia is 460mm - the real rotor dia is more likely
460mm X 2. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/im...s/confused.gif
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Hello folks
I've got one and it was the first autogyro I flew successfully. I had a PT 15 for months and had lots of trouble. Now I know what I did wrong it's just fine, but if it wasn't for the Cierva I may have given up on gyros.
I crashed my Cierva many times, firstly due to hand launching without full power, then more crashes due to orientation problems. I never had to do more more than stick a few bits of foam back into place and put splints on the landing gear legs before it was ready to fly again. It flew fine with most of the landing gear smashed off and a chunk of tailplane missing.
It can hover in a breeze and it flew fine in conditions which grounded electric gliders.
I am well pleased with mine.
I thought this is a new product? This isn't the foam body hiding the Rotorshape. This model has laser cut balsa and ply. This is the first I have seen it and I am on top of the gyro products. Where did you get yours?
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 11:25 PM
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I think if you look carefully Gentlemen you will find this model has been available for quite a while Not the foam job ,mostly ply. I believe this is the one that you have Rich????
Sadly out of stock.
Chris.......
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 06:32 AM
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They're back in stock...
ok you guys convinced me,

I want one now.... but they are not in stock.

The blue parts look more like wood, anyone know if they are or not?
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 07:14 AM
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Check http://rc-autogyro.blogspot.com/ which seems to be the same kit.

If it is - the blue 'plastic' is actually fiber enforced and can take quite a beating, see http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1224976

BTW the rotor diameter given by HK looks a bit unrealistic.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 07:59 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Yes it looks exactly the same as the kit i have sitting around, I would say they have been on the market about 12 months. Looked pretty good too from what I can remember.


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Old Oct 08, 2010, 03:56 PM
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has anyone flown one? wondering if it is easy on a person with moderate airplane skills.

BTW, bzfrank, love the pilot figure on your autogyro where did you get it?
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I always wanted an auto gyro but have never had or flew one. I pulled the trigger on one of these. I will report back from the point of view of an auto gyro noobie! Hopefully it will do a ROG takeoff fairly easy
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 05:33 AM
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BTW, bzfrank, love the pilot figure on your autogyro where did you get it?
Thats 'Mini Cedric' from Petes Pilots, UK. Pete is selling over eBay.
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 09:29 PM
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imsofaman

Sorry to be so late getting back. I've had a closer look at the photo and I have a different version. It came from Robot Birds. Rotor diameter is 680mm. This one looks very similar except for the second cockpit and the different coloured head parts.
Sorry folks.
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