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Old Oct 11, 2010, 04:47 PM
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FYI, if anyone is interested, the auto-Gyro is back in stock at Hobby City, they had more than 10 of them at the moment I looked.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:35 AM
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G'Day folks
Now for the good news, I have one on the way so pretty soon I hope to give you the word,although ARF is a not the way I do things ,but for that price .Most ARF's that I have come across usually look OK from the outside and tend to be poorly constructed,Lets hope this is not the case.
EMS from Honkers to OZ is usually about 4 days,so I will keep you up to date.
Happy Landings
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:21 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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We'll be watching Chris!
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Well those went quick, only one left at this very moment at Hobby City. I pulled the trigger and bought one too. But that was before I mentioned they had them in stock.

But it takes about three weeks or so to get them from Hong Kong into the USA. So I am sure a bunch of you will be flying them before I do.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Well guys, I received my kit today. Lots and lots of different pieces. Looks like pretty good quality. Only thing is, I received no instructions. Too many pieces to try to figure it out. Hopefully HK will post the manual so I can start the build, otherwise it will stay in the box...
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Oh Boy, no instructions. This is going to be challenging once again for a RC plane.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:09 AM
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Take it easy guys .I should be receiving mine in the next few days.and hopefully should be able to give some advise.I am sure it is not that complex.It just helps to know the angle of the dangle.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:42 AM
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man!, this is the third time I try to buy one and they are on BK, bummer.

I don't care if it comes without instructions

I think amongst some guys expertise here, these could be assembled just fine.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Woke up one morning and decided to check the stock status ( was on backorde rlast i looked).

And there were 16 in stock!

Count me in as another person that has ordered one! Should be here tomorrow.

One question, how is the steering setup?I read a comment on HK that said it was vtail mix for the rotor , then the rudder, is this correct?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 01:17 PM
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I received mine this Monday and put it together, its a nice built model and very easy to install, now its ready to fly but I don't know the CG!!?
I will give it a try in next few days, This is my first auto gyro.

Any one can help and suggest the CG??
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:11 PM
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I received mine this Monday and put it together, its a nice built model and very easy to install, now its ready to fly but I don't know the CG!!?
I will give it a try in next few days, This is my first auto gyro.

Any one can help and suggest the CG??


Dont know about the CG, but I sure could use some advise on putting this together. Jason at HK said that they didnt have the resources to print a manual and since this is a Hobby King made kit, they probably won't. I hope someone will do a video set up or something.

On a side note, it says that Talajouy is 9297 miles away from me. Never seen that high a number from any of the guys in other threads. Just thought that was cool...
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:41 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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I have a build cd with my kit (which looks the same) I will try and dig it out over the weekend and get the required info for you.


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Old Oct 15, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Just received one of these today seems to be very good for the money A couple of things to ask the more experienced people the motor has 0 thrust angle ? and I have no idear what angle the disc should lean back at for level flight A ball park figure would be great if I am within trim adjustment for the maiden would be nice.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 09:53 PM
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G Day Gaz
This is going to be a little different to a Heli to fly.
With most of my Autogyros the Motor has about 6 deg down thrust.The disc will have 4-6 deg back tilt with 2-3 deg left tilt.These are ball park angles and I would not suggest that you apply them as they MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THIS MODEL.The other critical point is the [CG] Hang Angle.This is considerably greater than that of Fixed wing models.
Remember Patience is a Virgin or is that a Virtue ,[I never get that one correct]
I am sure the correct info will appear in the next few days
Happy Landings
Chris.........
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 10:33 PM
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http://www.autogyro.com/technic/specs.htm

I just found this which I think will help folks alot in understanding autogyro setups
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