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Old Apr 16, 2011, 09:08 PM
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My first attempt at a carbon fiber Gyro with 2 videos

Hello All,

Here are a few pictures of my first attempt in trying to build a light weight carbon fiber gyro.

36" long
58" rotor span
Axi 2826-12 motor
3250mah 4cell battery
All up weight with Snoopy, 74oz

This has also been my fisrt try with a u-joint for the DC head, sure cut down on
parts.

Had a chance to maiden it this evening and it flew great. With a disc loading around 4 (according to my calculations???) it really floats at low throttle, landings are a blast. I am hoping my wife will get some video tomorrow, that's going to cost me, LOL...

Nils
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Hi Nils,
I see you got a autopilot on your autogyro,
does it work and how did you do the setup??

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Hi Martin,

I used the FMA co-pilot 2, set it up as an airplane, can turn it on and off and adjust the stability from the transmitter. It has saved me many times when I have gotten disoriented.

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 04:56 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Nils,
That is a very impressive first carbon pusher autogyro. I am sure it flies as well as it looks
When I first looked at the photo I thought that it was pretty small then I saw its stats!!

You don't need an auto pilot when you have Snoopy at the stick!!

Good work!


Regards

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Rich,

All the credit goes to you and your designs. I think I have read every thing you have posted and it has really helped me to understand these things. Purchasing your RPG plans was the best investment I have made and I refer back to them often.

I have a couple of videos from today that I am attempting to upload.

Thanks again,
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 07:44 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Nice hardware! Looking good Nils!
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Thanks Joe,

After seeing the Russian one here on RCGroups I wanted to try one.

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 08:57 PM
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Here is my trial and error 1st video upload, hope it works...

I tried to upload to this thread but it came back with an invalid file error, here is the link to the YouTube file.

First attempt Carbon fiber gyro video try (1 min 20 sec)


My gyro in flight, sorry there is no music with it, just barely got the video to work...

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:25 PM
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G'Day Nils
Nice job.I like it, looks like a floater.The camera operator did a good job also.
Happy Landings
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Hello Chris,

Thanks for the kind words, I will pass on the compliment to the camera operator.

Thanks,
Nils
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Well done Nils look like she flys really well
Look forward to seeing some more flight videos

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Old Apr 18, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Here is the 2nd video my friend took, this YouTube stuff is a learn as you go. LOL...

Caron fiber autogyro video 2 (4 min 30 sec)


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Old Apr 18, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Thanks Cali,

I uploaded the other video from yesterdays flying.

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Old Apr 18, 2011, 09:08 PM
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That looks pretty good to me. I am sure you must be hooked by now.
Did you know that autogyros will LOOP ??? Because I am sure that Snoopy will be ably to handle it OK. Keep up the good work.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Hello Chris,

I have seen videos that you guys have made doing loops and rolls but been afraid to try it. I would like to get advice on autorotation landings, what is the procedure for doing a controlled, safe, power off landing? Do you push the rotors forward to keep the speed up then flair close to the ground or pull back on them and let it float in?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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