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Old Apr 22, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Rich,

I don't think that weather could have come from Shropshire as we have just been designated a drout area

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Old Apr 23, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Rotorcraft Flying Handbook

I came across this handbook the other day whilst browsing things autogyro.

FAA 8083-21

Chapter 15 onwards covers autogyros, it answered a lot of questions I had about autogyro theory.

Cheers, Richard
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:15 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Interesting stuff Richard

My Fire Fly II is now complete and ready to test fly, shame the weather doesn't want to play ball! think we are in for a bit of the wet stuff!

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:51 PM
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G'Day Bill
Whats the story on your blade mold shaping tool ?? You have gone a bit quiet..... any luck ??
Chris............
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I've started the build, all to plan of course, except I didn't have any carbon tube, so it's a spruce boom. Oh, and I didn't have any 6mm balsa, so I've used 4mm, and I haven't got the HK head, so I might be making one, and I cut some lightening holes in the B1/B2 bits, and I didn't have any light ply so I made up some balsa ply
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 03:21 AM
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you certainly don't appear to be living up to your forum name then!.Well done Bill
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Not such a 'LAZYGIT' after all

I'm sure the use of balsa will make things lighter and only improve the flying characteristics

Due to the weather I have done a little more on the 2 others I'm building, the third will be my 'night' version. I have decreased the thickness of some of the balsa and added stringers. Between these will lie the L.E.D strips, I just couldn't think of another way of doing it.
As you can see from the photo its a bit fatter than the plan version but it is 10 grammes lighter at 105g still not enough to make up the weight of the light strips just yet though.


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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I suspect there may well be a few reports of UFO sightings to the MOD at Winterton around the end of June

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Do you have build progress pics for that new fus Rich? If so we could have a pdf again.

PS Thanks for the post mod.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:36 PM
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LazyGit,
No I don't have drawings, I just stuck square section to the existing fuz until I liked the shape. Added a couple of formers, shaped 'by eye' and made symetrical using the folded paper method and added them to the top rear.
I am not 100% sure I like it but it is all done for a purpose and that is to shoe horn some LED lights in.


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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Just a mock up
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:39 AM
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You manage to do all that in a day??? Impressive. I've now glued the fuselage base, formers and sides. Just waiting for the glue to dry. I think I can get some benefit out of using 4mm, as I can put some stringers in to space off the covering then it should look neater without bubbles.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Nope.....been on nights got to have something to do when there are no breakdowns, they are happy becuase everything is running, I am just being 'productive'
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Old May 04, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Can't believe this ruddy weather must be at least 3 weeks since we had any decent flying weather.

I have now got most of the fuselage lights in place, has taken a while to solder everything up. The lights seem to show well even through white solar film so I may well stick with this. I have some transparent stuff but I you can see the LED's through it when they are off.

Post more as I add more lights.

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Old May 04, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Orientation will never be a problem with this one Rich!!! Very nice mate!
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