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Old May 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Wot4ewhopper

Had a break from building helis and new models for the fleet and experimented with a spare Wot4e fuselage and the mechanics from a small heli to see if I could have pre-rotater and a flybar controlled head but my home made blades I think let me down and I could not get it to fly
But I have another idea
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Old May 11, 2012, 03:36 PM
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If I didn't know better, I would think you were joking.....but you never cease to entertain us!

Man....I hope it works though! I'll eat my words!
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Old May 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Removed the heli parts (but will get back to the idea when I have better blades) and made a wooden pylon and the head from my p25 going to test with some short hops and will post progress rudder and elevator roll on the head with manual adjustable tilt angle
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Old May 12, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Hi Joe

I will watch your progress with great interest as i am (slowly) goint through a very similar process converting a very old super sixty.

All the best

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Old May 12, 2012, 06:11 AM
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After a few test hops and a couple of roll overs I managed to get it trimmed before getting into a circuit I was lucky that Tony van Geffen the editor of RC Model Word magazine was on hand to take some photos and has offered to video the next flying session here are a few pics video to follow
It handles much the same as the PT25
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Old May 12, 2012, 06:21 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Just fantastic Joe In the depths of Corfu and he finds enough bits and pieces to create a Flyable model autogyro. For me I think that is just an amazing achievement and I can just only guess your are pretty chuffed with yourself.

Nice photos by Tony, a bit more practice and he will get the hang of them , is he going to have a go with the WOT425 E ? See if you can turn him to the dark side?

So did you add any down thrust at all? or is the fuselage light enough t get away with it with the PT head and blades fitted?

Looking forward to the video.

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Old May 12, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Rich at the Hotel there are loads of bits but never the the bit you need
Going to try a two blade setup later if I find the bits
Tony had go with the PT25 before I borrowed the head and I will get him to have a go on the Wot4gyro
Yes added down thrust I will get the angles and dangles after a few more flights and post
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Old May 12, 2012, 07:45 AM
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WOW Joe...how long did it take you to knock that one out......3 days??!

You make it look so easy! Nice job!
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Old May 12, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Love it Joe!
My one has wings but what a great idea, lets have some details

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Old May 12, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Second flight dressed it up with spinner cowl and spats a thunder storm was due so it was a short flight I will fly it a few more times then check the angles etc and post
I hope to try a two blade version nextthen get back and try the helicopter idea
Joe
Sorry the video quality is low the original is great I will try and upload it again without any edit

wot4gyro.wmv (1 min 54 sec)

hope this is better
Wot4ewhopper (1 min 34 sec)
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Old May 12, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Joe that is one hell of a HANGER in the background.
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Joe that is one hell of a HANGER in the background.
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Bill a lot of maintenance
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Old May 14, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Nice video Joe....good to see it flying so well! Very impressive!
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 02:00 AM
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Back in Scotland Mk2 with HK C30 head and blades hope to test fly today if the rain stay away
I will add soft balsa to the frame and blend it into the fuselage then cover with film
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Looks like you have modified that head to roll only...............
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