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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:02 AM
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Kellett R.O.G's & Landings (8 min 41 sec)

Went flying today with the thought of making a video that may be of help to a beginner.
Started OK ........
but then as usual a blubbering idiot took over.
I did try ,come to think of it my wife tells me that I am very trying........is that what she means?
Happy Landings
Chris..........
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:30 AM
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I think that one of the most important things to be learnt from these videos is that you must never rush an ROG......................Always let the model take off in it's own time.........if you can grasp that , then you are heading in the right direction............
I bought the kit before I realized that I do not have a paved area to do a ROG. I will be using a soccer field with grass taller than in the above video. Would this take off of the taller grass with some larger wheels or is it possible to hand launch? Watching the video I see the prop spinning up the blades and I wondered if some type of release mechanism could be used to hold the gyro until max rotor rpm is released?
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Great stuff Chris! Thanks for the video!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Great video Chris! Nice field. Who mows all that?

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Chris, You make it look so easy... the sign of a master.
Great video, loaded with good information.

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Very nice! Really helpful.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:41 PM
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No Bro:
Not trying at all very informative, for a lot of us repeating things is the only way we learn anything, I liked it.

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Glad you liked the video.
Don.......Must be magic...........or some of the 150 other members in the club.
Rickochet......I am using 3" wheels. I am sure this model will handle longer grass.....in fact, it may even be an advantage to restrain the model a little. I am sure some kind of restraint can be made ,although I have never found the need for one. Just a mater of playing with prop speed......A slow ROG is always the best ....... Hand launch is so simple, and I still believe ,just about the best way to launch any small to medium autogyro.
If you look at some of my earlier videos ,then you will see a lot of hand launch.
Hey Bro............Thanks
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Chris............
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:41 PM
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Are there kits available for this whirleygig???

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Thanks for the info Chris.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Steve,
Just sent you a PM right back. We have 2 full kits left and that will be the last run. After this, we'll still make the short kit if guys are interested.
Thanks,
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:04 PM
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Well....as of a little bit ago, you only have one kit left, as I just ordered one!! Looking forward to building/flying it.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:31 AM
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I'll be lending a hand with this one too!

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:18 AM
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And it is appreciated....I don't think I would have any major problems, but any help is always appreciated...

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:06 AM
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Got my first autogyro today, one of Jodini's profile Kellett's...can't wait to build this one Skydanz has said he will give me a hand with it, so looking forward to it!!!

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