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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:15 PM
JOHN 3:16
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IMHO the manual is NOT wrong, it's just clerar you have to look the rotor IN FRONT of you.

Ok, I may have spoke too soon. I don't have my Auto-G/manual in hand yet (sigh), so I was referring to everyone's comments about the manual.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:33 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Does this help?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:24 PM
Do you see what I see?
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IMHO the manual is NOT wrong, it's just clerar you have to look the rotor IN FRONT of you.
So the manual is NOT wrong, but for a rookie gyro driver like myself where this is my 1st gyro seen/flown as well as my 2nd non-HorizonHobby aircraft, I'm used to seeing the left AIL go up when you input left AIL on the Tx and the right AIL going down on a wing of an aircraft and visa versa.

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Ok, I may have spoke too soon. I don't have my Auto-G/manual in hand yet (sigh), so I was referring to everyone's comments about the manual.
Not at all Sammy, I don't think ya spoke too soon, LOL, 'cause even some of us who HAVE the manual may not have known the photograph in the manual was looking at the front of the gryo (propellor in front of you) & NOT looking at her from the back (tail in front of you)

When your gyro arrives you'll be all set for a nice "roll free to the left" maiden!!!

p.s.- Thanks Safe for posting the manual with confirmed orientation for the control check!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:18 PM
JOHN 3:16
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Well I can now say that I can look at the manual 1st hand as my Auto-G arrived today

With the top and bottom manual photos being from the rear of the Auto-G, it's only logical that the center photo would be as well.

While the manual may not be "wrong," it's certainly not "right" and will certainly confuse many 1st time a/gyro pilots.

I do have to give kudoos to H/King for the GREAT packaging!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Glad it finally arrived Sammy!!

Have fun with your maiden!!!

The sky gods will be more in your favor now the Rotor Blade configuration has been sorted out!!

Look forward to hearing 'bout your flight!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Has anyone installed a single roll servo? Getting two servos to match is not fun. But then I worry if a single arm on the head up to the extra stress.
I ordered 3 extra blades and 2 had some damage. One was creased. I tried steaming it with so-so results. Most of the crease came out but the foam underneath did the football skin effect. Still flyable though. The other had a puncture. Dropped some thick foam safe ca and kicked it. It should be ok. As I have all the stuff I am going to balance all the blades to the same spec. Set all to the same weight and moment arm. At the low RPM they should turn, I may be able to get away with just replacing a damaged blade with a pre balanced one.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:49 PM
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.. Ken.......I....think that you will find it better to ballance the blades mounted to the plate ,as one unit ..To give the blades a little strength you can always cover them with 2" wide packageing tape....very strong /lite
.I'm sure that the two servos can be adjusted correctly ......basic aeromodeling........
Happy Landings
Chris.........
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:14 PM
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I got mine today, The box it came in is presteen, no damage at all. Now I need to get rid of the snow that came about the same time as the Auto-G.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Just found this thread. I ordered one a couple days ago. It will be my first Auto Gyro. I have flown a couple that where set up already and even a kite! Here is a vid of me flying an old gyro kite kit built by a fellow club member First time flying a Gyro kite!

Rotor Flyer Maiden (1 min 17 sec)
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Yoohoo.Mine has left the ground!Hong Kong ground,that is.Should be here next week.
Years ago I built a model called "Gyrace",which was a sort-of autogyro.It had two 4-blade rotors on a small wing.The rotors were simple flat plate spruce/balsa concoctions,fitted to a central hub at an angle.

i had an OS 26fs on it,which was plenty of power
This had rudder/elevator control(and throttle) only.The rotors ran on little 3mm id ball bearings out of an old vcr.If you inverted this thing,and kept it that way,the rotors would stop,and start turning in the opposite direction.When pulling back out of the loop,the process was reversed back to "normal" rotation.Quite unnerving.
It flew quite nice,especially in a bit of a breeze.I gave it to a friend,who still has the bones of it somewhere.
I'll be more than happy if the HK gyro flies in a similar manner.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:07 AM
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Just arrived

Hi guys, our Auto-G´s just arrived yesterday. I allready made some modifications.
When I glued the rudder on the tail the decals came off so i decided remove the decals completly. I used also some bigger wheels. See pics attached. Today we will maden the gyros. Will put some videos on youtube as soon as possible. Regards David
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Hi guys, our Auto-G´s just arrived yesterday. I allready made some modifications.
When I glued the rudder on the tail the decals came off so i decided remove the decals completly. I used also some bigger wheels. See pics attached. Today we will maden the gyros. Will put some videos on youtube as soon as possible. Regards David
That looks good. I always like to induvidualize my models as well. Did the decals come off easily and did they leave any residue or peel the foam, etc? I've got time to noodle over what I'm gonna with mine. It's still on the @#$!% slow tramp steamer from Hong Kong!

Tally Ho!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:35 AM
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That looks good. I always like to induvidualize my models as well. Did the decals come off easily and did they leave any residue or peel the foam, etc? I've got time to noodle over what I'm gonna with mine. It's still on the @#$!% slow tramp steamer from Hong Kong!

Tally Ho!
You'll find the decals come away very easily, they're waterslide so some low tac masking tape will get rid of them without any damage to the foam surface.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Hi all,

I haven't contributed to the autogyro threads in a long while, but I do keep looking in most days.

I fell for the AUTO G as soon as I saw it, and got mine from Hobbyking in less than a week delivered to the UK, which was pretty good.

It arrived undamaged, and I must say that it is a very well thought out machine, which went together without a hitch in about an hour, but I could probably have done it in half the time.

I must have been lucky because the blades (and then the assembled rotor assembly) needed no balancing whatsoever. The same was true of the propeller.

I flew it today for the first time, and I must say that it is one of the easier single rotor autogyros that I have flown. I had 4 flights in all, and here is a headcam movie of the second one. My mate Bob turned up later in the day with his proper camera so as soon as I receive the movie file, I'll post it here.

Enjoy,

Al

Durafly AUTO G 17 Nov 2012 (3 min 57 sec)
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 PM
Do you see what I see?
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Hi guys, our Auto-G´s just arrived yesterday. I allready made some modifications.
When I glued the rudder on the tail the decals came off so i decided remove the decals completly. I used also some bigger wheels. See pics attached. Today we will maden the gyros. Will put some videos on youtube as soon as possible. Regards David
Looks NICE!! What size wheels did you go with?
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