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Old May 15, 2005, 06:12 AM
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Any more Slow G's flying yet?

I've been having a blast with mine. Just wondering if any of you have one up and running yet?
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Old May 15, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Don, you probaly want to ask on the For-Sale thread. From what I can tell, most people who bought kits don't frequent the autogyro forum.

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Old May 15, 2005, 06:38 PM
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Don, Ari,

Yes.....Look here , I have been flying mine for a while, but finally have pictures to prove it can actually flys!!

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Old May 15, 2005, 09:20 PM
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Well Ari, we need to get them here!
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Old May 16, 2005, 02:01 AM
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I don't do AP myself, so I can't comment on the model's suitability for it. I'm waiting for someone like bhchan to test it with a camera, and then we could get the AP forum to visit here en-masse. People there have a lot of experience with SSs and seem to be willing to buy nifty aftermarket gizmos for them.

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Old May 22, 2005, 07:56 AM
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Ari,

Whats the loading on your setup? Have you tried taking up a can of Coke or some other weight? My SS with camera and all is 28 oz.
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Old May 23, 2005, 01:02 AM
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John, I'm guessing your 28oz SS flies on a brushless motor? All I have are brushed cans and ESCs, so it's difficult fot me to test that kind of weight. But since there seems to be interest in carying capacity, I'll make do some tests and publish a "manufacturer recommended" "gross weight".

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Old May 23, 2005, 09:54 AM
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JW,

See my post on camera with Slow-G, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=58

I have no problem with power with my new set up, I can fly initially with about 45% throttle, and when the voltage drops I slowly advance the throttle to full. When it get to that point(about 10-12 minutes into the flight), I land. I will not push the Slow-G till the battery is dead, as it will not "glide" too far. Specially if you are down wind. As far as using it to take AP, I have a visual problem with the Slow-G, there is not enough of "wing" to look at, all I look at is the tail when I am flying. Ari suggested to paint the "wing" with a dark color and may be the blades, like Don's. I usually fly pretty high when I'm APing, problem seeing the plane might not be a good thing when you have a 300.00 camera on the plane!!

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Old May 23, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Not at all Brian, at $300 I'd have the camera mounted to a 6 meter glider!
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Old May 25, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Mine flying great! Once I learned to use Locktite on the threads.
I found out it does not like inverted flight! It is an eye stopper at the field.
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Old May 25, 2005, 03:33 PM
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Bob,

You did what ?? I only tried very steep bank, about 90 deg. but did not have the gut to loop yet. I am thinking adding ailerons and see what it does to the controls.

Are you going to put EDF on the Slow-G?

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Old May 26, 2005, 10:57 AM
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one issue with AP is that you really want the camera under a solid wing to reduce the chance of lens flare due to an excess of light on the front element of the lens. Timing that for the exposures with a gyro could be tough.

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Old May 26, 2005, 12:05 PM
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EDF Gyro Copter now that is unique. Maybe two GWS 55 fans.
I'm crazy enough!
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Old May 26, 2005, 01:07 PM
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Quote:
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EDF Gyro Copter now that is unique. Maybe two GWS 55 fans.
I'm crazy enough!
Bob

Bob,

May be 4-6 EDF 40 on the "wing"!!


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Old May 26, 2005, 02:15 PM
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hmm inverted auto gyro? i can see it now: "like a rock!"
(unless of coarse you had a variable pitch rotor!)

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