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Old Jun 11, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Dont tell every one how easy they are to fly, they will all want one.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Mick,

What Scorpion motor are you running?

Cheers,
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Chris,

Just noticed your Minimum is fitted with a HK head. How do you find this as it would reduce the building time. I have the uv joints to build as per plan, but would like to get this one together quickly.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:38 PM
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G'Day Simon
I find that the HK head is very good for any of the " Minimum-Spyro" size models.
Unfortunately HK is often OOS. I shall grab some more when they become available again.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Mick,

What Scorpion motor are you running?

Cheers,
Simon
Hi Simon,
I am using the 2212-22 Scorpion motor.

Mick.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Well at long last i have made a start on my 2 blade Minimum and have now finished
the fus.frame,the main back upright is 5mm carbon x4mm tube and i have filled inbetween the uprights with lite ply,also note servo mounts and rudder servo mount
nose wheel assy finished and motor mount,i have this evening made up the blade blanks using 1/4" x 1/2" spruce LE epoxyed to 1/4" x 1 1/2" TE balsa section and will be shaped in aerofoil section as per the American balsa blades,hopefully will post photos of blades and head assy in next couple of days
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Good one Jeff
Us Londoner's like our modelling ....don't we..........
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Well at long last i have made a start on my 2 blade Minimum and have now finished
the fus.frame,the main back upright is 5mm carbon x4mm tube and i have filled inbetween the uprights with lite ply,also note servo mounts and rudder servo mount
nose wheel assy finished and motor mount,i have this evening made up the blade blanks using 1/4" x 1/2" spruce LE epoxyed to 1/4" x 1 1/2" TE balsa section and will be shaped in aerofoil section as per the American balsa blades,hopefully will post photos of blades and head assy in next couple of days
regards Jeff
Hi Jeff,
Great to see another Minimum taking shape, you will enjoy every minute,

Another video of the 2 blader, the helmet mounted camera is getting better, I have another improvement to try and stop the model going out of frame. I have rolled the Auto 5 times but not on the video, I will capture the rolls next time.

Chris, I got your comment about the bunny, I had to delete and re upload the vid due to the poor quality. Seems ok now.

Mick.
2Blade evening flight (4 min 40 sec)
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Mick,
Excellent piloting skills, loved every minute of the flight

That is some power to weight ratio you have there


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Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:39 PM
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That was a great video and some super flying Boomerang,what watts of power have you of your motor.
I an going to use a Turnigy 180watt motor.
In my previous post regarding start of Minimum i stated that i used a 5mmx4mm carbon tube for the back upright,i should of said i used 6mmx4mm carbon tube as i needed a 4mm hole in tube at top for the rotor head,
here are more photos and included another view of main fuse frame,also the universal joint for the head, and a couple of rotor blade blanks.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Jeff,

Did you have to glue the splined brass inserts into that UV joint. I used a similar one on my new Spyro, and only noticed during the last set up that they were not actually fitted in !!. I ended up epoxying mine in.

Good looking machine, I have all the carbon to build one of these, just need the time now!!
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 02:56 AM
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Yes i had to apply epoxy glue to the splined shaft.i got my universal joint from Maplin
but now noticed that Giant Shark list them with verious hole sizes in the splined parts
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Jeff,

If you are ever near East Grinstead give me a shout. Be good to see someone else flying autogyro !! Will keep and eye on your build thread.

I bought mine off ebay but it was a bit steep price wise, will have a look on Giant Shark. I managed to get hold of a couple of the uv joint suspension joints for the States for my build, which means I can stick to the plan.

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Old Jun 22, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Mick,
Excellent piloting skills, loved every minute of the flight

That is some power to weight ratio you have there


Regards

Rich
Thanks Rich,

I will check what power the set up is giving me, I am looking into getting more power, maybe better battery or a little bit more pitch on the prop, you can never have enough.

Mick
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Mick,

MORE POWER, I'm shaking my head here..LOL! are you going to try and pull a bunt off?


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