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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:51 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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My Profile Kellet

Hi Guys,
What an eventful weekend i've had as far as Autogyros are concerned.
Anyway the good news is that I finally got round to test flying my Kellet Profile which is designed By Dave Surace. I believe that this is the 3rd prototype to be made and boy I think he has really excelled himself with this Gyro design and is on to a sure winner.
Here are a few build photos for you all to have a look at and some video footage of the second flight.
The engine used was a good old Enya 40ss and the AUW was 69 oz, rotor diameter is 50".

Anyway my thanks go out to Dave for the design and all his help!!

Take a look at the photos as they speak louder than words.

Rich.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:51 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Heres the second flight



http://youtube.com/watch?v=b22kKb1Jpck
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 06:01 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Heres the Maiden flight, please excuse the camera man...he is now sacked!!



Model Autogyro 'The Kellet Profile' Maiden Flight (2 min 23 sec)
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Once again.....an awesome build and your flying skills agetting better and better! Awesome job!!!!!

What size motor did you end up with on the Kellet?

I liked the touch and goes.....

Dave
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 04:14 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Once again.....an awesome build and your flying skills agetting better and better! Awesome job!!!!!

What size motor did you end up with on the Kellet?

I liked the touch and goes.....

Dave

Hi Dave,
The motor that is used to power the profile Kellet is a trusty old Enya 40ss using an old master airscrew 10x6...I think that it has more than enough power as it climbs really steep when full throttle is applied. It is a very stable Gyro to fly!!

Heres a clip I did'nt want to show..it was the first attempt at a Take off, I think the rotors were'nt up to speed!




http://youtube.com/watch?v=kGqmudNTHP4
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 04:24 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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YEP! Been there, done that!
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Hey.....I just viewed the movie. Oh yes....the old roll to the left! We all have done it...I am sure I have more of them to come in the future! How about that profile? Nice and sturdy?

I can't tell you all how cool it is seeing my designs flying around in many countries, awesome job guys!

Dave
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Here is a video of a bad day of flying......


http://media.putfile.com/A-Bad-Day-Of-Gyro-Flying


Dave
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 04:15 PM
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I put the two movies together for you....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNA62ETZqSY
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 04:44 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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I put the two movies together for you....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNA62ETZqSY

Thanks for that Dave,
What editing software did you use ? and how did you manage to fit the two clips into one movie when only 100mb are allowed??? Did you compress them ?
Im not that well up on computers so excuse my lack of knowledge !


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Old Feb 22, 2008, 05:03 PM
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I have software that allows me to capture off of Youtube.....then I take the videos and make my movie on Windows Movie Maker. Very easy to do.

Also....you can take your raw video footage an import it into Windows Movie Maker and it it will compress it to what ever size you need. A very powerful program that is easy to use....


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Old Feb 22, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for the info Dave,
Rich
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 09:02 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Ok,
I managed to get out with the Profile Kellet again today...no what I meant to say was my wife gave me permission to go to the flying field!!!
It has been quite windy today in the UK with a wind speed of between 10-15mph...but the Kellet handled it with ease.
The takeoffs were really short and the landings 3 pointers by just controlling the desent with the throttle and tilting back the rotors just before it touched down. I'm slowly getting to grips with this Autogyro flying and I am 100% enjoying it!
Heres a few photos taken today...I have now had 15 flights...roll on next weekend!!
Rich
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 04:53 PM
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Wow Rich.....your photos are fantastic!!!! Looks like you are having so me fun the the Kellet. That why we fly....to have fun!

I cant stop looking at the photos!!!!

Dave
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Hey Rich!

I did a more polished video of the Kellet. I think this is a little bit better quality video also.

Kellet Profile Autogyro by Rich Harris (3 min 55 sec)
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