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Old May 31, 2008, 03:17 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Yes Rich, I can't wait to get her in th sky..

My servos are on their way by post as we discussed.

My next task is the head to finish. Hinges etc

I still need to get a gear box and i am looking for rotor plate material.
Which servos will you be using?
Also check out the links that I sent you for the gearbox or just keep an eye out on ebay ..The Astro gearbox that Joe uses seems to be about the best out there but they are like 'rocking horse st' to find!! They had a simular version at my local model shop but I think they wanted something like 35 for it ......I can buid 2 DAG's for that!!!!
I have always got my plates through Dave..but I have found this plate ..check it out ..it is the correct thickness!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRP-sheet-Fibr...742.m153.l1262

You may have to copy and paste it

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Old May 31, 2008, 11:44 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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I got that gearbox from Dave for a sweet deal!

Andy, the autogyro is looking awesome! I LOVE the winglet idea. Brilliant!
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 06:18 PM
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I am still getting it together.

I finally got a Mater Airscrew gearbox

So a few more pictures and more progress..

Thanks to Rich for the head bolt, it fits very well.
Notice the triangular plate, thanks again Rich for the supplier info.

The next job is pin the hinges, fitting the rudder servo, and packing around the engine mount.

I decided to use the long engine mount incase I needed to get a better hang angle.

Should I put some carbon rod in the horizontal stab? what do you chaps think.
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 06:45 PM
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It would not hurt using the CF in the horz stab. I have it in mine. I am not saying it is a must....but the extra strength is a nice feeling of assurance.

Your build is looking Great Andy! I am very proud you like my design. You guys accross the pond are awesome!

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Old Jun 15, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Thanks Dave for the kind words.
I hope I won't make a mess of it on the first flight

My servos came from ebay.
MG995 Professional High Speed and Torque Coreless Servo
'compassho2005' is the seller and they are very good.

I may need to get a metal gearbox from you Dave when I damage this Master Airscrew, as getting this one has been quite a pain in the ar**
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 08:04 AM
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I will have to hunt around the basement for one....you never know what I have laying around!!!

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Old Jun 15, 2008, 08:08 AM
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Hello Dave
Thanks for looking.
We have just had lunch here in the UK its 14:08, hope you are well.

Working on the car today needs an MOT for the year and I have brakes that stay ON.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 11:34 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Hello Dave
Thanks for looking.
We have just had lunch here in the UK its 14:08, hope you are well.

Working on the car today needs an MOT for the year and I have brakes that stay ON.
It sounds like a sticking brake caliper.... or if its the rear a broken return spring or siezed cylinder. Just what you want to be doing on a Sunday + its a nice day for gyro flying...LOL!!

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Old Jun 15, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Yes its always a pain.
When I have time to go flying, its windy or raining.
When I have jobs to do, its fine.

Tea time and so a short chat to my chums..

Brakes were siezed front pistons, both sides.
See how it goes when I take it for a spin.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 12:48 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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I hope you've cracked Andy..you will be able to get on with the Kellet!!
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Just what you want to be doing on a Sunday + its a nice day for gyro flying...LOL!!
Rich
It did look like it was going to be a nice gyro flying day.... BUT..... The wind never dropped as it was forecast to...
Three times I waited for a period of low wind, and launched, only to feel the wind pick up within a few seconds and start tossing about my Rotorshape and BE-Shape. Still, I must be getting better at flying them as I managed to keep them up long enough to get them down wind and slowly desending for three good landings. At times they were getting blown backwards by gusts of wind! I'm sure only a few weeks ago I would have crashed them.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Andy.
I looked in my stash of gear boxes and I am out of extra Astro Flight boxes.

Sorry......


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Old Jun 15, 2008, 02:06 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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It did look like it was going to be a nice gyro flying day.... BUT..... The wind never dropped as it was forecast to...
Three times I waited for a period of low wind, and launched, only to feel the wind pick up within a few seconds and start tossing about my Rotorshape and BE-Shape. Still, I must be getting better at flying them as I managed to keep them up long enough to get them down wind and slowly desending for three good landings. At times they were getting blown backwards by gusts of wind! I'm sure only a few weeks ago I would have crashed them.
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Sounds good Peter......did you try a right hander?
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Sounds good Peter......did you try a right hander?
I might have done, I really can't remember.... Most of the time I was just battling to keep them the right way up and pointing something like into wind !
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 03:52 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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I might have done, I really can't remember.... Most of the time I was just battling to keep them the right way up and pointing something like into wind !
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Ha Ha ...I know it too well!!
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