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Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:59 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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The Weather here today has been really cold but there has been virtualy no wind ..so I have been out again testing my pusher but this time I have really abused it trying to get to grips with its flying characteristics.
I have really enjoyed todays flying session which ended up me letting my friend have ago on the sticks , he has never flown a gyro before but is an excellent fixed wing pilot. Anyway I gave him the transmitter and he quite happily kept her up doing right and left handers, he landed and I replaced the battery then gave him the transmitter and said 'its my turn to film you!!'...my last words being 'dont worry if you smack it'. Well all I can say is it was an absolute pleasure to watch my machine being flown around by a guy who had only 5 mins gyro flying time to his name.

To me this has made my pusher project worth while ..and hopefully I have turned another to 'the Gyro side'!!

I will post a video later of his short flight.


Rich ( with a great big grin on his face!!)
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:39 AM
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pt 15 spare blades

Hi Gents

just got a pt15 and was wondering where you get your blades here in the uk. Postage for a set of spare blades was $27 from the states. I'm sure i'll need some sooner rather than later

Cheers
Happy new year to all

Mick
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:45 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Mick,
I dont think we have a supplier over here of Aerobalsa blades, you will have buy direct from Mike..trouble is the Dollar has gone the wrong way for us now

Regards Rich
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:48 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Here's my friend flying my Pusher, his ROG is a bit wobbley but it is his first..I think I may have spelt his name wrong too!!!
I will post myself pushing my pusher hard later on..


Have a Happy New Year everyone!!


My Pusher Gyro being flown by Lyndon (2 min 3 sec)



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Old Dec 30, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Is this the first time he had flown an autogyro Rich? He did a great job!!!

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Old Dec 30, 2008, 01:05 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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He flew the pusher on the flight before this video was taken but it was in the air when he was passed the transmitter, so strickey speaking no this wasnt his first timre at flying a gyro the flight beforehand was. This flight was his first full flight and his first ROG.

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Old Dec 30, 2008, 01:06 PM
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He is a natural!!!
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 03:08 PM
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I will post myself pushing my pusher hard later on..
Regards Rich
I've just watched it... You hooligan !
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 03:13 PM
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If my first flight with my DAG is as good as that, I'll be pleased.
So when is your friend starting his build Rich?

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Old Dec 30, 2008, 03:37 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Flying with the devil in me...LOL

My Pusher Autogyro being abused (5 min 14 sec)
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 06:27 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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So I am pretty happy with the way my new pusher flies...the next stage a teetering 2 blader. I have seen the odd video with this type being used but I need to get my head around it, the blade is pivoted in the middle to cancel out assemetry of lift. Are the blades fixed rigidly to each other or would it be best if there was flexibiltiy??

I will do some drawings of what I have planned and post them later, I would like to build it from the odds and ends that I have to hand..mainly birchply and a bit of GF sheet. It will be simple (like me)
My other thought was perhaps just using GF plate like the other heads making sure there is plenty of flex???

Regards Rich
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Rich,

you can use a conventional two-bladed head (example: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1606407) as well as a teetering head. Both need about the same sort of attention while you're flying (meaning: all you've got) and about the same 50% reduced servo throws. The normal head is easier to build and safer to fly, that's why I'd start with that one. The basic configuration of the gyro is the same for both rotors, so you can replace a conventional head with a teetering one later on. I've attached one of those 3D pdf files of a teetering head I've used on the Micromum for you to look at.

Jochen

P.S.: I think you better save the pdf file on your computer before opening it, you may have difficulties otherwise.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 08:41 AM
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Rich.....THAT is my favorite so far of the RPG videos! RPG....I love that!!!

The gyro looks like it handles like a dream and I am getting impatient in wanting to build one! All in good time....

The way the gyro will slow down and in a split second....take off like a rocket, it is VERY impressive.

I thought Ken Wallis was at the sticks for a bit.

Two thumbs up again.....

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 08:45 AM
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Jochen.....the 3D drawing is beautiful.

I say it all the time.....YOU are the man!!!


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Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:11 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Thanks for the info Jochen,
I will try my GF head first as this is very much the same as your head apart from I have no delta angle. As for the teetering head it does look interesting and Im looking forward to the challenge. Its been too cold to venture into the workshop today, maybe in the next few days I can 'knock something up'

Do you think it would be adviseable to use longer blades??


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