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Posted by HandyAndy | Aug 11, 2010 @ 01:21 PM | 3,778 Views
This was a first for me; a pusher! Built from a plan in 2010.

Modified to have steering, and this metal-geared-servo also operates the rudder rather than having two servos.

Basic DC head controls rather than the mixing servo setup.

A steel wire undercarriage that is a bit different to the design on the plan.
To give a spring-type landing!

The most important part of the build was getting the engine prop at 90% to the stab and at 90% to the fin.

Some video taken at Winterton in 2010...

Andy's RPG model Autogyro's trimming hops (1 min 51 sec)

You notice the model has changed as it is build number 2!

I was using 35 Meg radio and that caused a fatal crash, so now I use 2.4 radio.

Recommend only 2.4 radio with a pusher design, as the motor is too close to any arial fitted
Posted by HandyAndy | Jan 12, 2010 @ 02:29 PM | 4,655 Views
This was my first autogyro built in 1996. Designed by Alex Weiss.

Alex and I have flown together in the past and I have been to his home in Buckinghamshire. We even use the same dentist. Alex is a nice chap.

The model would fly, but often would be taken home broken..

The balance was my problem, or as its now called hang-angle; and vibration could be seen in the wheels.

Now I know more, she may get rebuilt again...
Posted by HandyAndy | Jan 05, 2010 @ 07:55 AM | 4,800 Views
I built the Profile Kellet as my first successful flying autogyro, and never looked back.

She is very strong and thatís what you want for a learning autogyro.

I also made all the blades, and only basic parts were purchased.

Here is my build thread...Page 8 shows how to make blades.


And some video....

Profile Kellet Autogyro by Andy Nash (3 min 14 sec)