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Old Nov 28, 2011, 01:46 PM
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An Italian DAG-60 is growing!


Hi guys!

Here are some pics of my dag 60 autogiro.
Got it this summer, the building is getting slow because of the fact that I haven't got any electricity on my SkyLab and days are always shorter.

I'm going to put a 1.20PH FS on it. I had a positive experience with this motor. They run smoot and slow! Yhea!


First question: How sould i complete my balsa blade after i glued the 1/8 wire to the leading edge? Just cover them with oracover or similar or do I need to apply fiberglass to them?


Sorry for the quality, I do promise next will be better!
















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Old Nov 28, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Love the laser cut pieces! NICE!

That should make things even faster! Looks great!
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 04:35 PM
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On the blades, I defiantly would not fiberglass them. Too stiff. Just cover them.
My two cents.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 06:39 PM
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Looking very clean, very good.

I use "balsaloc" to help ballance the blades before covering in "Oracover".

I can add 2 or 3 coats to get the ballance right, or just extra coats on the end of a blade to get the centre-of-ballance of all blades the same.

Hope this helps

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Old Feb 02, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Made a little on the DAG.

I put the tank support inside the fuselage, bent all of the landing gear member, and started to work on the must.

Here are a few few-quality pics taken with my mobile.





Old Feb 02, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Looking great!!! I think the hardest part for me on this beast was the landing gear...lots of bends.

Thanks for the pics!
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Looking great!!! I think the hardest part for me on this beast was the landing gear...lots of bends.

Thanks for the pics!
Joe
It's the same for me.
Once i bent them, they didn't fit properly. Getting one part to fit means to be wrong on the other side!

My patience will win!
Old Feb 08, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Other few pics.
I didn't work on the landing gear yet

In some days i will be ready to cover the fuselage and the tail surfaces.





Old Feb 08, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Looks great! Love those laser cut parts!

Now go get a work out and bend that landing gear!

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Looks great! Love those laser cut parts!

Now go get a work out and bend that landing gear!

Joe
Every part of the landing gear has been bent!
I only need to make the landing gear home in the fuselage and than solder every thing together
Old Feb 08, 2012, 05:21 PM
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YEAH! You're done with the hard part! Almost ready to fly!
Congrats!
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Here I am!
Hi everybody!

The work proceeds slowly. Here is the last ver. of landing gear. I'm ready to solder, But recently I realized that the acetylene cylinder is empty.
Infact I could not light-up the dart to solder. Also the borax got humid.

Doesn't matter, on saturday i will be ready again.

Other things are almost done, I'm very happy.



Old Mar 20, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Any more progress with the DAG-60? What a beautiful build by the way, very clean!!!!!

I am hoping to see more progress soon!

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Any more progress with the DAG-60? What a beautiful build by the way, very clean!!!!!

I am hoping to see more progress soon!

Dave
Unfortunately i'm 600 km far from home due to work.
I will return back in a week and of course you will see further progress...
Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:50 AM
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It's the moment to setup the rotor and other angles like hang angle, down-thrust(or trust?) and so on.

Any tip, numbers?


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