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Feb 06, 2012, 08:47 PM
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G'Day Werner.
I must admit that I have thought of using a gyro ,but never got around to bying one. I think that it may be worth a try. I do like your model..........Flying in the snow..
Happy landings
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Feb 12, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I had a few more flights by now and can say, it flies definitely stable.
It can be flown "hands off" easily!
It performs "hands off" parachute type landings as well. If you fly it to 10-15m and cut the power, it simply floats down to a not too soft but acceptable landing. There is not much control during the floating phase, but you can apply power short befor landing and go on with the flight.
Apr 15, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Just wanted to show a new video.
Meanwhile I removed the gyro and it flies just as stable and hands off. Only in gusty winds you see a clear difference. I have much fun flying it without.
Relaxed flying with my Pitcairn PA 36 (2 min 23 sec)

regards Werner
Apr 15, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Nice job! Wish it was a bigger nice to make a 60 size!
Apr 15, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jodini
Nice job! Wish it was a bigger nice to make a 60 size!
With jump take off
Looks like a lot of fun
Apr 16, 2012, 02:09 AM
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G'Day Werner
i am sure you do thing with that model that it was not supposed to do. It fly's like a balloon on a string.great work.
Apr 16, 2012, 04:40 AM
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you are fully right, my flying style is probably far from scale flying. With regard to the loop I would like to point to the excerpt from the book "Autogiro" by George Townson shown below. O.K. mine isīnt a PCA-2
The modell is even more of an indoor flyer than a park flyer. Since I am not member of a club have not many chances to fly big modells.
Still I am thinking about a bigger one including prerotation and I thought about jumpstart as well. btw. how big is "60 size"? is it rotor diameter in inch?
As rotor head I was thinking about a 3 blade flybarless head from a 450 size heli with function reduced to collective pitch. That would make a modell sized roughly 1.5 times the one I have. Still there is not much more than a few ideas.

Last edited by wernersen; Apr 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM.
Apr 16, 2012, 02:32 PM
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And then apron landing he headed straight to the pilots lounge and changed his shorts.
Jul 16, 2017, 01:06 PM
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still alive an happy
PA36 Depron Sundowner (1 min 56 sec)

Jul 16, 2017, 08:58 PM
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Now the profile version....I like the tight right turns and loops....nice flying.
Happy Landings
Jul 17, 2017, 09:45 AM
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It is still the original version. I just removed the fuselage halfs, as they were supposed to get an upgrade, but they were never finished. Having so much fun with it, it really deserves to get them back on .
Jul 24, 2017, 07:19 AM
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Hi Wernersen; are there any drawings/plans for this. It looks an interesting project.

Aug 25, 2017, 01:26 PM
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I will check my material what i can find. Some time passed since i built it
Aug 25, 2017, 01:54 PM
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Here are some drawings. The rotor is aktually quite a bit above the mast as drawn.
But beware!! these drawings do help you little geting a decent flying model.
The whole magic of a good flying autogyro lies within the blades and rotor hub!!!!!!
I will post a few more fotos when a get around to it
Oct 08, 2017, 06:34 PM
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What a nice flying gyro!!! Congrats!

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