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Feb 21, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Had to edit the video on my wife's Mac, not sure why it ended up on the vid twice, or the random clip of where I went kitesurfing in Venezuela. Already working on my second set of blades now I have a bench belt sander. Hoping to build a Spyro next as I really like the look of it.
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Feb 24, 2012, 07:31 PM
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G'Day Rich
Just saw you LED flight on youtube .Looks as if you are carring a lot of weight .Nice work.
Feb 24, 2012, 07:58 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Yes mate, kind of felt heavy in the air. I added a second Lipo for the lights and I think that made the difference.
Need bigger blades and a bit more 'ummmphh' to carry the extras, have drawn up a MKII version but have no time to build at the moment. Still kills a bit of time at work in those tea breaks.



Night Flying Autogyro (4 min 51 sec)
Last edited by SafeLandings; Feb 24, 2012 at 08:11 PM.
Feb 24, 2012, 08:41 PM
Sky's not the limit, ground is
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Good show Rich!
Just curious, what is the clicking sound in the video? It sounds like you're flipping a switch but my guess is that the lens cap is flopping around.

Feb 24, 2012, 08:47 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Its Debs flicking the zoom button, she flicks it rather than pushes it!.. but I don't complain as I got her out on the local park in the dark at 9pm!

10 years ago it wouldn't have been to video my toys! (I wish)


Feb 24, 2012, 08:51 PM
Sky's not the limit, ground is
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Great job Debs! Very smooth and on track I can always turn the volume down
Feb 25, 2012, 11:00 AM
What could possibly go wrong!!
Very good work Debs, the flying wasn't too bad either! Wow it was bright, did it have a 12V car battery strapped underneath or what? I have a feeling that we might see some more night lights at Winterton

Feb 26, 2012, 05:52 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Lets hope so Chas!

Had a good day again today with the Fire Fly.

I have decided to move this one on so its up for sale to fund a MK II version, only the second model I have ever sold!! I'm keeping the radial and the LED's!
Its well worth the money if you compare a Rotor shape kit to it, and its bigger.
Model Autogyro flight (2 min 37 sec)



Feb 26, 2012, 10:12 PM
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local pick up only put me out lol
Mar 18, 2012, 03:58 PM
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fire fly at old warden
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Mar 19, 2012, 07:30 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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Glad it goes well for you, nice flying and good video work by Chas

But, I do have a question!


MKII is now being constructed a touch bigger.


Mar 19, 2012, 07:49 AM
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well...............broke a bit off..........decided to superglue it back on...........used the non depron stuff by mistake .......melted the join........fixed it and added the yellow tape for "orientation purposes."...
to identify the stupid error!
Chas with RPG
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Mar 22, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SafeLandings
Off the top of my head

3 RPG's
1 Tempest
3 Spyro's (MK I, 2 and 3)
1 1/2 Panthers (Waaaaaaaa!!!)
1 with no name (my first ever design from 2007)
1 DB Sport Autogyro
1 DB Gyrace
1 Little Nellie
1 Little Little Nellie
1 PCA-2
1 PT-25
3 Micro Mold Wallis's
2 Hobbits
1 Webbit Twist
1 Cierva C19
1 Profile C30
1 Stilleto
1 Hobblite
1 Gemini
2 LA 500's
1 Fairey RotoDyne

Alot of those are in need of repair , I have 3 designs that I'm drawing and a couple of kits that need building. Plus 3 Panthers that are on the building board (only one for me).

Now go tell your wife she has nothing to worry about


Rich....you are one gyro away from an intervention!!!!
Mar 22, 2012, 11:31 PM
The 1st Sofaman
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Rich......your Firefly is simply outstanding!!!! Simple....elegant and flies perfect!

I want one!!!!


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