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Nov 16, 2012, 10:48 AM
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My Kellett kit arrived today from Whirlybird. It is a very nice looking kit with everything nicely laser cut. The manual looks very comprehensive with lots of color pictures. Man, there is one huge bundle of piano wire that comes with this. I am glad that I ordered some wire benders.

I would like to thank Jodini for his great communication and quick shipping. I also got my delivery from HeadsUpRC today.

I am ready to rumble.

Rick
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Nov 16, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Enjoy the build Rick! If you have any questions, please send me a PM, email or post out here.

One thing I would suggest you do, is on the landing gear, toe them out a little. I believe the diagram has them straight down at a 90 degree angle....I would come out a little on the bottom to help with ground handling.

I flew mine today, just for fun. Did some rolls for the first time....that was fun! Rolled left and it flopped right around! Very happy with this machine! 6 kits left!
Joe
Nov 16, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jodini
Enjoy the build Rick! If you have any questions, please send me a PM, email or post out here.

One thing I would suggest you do, is on the landing gear, toe them out a little. I believe the diagram has them straight down at a 90 degree angle....I would come out a little on the bottom to help with ground handling.

I flew mine today, just for fun. Did some rolls for the first time....that was fun! Rolled left and it flopped right around! Very happy with this machine! 6 kits left!
Joe
Can't wait to get it in the air. Regarding toe out on the landing gear that is pretty much recommended for any kind of tail dragger. And it is an easy experiment for anyone to do. Try toe in, straight, and toe out and see which one you like better.

Thanks again Joe. Your magic is good.
Nov 18, 2012, 01:34 AM
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WHIRLYBIRD AVIATION PROFILE KELLETT AUTOGYRO (3 min 56 sec)

The wind was pretty strong this morning ...on my first attempt the model was blown backwards an flipped on it's side....second attempt at an ROG was OK... but went into reverse as it landed and had to keep a high throttle setting to hold it in position. This is a very easy model to fly........Look's OK in HD
Happy Landings
Chris....
Last edited by britinoz; Nov 18, 2012 at 03:42 PM.
Nov 18, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Nice piloting skills bro.

Bill
Nov 18, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Fantastic flight Chris!
Nov 18, 2012, 05:28 PM
Sky's not the limit, ground is
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Great flying Chris! Beautiful landing in the wind. I was holding my breath waiting for it to flip over. It would have if I was flying it!

Don
Nov 28, 2012, 03:06 PM
Be here now!
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Finally I got mine at home!
One hour after i took it out of the box and it is 50% done. Now I have to bend wire and sand some parts, so I need to go to my garage but there was a tornado here (first in history so big for us) and heavy rain, so I don't want to go outside to go to the garage...and also I havent got any electricity there.

How ever a very good kit. I like it so much. A bit expensive due to shipping and customs. Finally I spent 177 euros...ops!
Nov 28, 2012, 05:02 PM
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YIKES! Sorry about the expense! I hate shipping overseas....always cost too much.

Good luck with the weather!
Joe
Nov 29, 2012, 12:08 AM
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YIKES! Sorry about the expense! I hate shipping overseas....always cost too much.

Good luck with the weather!
Joe
Sorry it was not a critical of course.
Nov 29, 2012, 10:48 PM
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No offense taken and I do apologize for the overseas shipping! Seems like it gets worse every year!

Chris, I do love your video...you do a nice job flying your birds!
Joe
Dec 17, 2012, 01:46 AM
Sky's not the limit, ground is
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I got some cool onboard video of the Kellett flying. I will edit this in with some video one of my mates made of this flight. Stay tuned! Film at 11:00
Dec 17, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Will be watching!
Dec 17, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I am ready Dan!!!
Dec 18, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I got tired of waiting for my friends video so I thought I'd just post the raw footage of my Kellett with a GoPro Hero 2 onboard. This gyro got virtually trashed in a float plane accident but was successfully repaired. I did notice one of the rotor servos had a broken mount so I zip tied it to the mast. It was a bit loose and that accounts for the rolling movement during the flight. It's fun to watch the rudder movement.

During the flight, I was also trying to concentrate on capturing the other aircraft in the pattern. Normally not an easy thing to do with an autogyro but a testament to how well the Kellett flies.
RC Kellett profile autogyro (7 min 16 sec)


DON!


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