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Old Dec 02, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Lithonion,
I think you are ready to fly something bigger...HINT, HINT!

Joe
No room, this gyro makes aircraft number 34. My wife said if I got mounts I could hang some in the living room but I really don't want to do that. I have enough problems when I see a plane I like. Give me more room, oh boy....

I will try to sale some stuff this coming summer again.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Hi All,

I have been having a ball with this little Auto-G. Here is yet another close-in movie shot by my superb cameraman mate Bob that shows it off well.

Although the movie is just 3 minutes long, I can easily get 8 minutes of fun with a significant margin using a 3 cell 1300mAh battery, 10 minutes would probably be possible

Hope you enjoy it.

Al

Durafly Auto-G Autogyro 02 December 2012.wmv (3 min 4 sec)
Old Dec 02, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Hi All,

I have been having a ball with this little Auto-G. Here is yet another close-in movie shot by my superb cameraman mate Bob that shows it off well.

Although the movie is just 3 minutes long, I can easily get 8 minutes of fun with a significant margin using a 3 cell 1300mAh battery, 10 minutes would probably be possible

Hope you enjoy it.

Al
Nice video, very rewarding to fly ain't they. I was having a blast with mine today too. If you are enjoying the Auto G, try an LA Heli Rotorshape. I bought one from Robotbirds after the Auto G and maidened that one today. It's a hoot. Both autogyros drew a lot if attention on the field today.
Old Dec 02, 2012, 04:05 PM
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I went to the park again, three decent flights and the fourth I thought I would try a rog again. I snapped the center hub so the extra that came with the arf has been used.

Only hand launches from here on out till I have about 10 hubs in hand.
Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:19 PM
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AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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If it makes you feel better Dieter I smashed up my Whopper autogyro today! No replacement parts for that puppy!
GRRRRRRRR!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:23 PM
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If it makes you feel better Dieter I smashed up my Whopper autogyro today! No replacement parts for that puppy!
GRRRRRRRR!
Joe
Say it ain't so Joe! What got broken?
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Quick question...What is the blade assembly order from blade down? I replaced my blades but failed to take note of how they go back on. I've got the blade itself on the top, then the little piece, then the blade holder ( the part that breaks ) then the bottom piece with the nuts in thier inset.

Have I got it right? thanks fellas, I appreciate it.

W.
Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Quick question...What is the blade assembly order from blade down? I replaced my blades but failed to take note of how they go back on. I've got the blade itself on the top, then the little piece, then the blade holder ( the part that breaks ) then the bottom piece with the nuts in thier inset.

Have I got it right? thanks fellas, I appreciate it.

W.
You have it correct. Just make sure the "little piece" has the slant facing up.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Thanks Don.

Just an fyi...I am using a 2 bladed 10x 8 GWS HD prop...works fine. Also made a blade holder out of 1/16" aircraft plywood...not pretty but works fine too.

W
Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:57 AM
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As nothing that comes out of my shop is stock, I have a few questions (modified a lot of full scale planes too).
Is the stock landing gear up to the task? I would rather mod it now than after it gets mangled. I have installed a set 1 7/8" (75mm) light fat foam wheels. I have a steerable tail wheel mod that allows for the removal of the boom and tail mount for replacement. I'll see if I can post a few photos.
Has anyone thought about flipping the rotor shaft bearing block upside down? It would lower the rotor 1/4" closer to the roll pivot axis. It also changes the pushrod geometry and length. I had a bad servo so I went with a single HS-85MG servo with 50 "oz. (3.5kg cm) torque.
Does anyone have a ballpark figure for rotor RPM?
Thanks,
Ken
Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I'll be dropping my broken Y head part off at a friends house later today. He has one of those 3D printers (nice huh?) and makes his own plastic parts. The end result is stuff that feels like injection molded stuff. He made a custom multi copter motor mounts for another friend. They came out awesome and worked perfect. Like I said the stuff is durable. I'm hoping to test out one of these printed head Y's and will report back here. I can't for the life of me understand why the replacement parts are not in stock. They even mentioned its a part that breaks easily to protect the head. You'd think they would have 100's of the things ready to ship. Also why ship the bolts and other sections to the Y that breaks. Put 5 Y's in a bag and let me order just them without the rest of the blade assembly parts please.
Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:22 PM
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I'll be dropping my broken Y head part off at a friends house later today. He has one of those 3D printers (nice huh?) and makes his own plastic parts. The end result is stuff that feels like injection molded stuff. He made a custom multi copter motor mounts for another friend. They came out awesome and worked perfect. Like I said the stuff is durable. I'm hoping to test out one of these printed head Y's and will report back here. I can't for the life of me understand why the replacement parts are not in stock. They even mentioned its a part that breaks easily to protect the head. You'd think they would have 100's of the things ready to ship. Also why ship the bolts and other sections to the Y that breaks. Put 5 Y's in a bag and let me order just them without the rest of the blade assembly parts please.
I hear ya, that's the part I'm waiting on, got my buddy working on the blade grip out of different materials & we'll see what works best, I have a feeling the Tupperware method will be the best??
Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I think I would fab up a new gear from .090 piano wire. The stock gear is a bit soft. The wheels work well.


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As nothing that comes out of my shop is stock, I have a few questions (modified a lot of full scale planes too).
Is the stock landing gear up to the task? I would rather mod it now than after it gets mangled. I have installed a set 1 7/8" (75mm) light fat foam wheels. I have a steerable tail wheel mod that allows for the removal of the boom and tail mount for replacement. I'll see if I can post a few photos.
Has anyone thought about flipping the rotor shaft bearing block upside down? It would lower the rotor 1/4" closer to the roll pivot axis. It also changes the pushrod geometry and length. I had a bad servo so I went with a single HS-85MG servo with 50 "oz. (3.5kg cm) torque.
Does anyone have a ballpark figure for rotor RPM?
Thanks,
Ken
Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:57 AM
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I hear ya, that's the part I'm waiting on, got my buddy working on the blade grip out of different materials & we'll see what works best, I have a feeling the Tupperware method will be the best??
I made two out of laser cut polycarbonate. It felt almost identical to the original. Unfortunately, I'm waiting for blades to I can test mine -- but I sent one to another person but don't know how it worked for him -- or if he received it.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:22 AM
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As ken lilja also I was wondering how many rpm our rotors does and if there is a corret number to achieve...


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