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Dec 07, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Love the way it flap while doing hard turn...
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Dec 07, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Love the way it flap while doing hard turn...
Hobby King has 62 Blade Grips assemblies in stock. Snooze you loose
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Dec 07, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Hobby King has 62 Blade Grips assemblies in stock. Snooze you loose
LOL I have my backorder of 5 in place. Snail mail order now that winter is rolling in but at least they are shipping. Thanks for the update.
Dec 07, 2012, 09:40 AM
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It's only half a day later and they're already out of stock - just checked and it's -3
Dec 07, 2012, 07:13 PM
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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.
That polycarbonate sounds really cool!!! My rotor blades are here though

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Hobby King has 62 Blade Grips assemblies in stock. Snooze you loose
Yeah, you snore you loose more, they were already sold out when I looked this morning 8am PST
Dec 08, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Yesterday one blade exploded in the air and the rotor stopped spinnig...so the gyro went straight to the ground. As soon as I have took a look, I found that air infiltrates itself into the blade and it "delaminated".

As that i don't want to use those blade anymore, do you think I can fit aerobalsa blades or something similar? Any tip?
Dec 08, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I found that air infiltrates itself into the blade and it "delaminated".

I have my stock blades wrapped with clear packing tape. This makes them much stronger, more resistant to dings, and they won't delaminate.
Dec 08, 2012, 01:03 PM
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I have my stock blades wrapped with clear packing tape. This makes them much stronger, more resistant to dings, and they won't delaminate.
I will try this opportunity. Thanks!
Dec 08, 2012, 07:17 PM
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leading edge should be sufficient :0
Dec 08, 2012, 07:48 PM
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leading edge should be sufficient :0
Not for overall strength...
Dec 09, 2012, 12:51 AM
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leading edge should be sufficient :0
The fold is on the front of the blade, the edges joined are on the trailing edge.
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Dec 10, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Tried to rog with mine,but runway was too short.Flipped over,and broke toothpick shear pins.Great mod.Unfortunately,one of the servos stripped the gear,so that was the end.Going to try at a different field next time,with much longer,smoother grass.
Btw,i'd lve to see your steerable tailwheel mod,Ken Lilja,please.
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Dec 10, 2012, 12:49 AM
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Tried to rog with mine,but runway was too short.Flipped over,and broke toothpick shear pins.Great mod.Unfortunately,one of the servos stripped the gear,so that was the end.Going to try at a different field next time,with much longer,smoother grass.
Btw,i'd lve to see your steerable tailwheel mod,Ken Lilja,please.
Pretty please.Very pretty please
mine is waitng for parts as well .
Dec 10, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Mine's waiting simply for decent weather to maiden. A first for me having to wait over and over and read your progris riports
Dec 10, 2012, 01:25 AM
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Had two of our Auto-Gs takeoff ROG side by side at about the 250 foot mark (out of well over 500') on the runway. Quite a sight to watch them lift off perfectly straight together and fly away. We were doing photo passes with them flying within 1 rotor span of each other and nearly hovering over the center of the runway. Photos to come. I was able to do several very nice loops with mine and even some 540 rudder spins. Touch and goes we're so well behaved that I could walk it on one tire then the other! Three landings generated two zero rollout touch downs no more than 10 ft from me and one landing had a beautiful touchdown, but slightly crosswind and a 5 second slow motion rollover. The toothpick shear pins worked exactly as they should with no damage to the AG. The next thing on the agenda is to do some night flying as I have some strategically placed LEDs that light it up quite nicely.

I have pics of my AG that I'd like to post here but my old 'puter won't cooperate. Maybe I could email them to one of my buddies here and they could post them here for me? Of course, I couldn't leave the stock decals alone and had to personalize mine with some cool new graphics. Hopefully I'll get the pics from the photog as he had captured our formation AG flying.

BTW despite the horrible damage to my Kellet while float flying, I have manage to do a satisfactory repair on it and flew it several time today. What a real sweetheart in the air!

Take your time spooling up the rotor on ROGs. Hold a breath of right roll and just keep feeding in throttle. No elevator required. When the tail starts to get light or lifts up the the rotor is up to speed. THEN AND ONLY THEN can you add some more throttle. The wind was getting gusty by mid afternoon and I would hold station on the runway with the prop till the rotors were nearly up to speed and then add a few clicks of throttle to start a takeoff roll and the AG JUST LIFTED OFF. NONE of my takeoff have taken more than 50' to get airborne. All in all, a very good day with autogyros!

Don
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