Nov 01, 2012, 04:14 PM
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have always flown my gyros from a hand launch. why would you need to complicate things and incraese the weight with a prerotator?
I even hand launched Chas's Hobbitt.!!!!
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Nov 01, 2012, 04:23 PM
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have always flown my gyros from a hand launch. why would you need to complicate things and incraese the weight with a prerotator?
I even hand launched Chas's Hobbitt.!!!!
bill
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Nov 01, 2012, 04:28 PM
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yes I have also utilised a glow engines slipstream to prerotate my gyro....much easer than a fitted pre rotator though. generally more windy in the UK I suspect. bill
Nov 01, 2012, 08:10 PM
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+1

Assuming you have a nice flat strip of asphalt or land that can be used for take off

Personally I have not such a place, and I don't believe it can take off from a grass field unless is like a golf green

So ... I will experiment with hand launch

It will be nice to have some way to power the main rotor at take off ... like some real autogyro.can do

I usuale take off my Cierva from grass without any trouble. And about prerotation, your finger can sure do the job
Nov 01, 2012, 08:20 PM
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OK, LOL, kinda like winding up a skeeter?
Nov 01, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Looks promising! What are they charging for shipping to the US? Best, Aero
Nov 01, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Looks promising! What are they charging for shipping to the US? Best, Aero

Mine was around $21 for the NON-ems and I kept the weight below 1500g as I added a couple small, lightweight items...
Nov 02, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Mine was around $21 for the NON-ems and I kept the weight below 1500g as I added a couple small, lightweight items...
Same here, about $21 or abouts for Air Parcel. Ordered the gyro and an orange receiver. I just checked and it now says shipped!!!

Mike
Nov 02, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Thanks guys! Just may have to get one of these Best, Aero
Nov 02, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Same here, about $21 or abouts for Air Parcel. Ordered the gyro and an orange receiver. I just checked and it now says shipped!!!

Mike
W.T.F ...

Why mine is not shipped yet?

After almost 100 HK orders I was hoping to be consider with some priority

Nov 02, 2012, 02:59 AM
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I usuale take off my Cierva from grass without any trouble. And about prerotation, your finger can sure do the job
The HobbyKing Cierva? Anyhow, this is a bit smaller with smaller landing gears

My flying field is a bit wild ... quite irregular grass/land

I always got scared it can nose down while rolling in case hit a little hole on the path


Prerotate by hand ... it sound tricky ... a little 10g brushells motor+ little esc would not add much weight, but will make the autogyro more cool

Nov 02, 2012, 03:50 AM
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The HobbyKing Cierva? Anyhow, this is a bit smaller with smaller landing gears

My flying field is a bit wild ... quite irregular grass/land

I always got scared it can nose down while rolling in case hit a little hole on the path


Prerotate by hand ... it sound tricky ... a little 10g brushells motor+ little esc would not add much weight, but will make the autogyro more cool

Tricky!?! No man! Pretotate by hands means 100/200 rpm. It's veeeeeeery slow. But once it rotates a bit you can easly spin it up then.
Nov 02, 2012, 03:51 AM
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W.T.F ...

Why mine is not shipped yet?

After almost 100 HK orders I was hoping to be consider with some priority

I got mine shipped in 20 hrs
Nov 02, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Hand Launch is pretty simple if you have a 2nd bod (I have launched for Byron loads of times) you obviously need to spin the main rotor but I found that the best way to counter the initial left curve was to launch the gyro at almost 45 degrees to the right (in my hand) this improves the natural tendency to initially veer left with the torque of the tractor prop, once head speed catched up (just a couple of seconds) it straightens out nicely, oh and needless to say, you must be 100% into wind. If you have a nice big airfield, the left veer isn't much of an issue, it's just that there is so much to hit in Hong Kong!
Nov 02, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Ordered 10-27 shipped 11-2

I ordered mine when it showed up on the new release section that morning (EDT). That was 7:30pm HK time. Shipped today 11:03am HK time.

Must have shown up on the web site before they actually had them in the warehouse. Looks like they are shipping now.

I noticed the same thing with a quad that came back in stock. It took a long time to actually ship.


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