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Mar 08, 2017, 05:11 PM
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Apr 23, 2017, 02:16 PM
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Received the AC-10 from a HK sale a couple years ago and finally started to assemble it a couple days ago. One of the blades has a delaminated bubble running half the length of the blade. Forget about HK warranty replacing the blade....and they don't carry it in parts. Unique has the blades at $70 a pair. Half the tech guys in my club checked it and suggest go ahead and fly with it. What do you recommend ? I have both blades well balanced.
I don't like only 2 bearing supports at the motor and prop.........bought a bearing and am now also supporting both ends of the motor.
The stock 'universal' pivoting head concerns me because it has the two pivot centers offset from each other instead of in the same plane.
The 4-blade pusher prop has me concerned about the prop wash on the tail fin causing a right yaw.
Most gyros have a 7 degree right tilt but this doesn't. ?
The manual says to use the pushrods the factory adjusted length and with elevon control, but most radios have some differences and I would like to know what positions and settings to verify in blade movements.
I want to use a gyro Rx but am not sure the rotor cycle shaking can be tolerated.
Lastly, I know I have to maintain rotor speed, but will turning work like normal elevon and rudder airplane inputs to the flight ?
I have read the posts for mods and adjustments and there are too many conflicting comments.
The three flyers with the best "stock" success are Davidfodsh , Heli-Headcase and Aerogasrc; I would like to read your comments and recommendations.
Thanks
Apr 26, 2017, 03:11 AM
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Jim I would follow all of Grahams advice given earlier in the thread, I witnessed the work done over 2 days by Rich Harris, Rich Elliot and Graham to get it flying in a controlled manner like a Gyro.


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Apr 26, 2017, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim Petro
Received the AC-10 from a HK sale a couple years ago and finally started to assemble it a couple days ago. One of the blades has a delaminated bubble running half the length of the blade. Forget about HK warranty replacing the blade....and they don't carry it in parts. Unique has the blades at $70 a pair. Half the tech guys in my club checked it and suggest go ahead and fly with it. What do you recommend ? I have both blades well balanced.
I don't like only 2 bearing supports at the motor and prop.........bought a bearing and am now also supporting both ends of the motor.
The stock 'universal' pivoting head concerns me because it has the two pivot centers offset from each other instead of in the same plane.
The 4-blade pusher prop has me concerned about the prop wash on the tail fin causing a right yaw.
Most gyros have a 7 degree right tilt but this doesn't. ?
The manual says to use the pushrods the factory adjusted length and with elevon control, but most radios have some differences and I would like to know what positions and settings to verify in blade movements.
I want to use a gyro Rx but am not sure the rotor cycle shaking can be tolerated.
Lastly, I know I have to maintain rotor speed, but will turning work like normal elevon and rudder airplane inputs to the flight ?
I have read the posts for mods and adjustments and there are too many conflicting comments.
The three flyers with the best "stock" success are Davidfodsh , Heli-Headcase and Aerogasrc; I would like to read your comments and recommendations.
Thanks
You can buy the blades ($45.40) plus some parts here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UMG-...b-0cf6b6f8228d

How do you support both ends of motor? I thought motor already has bearings on both ends.
I want to use the gyro stabilizer too and I set the sensitivity via the on-the-fly adjustable knob or I can turn it off via another switch, so I am not that concern about the shaking. Once weather permit, I will test it out.

RE: .......will turning work like normal elevon and rudder airplane inputs to the flight ? The AC-10 shouldn't be the first gyrocopter since it behavior is not the same as the airplane, I myself started off with Auto-G2.

RE: Most gyros have a 7 degree right tilt but this doesn't. ? You can later set the trim to what you like.
Apr 26, 2017, 07:56 PM
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Just looked at aliexpress....and a little confusing as it mentions $45.40 a PIECE for the blades 1or2 ?? .but also it has the prerotor unit that comes in at $40.00...I think that I may try one and fit to one of my models.
Chris...
Apr 27, 2017, 06:17 PM
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Is it my computer or is there a problem with the quick replies ? Several random that I've written are not being submitted and disappear. After I take some more pictures, I will show what I have done and hope it is submitted successfully.
Apr 27, 2017, 06:41 PM
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G'day Jim...Quick Replies OK at my end................
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Apr 27, 2017, 09:25 PM
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Just looked at aliexpress....and a little confusing as it mentions $45.40 a PIECE for the blades 1or2 ?? .but also it has the prerotor unit that comes in at $40.00...I think that I may try one and fit to one of my models.
Chris...
I am pretty sure it's 2 blades. Normally they go by the picture not the wording but you can always ask the seller by messaging.
As for the pre-rotator kit, watch the video for assembly and you may need 2 washers so that the pinion and the spur line up. Also to set the proper gear mesh, insert a strip of standard printing paper between the 2 gears, push them together tight, set the motor screws and remove the paper.
Note the motor mount plate has long slots not round holes, so that the motor goes on side way, thus adjustable.
Also if you use the 3 position switch for this, you can set the middle position for medium speed (adjustable via subtrim) that may help for landing too slow.
Apr 28, 2017, 04:16 AM
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G'Day tanasat
....I've already seen the video, but thanks for your advise. I have previously converted a couple of my models to prerotor using various set-ups...but thought this was a good buy as most of the parts are ready to go....Should any kind of lube be used on the gears/pinion??
thanks
Chris...
Apr 29, 2017, 07:10 AM
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G'Day tanasat
....I've already seen the video, but thanks for your advise. I have previously converted a couple of my models to prerotor using various set-ups...but thought this was a good buy as most of the parts are ready to go....Should any kind of lube be used on the gears/pinion??
thanks
Chris...
When brass (pinion) meets nylon (spur), no lubrication needed but you may want high speed bearing oil on the motor BB and rotor shaft which has the one way needle bearing inside.
May 02, 2017, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by britinoz
G'Day tanasat
....I've already seen the video, but thanks for your advise. I have previously converted a couple of my models to prerotor using various set-ups...but thought this was a good buy as most of the parts are ready to go....Should any kind of lube be used on the gears/pinion??
thanks
Chris...


Chris can you let me know how that rotator works out please? @$40 that looks a fare price even given the rubbish exchange rate at the mo


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