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Oct 08, 2019, 06:32 AM
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Printed Autogyro


Found this a few years ago when first got a 3D printer but only printed one blade and never finished the model.
https://www.youmagine.com/designs/gyroprint

Weather is too bad for flying and decided to have a go at printing it.

A few bits and measurements are missing so I have had to guesstimate some of the parts.
Joe

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Oct 09, 2019, 06:10 AM
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Printed a few extra parts to complete the model.

Used a carbon tail boom from an old model that had a tail bracket already fitted

Joined the blades and covered in packing tape.

Waiting for ball races for the head.
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Oct 11, 2019, 11:41 AM
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Got the motor and servos fitted.

Made the tail from scrap depron with carbon edge to protect the leading edge.
Oct 11, 2019, 06:34 PM
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Nice little project there Joe.
think your a bit like me ....always looking................
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Oct 12, 2019, 05:28 AM
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Chris got to keep the grey matter working

I have a couple more projects on the go that you will like

Got the bearings and fitted them.

The head is very unusual and I have never seen this design before,well done Turbi.

I did alter a couple of things for my own way of doing things.

Fitted a rubber O ring between the mast and the cyclic arm, also curved the arm a little where the screw and washer slides.
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Oct 12, 2019, 06:25 PM
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Yea..That head looks interesting...
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Oct 13, 2019, 12:56 PM
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Flew it yesterday in strong winds and it survived.

Added dowthrust and had a flight today.

My old batteries were a problem but it flew OK
Joe

GOOD DAY TO TEST AND FLY WITH THE GEESE (4 min 6 sec)
Oct 13, 2019, 05:53 PM
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Looks as if those parts could be of use .How do you think that the blades will stand up...and I did like the "V"formation up high.
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Oct 14, 2019, 02:19 AM
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Chris I enjoyed making the extra parts on the computer it certainly got the grey matter going.

So far the blades have taken a couple of good whacks and are still in one piece,the parts that have broken were the hinge but I have printed the new ones with a more flexible filament and they are working fine.

The problem I have is im so use to using my rudder and this one would be nicer to fly if a rudder was fitted, I will fit one and see if it helps.

I never saw the geese until I watched the video, sign of winter on its way.
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Oct 14, 2019, 04:13 AM
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There is no doubt...we need lots of rudder to tame these beasts.
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