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Jul 01, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Do yo mean for transport or for replacement if they break? For transport, you can remove the rotors. I believe horsj is working on a rotorhead where nylon bolts hold the blades. I hope he shares his work with this group when he's done.

Ari.
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Jul 01, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Just for Easy swap out of a broken blade. Thanks.
Jul 01, 2005, 12:58 PM
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The obvious solution would be to use nylon bolts, but that would require laser-cutting in two different planes, wich, together with 16 bolts per kit will probably make it more expensive than a replacement set. If you only need to replace one blade, I can send you just the 3/8" parts, you can cut out your old wedge and glue in a new one.

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Jul 16, 2005, 01:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgtakeo
I have to agree, Perry at Aeromicro is the bomb! He's helped me out many times. Any idea when you're gonna be done with your big batch?
Perry has them now. He's had them for a couple of weeks now -- I've been waiting for him to put them on his website before posting here, but for some reason he hasn't yet. You can still order Slow-Gs from Perry if you call him.

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Sep 15, 2005, 12:58 PM
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dumb question, so the props arent powered and somehow rotate and produce lift by the local airflow?
im an autogyro newb.
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Sep 15, 2005, 01:11 PM
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You are correct. No power to the rotors at all. It takes some ground run to get the rotors going but once its airborn it flys great.
Sep 15, 2005, 01:26 PM
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this is one of those things where im like 'huh!?'

thats wild, and very neat.


so whats to stop you from clipping 1/3 off of each stock ss wing and mounting these autogyro rotors right onto the foam wing w/ a little bracing to keep them oriented right? wouldent that make more lift than the included wing things?
Sep 15, 2005, 01:36 PM
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I cannot answer about clipping the SS Wings and mount the Rotors on the Wings. I would say it would look kind of Silly though.

Well anyway this is a Great Flying Gyro. Its not aerobatic by any means but its so cool flying around in the air. I can almost hover to a landing. The sound of the Rotors is cool also. I get alot of great comments at the flying field. The kit is high quality.
Jun 04, 2006, 03:39 AM
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PDF construction manual on slow-g.com


I uploaded an updated version of the manual to http://www.slow-g.com/manual.pdf. Thanks to everyone who helped develop it with their suggestions and questions!

Ari.
Jun 04, 2006, 09:08 AM
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The manual looks good. My slow G was fun while it lasted.
Jun 14, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Ari, I finally finished my Slow Stick and started on the conversion kit. The 3/8" balsa block doesn't have any spacers, just wedges. I thought you maybe changed something, but the new manual shows the 3/8" spacers. Am I supposed to just use the ply caps, no spacers? Or did I lose something?

Thanks, Tom
Jun 14, 2006, 09:41 PM
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Tom,

You are correct in that I changed the design slightly; you have one of the new kits. Some customers reported that the 3/8 spacers sag over time. The new kits have 3/16 ply spacers instead of the balsa/ply sandwitch. These are much stronger and can take more torque when you put the nuts on. I need to retake the construction photos and put them in the manual.

Ari.
Jun 15, 2006, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply! I am really excited about this project, thanks for making a kit available to us.
Jun 15, 2006, 09:28 AM
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You will have fun Tom. Its not aerobatic but the cool factor is there and it will turn heads at the Flying field.
Jun 15, 2006, 09:43 AM
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I hope so. But I am sorry to hear you say it was fun while it lasted. Oh well, I know as well as any that all of these craft have expiration dates. Some sooner than others.


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