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Mar 15, 2009, 04:48 AM
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I should add that there was quite some debate as to the controllability of such a set up

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Mar 15, 2009, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterO_UK
I should add that there was quite some debate as to the controllability of such a set up
and the debate ended up in:

because the mythos of the coned rotor became involved......

So if somebody posts a video of a rudder-only autogyro flying a flat eight benefiting from a coned rotor, Mickey will send one of hits kits for free to the one who did it..........

Mar 15, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Pre-Coned design that flies GREAT!!!

I have finally cracked the code to get a model that flies well with a Pre-coned rotor system. You can see the Pre-Coned rotor clearly in the photo. The key to making it work is to add additional lifting surfaces and controls that are capable of flying with the Pre-Coned rotor system removed. When your test model is succesful in that mode; add your pre-coned rotor system, it will work fine at that point. I just need to get some video of it in flight so that I may claim my prize from Mickey!

Mar 15, 2009, 03:34 PM
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LOL...I nearly wet myself
Mar 16, 2009, 02:38 AM
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Ok wiseguys with your triplane ag's
A micromum it is for me. My last question before I start is how flexible is your flapping hinge. I am trying to determine what material I have that will best suit my build. Does the hinge move a mm or two or more?

Mar 16, 2009, 07:00 AM
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the hinge doesn't move, it just bends. And if I place a 5 g weight on the tip of one of my blades, the blade tip sags some 30 mm.

Mar 16, 2009, 01:19 PM
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I understand it is not hinged I just was not sure how much deflection it had. So 30mm with a 5g weight.


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