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Sep 23, 2012, 06:30 PM
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elevator on head


New to gyros but have been flying fixed wing for several years. I picked up an electric pusher with horizontal stab and rudder, Ailerons and elevator are on the tilt head. My question is if I pull up elevator should the head tilt forward or back?

Thanks for any info,
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Sep 23, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Hey Bill,
First thing, a picture would be great so we know which model you are talking about.

But the answer to your question is the blades should lean back when you pull the elevator "up".

Nov 02, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Hobby King Cierva c30

I just received a C30 and as seems normal for H.K. ,no instructions.As this is my first gyroplane I'm at a loss as to the propper set-up . Any ideas ?????
Nov 06, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rcpilut
I just received a C30 and as seems normal for H.K. ,no instructions.As this is my first gyroplane I'm at a loss as to the propper set-up . Any ideas ?????
go to the product description page:

scroll down until you see the tabs: "discussion reviews videos files" click on the files tab to see what people have posted for setup info.
Dec 30, 2012, 12:20 AM
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hi guys
i want a 3 axis gyro for airplane. could someone gimme a nice one's name?
please gimme a link of a reliable seller who could ship to Iran (if possible)
Dec 30, 2012, 01:05 AM
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Look at HobbyKing under planes, arf and then flight stabilizers
Apr 03, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Hi Mickey.

A question on rotor disc loading .If the loading is calculated by 3.14 x radius squared (expressed in sq ft ) then the answer divided into the auw (in ozs), How come the rotor chord is not taken into account ?
Could it be a broard chord rotates slower ,and a narrow chord rotates faster ,resulting in a similar resultant lift ? or does the calculation assume a mean average chord ?

Apr 03, 2013, 02:01 PM
I'm not as bad as they say.
It is just a rough metric. I tend to compute wing loading per blade, not just the swept area. So a 3 blade at 3.75 ounces/sq foot is loaded about the same as a 2 blade at 2.5 ounces/sq foot.
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Apr 06, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Did anyone ever build an indoor slow-fly autogyro? Something like an Ember or Night Vapor with a rotor?
Apr 10, 2013, 08:30 AM
Graham Dyer
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I have a large rudder/elevator twin autogyro that has flown many times before but I have recently changed the blades from very rough balsa/dowel symmetrical ones to much nicer symmetrical balsa blades and now it's not doing so good. I built it years ago without much knowledge or experience however it flew very well, amazing all who saw it.

The original had a blade angle of -8° and a rotor angle of +8° (relative to the fuse). Dihedral was about 10°. I've read somewhere that symmetrical blade pitch should be at 0° but haven't found any confirmation of this. The new blades have the same angle but they are proper airfoils. I'm not sure why I chose -8° originally but perhaps 3-5° would work better?

Is there an optimum blade pitch angle for symmetrical blades and an optimum rotor angle?

Jun 14, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Is there any graphic showing how to connect a prerotor(Brushed &Brushless) to the power and control system. It is a necessary for my ongoing projects. Thanks!
Jun 29, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Blades for Begi

......................I apologize for this question,but longtime ago I bought a brand new Begi kit from Mr.Mickey Nowell(itīs just fantastic)but now I need to buy new spare blades for my Begi.Would you tell me where I could buy new blades for my Begi.

Thank you so much for your help

Aug 04, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Hello all!
Am wondering how many rpm (app.) autogyro models have? With two or three bladed rotor. I know that real ones have about 400 rpm to fly.
Sep 14, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Skip it

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Dec 13, 2013, 10:14 PM
if I only had the time
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So, Ive been pondering the idea to try and build an autogyro after my last build was such a success.
Annular Wing; Flying Garbage Can (1 min 6 sec)
I am becoming very fascinated with experimental rc aircraft. I was wondering if you could replace the rotor blades with a 4 bladed or 3 bladed plane prop of the same size?

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