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Aug 13, 2007, 12:42 PM
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...and the Hanna Reitsch link led me to this.......
My father saw Hanna Reitsch demo the FA-61 inside an arena at the Berlin Motor Show in 1938.

Tom
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Aug 13, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Wow That would be something.
Aug 13, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Hi Eric,

Yes mate that is a real cool build you got there, keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing more.

Al(T)
Aug 13, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Thanks rotorheid! I am presently building the booms while the fuselage dries. The thing is... I aint got no CA right now.... I am stuck using Elmers (for now). Its ok, just frustrating when I snap a piece and have to wait for the glue to dry.
Aug 13, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Well here's the almost finished fuselage. I have worked all day on this, all day on it yesterday, and some the day before that! Whew! I think I am about done.
Aug 13, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Well.... I guess I am NOT done. Here are some more pictures of the progress and at present, the fuselage is being covered. More pics later tonight.
Aug 13, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Ok, now we are covered. On to the next step. I am starting to get mighty tired though...
Aug 13, 2007, 11:48 PM
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And after a LOT more work.....

Its not finished... there is a lot more work, but it looks cool!

Now I am going to bed. Really.
Aug 14, 2007, 12:00 AM
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One, last question. I assume that since this is a type of aircraft and any aircraft I have ever heard of flies better if its light, I tried to make this bird as light as possible. So, the result.... AUW without battery and servos is 7oz. Is this good? (Each rotor is ~20in diameter) Or should an autogyro have some "weight" for stability or something? Please help. (Its my first autogyro and I scratchbuilt it!)
Aug 14, 2007, 09:53 PM
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Anyone? (Constructive criticism is good too! )
Aug 14, 2007, 10:14 PM
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Hi Eric,
An excellent first autogyro, scatch built IMHO is always better if you have the time, very well done mate.
Add lightness, always. light is best. The only thing extra weight produces is a higher flying speed, more strain on your airframe and servos. you might get limited by the wind speed, (like trying to fly a paper bagin a gale) but if you want to go fast, get a slope glider and put tons of ballast in it.
I see dynamic soarers now reguarly clock over 300 mph! Must be close to being faster than their terminal velocity, work that one out

Good luck with the maiden flight.
regards,
AL(T)
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Aug 14, 2007, 11:26 PM
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Thank you rotorheid. I appreciate it. I do hope it flies, I know very little about autogyros, so I am building it with precision, and hoping for the best!
Aug 15, 2007, 05:53 PM
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Well, here's another shot, its almost there. All thats left is to put in the servos and to link them up with the elevator and rudder. AUW is about 12oz with 40in span (all the way across) so I am not concerned about the weight. I am hoping this works! I think it looks pretty neat!
Aug 15, 2007, 06:41 PM
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I think it looks pretty neat!
Hi Eric,

I'll second that.

What motor and prop. are you using?

Regards. Karl.
Aug 15, 2007, 09:59 PM
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Hi Karl

I am using a Himax 2808-0980 swinging a APC 9X6 prop.

Eric


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