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May 28, 2008, 09:28 AM
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Are there enough of us in the UK to think about having a gyro-fly-in of some sort ?

It doesn't have to be anything big, just someone with a club that would be willing (and able) to have a few guests visit them one day


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May 28, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterO_UK
Are there enough of us in the UK to think about having a gyro-fly-in of some sort ?

It doesn't have to be anything big, just someone with a club that would be willing (and able) to have a few guests visit them one day


PeterO_UK
Peter,
There is a rotary weekend at the end of next month I think down Stroud way, the chairman of my club has been down there to assist in transmitter control on several occasions. It is mainly heli pilots but he has stated that from time to time the odd autogyro has turned up, I will get more info on it (you may need a 'B' certificate). I will also have a word with him about the use of our patch for a possible gyro fly in , he has just built a DB Sport Autogyro
Here it is flying
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xigL6ahD0Po

We are in Kidderminster, Worcestershire


Regards Rich
May 28, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Rich,

Not much difference in distance for me between Stroud and Kidderminster (as the autogyro flies)

Keep us informed.

PeterO

PS: Your Chairman's a/g flies very nicely.
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Jun 04, 2008, 05:54 AM
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Hi Rich, just curious, whats that "B" certificate ?. The DB s autogyro flies very well. Is that a flat balde used? Tks Gaz Singapore.
Jun 04, 2008, 06:23 AM
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Hi Rich, just curious, whats that "B" certificate ?.
It refers to the British Model Flying Association's Achievement Schemes
For more details visit http://www.bmfa.org/achievement/index.html
PeterO_UK
Jun 04, 2008, 07:00 AM
can you land on that ?
If anybody fancies a Highland autogyro event the Strathspey MFC would be more than happy to host a fun-fly on our field on the lovely Rothiemurchus Estate (as seen on current BBC "Springwatch" programme). Loads for Her Ladyship and kinder to do while we fly.
Jun 04, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Hi Rich, just curious, whats that "B" certificate ?. The DB s autogyro flies very well. Is that a flat balde used? Tks Gaz Singapore.
Hi Gaz,
The DB Autogyro does have a flat blade and is very nice to fly..it flies like a trainer!!....The kit is still availble for this Gyro check it out here

http://www.dbsportandscale.com/autogyro.htm

Regards Rich
Jun 04, 2008, 11:15 AM
can you land on that ?
Rich, try 3 Clark Y-ish blades, my DB Twin flys much better on that lay-out. Even gets closer to the hover. Where are all the Scottish gyronuts ?
Jun 04, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Rich, try 3 Clark Y-ish blades, my DB Twin flys much better on that lay-out. Even gets closer to the hover. Where are all the Scottish gyronuts ?
I will pass this information on to the owner (I was just flying it )..I do have an 80% finished DB Gyrace that I bought off a guy who is seriously ill, I will do this to its rotors
The Scottish Highlands!! It maybe a bit too far for me as I'm down in the Midlands but you never know!!..Perhaps a holiday


Rich
Jun 04, 2008, 07:47 PM
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If you go to a gyro event in the UK...PLEASE make some videos!!!!!


Dave
Jun 06, 2008, 02:29 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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We sure will Dave,

Ok guys here are the 2 events at Charlton Park;

Jun 28-29 BRITISH MODEL FLYING ASSOCIATION, MID-WEST AREA, GATHERING OF ROTARY EAGLES 2008 (THE ALTERNATIVE HELICOPTER EVENT) at Charlton Park, Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Open to all BMFA members. Only a few miles off the M4 Motorway A very special occasion for the following special rotary wing categories:- SCALE HELICOPTERS, ELECTRIC HELICOPTERS, AUTOGYROS, UNUSUAL ROTARY WING MODELS. Saturday 28TH & Sunday 29th July 2008. Caravan & Camping facilities available from Friday till Monday (Pre-booking only) Contact Robin Jones on 01451 830422 (Daytime) for further details on 01608 737919 (Evenings) or 07860 299571 (Mobile)

Shall we show these heli boys how to fly rotory winged aircraft !!!

Rich
Jun 06, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Its just north of the M4 juntion 17.

Lets all cross are legs, arms, fingers and anything else
for good flying weather
Jun 06, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Is there a web site? Is it a yearly thing like the Morris event here in the US? Any photos or links from previous events?

Dave
Jun 07, 2008, 03:15 AM
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We sure will Dave,
Ok guys here are the 2 events at Charlton Park;
Rich
Can you resend that with it formatted to show where the details of one event end and the next on begin ? I sat here thinking "Where's the second event ?" until I noticed the second date was a month later
PeterO_UK

PS: Oh, hang on a moment... I checked the calendar... July 28th and 29th are NOT Saturday and Sunday! Looks like someone got it wrong when updating last years announcement ?

PeterO_UK
Last edited by PeterO_UK; Jun 07, 2008 at 03:18 AM. Reason: Added PS
Jun 08, 2008, 02:43 PM
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I just copied the information and sent it to Rich.

The information came from this link.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/ar...asp?v=2&UAN=48

I think itís a typing error and should read June, not July.
But a phone call to Robin Jones, may be needed to confirm.

Regards Andy