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Thread: Revolver Pusher type Autogyro trainer
21/05/2019 23:50:48

Tim.

Using a 40 amp esc.. have not measured amp draw but motor and battery stay cool and I am easily getting 6.5 mins

Graham

21/05/2019 09:27:01

Ps came from robotbirds under motors suppo/dys. It’s a dys

Graham

21/05/2019 09:15:06

Tim

1am using a 3530. 10 1400 kv motor on a 9x 6 APCe prop. Loads of power and reasonable run time as it is flying normally at around half power.

Graham

24/01/2017 14:13:04

Nice one Rich. Obviously no problem with the new 3 blade head. Seems to fly smoothly. May try one of the new plates and see how it compares with my set up

Graham

29/08/2016 23:30:25

Steve . I am glad the head plates worked ok. Also The new undercarriage legs finish it off well.

As a matter of interest used a 1mm and 0.4mm plate together on the 2 blade atom with an anti strike plate and it flies ! Just need to increase the hang angle a bit as the blades are starting to stall on a downwind leg. Hopefully it should then fly as well as yours.

Graham

28/08/2016 16:47:02

Tried the revolver with the10mm motor offset in the previous post which is as far across as you can go without significantly overlapping the side of the bulkhead ( mine overlaps 1mm). Still needs 5mm of left rudder to fly straight ( was 10mm before ) but at this there are no significant major trim changes when opening or closing the throttle which there was before with the motor at 5mm offset. . Will now leave at this as is comfortable to fly now at all throttle settings. May however experiment with props to see if this allows trim to be reduced further. . Given this is mostly the effect of spiral slipstream from the prop hitting the left hand side of the tailfin, by reducing or increasing the pitch of the prop ( currently using APCE9x6) then should be able to reduce the flow over the tail. However a larger pitch gives more thrust and less gives more speed so currently not sure which way to go.

However have now got a well behaved gyro with no surprises.

Look forward to hearing how you get on Steve.

Graham

21/08/2016 20:57:28

rev.jpgTried a throttle rudder mix to compensate for permanent rudder offset but made matters worse as I discovered that most of the rudder offset is caused by spiral slipstream from the prop hitting the fin on one side . This is unfortunately not linear with increase or decrease of throttle and proved to be a very scary short flight. Have now made a new motor plate from a lamination of 1.6mm and 1mm fibreglass plate ( to use my existing bulkhead mounting holes) epoxied together and have offset the motor 10 mm from the bulkhead centreline, which is just overlapping the fuselage side by approx. 1mm. Have not flown it yet due to high winds but hanging it by the head and steadily increasing throttle seems to show no undue nose swing.in either direction.with rudder centered. Will report back after testing. Malcolms plate looks good with even more adjustment and is well thought out.

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07/08/2016 17:06:48

9y7a1775.jpg9y7a1769.jpg9y7a1757.jpg9y7a1753.jpg9y7a1737.jpg9y7a1719.jpgA few flying shots from yesterday- yes these are UK skies !

28/07/2016 21:25:20

Thanks Steve will post pics now after I get back from Winterton when I have time to sort it.

Graham

28/07/2016 20:23:22

Sorry Steve but it wont let me paste the pictures into here.. If I open my last post I can see the picture but no one else can. Will have to seek advice.

Graham

27/07/2016 23:15:35

My version finished.

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24/07/2016 22:53:15

Cracking job Steve - look forward to seeing it fly at Winterton. Formation flying with Rich could concentrate the mind !

Graham

19/07/2016 17:17:13

Hi Steve - Hope all is OK.

Have used 10mm & 20mm blade end to bolthole on the Whippitts and 10mm spacing on the Atoms and all fly fine. In fact Malcolm sells a 0.8mm epoxy/glass blade ends set which is already predrilled for 10mm bolthole on the top plate. Unless Rich says otherwise, the main advantage I have found is that on the smaller plates is that in the event of a blade strike the blade seems less prone to damage from the head hub.

See you at Winterton

Graham

19/07/2016 10:35:56

Thanks for the info Rich.

See you at Winterton

Cheers

Graham

18/07/2016 23:17:01

Rich

Excellent bit of flying in very windy conditions.

2 questions please as I am getting to the final stages of the build now . Did you stay with the 540mm blades ( and was that full length or tip to blade bolt ? Also was the initial motor position and offset OK or did you have to move it after the initial flights ?

Hope to have mine ready for Winterton

Thanks

Graham

07/07/2016 21:19:38

Hi Rich

Glad the maiden went OK with only minor adjustment. Are you happy with the 540mm x 60mm blades or are you altering the length ? . Will try my usual head plate arrangement for this size rotor which is a 0.8mm and 0.5mm plate bolted together with the blade bolts Also use a 0.8mm round anti strike plate underneath which works well on my Mantis, Cooler and AC20 ( Steves version) . Hopefully this may help the pitch sensitivity.

Graham

03/07/2016 23:06:08

Great scheme Rich and it will show up well in the air. AQt the risk of being controversial a true Brexit scheme !

Good luck with the maiden. Where did you end up with boom length ?

Graham

30/06/2016 17:23:03

Thanks Rich

I think I am leaning towards a DYS 3530 10 1400kv on 3 cells and a 9x4.7 APC slowfly prop. Should achieve about 350 watts on 3 cells ( 430 on 4) and is a reasonable weight compared with its peers at 74 grams. Is also short so will help with C of G . Am using one of these in the Scout on 3s and a 10x4.7 and this will be probably a similar weight model all up. It is very powerful and quite efficient & gives a reasonable run time on a 2200 3s. Link to motor and specs below

**LINK**

Cheers

Graham

28/06/2016 23:29:58

Hi Rich

Boy you do build fast. All looking good. Mine is at the stage of your seventh picture at the moment. 2 questions, Firstly where are you putting your servos ? as you seem to have sheeted over the servo mountings . Secondly have you decided on a motor yet? Seems to need either a 2836 or a 3530 although the 35 may be a little on the heavy side ?

Hope all is well at home and you are getting some sleep !

Graham

Thread: Autogyro Get togethers
15/04/2016 10:14:37

Hi Guys

READING AUTOGYRO FLY IN SUNDAY 24 APRIL 2016

This is the rescheduled date for the above. Flying from 10.00 - 17.00

Address

Thames Valley Park Drive

Reading Berkshire

Nearest Postcode ( within 250 yards) RG6 1PT ( 1 Thames Valley Park Drive)

Directions

From M4 Motorway leave at Junction 10 ( Reading) and follow Reading A329m signs. Join the A329m and keep on it for about 2 miles until it goes over a flyover and runs out at a roundabout.Turn right ( 1st exit) at the roundabout and you are on Thames Valley Park Drive. Go past a car park, crossing and bike stands and in about 250 yards park just before the next pelican crossing. It is legal to park on the single yellow line on a Sunday but not the zig zag crossing hatchings. Field, pits and strip are on your left.

Hope to see you there

Any problems phone me on 07817 013449

Graham

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