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Member postings for Stephen Jones

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Thread: Lidl Auto Gyro Glider
20/09/2020 19:15:29

I have been told the farmer whom we rent the land off has sold up.

We was only given short notice and we have to be off by the end of September.

So it is a very sad time for us . We have secured another field although it will not be ready until October .

And speaking to other club members the new field is not as good as the sun will be in front of us.

Will just have to wait and see when we get on it what we can do with it.

Steve sad

20/09/2020 17:00:04

Had four flights in today with my Autogyro.

A bit too windy but as we will be losing are field in a week or two i felt i had better get a few flights in while i can.

Glad i did as the new lighter blades proved to spin up nice and provide plenty of lift.

Steve smiley

Thread: Antonov AN124 Ruslan
16/09/2020 20:02:27

Well it maybe russian but their`s, No rushing in that is there. wink

Well done, that looks really scale like.


P.S i would of loved a photo of you launching it wink

Thread: Autogyro Get togethers
15/09/2020 19:05:03

That was a good watch Richard.

Just shows how gentle they can be landed with a bit of practice wink


Thread: redundant at 62!
14/09/2020 23:19:50

Wow, indeed Robin.

I`ll keep this for future reference.

You never know when you may need to read it.


Thread: How i make my blades
14/09/2020 22:51:30

Just thinking if it would be better to start a fresh on this.

To show how i made the Profiler and how it works or just jump into how i balance them question


14/09/2020 22:35:46
Posted by ken anderson. on 17/08/2020 19:14:53:

well done Stephen, hope your going to show us how you balance them please.

ken dept.

I am working on that now.


13/09/2020 19:02:07
Posted by Richard Harris on 16/08/2020 14:26:42:


Well thought out, have you tried the lighter blade with the hardwood under strip on the LE edge yet?



I can confirm that the new lighter blades work just fine.


Thread: Gliding video thread
13/09/2020 00:41:36

My £20 Chuck glider. The Bolt in strong wind at pule hill.

The wind was not hitting the slope right to give good lift and i had to put a ton of lead in the model.

At least i managed to get a flight or two on the slope.

Steve. smiley

Thread: Red5 MEGA glider 1.5M
01/09/2020 17:44:37

Things to do,

Add some strength to the nose area and resolve the pitching up on power.

Play with the C Of G it does not seem to be as floaty as i hoped it would be, But in all fairness their was no lift about or at lest very little and not consistent.


01/09/2020 17:34:34

Flew this one on Pule Hill weekend.

Steve smiley
Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
22/08/2020 18:45:20
Posted by Peter Miller on 22/08/2020 18:32:30:

For the last few days I have been getting pop-up ads from Hobbyking advertising another almost identical mode

Basically what I call a "box and a plank".

I was so interested that I can't remember what they call it!!!

Ugly Sick .

Steve. wink

Thread: How i make my blades
18/08/2020 19:39:53

Yes, i could of explained it a bit better so her goes.

profile sander.jpg

Above you can see i have a small piece of worktop onto which i have screwed some 3x2 and on top of that a small piece of skirting board that will remain stationary as both a guide and for my sanding tool to be mounted.

Next to the stationary board is a white piece of skirting board and that is on two Drawer runners so that it will slide back and forth with no slop as it is butted up against the stationary board.

I marked it`s center so i know where to position my sanding block .

I now marked a perpendicular line from the edge of the skirting board as a guide. now i know where to place my working blade the one with the sandpaper on, i used 3 small pieces of double sided tape to hold the blade in place making sure the blade is lined up with my lines. Sliding the white board back and forth to make sure it is correctly lined up 1st it was stuck into position.

I then mounted a foam block onto a hinged arm placed over the center line and Centre up with the blade.

Now all that is needed is for me to draw lines around the blade i stuck to the board and for me to slide the board back and forth with the sanding block above the blade this would in turn sand the profile into the foam i would keep sanding until the foam block is in contact with the sliding board.

I then remove my sanding blade as it`s job is done.

I now stick sandpaper onto the foam block.

Now to make a fresh blade i stick my blank blade carefully onto the white board making sure it is in the correct Orientation and in the lines i drawn on the board.

Simply sliding the white board back and forth with the sanding block held over it .

I best do a video to show how it`s done.

I hope this helps my head is pickled at the moment.


17/08/2020 22:34:26

Hi Martin,

Thank`s for pointing out that B&Q do scarf wood over a given lengths.

As wood is a natural product it would be very difficult to get a 3 meter lengths of straight wood.

So they do this with wood that is over a given length.


It is easy to spot.

However the wood i purchase is only sold in lengths of 900 mm.


Which i checked before hand.

But i agree it is something to look out for.

Steve smiley

Thread: Revolver Pusher type Autogyro trainer
16/08/2020 16:48:25

Thank`s for the Reply Rich,

I will put the Revolver on stand by for now, and wait for the Whipiteer the Spats over the wheels looks like a good way of keeping orientation with the Model.

Cheers Steve.

Thread: How i make my blades
16/08/2020 16:41:36
Posted by Richard Harris on 16/08/2020 14:26:42:


Well thought out, have you tried the lighter blade with the hardwood under strip on the LE edge yet?


Hi Rich,

I have not tried them yet. I will be trying them on my lidl auto gyro .

As i have some damage on mine due to learning to fly as i guess everyone else has done during the learning process.

My main reason for wanting to try the new Balsa blade is due to how hard it can be on the sandpaper i have resorted to using a file in the past to get the leading edge to profile as spruce can be hard as nails.

Also it occurred to me that the leading edge needs to be hard due to blade strikes and hard balsa is easier to sand. After all it is only the top of the bade we are sanding.

Hobbyking blades where made out of foam with a plastic leading edge,

I could also use a wider strip of spruce on the under side if i want more strength .

I have found sanding the new balsa blades much quicker or it could be new new Profiler.

I will let you know when i have tried Them.

Cheers Steve, smiley

Thread: Piper Twin Apache PA23 -150 74"
15/08/2020 23:10:15

Well it`s been a long project nice to see at this stage.

Will look a whole lot better when she is painted.

I am sure it will be awesome.


Thread: Rusty Fergusson
15/08/2020 23:03:34

Very Nice Linds,

Don`t take this the wrong way but it does look old and beat up.

I like it thumbs up


Thread: Revolver Pusher type Autogyro trainer
15/08/2020 17:56:33

Hi Richard,

I have had a look at the plans for the Revolver 2 which was in the May 2019 Mag.

And i am considering having ago at building this as my next Autogyro, what is the ground handling like with no steerable nose wheel. I am thinking about taxing to get the blades up to speed for test hops.

Also carbon tail boom on yours or spruce.

And would it be ok as a second model.

Cheers Steve

Thread: How i make my blades
13/08/2020 17:50:20

And here are the finished Blades.

spruce strip blade.jpg

pine blade.jpg

Well sandes to shape .

I have to balance them and add fixing hole Ect.


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