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Thread: The Atom Special
20/04/2015 13:09:49

David when I zoomed into your attachment it didn't look positively sharp if I was wrong I apologize, but it's certainly worth adding more shim.. Strips of 1/64" birch ply can be used, it does't have to be FG sheet.


20/04/2015 07:50:49


As Steve stated no rounding of the LE. Reason being any rounding induces a certain amount of positive incidence to the blade, If I had the same problem I would add extra 0.04m shims in increments until I eliminated the nose up climb out......worth a try


19/04/2015 07:05:21


Have you by chance rounded the LE of your blades as the finished profile should look as this ..... Terry.000_0147.jpg

10/04/2015 07:18:11

Chris, You are right and I was right first time,.............. going gar gar, had a senior moment, blush

09/04/2015 19:09:32

Sorry Chris,....meant VLOblush

Edited By Terry Whiting 1 on 09/04/2015 19:10:04

09/04/2015 15:56:23

Chris & Frank,,

Two really good videos, and as for that take off Chris it was almost a VTO yes

03/04/2015 15:18:56

Hi All,

I had another couple sets of blades to balance and came up with this idea which I found dead easy in finding the chord balance. . It's an odd piece of anodized of aluminium angle I had, I stated anodized because I found the edges were rounded where as un-anodized were finished square.000_0167.jpg.000_0166.jpg.000_0168.jpg I found it far easier than the pin method,


30/03/2015 15:20:50

All three look very nice Orgur, model, site and weather yes


25/03/2015 06:41:12


That was a really impressive flight, yes If I can manage my first flight half as good as yours I will be chuffed to bits..


16/03/2015 17:13:10

Wise words from Steve and Max......that makes perfect sense .



13/03/2015 19:37:41

Hi John,

There's no problem using a strip of 1/64" , after all it's still doing same job giving the blade neg incidence.. just make sure it's positioned at the recommended measurement.

11/03/2015 06:45:44


Photos go ahead, I regard it as a complement wink

07/03/2015 07:35:23

Hi Kevin,

A very nice looking model. Good to see you back at Gyro building, hope you are keeping well..


28/02/2015 07:16:32

Hi Max,

That makes sense, I will recover after the weekend.



27/02/2015 17:21:48


Thanks for your advise on the upper surface blade colour. I opted for gold yellow underside and dark blue tops thinking it would help visually whether it was flying away from me or towards me. If this doesn't work out as planned I will recover..

I also took on board your comment  on turning with use of the rudder, this was going to be my approach .

Thanks again.


Edited By Terry Whiting 1 on 27/02/2015 17:22:52

Edited By Terry Whiting 1 on 27/02/2015 17:30:43

Thread: Completed Atom photo gallery
24/02/2015 11:13:39

Mine hasn't been airborne as yet as our patch will not be ready until the end of March.000_0159.jpg

Thread: The Atom Special
10/02/2015 19:58:46

Chas that looks the business. Strangely enough I was going to call in Old Warden today after calling into

GM Growers, but time wasn't on my side sad


10/02/2015 16:45:12

Hi Ozgur,

I don''t know if you were directing your question to Rich or to any one in this build., but I can assure you D1 sets the required mast angle.

I wish you all the best with your build.

Terry .

07/02/2015 17:07:16


Our club field will not be flyable until spring, water being the main problem , and me being in my 80's I do like a bit of sun on my back these days wink ......sadly gone have the days being an all weather flyer .



07/02/2015 11:20:33

000_0159.jpgAs Malcolm of Coolwinds is local to me and I saw on his site he produces vinyl graphics I thought I would ask him if he could knock me up a set for the Atom and as you can see he kindly obliged. I must say it gives the finishing touch the Atom deserves


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