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Thread: JoseL`Panther.
18/03/2013 17:52:37

Well, Here are ready for a build log. I know there are others, but I need some help for finishing her.

I am not new to building from plans but new to autogiros.

This weekend I enclosed in the shop and began cutting parts. Also glued the dobled bulkheads and parts. Here are a few pics of the progress until now.

José Luis


Thread: Pete's Panther
14/03/2013 07:52:22

Nice build.

I was thinking on making a build log of mine. Yesterday I managed to beging building the mast. First cut the 3 mm sheet at 45 degrees and glued the pieces for the external cores. Mine will be a very slow built because I mainly can built the weekends.

Thaks for your pics. Keep us informed of your progress.wink


José Luis G.

Greetings from Spain.


Edited By JLG on 14/03/2013 07:54:43

Thread: Panther Trainer Autogyro
27/02/2013 11:04:44


Here I`m ready for building it. Only need sourcing some hard balsa for the mast/pylon or made an alternative one (Ply/balsa ?).

any coments?.

José Luis

28/01/2013 10:49:20

Hi Richard. Yes That the `gyro.


I began balancing the blades as sugested in the instructions, but in the end we finished with a lot of holes in the blades!.


looking forward.

José Luis


P.S.: I`ve printed the thread and downloaded the plans for your system.


Edited By JLG on 28/01/2013 10:54:24

25/01/2013 11:04:12

Hi, nice desing. Waiting for the plan.

Some time ago a friend of mine built an autogiro (scale fron an US kit) with a 3 blade rotor.

When we began balancing the blades was an imposible task, due to lack of knowledge. The model is collecting dust at my home. I few times I look for info or try to buy a training model but lost interest due to the rotor head.

Probably a new try.

Nice to see so elaborate/informative thread.


José luis G.

Thread: Blackhorse Commander EP
15/01/2013 15:51:36

Hi, Eric

The major issue is the wing tube that limits your space for working with the battery. I fixed the battery with velcro to the plywood base, not the zip-ties included in the kit. The ply try slots in the front and screws at the back. I put a bit of fuel tubing in the screw for fixing (Screw-washer-ply try-slice of fuel tubing around the screw).


José Luis

Thread: Commander Power train
07/12/2012 13:04:57

Hi, I fly about 10 mins, partial throtle. Have a lot of power. I use two 25 Amps ESC. The only problem I have, from time to time, is that if I cut throtle totally one of the motors re-start a bit later and it can catch you if too low.

For changing the batteries is a bit tedious because of the lot of wires you have in middle of the pass.

José L.

07/12/2012 11:39:03


The side formers in the nacelles have slots for two positions of the firewall. You probably must install the firewall in the front slots and glue it. I didin`t notice this and made a circular base for the motor.

Installing the two part cowls take a lot o trial and error, because one engage in the other.

I think a 4S will be to much for your motors.

I used Great Planes aluminiun spinners instead of the plastic ones that came in the kit.

Have fun with your model.

José Luis

07/12/2012 08:13:50

Hi Eric,

I build mine this summer. All the built is straighforward. The only isue I have was the stab/elevator. The hinges was missplaced.

For balancing I have to add a lot of lead in the nose comparment (Batt is a 4500 MAh-3S). When I was checking the motors (in the home) the plane flyed to the floor and the battery broke the former in front of the battery tray.This let me to make a new extended tray.


José Luis

Thread: Dennis Bryant Rollason Turbulent 63"
26/11/2012 10:06:13

Hi Terry.

Opps!. Yes,  the Cessna is from Brian Taylor !

Yes The IC expirience is a good one. I maintain my FS.



José Luis


Edited By JLG on 26/11/2012 10:08:24

23/11/2012 13:12:10

Hi Terry, nice built.

Some years ago I built the Cessna 120 and really went very well. It puzzled me building the fuse in two parts (front and rear) and latelly glue both.

In your pics of the central part of the wing I didn`t see any wood. betwen the ply dihedrals. I think that the "horizontal" part (The center) must be filled with wood and the spars of the wings get glued to the arms of the ply dihedrals with their shearwebs (If the plans call for them).

José Luis

Thread: Speed Twin ST2 - a twin-engined kit build
04/07/2012 11:01:24

Decissions!, Decissions!.

This weekend I`ve been studying the plan. I've decided to re-scale to 1/5 (About 61.4 inches wingspan).

Really you can re-scale using a ruler and pencil/calculator because the plane lines are straight, except the wing profile disgust. The increase factor is 40% (To pass from 1/7 to 1/5). Really I`m going to use 44% (About 1/5 scale at 63"-160 centimeters).

This change permits me using the stock of balsa I have.

The sides of the fuse will be 3 mm (1/8".

I`m going for a transparent canopy with some detail ( I have a vacuum box).

The cowls/nacelles will be of fiberglass (Foam plug and lost method or a final mould?)

Perhaps retracts with oleos.


Probably this week I'll go to the printing shop for enlarging and draw the new ribs in Compufoil.



José Luis G.

Hi Tim, did you prefer a new thread, separe of your build log?.

Thanks for this fine model.





Edited By JOSE LUIS GUERRERO on 04/07/2012 11:04:13

26/06/2012 12:09:42

Hi. Congrats on your "model". Really a cool model.

Yesterday I logged in "Modelflying" for checking the contens of the new issue. Found your model and checked the videos and the building log.

What a great surprise!, I found in my letter box the magazine and could`t resist from separating the plan . Really I`m going to built it, perhaps a little bigger (With your permission, of course).

Thaks for this cute model.

José Luis G.


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