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Thread: Autogyro Get togethers
22/10/2017 12:38:05

Hi Rob sorry I missed to post everyone but hope your day isn't totally wasted and hope to see you on Nov 12th chas

01/07/2015 16:07:07

Really sorry to miss the Reading fly in but will be going to Greenacres for the Atom fly in


Thread: The Atom Special
20/04/2015 07:47:12


Thanks for all your hospitality, great day out and good to see all those Atoms for real.


15/03/2015 16:01:11

Rich, No, its normal size I guess Mick is just holding it close to the camera.

14/03/2015 11:01:14

dscn0078.jpgHere's Mick with his new Atom at Old Warden, we flew it last week and like all atoms........ it flew very well. He is going to give it more rearward tilt travel to help with the spin up on calmer days. I was most impressed with the home made head, nice woirk.


11/02/2015 17:03:54
Posted by Richard Harris on 10/02/2015 22:50:00:

Nice one Chas thumbs up

What does it fly like?


Thanks for all the kind words . Rich, The rudder is pretty much ineffective on the ground and it will need a steerable tailwheel. In the air its one of those sort of planes where you can put the transmitter down, pour a cup of tea, and then get hooked up


10/02/2015 17:14:36

Atom XL (twice size) at Old Warden today


Thread: Autogyro Get togethers
16/01/2015 21:06:57

I am sorry to report the passing of one of our members, Zane Horton of the Old Warden Club. Zane was an Autogyro enthusiast and some of you may remember his Panther fitted with an OS engine. I recall him coming to our OW get together and how delighted he was when rich flew it after fitting Rich H's blades. A super chap and I am pleased to have known him.


Thread: The Atom Special
08/01/2015 17:15:31

Molecule sounds good Bill or mighty Atom?? I might have a go at another spreader or better still I like your idea of using foam for the tail.


08/01/2015 16:11:21


Still working on this. It has removable U/C  mast and tail boom assy, blade loading 3oz /sq. ft and 18 deg hang so should fly well. Blades spin up very well without any shims. (AJ blades)  I'm not happy with the tail boom as its a bit floppy so have ordered some carbon rectangular section to try. Can't wait to fly it!!




Edited By Gyrocopter on 08/01/2015 16:16:58

23/12/2014 11:35:01

Bill that was brilliant, where do you find these little jokers?

Thanks chaps for the pilot PDF and build info, I'll get whittling!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy days in 2015.


22/12/2014 19:35:50
Posted by Steve Jones 2 on 22/12/2014 14:12:54:

My method is:

1. Cut rough shape of pilot and head from foam with razor saw and hacksaw- leave some extra to carve and sand

2.. Carve to shape with sharp blade- I use the long snap off knife blades - local pound shop sells 5 packs. Important thing is the blade must be new and sharp to prevent ripping foam

3. Sand with 120 grit paper- but be really gentle to avoid ripping holes!!

4. Paint first coat wIt

h acrylic paint. I use artist paints. Just make sure not solvent based or your pilot will vanish !!

5. Once dry it will look rough so again a light sand to remove fluff surface. Then another coat of paint and it should look good. Visor painted too

Simple but effective and cost almost nothing. Finally if you notice the arms have creases to add a bit of realism, these were sanded in before painting.

Hope it helps and adds to Rich pics.... have a go


Thanks Steve for the above, I will have a go

Rich, Yes would appreciate a PDF for "stig" to get the right proportions, available space is 8cm wide x 8cm. high.

Many thanks,


22/12/2014 10:07:40


How do you carve your pilots, I have just tried with some blue foam and its a dogs dinner.


08/12/2014 20:57:42


Mmm, those large water bottles are a good idea, might try that.. Because its size for transportation I have made the tail section removable, The tail section slides in and is locked in place by fitting the tail servo, will do some pics at a later stage.


08/12/2014 17:01:08


You can stick me on the list, I'm building a x2 version for Greenacres but at the minute having a challenge finding a bottle big enough to make the canopy thinking but I'm sure I will think of something.


Thread: UK GYRO MEET 2014
02/10/2014 16:48:33

Don't forget Old Warden Gyro meet on Sunday 12th. October. For directions look up Shuttleworth Old Warden Airfield. Suggest we meet at 9 30 for breakfast in the restaurant and start flying around 10 30 ish.
We will have tea/coffee available through the day but you might need your own mug, sorry, tea cup.
Just a reminder that we will be flying on a live airfield and that we must land immediately should a full size aircraft start or come into the airfield circuit.


Thread: Autogyro Get togethers
14/09/2014 17:07:20

Hi Steve,

Looking forward to it and yes would appreciate directions and details,



Thread: UK GYRO MEET 2014
20/07/2014 21:02:43

Hi Graham,

Thanks to you, Martin and your club for making us so welcome at Reading today, some good flying and very impressed with your colleagues vertical take off plane, are there any pics??


Thread: Ajay Autogyro
23/06/2014 07:44:08

Looks very good Tom and an ideal platform for night lightsmoon


Thread: Gemini AutoGyro - The BIG Build...
10/06/2014 18:56:52

Very nice Steve, Flies as good as it looks and it looks perfectsmiley


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