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Richard Harris16/01/2015 12:29:40
2222 forum posts
2054 photos

I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where Atom builders can add a photo or two of their creations. There are already a few that are complete which have been added to the main build thread but some may not have seen as it is pretty active.

So, as long as this is alright with the mods, add away. No reason why videos can't be added to those who are able to either. If we can keep it for just these and discussions to the main thread then it will be easier for others to see some of the great builds you are all coming up with.

Snap away!

Here are my two for starters...



Bob Bertram16/01/2015 12:42:23
331 forum posts
36 photos

Here is mine, still awaiting the maiden. Added one of Bob the Builder too!pc210010.jpgpc210015.jpg

Tomas Dunker16/01/2015 13:01:21
76 forum posts
84 photos


Joe Anderson16/01/2015 13:30:40
46 forum posts
47 photos

My one in Corfu, now in Scotland for some TLC

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Ready to pack for its trip to Gyro Hospital Scotland

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My friend Iains Atom from Edinburgh



Edited By Joe Anderson on 16/01/2015 13:38:05

Steve Jones 216/01/2015 14:44:47
611 forum posts
477 photos





Max Z16/01/2015 16:28:23
562 forum posts
248 photos

Here is mine:


I have planned to take it to the RCM&E do at Greenacres in July, hope to see you all there.


Mike Stevens17/01/2015 09:57:56
464 forum posts
57 photos

Here is mine - Spotty

Gary Manuel21/01/2015 23:30:10
2338 forum posts
1561 photos

Not a photo and not mine unfortunately.

One of the chaps at our local club has come up with this.

I think it will take some beating!!!!

Phil Winks27/01/2015 11:12:03
2674 forum posts
693 photos

Gary that is brilliant yes someone will fit a siren though wink

My humble contribution

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Chris Jones 727/01/2015 13:22:32
282 forum posts

Here's mine. My first Auto and only my second build.

Gary Manuel06/02/2015 00:57:43
2338 forum posts
1561 photos

Here's mine - See HERE for build log.



Caveman06/02/2015 11:00:27
320 forum posts
245 photos

This is my effort. It's been ready for a week or two, but I'm going to wait to some decent weather before I sneak down to the field and give it a try. I don't fancy an audience to see a potential disaster!

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If all goes well I will try to get to the Greenacres fly-in this year.

Cheers GDB

Chris Barlow08/02/2015 18:36:43
1904 forum posts
1308 photos

Finished & maidened today. Build mixed in with a Mosquito and Super Cub here


Phil Winks08/02/2015 18:58:06
2674 forum posts
693 photos

I saw the video on face book Chris, nice flying, got to ask that wasn't your 1st attempt at flying an autogyro was it?

Chris Barlow08/02/2015 19:28:43
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1308 photos

Not the first flight of the afternoon no but yes the first time I've flown an autogyro.

I'd say control was more like forward flight with a helicopter than it is a fixed wing. Landings especially as vertical landings are very much like auto rotations but without increasing pitch/throttle at touchdown.

Terry Whiting 124/02/2015 11:13:39
564 forum posts
359 photos

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

Max Z24/02/2015 12:33:08
562 forum posts
248 photos

Looks very nice Terry! But I am finding that bright upper surfaces of the rotor blades help your orientation a lot, much easier to judge the bank angle when flying at some distance and turning towards you. Mine are fluo-yellow with fluo-red tips.


Chris Barlow25/02/2015 00:05:43
1904 forum posts
1308 photos

As Phil mentioned here's the 2nd flight as posted on Facebook. Very easy to fly and floaty at slow speed.

Grasshopper03/03/2015 14:43:55
347 forum posts
60 photos

Two more completed and maidened - out here in Brittany.

This is mine before some dodgy attempts to fly, now traced to 4 degrees up on the motor mount and now fixed.

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This is my French friend Sams. He has made several flights but still wants to adjust things before he is happy.

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David P Williams06/03/2015 15:46:40
926 forum posts
320 photos

My two are more or less finished - just waiting for a combination of time, weather and flying mojo to maiden them.







Atom is mostly as per plan, with a few ideas pinched from others on here - tailwheel, Terry's modified head plate, etc.

Ion is enlarged by 10% from the plan (it's an ion with more electrons than the basic atom, so it's physically slightly bigger), fitted with an OS15, servos to rear of head with carbon pushrods, tailwheel, single central rudder. It was very nose heavy, so the battery had to be located on the tail and the tailboom floored with liteply to support it. The red velcro strap will be replaced with a couple of white tie-wraps. The OS15 is brand new and unrun, so a bit of running in is needed.

I haven't managed to find any pilots I'm happy with, so might end up carving a couple of Stig-types.

Heads spin up OK in the garden, so we'll see what happens if I get out to the patch next week.


Edited By David P Williams on 06/03/2015 15:49:46

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