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Cruiser, November 2015 Free Pull out plan

Light weight autogyro with distinctive built up looks

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Steve Jones 219/11/2015 18:32:57
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Set model with tail at horizontal then head angle and whole model 'hang' angle is relative to this.....

Steve

Steve Jones 221/11/2015 16:33:26
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So who else is building a cruiser Autogyro ??smiley

Steve

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Steve Jones 221/11/2015 18:51:10
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Hi David, speed is not the issue, hope you enjoy and it's the end result that matters, keep us posted and look forward to seeing it

Steve

Terry Whiting 122/11/2015 07:28:15
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Yes but I will wait until after the new year before getting down to the job in earnest .

When building the Atom I sent Rich a drawing of slightly different shaped flex plate which Rich put on that build blog as a PDF.

My reasoning for the reshape was because the required shim had only a minute area in contact with the flex plate

I contact Malcolm of "Coolwind Models" and over a cup of tea he kindly obliged to cut my reshaped Cruiser plate In receiving my plates I made contact with Rich to see if would mind me adding. the picture to this blog. I got the thumbs up. I thought my design is not a MUST but a second option

The new shaped plate will be available from  Malcolm of  Coolwind Models.

Terry

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Richard Harris22/11/2015 15:58:54
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Posted by Steve Jones 2 on 21/11/2015 16:33:26:

So who else is building a cruiser Autogyro ??smiley

Steve

It;s that time of year Steve, when we get dragged from shop to shop and have all the build in us drained out, lost souls around shopping centres! But there are a few builds going on as I am making up canopies today for a few folk. That said, it would be good to see a build log going on as I haven't yet seen one, that always seems to get folk motivated.

I will be interested to see how Terry's head plate flies, may just order a couple.

Rich

Terry Whiting 122/11/2015 18:40:49
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Rich,

One will be heading your way tomorrow for evaluation wink

Regards

Terry

Brian Jones 922/11/2015 20:39:01
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Tried some taxiing today I noted it veered to the right and when the rotors started to spin up it lifted the right wheel (banked to the left). Not being an experienced flyer I backed out at this stage.

Do you think I have too much right thrust on the motor? and not enough right trim on the rotor?

Steve Jones 222/11/2015 22:23:35
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Sounds promising Brian, steady does it and welcome to the world of Autos..... Others will advise I am sure

Steve

Terry Whiting 126/11/2015 16:44:15
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Brian,

Would like to help but where Gyros are concerned I class myself as a rookie, my advice is PM Rich with your question

Richard Harris27/11/2015 08:13:05
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Brian,

It is worth checking that your tracking is set up so the model runs straight on the ground, perhaps remove the rotors for this.

If your right wheel is lifting and the model is starting to bank to the left this indicates that the rotors are not up to speed and you are more than likely travelling too fast on the ground.

Best way to attempt a take off is to just point the model into wind, pull back on the rotors and give them a flick in an anti clockwise direction. Just let the model sit there whilst the blades accelerate, if they dont then apply a touch of power so that the model starts to move forwards but no more than walking pace. You should be able to hear the blades change note (it is quite distinct). At this point release the back tilt to the neutral position and increase power so that the model moves at a jogging pace, the model should then lift off completing a small hop. Try this until you get confortable with doing this, increasing the lengths of the hops.

The biggest mistake I made at the start was trying to fly like a fix wing, running down the patch at full speed and pulling back on the rotors. Slow and steady wins the day.

Rich

Brian Jones 927/11/2015 08:29:23
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Thanks for that Rich I will give it a try when the weather allows and report back

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Chris Dowell04/12/2015 00:27:47
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dscf0002.jpgdscf0004.jpgdscf0005.jpgI put a new roll of film in the Kodak Brownie and took a few pics of my build....at the time I had no intention to post them ..but this thread has slowed down a little...and this model is well worth building.

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Chris Dowell04/12/2015 00:41:44
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Chris Dowell04/12/2015 00:42:46
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Esc compartment. This is a modification to the plan. By moving the rudder servo to the rear..it allowed the ESC to be mounted under the battery compartment.dscf0007-001.jpg

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Chris Dowell04/12/2015 00:52:53
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Stringers added.dscf0007.jpg

Chris Dowell04/12/2015 00:55:09
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dscf0010-003.jpgI played with a couple of different cow's and canopy'sdscf0008.jpg

Chris Dowell04/12/2015 01:08:40
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Chris Dowell04/12/2015 01:09:24
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