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RC Twin autogyro gets airbourne ... sort of!

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Cliff 195902/04/2020 23:03:14
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Following on from my efforts in the gym a few weeks ago I thought I would try it tethered in the back garden while we're all in lock-down, it was good fun to see it in the air, if only briefly.

Steven Webb (Steve Webb Models)03/04/2020 17:53:23
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Great fun, enjoyed the video. The Autogyro does show promise, Do you think larger blades are in order with some positive incidence? I was trying to think back to the DB Auto Gyro which was a similar configuration. Rudder, Elevator , throttle and rotating wings. The rotor providing lift but no control. I think they were set to a positive incidence to help generate the lift. I never made one, but I have flown a couple a long time ago.

Your autogyro is exactly like the one I doodled for indoor. Never got as far as you.

when you were doing the ramp take offs I couldn’t help thinking Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines, in-fact in my head I was humming the tune!

Good luck with the lock down .

Stay Safe


Cliff 195903/04/2020 21:00:44
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Hi Steve, it was the DB Autogyro which gave me the idea, (I had one as well, great fun). You may be right about the larger blades, it was just eye-balled really, I think perhaps a more powerful motor would help a lot.

I originally had the blades set at a positive angle but that's all wrong apparently, they have to be negative as the lift is different, I can't remember what it said in the other forum but I certainly had more success this way around.

And thanks for suggesting the 'Magnificent' tune, now it's in my head for the rest of the evening lol.

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