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Stephen Jones09/06/2020 12:59:30
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Hi there,

Just thought i would share a fun project with you all.

I have no idea if it will work but i have plenty of spare cheap parts if i do break a bit.

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So its a Lidl Glider converted to a Auto Gyro with pitcheron wings.

Steve.

Stephen Jones09/06/2020 13:05:04
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Opps a typo on the thread name. blush

Stuphedd09/06/2020 14:02:16
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I love people who think out of the box and are up to a challenge !!dont know

It will be "fun "

Mark Kettle 109/06/2020 15:03:55
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Stephen I've watched all of your Lidl conversions, this is the most wild! I await the video, good luck and happy landings.

Stephen Jones09/06/2020 18:51:35
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Thank`s Gents.

It sure will be interesting but i can not see why it shouldn't work.

Also depends how good my limited skills at flying a Autogyro will cope.

Steve

Mark Kettle 109/06/2020 19:05:57
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smiley...hopefully Richard Harris, will reply / comment and wish you well.

I 'm sure it will work Stephen, I can't see why not?

Trevor09/06/2020 19:12:56
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Looks like fun! Why do you need the wings?

Trevor

Richard Harris09/06/2020 23:08:50
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Steve,

Lateral thinking at its finest, Love it!

So, is the head coupled to the pitcheron wings?

Rich

Stephen Jones09/06/2020 23:26:12
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Hi Richard,

Thanks for the reply this is the light weight Autogyro i was referring to a while back.

Auw 650g

Yes i have linked the servos to the C30 head and then couple the wings to those rods.

So as the blades move so do the wings. The wings are short and stubby but should still offer some lift while giving me a little more to help with orientation.

The wings are removable much like the stabilizers on a Childs bike.

I will also be able to adjust the amount that the wings move in relation to the head.

Steve

Martin McIntosh10/06/2020 21:59:06
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For anyone who wants to try it I have a spare kit.

Stephen Jones13/06/2020 20:19:37
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So it was too windy today and the wind kept changing direction but i wanted to see if it would fly and if i could get it trimmed .

The main problem for me is my instinct to favor ailerons when i should use rudder i think it looks promising but it will have to wait for a better day the end flight was my fault i think as i try to turn it into wind i use ailerons as you can see by the wings.

Steve blush

Stephen Jones20/06/2020 23:38:59
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Well i managed to get out today and fly this one .

I think this is a success don`t you .
Steve.
Lindsay Todd20/06/2020 23:55:53
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Well you have got to be pleased with that Stephen. Linds

Stephen Jones21/06/2020 00:17:03
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Yes, i am well chuffed thank`s.

That is my 1st successful flight with a Autogyro and i made it myself smiley.

I was expecting to break it a few times like i did with my Auto G and Atom .

My Auto G i had a flight But broke it. blush

My atom broke it 1st go blush

So that is why i decided to have another go but this time using a cheap Lidl Glider that would bounce rather than break .

So maybe the experience of the other two Autogyros helped me to fly this one successfully .

ether way i am happy to of been able to fly a Autogyro smiley

Steve

Stephen Jones25/06/2020 23:39:09
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Hi,

As the weekend looks bad and i got home early i decided to take advantage of the summer evening weather and fly my Gyro copter and my Keil Kraft Gyron.

First i tried my auto gyro with a larger battery a 1.6ah 3s as that fitted well i previously flown with a 1.4 ah 3s.

Shortly after take of i discovered i needed all my power to the motor just to keep it airborne .

i would not of thought that weight difference would of been so critical.

Second flight i tried the 1.4ah 3s battery but their was very little wind, i managed to get it airborne but on the down ward leg i did not have enough power or control over height so it ploughed in.

Thump that`s the motor ripped off the tail snapped and one of the blades broken.

So i have some work to do in order to get it airborne again good job it`s raining this weekend.

Oh Hum sad

Steve

Richard Harris26/06/2020 09:20:06
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Steve,

I missed the flight videos, that is fantastic well done smile, deserves a few more replies IMHO

Just an observation but it seems to be flying quite fast? (which some folk are comfortable with), a touch more rearward tilt would sort that out if you felt the need to do it, would also help spin up to.

The gyro bug will bite thumbs up

Rich

Bob Cotsford26/06/2020 09:25:39
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What blades did you use Stephen, commercial or home made?

Stephen Jones26/06/2020 16:01:46
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Posted by Richard Harris on 26/06/2020 09:20:06:

Steve,

I missed the flight videos, that is fantastic well done smile, deserves a few more replies IMHO

Just an observation but it seems to be flying quite fast? (which some folk are comfortable with), a touch more rearward tilt would sort that out if you felt the need to do it, would also help spin up to.

The gyro bug will bite thumbs up

Rich

Thank`s for the reply Richard,

I thought it was flying slow but then again i do fly fast models.

Thank`s for the advice on the Head tilt i will bear that in mind. thumbs up

As for missing my flying videos you could always subscribe to my YouTube channel, Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge.

I am the 1st person to of flown a model Rc Autogyro at are club successfully which i guess is an achievement in it`s self .

I will fix this one and get it flying again. The hand launch was a lot easier than i thought it would be, but i guess could go very wrong if not trimmed 1st.

Thank`s once again Richard your input is much appreciated.

Cheers Steve

Stephen Jones26/06/2020 16:12:51
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 26/06/2020 09:25:39:

What blades did you use Stephen, commercial or home made?

Hi Bob,

I made a jig to make my blades.

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I have four more blades near completion . Well you never know if you might need a replacement.

Opps i do.

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by the way i was speaking to a member at our club and he told me that heli blades might do 450 woodies .

Does anyone know if the have been used before.

Cheers Steve.

Stephen Jones13/07/2020 00:36:04
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Been a very busy day down at the field today.

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In the rush to get out forgot my transmitter so could not fly my Sipa S-200 sad.

But did get to fly my autogyro four times today i think i have cracked it now.

The Lidl autogyro flies better now i have put a more powerful motor on and reduced the amount of down thrust.

Yesterday how ever was a different story as it was winder than today.

But at least this autogyro bounces when i make a mistake and smack it into the ground.

One more video of todays flight to show how much better it now flies , to follow.

Steve, ( happy i have managed to crack the Gyro nut ) wink

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