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Panther Autogyro

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John Burrill17/04/2019 12:58:14
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Thank Rich. I do have the head the correct way, The spindle center line is just about above the roll axis control horn, which seems about right. If I understand correctly, I should add enough nose weight so it hangs level from the C of G point, where I have a hole through the mast. That will make the hang angle about 20 degrees.

Richard Harris17/04/2019 21:22:06
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John,

If it hangs in that position it should be fine thumbs up

Rich

Dominique Mongrain28/08/2019 14:06:13
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good day to you i have a question for richard harris i want to construct the autogyro matis it is possible to buy the plan (paper or pdf)version thank you merci dominique mongrain

mongraindominique@globetrotter.net

Michael Pirie21/10/2019 19:07:36
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Having just recently become a gyronut, I thought I would post a few pics of my Panther Autogyro which, after quite a few false starts, finally took to the air! I seemed to get everything about right, except the roll position which needed a LOT of left trim. Luckily I had increased the trim step before the flight. The power train used is a Turnigy G10-810, 13 x 5 HSF wood and 3s-2600 LiPo. Having thoroughly enjoyed the autogyro experience, I intend building a second one. Do I build the RPG or the Revolver? Recommendations please!

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Bob Bertram22/10/2019 09:28:36
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Very nice Michael, love the colour scheme.

Denis Watkins22/10/2019 09:33:30
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Posted by Michael Pirie on 21/10/2019 19:07:36:

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Tremendous picture Michael

Richard Harris23/10/2019 21:26:44
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Michael,

That's one nice looking Panther, congratulations smile d

RPG or Revolver ? They both fly well and you can utilise the Panther rotor blades on both. The RPG is bigger than the Revolver and requires making the head yourself (as per the Panther) where as the Revolver uses the Razer unit.

It personal choice but, you could always build both!

Rich

Michael Pirie25/10/2019 09:30:08
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Thanks Rich! The RPG is favourite at the moment. After watching some videos on Youtube it appears to be more agile and has a good range of speed. Looking forward to it!

Big T25/10/2019 11:17:10
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Thats a nice Panther. The RPG was first gyro and since then I have built 3 for myself and 3 for friends. Its a great model. My tips for modding the plan are make the top deck removable to aid easy change of battery, I make the nose slightly longer and hollow to allow lead as an easy way to get the weight forward if needed, make the rear boom from square carbon tube, mount the rudder servo under the fuz with either pull pull or a push rod. I also made the stab out of laminated dollar tree or depron. Also one of my flying sites was very bumpy to a ditched the piano wire undercart for one piece of alloy.

Michael Pirie25/10/2019 19:08:29
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Thanks for that useful info. Must finish my current project first, but hopefully have one ready for spring!

Richard Harris26/03/2020 21:49:09
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Always good to hear people are still building the Panther, here is Emanuel's Stassar's example which is soon to be featured in Dutch RC magazine 'Drones Un Modelvliegen'.

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I think the orange one is his club mates and has yet to fly.

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He has also drawn up and 3d printed his add on cylinders, the files for these are available free to anyone who wants them HERE

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This was his first flight of the 'Pink Panther' back in January before he added detail, he flies it really well.

Rich

Richard Harris27/03/2020 22:05:47
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Here is another Panther built by Henry in the UK, looks great.

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Rich

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