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Richard Harris27/10/2012 14:37:37
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I was glad to see this today on the HobbyKing website, not a great lover of ARTF models or foam but this is a step in the right direction to get a few more gyronuts created.

For the price of £62 and everything included bar for the Lipo and reciever I couldn't resist adding it to my Cart.

When it arrives I will do a bit of a review if others are interested? Looks to be far better than the C30 they sell. Made from EPP too so should take a smack or twosmile p

Rich
Tom Wright 227/10/2012 17:35:22
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Rich.

Very interesting indeed ,and the model seems to perform your favourite aero,the stall turn, quite well.smile.

I note Durafly have elected roll control only on the rotor ,this might suggest that plastic geared servos are used ,but of course eliminates the need for using delta tx mix or a separate mixer component.This is the set up I started with on some of the Pipe Lagger Autogyo designs.

It looks like the rotor attachment has two bolts which is likely to cause damage during a rotor ground strike !

The flight performance demonstrated in the video seems good but I would have liked to see more slow speed flight demonstrated.

If the model is free of the usual artf issues then it starts to compete cost wise with models like the Fire Fly and even the Crane fly but I would guess that our designs are likely to be more reliable and durable ,we will see?

If the model cuts the mustard it could make it easy for new entrants to have a go .I look forward to your appraisal in due course.

Tom.

 

 

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Stephen F27/10/2012 23:19:48
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Richard

I also spotted the artf gyro on Hobbyking, looks to be good value for are hard earned British pounds.

So the shopping trolley box has also been ticked, smile p All for Under 70 pounds with one of those orange rx,s

It will be a present to my self paid for out of my first pension cheque which starts on 5th November.

Out of my second pension cheque I would like if possible to buy a plan of your Panther gyro.thumbs up

Regards Steve

BILL PETTIT27/10/2012 23:23:19
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I think I will log in and follow along.face 20

Bill

scott cuppello28/10/2012 09:19:59
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Rotor control servo's are metal gear and I can vouch for how much abuse the blades will take having been there all through the development of the Auto-G, blades are simple but clever being foam cored/plastic outer, the are suprisingly tough. It's easy to build and fly and I think will get an awful lot of people into autogyro's.

ken anderson.28/10/2012 10:26:50
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looking forward to your review richard.....up here at Anderson Aviation GHQ ...we are thinking about a change in direction so to speak...and having a go with one of the flying food mixers .....

ken anderson...ne...1 .......food mixer dept...

Tom Wright 228/10/2012 13:18:36
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Posted by Scott Cuppello - HobbyKing on 28/10/2012 09:19:59:

Rotor control servo's are metal gear and I can vouch for how much abuse the blades will take having been there all through the development of the Auto-G, blades are simple but clever being foam cored/plastic outer, the are suprisingly tough. It's easy to build and fly and I think will get an awful lot of people into autogyro's.

Scott.

Thanks for confirming the metal gear servos this is encouraging news thumbs up .Can you tell us when the Auto-G will be available from the UK warehouse ?

Tom.

scott cuppello28/10/2012 17:03:27
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Oh, it will be 2-3 months I'm afraid.

Tom Wright 228/10/2012 17:13:38
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Thanks Scott we will look forward to stock arriving.

Tom.

Frank Skilbeck28/10/2012 18:40:50
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Me too, this could be very popular.

Mowerman29/10/2012 09:57:59
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Ordered mine (birthday press for self) yesterday, got email this morning to say 'packed ready for despatch' so it seems that they have stock (the web site said 10 in stock)

SWMBO has now offered to pay smiley

Edited By Mowerman on 29/10/2012 09:59:52

Tom Wright 230/10/2012 19:00:48
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I see HK have all the replacement spare parts in stock for the Auto-G.

Tom.

Mowerman09/11/2012 11:37:06
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Mine arrived this morning, all there no damage. A quick examination looks good.

I obviously didn't read the web site correctly and ordered from China warehouse so probably paid more P&P than if I had waited for UK stock to arrive.

When I start assembly may be contacting Scott for tips although it looks simple enough.

Tom Wright 209/11/2012 15:20:01
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Mowerman.

The AUTO-G is not yet available in the UK warehouse, but when ordering other items from the UK site then it's important to click on the union jack located on the right of the product picture ,if you click on the product picture, then I find it takes you to the international site.

Tom.

Mowerman09/11/2012 19:01:13
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Thanks Tom.

Still its here now in plenty of time for my birthday smiley

Can I keep my hands off it untill then? No,  I have already fitted the u/c and tried the rx and battery pack for size.

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Richard Harris10/11/2012 13:27:29
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Mine truned up this morning.

I will be able to put it together later on tonight and if the weather is ok tomorrow will try and fly with a customary video.

Quickly looking over it I can see a few issues for concern, also a swift browse through the build manual and there is one serious error concerning the control throws.

So I will build ,fly and report back on how the standard out of the box model performs. Know dounbt I will be modifying.

Just a few photos of what you get and some close ups of the key parts.

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Rich

Tom Wright 210/11/2012 13:49:28
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Hi Rich.

You will have to sneak out to the field with this one ,in the hope that none of the Gyro lads spot you lol.smile d. Mind you to be fair the Auto - G is prettier than my basic models , and could possibly fly quite well.

From your photos so far the plastic clevice's look fragile, and the flapping head looks like a black version of the HK 30 job....wonder if its the same flapping material?

I sure loads will be looking in to see how things go.

Tom.

David Ashby - Moderator10/11/2012 19:20:28
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I'll be watching with interest Rich'....er.....my finger hit the 'buy' button recently too. smile

Richard Harris10/11/2012 23:45:08
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You bad man David!

20 mins work tonight and she is together, I will try it tomorrow weather depending.

There are a few things I am not happy about but I will fly 'out of the box' so to speak and see how it ges.

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Rich

Tom Wright 211/11/2012 00:04:04
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I feel a modification inventory may be in order.Best of luck with the maiden Rich.

Tom.

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