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Disciple of Autogyros11/01/2017 08:43:30
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Hi Rich (E) and Steve,

Thanks, you've sold me. I'll certainly keep my eyes open for dates and locations.

Cheers

Mike

Steve Jones 211/01/2017 15:44:36
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Great ,

Keep an eye on the RC Groups Autogyro forum thread

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2805291-Lets-Cheer-Ourselves-Up-2017-U-K-Autogyro-Flyins-Come-One-Come-All%21%21

Steve

Richard Harris23/01/2017 23:26:49
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I managed to sneak up the field yesterday for my first flight of the year where I tested the new head plate cut for me by Malcolm. The results were excellent, so much so that I felt comfortable enough to fly it close in keeping pretty much within the out skirts of the patch.

I then switched to a two blade set up which required 3 degrees extra rearward tilt, a little extra nose weight with the throws reduced to 40%. It did fly but was a little pitchy, I will probably switch to a different aerofoil and add a little extra nose weight when I get chance to get to the field next.

I managed to grab some footage of a couple of flights, the final 3 blade set up first followed by the 2 blade set up.

Enjoy
Rich
Chris Dowell24/01/2017 02:17:14
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G' Day Rich . My compliments on your newest project give my best to Deb'ssmiley and the model looks pretty good also. Looks a very nice clean flying machine ....must try the two blade version.

Happy Landings

Chris...

Steve Jones 224/01/2017 12:25:21
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Nice one Rich, 3 blade looks great.

2 blade setup still WIP... think strong bike clips required for us mortals.

You will have it sorted I am sure then a 2 blade setup would be lovely in the air with the characteristic blade slap. Of my 2 RPGs the 2 blade is by far my favourite!!

Steve

Graham L24/01/2017 14:13:04
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Nice one Rich. Obviously no problem with the new 3 blade head. Seems to fly smoothly. May try one of the new plates and see how it compares with my set up

Graham

Richard Elliot26/01/2017 19:35:21
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Rich

That looks really well dialled in on the three blades.

We're those your old Rex blades used on the two blade setup ?

Rich

Richard Harris28/01/2017 16:39:44
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Graham,

I would appreciate your thoughts on the final triangle once you have tried it?

Rich,

Yes, the very blades! bit old and tattered but still working OK, will be trying a slightly different profile with a wider cord. Obviously a tad more nose weight is needed but its not far off.

Rich

Steve Jones 210/04/2017 20:54:07
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So over the winter I pondered the flight characteristics of my original large Revolver. Look great in the air but a bit floaty on the large Gemini blades.

I decided to try the 6mm blades cut down a bit. Yep flys but inconsistent. Maybe blade flex ??

Plan C was 9mm blades for stiffness but shorter.

Bingo, flew yesterday and perfect, great lift , good spin up and much better forward speed without being excessive. Great thing about these it's trial en error

Finished front

Edited By Steve Jones 2 on 10/04/2017 20:54:29

Steve Adams16/12/2017 01:27:32
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I cannot wait t​o see the Richard Revolver plan in RCM&E such a great looking autogyro.is it going to be much longer now Richard as suspense is now killing me?!

​Cheers Steve

Denis Watkins16/12/2017 08:23:27
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The definition of Design Steve is " trial and error "

Can't wait for this one thanks

Steve Adams27/05/2018 20:24:54
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Denis Watkins,

I hear you on that but I'm rather impatient and really am climbing the walls to see hopefully the Revolver 2 in RCM+E as have always had a fascination with autogyros! I mean it is an absolute credit to it prolific designer Rich Harris

Kindest Regards All

Stevelaugh

Edited By Steve Adams on 27/05/2018 20:25:54

Gavin Livsey07/08/2018 20:23:36
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Well, my Ajay has just bit the dust so keen to move on to a pusher. Any sign of this ever appearing in the mag?

Richard Harris20/02/2019 11:58:20
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Gavin,

Sorry for the delay in replying, yes the Revolver II is planned as a future plan in the not so distant future.

One of the issues that was hindering us was the unavailable HK C30 head, this has now been resolved with a readily available head designed and produced in the UK by Coolwind HERE, they will also be supplying the triangular head plates and any GF parts needed for this specific model for those who don't fancy making them.

Rich

Richard Harris14/03/2019 22:43:02
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I have now had confirmation that my Revolver II will be published in the May edition, I will add a full list of what is needed nearer the time.

Friend and fellow Gyronut Chris from down under has completed the fourth test model, he went a different way and carved his from foam then glassed it. I believe it has been a bit warm but he has flown it now, I'm hoping he will find the time to make a flight video in due course.

A photo of his example, note the cowl !

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Rich

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