Richard Harris' superb Panther autogyro - a model many will have seen flying at Greenacres and the pull-out plan with RCM&E's March 2013 issue is now available (see pic) as a laser/cnc parts set. The set includes a fibre-glass board blade plate and all the shaped parts from the plan including the spats

Those who have will appreciate what a striking machine this is and, once airborne, it's easily within the flying abilities of an intermediate pilot.

A wood completion pack that also contains materials for the blades and a new head kit are also available.

Don't forget to check out the Panther build blogs including Richard's own thread on the forum. Richard has recently started a thread to help those building the head kit too.

PDF plans for the head kit, plate and a blade balancer can be downloaded here.

DATAFILE
Designer: Richard Harris
Model Type: Autogyro
Rotor Diameter: 46'' (1168mm)
Fuselage length: 42.5'' (1079mm)
All up weight: 3.5lb /1.4kg (without battery)
Functions (Servos): Pitch (1x5kg/cm MG); roll (as pitch); rudder (1); throttle (1)
Rec'd engine: .25 -.36 two stroke or .40-.50 four stroke
Rec'd powertrain: 750 - 1000Kv motor; 60 amo ESC; 3 or 4s 3000mAh Li-Po