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Old 02-25-2014, 10:16 PM
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Default My RC Autogyro Designs - Exclusive on RC Universe

This is a compilation of my most recent videos on my original RC Model Autogyros. Exclusively on RC Universe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgu9C-KONnY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7QIDZeydgE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghtRzdZmxAc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfjSVjF0Bs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LabThXups4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvcPvwDuQ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33oCtdsblOI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flLxMT0Q6uI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moExeUZbF0A
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:15 AM
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I have always had a soft spot for "Micro" RC models. Beginning with the Rubber powered helis I designed back in the 80's to the Micro Helis I designed back in the 90's and smaller ones in early 2000's. But I've been known to go off on tangents with the larger stuff, only when boredom sets in .

Following in my traditional "Micro" Rc model work, I designed the MIA EZ GYro 1.0 RC Autogyro model in hopes to attract more people to this niche area of the RC hobby.
Feels like Deja Vu, as back in 2000 I had made similar attempts to attract people into Micro helis with all the stuff I was posting back then on the Internet and look at where the hobby is now with micro helis. So this feels very much like those times and I hope I am not wrong that one day RC Autogyros will be as popular RC Micro helis are now.
I feel RC Autogyros will be the next micro helicopter trend, but "WE" must continue to keep the ball rolling with more and various models, videos, and discussions. We have to acknowledge that making a niche area grown into perhaps a huge popular area, takes collective effort and it makes sense , at least to me, that the more models we show the better we can expand on an RC area that may still be little understood by many people.

With this in mind, let me talk a little more about the MIA EZ Gyro 1.0

The MIA EZ Gyro 1.0 . The 1.0 is the number I selected to designate the size base, and this started with the earlier MIA Microlights and Ultralights, RC models of similar designation. I had designed 5 sizes from 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 and 2.0. The 2.0 nears 1:4 Scale and from there we ca have a better reference to the MIA EZ line model size logic which many of you who may have been following my You Tube videos may have wondered about. I have dropped the 1.25 and 1.75 sizes only because 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 sizes are more simple to associate with.
I have made the MIA EZ 1.0 as best as I can make it, in a small package that is easy to transport, highly durable and highly stable. It can fly very slow and very fast with equal high degree of stability, as can be appreciated in the related videos. The heart of this little guy is the rotor and blades, mainly, which have been optimized for high speed and lift. The blades are made via a unique blade manufacturing method, which I developed specifically for this model.

Because I have not seen similar size or category RC Autogyro models in DIY or manufactured form, with the degree of performance as the MIA EZ Gyro 1.0, I have to say this is the worlds first of its kind.

I hope that my readers and viewers will take this as the base of better things to come. I am sure this will eventually get others inspired even though some will never admit so. That's OK, the whole point is to open up RC autogyros area to more people, if we keep this in mind there should be no need to feel we need to compete against each other.
Every time I fly an RC autogyro I feel many people are missing a level of fun that you simply can not know until you try one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN2d-JYbjcw
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Another Video of the MIA MTG RC Autogyro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tNixyOMUAE
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And a very unique bird, the MIA Stabilitor RC autogyro, a model that started with a concept of marrying Airplane, Helicopter and Sail Boat.

Given that RC Autogyros are still in a very small niche of the RC Hobby Market and in light of keeping the RC Autogyro spirit alive, I've decided to share this bit of history on the MIA Stabilitor, a unique design that was born out of an unorthodox idea to further stabilize the RC model autogyo beyond the already known and more typical ways via tail vertical and horizontal stabilizers. I am not fond of electronic stabilization systems, that, in my book is cheating!
It is very easy to design a model RC autogyro once you know how they work and although the design can vary in appearance, all RC model autogyros share the same basic structural and dynamic principles. This can get a bit boring at times.
In my continued search to do something different to suppress personal boredom and so that my audience also has something new to ponder upon, I decided to do a bit of extreme creative thinking and this is reflected in this particular MIA Stabilitor model.
If I were to have mentioned to someone that I was going to make a sail boat float on air, they probably would have thought I was experimenting with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds or talking about making a kite or a blimp in the shape of a sail boat. Well, not exactly, but almost, the latter , I mean.
I had looked at many RC Autogyros, in particular the ones that you will not find in RC forums or the internet, as these are often too repetitive in appearance, but in pages of old aircraft magazines to see if perhaps the idea had surfaced at some early time. Not finding similar I decided to put the idea to the test.
The under belly dorsal fin stabilizer idea came about from looking at a model rc autogyro from a sail boat point of view, the effect of dreaming with eyes wide open a safe way of partying with Lucy in the Sky. Using logic and following basic rules of equilibrium, I came up with the particular working under belly fin.
I realized that the MIA Stabilitor unique fin is not that aesthetically pleasing but the trade off in higher stability was worth keeping it.
The Stabilitor was designed as a simple park-flyer, ultralight rc model autogyro, made from bluecor, some spruce and my own design unique universal, rotor head and blades. It is equipped with 3 servos for rudder and mixed direct control (pitch and roll), but I ended up not using the rudder and so the model is flying on DC (2-servo) directional with throttle for elevation control.
Flights, as can be seen on the video are super easy and the model has a tendency to self stabilize itself. A feature well desired for a first time pilot or someone wanting a more relaxed and docile model.
I did this model early 2013, but since that model I've moved on to more refined designs using the same MIA Stabilitor design principle.
As I mention in my Stabilitor video(S) anyone is free to try this type of stabilizer on their own models provided it is for self enjoyment and not to make a product with such for sale.
I could have kept this model to myself but in lie of all the other RC Autogyros I've been doing I decided to make this public because it works so well.
NOTE: this is not an intent to make any type of sale. Please consider I have just given my readers/ viewers perhaps small option to do something different for fun! Something to break the routine and keep the RC autogyro spirit alive!


Cheers.
Mario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izW4lhSHs-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfw0NeJ8kY
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Easter Sunday Flights


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Default Latest Videos of the MIA EZ Gyro 1.0

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Some more recent RC Autogyro videos in the MIA EZ™ Gyro Line....

http://youtu.be/yzOXMRRbBmM http://youtu.be/cqEcPWWpW6U http://youtu.be/eyGIGC5J8Jc
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAkkrSkZaPE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76o3a23yoAg
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Default Micro Magni M16 RC autogyro

An scale micro RC Autogyro based on the Magni M16 Real Autogyro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVJTmXUjnEw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU0iuXzAkD0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rncHyD47kM
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Default MIA FLINT™ RC Autogyro

This is the MIA FLINT™ RC autogyro. A predecessor to the MIA Racer "G"™ being put through the test paces.
This model has an ultra low rotor disc loading under 3.5 oz/sq.ft. with a powerful motor and I designed it that way to allow me to fly it as in this video.

It is also flying with the recent MIA blades, nothing fancy, with these particular blades, just a clean and efficient airfoil in a solid wood blade done professionally
with a proper tool. These are not hand sanded blades, or airfoil done with jigs.

Some of MIA RC autogyros do knife edge flying., something I have yet to see in some RC autogyros and I have seen a LOT of RC autogyros
since I started designing mine.

The music I selected is no coincidence, I wanted the video to reflect the cool factor of the gyro and since "In Like Flint" and "Our Man Flint"
have been some of my favorite spy movies, and it so happens it applies to the name I had already selected for the model, I elected the respective soundtracks to go with it.

I design a lot of original products for sale, but I also design a lot of original models for the pure joy of seeing them fly and not to get bored with the same thing over and over.

I don't get a lot of views as I use to when I was more active on the forums, and RC Autogyros are still unique models that require patience and persistence. Over the years I have been perfecting both my designs and flying skills and I have some favorites, but these are some of those little gems that I hope people viewing them, enjoy them, as I do.

Please thumbs up if you enjoy it, comments welcome. Cheers! Mario

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE-aqK-HU2c
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Default How to Fly and RC Autogyro without a pre-roator

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The MIA MTG™ which stands for MIA Trainer Gyro, a new Kit I am producing. Designed as a true trainer because of its simplicity ,high durability and stable performance, ideal characteristics for a first time trainer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nXEXrYHn_w&list=PLGUxnAYsHPAz952fiXGFuzYUtV8QkBJtU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4rU350-FRc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ONBBt50Ag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tRXz8QwJE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHlZVsYaoxY
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Default MIA Trike-a-Sail Pantera ™ RC Land Yacht to RC Autogyro Conversion Experimental

Here is an experimental RC Autogyro project which started as an RC Land Yacht, but was begging a conversion to RC Autogyro for its unique style and to see if it would fly as well as all other MIA Micro-FLIGHT RC Gyrocopter designs.
Well, it flew and flew well considering it was an overnight conversion on the fly, but with very well calculated checks and balances, to prevent failure on its maiden flight.

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A bonus recent flight of the MIA EZ™ Gyro 1.25... More designs to come...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV526jI2kzY
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