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Old 09-29-2006, 10:27 PM
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Got to the field, the fog had set in. Just keep it close.....

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Old 09-29-2006, 11:20 PM
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:04 PM
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Your gyroplane looks really cool, fog or no fog !!! The prerotator works well, and it seems to be a very nice flying machine. How slow can it be flown ?? Thanx for posting the video. Charlie Anderson
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:46 AM
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Pretty slow. The horizontal stab makes it hard to do high alpha flight. The elevator control gets real mushy. With my other model, without a horizontal stab, I can hover it with the slightest breeze. Just point the nose up, and it slows to a crawl.
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Hi Scott, Sounds pretty good. Gyros are a blast to fly. I have flown twin rotor gyros for nearly 20 years. My model will fly @ 3 to 5 MPH in no-wind conditions, with the nose at 45 degrees or more. Steering becomes sensitive at the acute angle. It can also flat-spin. I like making nearly vertical approaches, with lots of back stick and throttle. I am looking forward to building a single rotor machine sometime soon. They are much more realistic. Simpler to build, too !! Thanx for the info. Charlie Anderson
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Thanks. I would have you check out Mickey Nowell's designs. Single rotor, direct head control. The difference, he uses a a fixed pitch heli head to control the gyro. The flybar maintains stability, and steers the model. Works great! No load on the servos, and can be controlled at all airspeeds. I would suggest a tractor for a 1st model, the pusher is "James Bond", but a tractor is much easier to fly.
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Here is another foggy flight

this was a test flight for this plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIHjHhl6hk0
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