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Old 08-12-2007, 03:01 AM
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This is my latest design model of the popular Bensen gyrocopter, 007's Little Nelly, but equipped with teeter and delta 3 rotor head and redesigned for a more personal look. Waiting some more finishing work and a good day for flying.
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I like that! Are you going to post plans or anything?

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OK more on autogyros, this is a trainer model I designed for teaching myself and people how to fly an RC auogyro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKCk4iEe_mU
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Very nice work...have you flown your pusher yet? It looks pretty good, I would be intested to see if you can get the teetering head to work at that size.

I also have been messing with a small pusher design over the last week, not as brave as you!..3 bladed head to start with then I moved on to a 2 bladed unteetering head, it flies supprisingly well.


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Very nice work...have you flown your pusher yet? It looks pretty good, I would be intested to see if you can get the teetering head to work at that size.

I also have been messing with a small pusher design over the last week, not as brave as you!..3 bladed head to start with then I moved on to a 2 bladed unteetering head, it flies supprisingly well.


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Thanks Rich I've seen your models also very nice work yourself indeed.

Yes there is a trick to the teetering heads and that is that they have to have the proper amount of damping, very much like a flybarless rotor head on a helicopter requires it to fly well.

I didn't want to risk my blue pusher model yet with a teetering head because it is a little heavier than I would like it to be, but I did some experiments with a lighter pusher and the results are favorable. I am employing some new head designs and next time I am going to test a full scale teetering miniature head design mixed with my own tricks to see if it works. My understanding of autogyros and experience with flybarless and autostable rotor systems tells me it should work fine. We'll see.

Here is a recent video of a pusher which uses my new rotor 3 bladed heads, blades, CG angles and control system. No autopilots, straight DC control.
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Mario,
Very nice video of your model flying, it looks to be very smooth in all aspects. I did play around myself with teetering heads back in January of this year, I managed to make it fly, but like you for it to fly smooth I had to add dampening to the teeter. On my larger model the teetering is free and undampered and this flies very well indeed. I will make a small teetering head for the little gyro but I think it will end in disaster so for the time being I will just enjoy flying it!

You have probably seen these videos, the first is the first trial of my teetering head

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxPxKqnJIUk

The second video is just a quick flight using my standard un teetering head

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9K4WVO2Qzg



Keep your great work, it is nice to see other like minded people having fun!


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Hi Rich,

Could you provide a close up pic of your rotor head?

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Which head would you like a photo of?

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Thanks Rich.

Here is my latest work in progress.
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testing flight dynamics with the sim.
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WALLIS FLIES! MIA LITTLE NELLIE RC AUTOGYRO



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MIA BBW 3815 RC Autogyro

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All right Mario that is enough teasing we need to have one so we can fly like that!! Kit's Please !!!!! Your public is waiting. Thanks for the video!!!
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All right Mario that is enough teasing we need to have one so we can fly like that!! Kit's Please !!!!! Your public is waiting. Thanks for the video!!!

Many thanks G, so far you are the only public... that has graciously posted, with such interest, at least in this forum. I feel this market is driven by many DIY and some may be wanting to put out kits themselves, but I want to do it right , as I want to put out nothing but the best.
I have several designs already, some I have shown, some I have not, purposely, to keep them as a surprise!. But I can't justify setting up manufacturing equipment and people for a market which may not be there, yet. This is the reason I am requesting that people EMail me, privately, so that I can have some better measure of real interest and be able to customize a good price for a super kit.

here is another video of one of my MIA Foamie Little Nellies.

This one is a sweet flyer, crashes are so forgiving... compared to my larger ones and it is very easy to make slow passes with because of its featherlike weight. I purposely removed the armament details I had in the original setup, to improve flight time efficiency.



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MIA ROTO-TRIKE Autogyro-Trike 2in1 Combo


I thought I start this new thread about a model which I am planning on turning it into a kit, due to many pluses as can be seen in my video attached.

I've always been attracted to unique aircraft, and trikes and autogyros have been amongst these types. While designing some of my pusher autogyros it became appararent to me, that the model autogyro could also fly by replacing the rotary wing with a fixed wing or flex sail type as in powered hanglider, ultralight and Trikes in this case.

So I took one of my smaller best flying autogyros and fitted it with a sail wing. The model will fly fine with a wing that has no cable rigging, but with the rigging, one can adjust the tension of the sail and thus also the performance of the wing.

I keep it loose for relaxed flights and tight for more animated fast maneuvers. Both autogyro and trike share the same frame configuration, with the only change in CG location by relocating the batteries and perhaps adding a small cabin to the front of the model for aesthetics, but I like the open frame design of autogyros that are based on the Bensen design, with pilot figure fully exposed, look more daring... but a well designed full body cabin does add to the model aerodynamic efficiency.

Here is a first look at this new MIA ROTO-TRIKE (TM) Autogyro-Trike configuration in flight. Please do not mind the autogro flight scenes, if you have seen some of my earlier videos with such, it was required and reused as part of this new video to keep the subject cohesive and to allow a more even spread of video to length of audio.

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Mario:
I think that you have a real winner here !!! I was vaguely thinking along the same lines but was focusing on the problem and not the answer. Looks like you have found that magic combo that will work and sell faster than you can have them made!!! The end of this month I am having a open house / Fun Fly here at the Flying Thunder Air Field (www.midamericamotorplex.com) the link shows the road course and the drag strip the air field will be east of the drag strip and has a 3/4 mile asphalt runway. I will give you an personal invitation to attend if possible. If not when in the area I would be more than happy to set up a tour and fly what you want!
Again congrats on the combo!
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I built a 1/2A autogyro from plans some 30 years ago. It was for a 1/2A engine. All it did from hand launch was peel off to the left and crash every single time. I'm looking forward to seeing this one come out.

BTW, does anyone do any slope soaring at the end of E TV Road? What a view [8D][X(][8D]

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Ok finally made these little guys in kit form, [link=http://www.micro-flight.com]Available Here[/link]. I love Little Nellies and so I made a full suit Nano Nellie for the mSR helicopter.
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MPG BREEZE AUTOGYRO RC AUTOGIRO ULTRALIGHT FLYING MODEL

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MPG MIA PUSHER GYRO - RC AUTOGYRO ULTRALIGHT FLYING MODEL
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Mario, Have you got the Gyro-Trike ready to go? Please let us know when they are ready to sell and ship. I want one!
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Its been a while since I flew RC autogyros, the bug has bitten again.
This autogyro is along MIA's original MPG Ultralight model as shown in previous videos except in a different weight, power
and blade category. I CNC machined the blades, only for DIY projects as this takes about 30 minutes per blade to achieve the proper
and efficient airfoil on each blade another 30 minutes in blancing and finishing.

As compared to my original MPG Ultralight foamie design, this model is quite elaborate to make.

The body was vac formed on my own custom molding machine, and it is done in two parts for ease of
assembly and fitting on to the frame.

The frame is a combo of wood anc composites, similar in structure to the real Magni Autogyo but with my own angles
and ways of fitting the controls.

The head is also my own design same I used on the original MPG Foamie, simpler than the actual scale replica I made for another more scale Magni RC autogyro.

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