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    1937 Kellet 1/5 scale maiden flight video

    (2nd) maiden flight of the 1937 Kellett 1/5 scale autogyro from Autogyro Company of Arizona. Uses a Saito 90 for power. Unfortunately, this video doesn't include the takeoff.

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    RE: 1937 Kellet 1/5 scale maiden flight video

    Nice video. sure wish I could have seen the take-off. I'm just getting into autogyros (PT15) and t/os are the hardest part so far. Lot's of fun !
    Walt
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    RE: 1937 Kellet 1/5 scale maiden flight video

    My next video will be much better and include more variations on the flight characteristics - low speed, high speed, and takeoffs and landings. The takeoff is the most difficult part. If you lift off before the rotor is up to full speed, you will roll over (due to asymmetric lift). Some wind helps to get the spun up rotor up to speed without having to have a large ground speed.

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    RE: 1937 Kellet 1/5 scale maiden flight video

    Hi teryn1
    Is this your first Gyrocopter? I am interested in their green profile Gyrocopter. Have you or others tried that one? I have been looking for a flight report on it on this site.

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    RE: 1937 Kellet 1/5 scale maiden flight video

    yep, the first one. It has been a real treat getting it worked out and properly trained.


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