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    Autogyro ARF?

    Does anyone offer an autogyro ARF?

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    Autogyro ARF?

    Id like to know too
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    Autogyro ARF?

    Hi,

    I know this will sound like a broken record, and I don't want to offend anyone, but the closes thing to an ARF is the SIG Senior Kadet converted to a gyro.

    I have built, designed, converted at least 40 some gyros now and the Sig is the best. After getting airborne and setting the throttle I have let guest that have never flown RC fly the gyro around with just moving the right stick.

    Build the Kadet as a tail dragger, and build a tall wide landing gear from piano wire and mount way up front. For starters you can build the pylon from a a piece of plywood and you don't need lateral control, (head tilt). It will fly OK with just rudder control. Stick a Master Airscrew gear box on top of your pylon and set the rotor shaft 8 degrees positive relative to the wing mount platform. Use a piece of fiberglass material for your hub, add 3 blades and your ready.

    I know Bill, someday we will publish this thing.

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    Autogyro ARF?

    Checkout www.kombat40.com
    I have seen these fly and they do pretty good.Al is a super nice guy.Call him at 1800-264-7840
    http://kombat40.com/gyro.html
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    RE: Autogyro ARF?


    To all awaiting an ARF gyro, its here at last!
    Go to http://www.rotorcraft.com/bandit/model.htm
    Joe Souza is now selling a ready to fly gyro. I use his rotor head and hub bar on my full size Bensen and can attest to the fact he does superior work!

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    RE: Autogyro ARF?

    Up till now I had believed a true Bensen type hub ( two blade teeter) just did not work on model gyros. I know the Whistler model uses one but the blades really only windmill and it needs a stub wing for stability.

    Has anyone seen this model fly successfuly ?

    If it does work then I am very much encouraged to try a teeter bar type hub myself............does anyone have any info on the blade pitch settings on this design ?

    Great Stuff

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    RE: Autogyro ARF?

    I too, have wondered about using a two bladed teetering rotor setup, but was advised against it. However I have flown a small commercial gyro kite with such a rotor system and it was stable, although in this instance too heavy to fly unless in a stiff breeze. The ARF aircraft is insteresting, I note it is quite a speedy machine, compared with my gentle flying gyros, however with a disc loading of 6 compared with my 3.5 (15 powered) and 4.5 (35 powered) it would need to be faster I guess.
    Incidently I went out flying yesterday, the wind was strong enough to deter regular flyers but my lightweight 15 powered gyro handled the wind fine (no wait for rotor lift before handlaunch - they spun up instantly), only problem was it tipped over on landing but damage was minor and fixed quickly.
    Colin Duthie (NZ)
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    RE: Autogyro ARF?

    Just hapened across this as I thought I'd look into autogyros.....

    Go here: http://www.autogyro-rc.com

    They have the Lazy Bee gyro, just pick up a Lazy Bee ARF and add the conversion kit....
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