RE: DAG 60 maiden flight
ok i have some questions here you migth be able to help me on the dag 60 autogyro im building ,,,,i had build the dag40 and i had no luck trying to take off try aerobalsa blades,also blades i build from plans and keep fliping over ,breaking stringers,blades, elevator,could not get one fligth etc,,,finally i sold it ,but i seen videos of the dag 60 and looks like everybody has good times with it,plus i like the idea of having one autogyro
,ok now im building the dag 60 im thinking that because it has and elevator will be easier to put it in the air ,,will be more like a plane
,but,,,im using hard balsa im most of the construction means more weigth,(reason why...more strength),my question is how much is supost to be the final weigth if there's any?if it's heavier is goin to snap/breake the rotor blades on take off or fligth?im goin to glue sig airfold to hard 1/8 balsa when is time to build the blades .still i have to build the elevator install all the electric,servos landing gear..so weigth keep coming up..im thinking on a 91 4 stroke magnum i have new in a box...
another question i have is that i seen guys using a round plate for the rotor base ,should i stick to the plans and do what the plans show?what will be the difference on using this round rotor plate?
sorry for all these questions ,im not and expert on autogyros,,
im ataching some pics you'll see the changes im goin to make on the top of it to save weigth by not using balsa blocks ,,,just stringers ,,,,also is goin to have that round look.
also you can see that i use brasswood stringers on the sides ,,reason,past experiences with the other dag they broke in a fail take off
im goin to see if i can weigth it and give you an exact weigth of it ,,,
thanks for all the answers and help you can provide me on this build ...