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Forum: AutoGyros
03-16-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By floridagyro

RE: LakeLand Autogyros

HI,

I forgot to mention the aerial pictures were taken with a TX450 heli with an HP digital camera. Too much weight for the little heli but if I can get the pictures in less than 5 minutes it...
Forum: AutoGyros
03-16-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By floridagyro

LakeLand Autogyros

Hi,

Just want to thank Jim for another great week-end and it was good to see some of the old time autogyro pilots.

My gyros didn't get into Jim pictures so I have included them here. The...
Forum: AutoGyros
03-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,920
Posted By floridagyro

RE: March Autigyro's Lakeland, FL

Hi,

I didn't make the photo hour for the autogyros so here are the two that I had fun with. As you can see one had a little problem but I still got in a few flights. The Miss2 is a converted...
Forum: AutoGyros
12-10-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,920
Posted By floridagyro

RE: March Autigyro's Lakeland, FL

Hi Jim,

Sounds good to me.

Phil
Forum: AutoGyros
07-31-2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,696
Posted By floridagyro

RE: 5 n 1 on my DAG-1 Autogyro

Hi Dave,

Nice to see an onboard video. Does this gyro only turn left? I have a friend that did fly gyros and he could only turn left. He tried to make a right turn and crashed and I don't...
Forum: AutoGyros
07-12-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By floridagyro

RE: twin electric motor auto, need suggestions/tips

Hi Mike,

It's pretty hard to calculate the rotor diameter for something that small but I would start with about 15" to 18" diameter. I would also use the SG6042 rotor blade profile instead of...
Forum: AutoGyros
07-12-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By floridagyro

RE: twin electric motor auto, need suggestions/tips

Hi,

I would recommend a 3 blade single rotor and if balanced correctly it should fly. Because your control will come from the motor thrust, the rotor could be fixed without pitch or roll...
Forum: AutoGyros
05-22-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,711
Posted By floridagyro

Springhill Florida Autogyro Event

Hi,

I don't know how many of you have received this e-mail so I'm posting it on the forum. It's from Don Ogren the CD for the Springhill autogryo event.

Phil

Hi autogyro modelers,
...
Forum: AutoGyros
05-16-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,405
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Now flying successfully with a teetering head

Hi Emilo,

I like the simplicity of the teetering head and it's one less rotor blade. My Wallis gyro has a swashplate and also a teetering head. It's the most stable gyro that I have ever...
Forum: AutoGyros
05-16-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,405
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Now flying successfully with a teetering head

Very good Emilio:)

If you remember Hal debolt, he built a large tractor type gyro and used a teetering head. It also had a single central hinge. His plan was to just lift off the ground and...
Forum: AutoGyros
05-04-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By floridagyro

RE: MA Dist VI this month

Hi Jim,

No, I didn't notice the article until you mentioned it, however I think you just wanted all of us to see your picture on the reza-it site. What happened to the day two pictures? They...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-28-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Electric pusher, teetering rotor

Hi Emilio,

Nice flying pusher. Does it have only tilt on the head or does it have pitch control also.

Phil
Forum: AutoGyros
04-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By floridagyro

RE: New AutoGyro

Hi,

Mickey, thanks for the motor info.

Charlie, the length is about 36" and the weight is about 34 ozs. The blades are 13" long and the total diameter is 28 1/2" and the blade width is 2"....
Forum: AutoGyros
04-22-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By floridagyro

New AutoGyro

Hi,

Just had the first flight on this conversion. It was originally the Hobby-Lobby Miss2 and about the same size as the PT25 but build much lighter. I'm using the Himax HC2812-0850 for power...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-17-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi Mark,

I think you guys have worked hard and developed some great gyros and certainly helped the autogyro community. I like the swashplate control and the pre-rotor but it's certainly not...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-17-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

Did a little flying today but not much. I was the only one at the field as the wind is really blowing. But I did try the PTGyro which has the Swashplate control and I removed the horz stab...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi Joel,

I have two of the PTGyros and one PT25 and I think they are great. However, I also converted a Sig Senior Kadet and a 1/3 scale Cub to a single rotor gyros with the flapping blades...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-17-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

Maybe that link doesn't work, if not here are some pictures of the Whopper Robbe Schluter Gyro.

Phil
Forum: AutoGyros
04-17-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

While Mickey was developing his gyros, I build a Wallis gyro which has the swashplate and pre-rotator and this was developed by Col. Ken Wallis back in the 70's. This is about a 10 lb....
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

Another plus for the pre-rotor, it allows you to really balance and check the blade tracking right on the bench. The Brushless Feigao will allow you to really spin those blades but you...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi Charlie,

GW/LPS pre-rotor gear box and brushed motor $13
GW/EPSC main gear box, bearings and shaft, approx $10
Pixie 7 am speed controller $29.00
Boca one-way bearing approx $9.00

...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

Forgot to include the close-up picture all assembled with the Feigao motor.

Phil
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By floridagyro

RE: Prerotator devices

Hi,

If you want to install a pre-rotator on the PTGyro, it's not difficult, thanks to Mickey's engineering. First, the PTGyro uses about a 2.4 mm rotor shaft and the PT 25 uses a 3.3 mm or...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-16-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By floridagyro

RE: PTGyro Video

Hi Joel,

I agree, you can do some things to the PT to make it more responsive, however I've always flown it with 2" wide SG6042 blades, however it's flying now with only two blades 2" shorter...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By floridagyro

RE: PTGyro Video

Hi,

Yes, it was very gusty today and I was a little nervous. I was going down wind and I made the turn back into the wind and it just spun around. The PTGyro is the original first gyro that...
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