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Forum: AutoGyros
05-29-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,732
Posted By JCaste

RE: DAG 60 maiden flight

Great model!! [&:]Could you post some numbers? Rotorspan, weight, lenght, etc. I'd like to attempt a big bird someday and it would be nice to have a reference. :)

PS. The 4-stroke sound really...
Forum: AutoGyros
05-12-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,987
Posted By JCaste

RE: Autogyro with gasser 26cc

If you have to machine your rotor, which I think is a must for such a big craft, I'd try to add some kind of mechanical limiters for the blades. Something, such as a set screw, which limits the...
04-30-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By JCaste

RE: hobby city EI unit

Thanks for the description, combatpilot. ;)
Apart from making a couple of guitar stompboxes, I've never really liked electronics, so there's little reward for me after building an EI. If time and...
04-29-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By JCaste

RE: hobby city EI unit

If possible, I'd like to hear a more extended opinion of the EI. Is it well built? How much flight time does it give? But what matters most, how does it work? [X(]
Sooner or later, I'm sure someone...
04-29-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By JCaste

RE: hobby city EI unit

Very useful info here! ;)
Since I discard buying one of the fancy and expensive EIs, I was about to open a post to compare XYZ's ignition and the homemade ones seen here.

After some reading, I...
04-25-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By JCaste

RE: Can't get my conversion to start properly, what am I doing wrong?

Success! [&:] After some efforts and sweating, it started and ran for a few minutes. I'm glad I was wearing my headphones, it is incredibly LOUD! [X(]
It needs a full needle adjustment (it only...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-24-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,100
Posted By JCaste

RE: amazing gyro....

Hola,

A superb model! [X(]
Can you post some numbers? Weight, rotorspan (2m?), fuselage length, etc. Outsanding work! ;)
Forum: AutoGyros
04-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,987
Posted By JCaste

RE: Autogyro with gasser 26cc

I have in mind something like that for a 30cc gasser.... I made some numbers a few time ago, but I can't find them.

Well, I'm not the best person to speak, but just to give an idea... Rotor...
Forum: AutoGyros
04-24-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,098
Posted By JCaste

RE: Giant Scale Auto Gyro Build

IMHO, this might sound obvious, but I'd go step by step. If I had never flown planes, and/or had not much idea about ther physics, I'd not even think about building a giant P51 and teaching myself to...
04-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By JCaste

RE: Can't get my conversion to start properly, what am I doing wrong?

Hi again!
I couldn't work on the engine, but I've been able to solve a couple of things. [&:]
The engine DOES have a working pulse hole. Right under the intake port there's a hole, which is...
04-16-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By JCaste

RE: Can't get my conversion to start properly, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks pe reivers! ;)
I forgot to mention the tank had two lines; the one with the weighted end headed straight to the carb (well, I had a gas filter in between), and the other was plugged (used...
04-16-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By JCaste

Can't get my conversion to start properly, what am I doing wrong?

Hello everybody,
Last weekend I decided it was time to bring back to life an engine I had bought a long time ago; a Homelite 30cc (has a big carb and homemade muffler, but everything else is stock,...
04-16-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,482
Posted By JCaste

RE: Gas engine starter

Really nice setup, pe reivers! [&:] It's the first hybrid plane I see (kind of a flying Pryus)! :D
Back to the topic, at home I use a regular drill with a starter cup. The cup can be bought alone...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't completely sure about the rotor system used on this craft; it's an interesting design.
Referring to the model, I'd say a DC rotor was probably the best solution...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-23-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

I'm of the opinion that, unless it's strictly necessary, it's better to avoid swashplates. I don't know which particular setup used the Rotodyne, but it seems like there's plenty of space for the...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-15-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

Phillip, as I said I had no idea of your experience, but from what you're saying things should be easier. ;) It was just the mandatory dad-like advice.
BTW, if I were in your situation, I'd go for...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-15-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

Rick, I wouldn't like to spoil your offering, but a .30 sized swash is WAY small for a rotor this size! ;)

BTW Phillip, I don't know what RC background you have but have you ever designed an...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-15-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

Well, yes. :D As they have already said, a good option (if you don't want to make any designs and have no machine shop at hand) is buying a commercial swashplate, which won't be easy given the rotor...
Forum: AutoGyros
01-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,791
Posted By JCaste

RE: Fairey Rotodyne again... ;-)

Phillip, I didn't fully understand you. I guess you want to know how to make a device that allows an 8mm shaft to be tilted in 2 axis, isn't it?

BTW, I envy you!:) I've awlays had in mind to do...
04-27-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,999
Posted By JCaste

RE: First conversion in my hands - can you help me to improve it?

Yes, the oily fuel mix really makes the tygon tube "slippery". I did realize when I put an inch or so of brass tube inside it; it would take a lot of force to remove, but once I ran the mix throught...
04-27-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,999
Posted By JCaste

RE: First conversion in my hands - can you help me to improve it?

Capt,n, I hope this is at least as useful for others as it's been to me! ;)


I think I posted some numbers, but I have a bad memory so I'll post them again. :)
The project is a pusher-type...
04-19-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,257
Posted By JCaste

RE: Velocity stack design

I "lift" the thread again to ask if anyone here could give me some measurements to make one for the Homelite 30cc, to know where should I aim for if I decided to give it a try (I can always machine a...
04-12-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,999
Posted By JCaste

RE: First conversion in my hands - can you help me to improve it?

It seems I still can't get some numbers. [:@]
Those last weekends I've been trying to get the engine running, without success.


A half meter blade spinning fast is something to take...
Forum: AutoGyros
03-29-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By JCaste

RE: RC Autogyro in Spain back up

It was not my intention to discredit either the link or you, I just thought since it's old many modellers may already knew of it. ;) But I agree with you, it's a very interesting reading (and...
Forum: AutoGyros
03-28-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By JCaste

RE: RC Autogyro in Spain back up

I had this link in my favorites. ;) Too bad it's quite old, but still a nice info source. I believe about half of those machines (like Eduardo Pinilla's C-4 and C-30, Eduardo Pinilla's rotor head, a...
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