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Old 11-15-2010, 08:53 PM
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Hello!

I'm interested in flying an Autogyro, simply because it is different, I have experience in aircraft and helis, and I eventually want to built an Avro Rota.

Is there any available kit that is acceptable for beginners, between a 10 to 40 size?

Thank you,

Graeme
Old 11-15-2010, 11:04 PM
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Check out the PT-Gyro. It comes in various sizes either electric or fuel powered. They fly great. I wish I could steer you to a website, but I can't. See what Google or Bing can do.
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That would be FlyingBalsa who does the PT family of gyros.

see: www.flyingbalsa.com
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Thanks for the link  - looks like the type of model I would like to get!

What do I need to look out for when building and flying, and what weather conditions are nessessary?

Thank you,

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Building is pretty simple. Not much too it. Flying is the same as an airplane as far as the controls are concerned. Throttle, elev. ail and rud. Orientation is the hard part. With no wing to look at, sometimes it can be hard to tell which way it's going. That's the biggie. You can fly it from dead calm to fairly stiff winds but 5 - 10 mph seems to be the sweet spot.

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The PT Profile is no more. The new one by flyingbalsa.com or aerobalsa.com is the Scout....... .15 glow or elect. I have a Profile with an O.S. .20. Neat. Best buy for the price and best gyro blades out there.
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You might try a Rotorshape or a foam twin rotor gyro first to get the feel of gyro flight. The twins are very forgiving. The rotorshape and c-30 by LAheli use the same rotor head and I'm not impressed though I like the balsa shear pin idea. I replaced those with 1/4" long toothpick end. The hobbyking c-30 uses a different head and blades. Use contrasting colors on each side for orientation. I like wider landing gear for roll-over stability.

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