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Old 06-06-2011, 02:52 PM
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I'd really love to fly a RC autogyro but am put off by everything I've seen available being a kit. I have no confidence or experience in building kits, choosing and installing radio equipment etc. Is there anyone out there who sells autogyro ready to fly please?
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Check Hobby King
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Yes, tough to find anything but kits:

KIT PRODUCERS: www.flyingbalsa.com (easy to build kits)
www.whirlybirdaviation.com (scale kits)
www.lightflite.com (Twirl Kit)

Try those out and send me an e-mail if you have any questions.
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Default RE: RTF autogyro?

And here's the one from Hobbyking which is one of the few ARFs:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14291
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I am a few weeks ahead of you. I have made the Twirl, a foam autogyro, and it flies really well. There are alot of sites about the Twirl, just Google 'Twirl autogyro' , also put 'Twirl autogyro' in a Youtube search. I had no problems flying mine, however there were a couple of areas I have strengthened on the Twirl from necessity (i.e. they broke) notablty the engine mount as per the plan was not strong enough and the motor came off and went through the blades. 4 blades were chopped up but the Twirl fluttered to the ground undamaged. The blades were easy to replace. The wing strut mount as per the plan was not strong enough and the mount pulled the foam it was attached to away. Again easy to fix. The Twirl would not fly without the wing strut attached as the rotors bent the wing down instead of lifting the autogyro. When you make the blades I suggest you make 16 blades instead of the 8 required, to have spare blades on hand to speed up repairs. The photocopier / printer paper blade reinforcement of the blades sound wierd, but seems to work fine, with no blades failing while flying, all 6 blades I have broken have been through mishaps, learning to land and so on rather than blade structural failure.

The big pluses of the Twirl in my eyes are is it is easy to fly, but it is an auto gyro and flies and behaves as such. It also teaches you to keep autogyros reasonably close as with no or very small wings it is VERY easy to become disorientated. In other blogsI have read that it is essentail to build an autogyro as per the plans so rotor angles and so are correct.

I am so inpressed with the Twirl that I have ordered a single rotor autogyro profile kit, autogyros are most interesting planes to fly.

Plans, discussion and so on:

<a href="http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450021">http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450021

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:41 PM
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on the ebay store,there are also many to choose,of course,hobbyking is also available
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Hi,

This Italian autogyro company sell little larger RC autogyros:

http://translate.google.com/translat...hp&amp;act=url

Or http://www.experimental-models.com/index.php

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the 800gyro is good choice for super flight

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