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Old 07-13-2005, 08:33 AM
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Hi,
My neighbor (an elderly guy) used to fly with us for years, until bad health kept him in. I was pilfering his rc room for a prop nut the other day and he says "here is a strange one for you" and I looked closer and he had pulled out a brand new Robbe .90 size autogyro. It is a semi built kit no engine from back in the late eighties or early 90's maybe even older. I was just wondering if this sort of thing has any following or is it a pretty dead aspect of rc? I thank you kindly in advance, I can take pictures if anyone wants to see it..
Jay Rimel
*edit: by semi-built, I mean it came that way, the machine has never been out of the box.
Old 07-17-2005, 01:07 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

I'd be curious. It wasn't a Whopper? Never hear of a Robbe autogyro semi kit.

David
Old 07-17-2005, 11:54 PM
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Hi,
I will go over to the hobby shop and take a picture of this thing. I don't think it said whooper on it but I could be wrong. I am sure it was a ROBBE and it is .90 size glow engine. As far as size goes it is a whopper I will go take some pictures..
Take care,
Jay
Old 07-18-2005, 06:09 AM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Very thoughtful Jay. No rush, when you get chance.

Thanks.

David
Old 07-18-2005, 06:49 AM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

It is probably a Robbe Whopper. Robbe bought Schluter, the original maker.
Old 07-18-2005, 07:33 AM
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Hey Mickey. User name "woopie" is what happens when 15 user name choices get rejected!

Thinking it's a Whopper too, but semi kit? and for a .90? got my attention. Was thinking if it was a Whopper, with the clark-y blades, I might be interested.

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Old 07-18-2005, 12:48 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

I think it was a .60 suggestion when Schluter then robbe changed to a .90 suggestion.
I'm not for certain. don't have the full history on the whopper, although I have a
review article by larry jolly somewhere...
not sure about the semi-kit designation....
Whopper always sounded to complicated to mess with, pre-spin and all that.
Experience the G3PO tells me that simple can work well.
The only times I wished i had pre-spin was with no wind on grass takeoffs....
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:04 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Found the article. Model Airplane News, February 1991.
Rotor blades were described as "...the most unusual profile I've seen on a rotorcraft;
it's somewhat undercambered, like a glider wing."

Also this item:
"You'll notice that you must use your rudders a lot more than when flying a plane."


Specs:
rotor diameter 58 inches, height 20 inches, weight 10 pounds.

mickey
Old 07-18-2005, 02:20 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Oh brother Mickey. Here I read the Book of Mickey, fly a G3PO and you never read my Whopper review in RCM?

David
Old 07-19-2005, 01:52 AM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Robbe Whoppers have had quite a bit of coverage in this site in the past - just check the `search` facility. The web link in my letter of a year or so ago however no longer applies (magazine report).
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:08 AM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

I think I remember reading your review, I just don't have a saved copy.
But I do have a saved copy of your lear jet article I intend to build some day.
geez, good thing your hat is thicker than your skin....
Do you have a copy for my autogyro file?
mickey
P.S. Bob Andris has a kit built G3PO flying in california, so I'm now coast to coast!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394679
Old 07-19-2005, 05:20 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Yup Mickey, I got thick skin. Drives my wife crazy when she tries to lay a guilt trip on me. My visits to rcuniverse usually involve just reading. When I saw your first comment on the Whopper, I thought I'd expose myself.

Checked your link to Bob Andris's G3PO and will comment there.

David
Old 07-19-2005, 05:27 PM
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Oh Mickey, I can scan my Whopper article and send. Dick Kidd said it was the longest review RCM ever printed. Hated writting the "WE did this and WE did that. That was 14 years ago!

David
Old 07-19-2005, 05:33 PM
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ORIGINAL: tintrax

Robbe Whoppers have had quite a bit of coverage in this site in the past - just check the `search` facility. The web link in my letter of a year or so ago however no longer applies (magazine report).
Colin
Thanks Colin. I have 2 Whoppers. The reason I joined rcuniverse- 4 years ago?- was to offer my suggestions to someone else that had one.

David
Old 07-19-2005, 09:26 PM
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Thanks.
I look forward to the Book of David (hmmm... this has biblical overtones).
seeing "woopie" as a handle makes me chuckle every time.
I wonder how many "readers" are out there that never comment.....
These "discussions" are more fun when there are many involved.
BTW have you seen the hydrofoam flying boat?
I may have to make one of these just for grins.
http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=HydroFoam
Old 07-20-2005, 05:55 AM
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Mickey,
The Hydrofoam boat is an interesting concept..May change the world of flying..Seen the video in AMA discussions I believe. I want one but I HAVE to get one of them damn G3PO's Flying first..Lets have one at the November Wings and Things Flyin at Lakeland.


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Old 07-20-2005, 06:05 AM
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I love that Hydofoam flying boat! The video was worth the 40 minute download. The video was a wonderful presentation of the model and a great sales tool. Then I started to think, it's no different than the flying race car or flying lawn mower that have been around for a long time. But that video said: You / I gotta build one too!

.......biblical overtones? well, may the Force be with us!

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Old 07-20-2005, 06:10 AM
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ORIGINAL: aknitroguy

Hi,
I will go over to the hobby shop and take a picture of this thing. I don't think it said whooper on it but I could be wrong. I am sure it was a ROBBE and it is .90 size glow engine. As far as size goes it is a whopper I will go take some pictures..
Take care,
Jay
Jay; Sorry to get so gabby on your thread. Still like to see what that Robbe kit is about.

David
Old 07-20-2005, 06:57 AM
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I'll try to bring a RTF G3PO or two to the flyin for sale.
Old 07-27-2005, 10:13 PM
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HI David,
You where right! It is a whopper I went and looked at it today. You where also right about it being a kit, it is. I had that part wrong. I asked if he would part with it and his reply (In his best coot tone) was: you might buy it from Dora in a few years when I'm gone..Not before though! He also has a Huge 1/6 scale (almost as big as a full size door that it is "drydocked" on) ROBBE fire boat with all the bells and whistles. I hadn't seen it before today. It is his 20 year project. Anyway thank you guys for the thread and happy rotoring
Jay
Old 07-28-2005, 07:01 AM
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I can understand his attachment to the Whopper.

Thanks for checking Jay.

David
Old 09-17-2005, 07:44 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

Wanted to buy any good Robbie/Schulter Whopper Autogyro or Autogiro

Please PM me.
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Wanted--------Robbe (schluter) Whopper autogyro!. New or used.

80driver
Old 03-01-2007, 09:26 PM
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Default RE: ROBBE .90 Autogyro

You can find them now and then on Ebay....they always sell for the big $$$ [:@]

Dave
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I've got one if anybody is interested. I'll trade for a four stroke Saito, OS or YS .91 in good condition. I don't know if all the parts are there but I think they are. Most of it is already built. I took the body sides off for the picture. If the kit came with rotors, I don't have them but I don't think it did. Does anyone know for sure? I can provide more pictures with closeups if you want.


The last photo is a stock photo or someone else's finished Whopper.
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