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RC Gyrocopter

jasser222

How low can you go?
#1
Hello everybody,

I'm Jasper and I'm 17 years old and I come from Europe (Belgium). For my thesis I want to make a radiocontrolled autogyro or a gyrocopter. We want to equip this model with a FPV system and a GPS system (for mesuring the speed of the model). I have never done FPV, so it will be exciting to try it on a gyrocopter.

I used the plans from this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543196

I started with the build and all the parts I use are from Hobbyking. (carbon, glass fiber, motor, servos, lipos, ...)

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All the materials:
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This has to be the finished project:
Minimum-v4-1s.jpg

Later we want to make a replica of the Cierva C30A with a rotor diameter of 2 meters (we aren't sure of the size). We want to equip this model with a pre-rotator system.

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Maybe flitestest can review the autogyro of Hobbyking:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=14291

Stay tuned for updates!
And I want to encourage people to make a gyrocopter like me!
Feel free to post any ideas or comments.

(our blog in dutch: http://gyrocopter.blog.com/)
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#2
I think that Flite Testhas tried to do an episode with the that HK version of the Gyrocopter but I think that there wasn´t enough footage for a full episode so it was just left out...


Am I right there? Maybe someone can assure that I am right or not :/
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#4
If you mean, "not enough footage" as in not enough footage of successful flights because the darn thing wouldn't stay in the air....

I think you're right. :D
 

jasser222

How low can you go?
#5
The gyrocopter is for 60% ready:



Ball bearing on top for the rotors.




I think the gyrocopter will be ready for take-off in 1 or 2 weeks.
Also we will be testing 1, 2 and 3 bladed prop and/or rotors.
( this idea is from nightflyyer on youtube)

These are the drawings for the 2nd model: The Cierva C30A



 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#6
Nice working!

Having Nightflyyer as your example for this is good, because he is the man to trust in everything which has the slightest thing to do with rc :D
 

Daniel Kezar

Ultimate Cheap Skate
#7
The gyrocopter is for 60% ready:



Ball bearing on top for the rotors.




I think the gyrocopter will be ready for take-off in 1 or 2 weeks.
Also we will be testing 1, 2 and 3 bladed prop and/or rotors.
( this idea is from nightflyyer on youtube)

These are the drawings for the 2nd model: The Cierva C30A



that looks amazing! did it ever fly?