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Peter T's experiment with Gyro copters; needs a few modifications after test flight.
Photo's are a bit blurred but not as blurred as the copter is now!!        
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#2
It flew exactly as the full-size ones did on their maiden flights back when I was a kid in the 80's.
 [Image: SaitoFS82b.jpg]Everyone knows that REAL ENGINES are used by REAL men. Eklectic motors are best left for use in toothbrushes and other unnecessary things.
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#3
Whats wrong Marcel?? The Gyro copter flew around the field quite well. Just because the landing was a bit hard??
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#4
Ahhm... I'm not quite sure if flying half a circuit under partial control could be deemed as flying "quite well"...

The out-landing was quite abrupt, that bit I agree with. When I flew Ziggy's or Vince's many years ago, it flew the same, only I fluked a little less than vertical arrival on the tarmac, which chipped the blades a bit from memory.

It's always exciting to see something fly that's a little different. Thanks for the excitement Peter T.
 [Image: SaitoFS82b.jpg]Everyone knows that REAL ENGINES are used by REAL men. Eklectic motors are best left for use in toothbrushes and other unnecessary things.
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#5
What do u mean partial control?? It was under full control when it flew, The control seemed 2 disappear when I wanted 2 turn towards the strip 4 landing. Just landed in the paddock instead. Ha!! Yes, is/was a bit different 4 sure. I thought it would fly in a light breeze better, but the Gyro just got blown away.
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#6
Finished putting together my Scanner this evening. I was looking for a brass Dubro spinner that I was sure I had, along with a silicone muffler extension. Couldn't find either... but I did find another OS46AX sitting in my display cabinet! All after waiting to find one pop up on RC Trader for several months
...now how do I sneak another Scanner onto the dining room table to assemble over another 2 weeks without Catherine noticing that it's actually a second one?...
 [Image: SaitoFS82b.jpg]Everyone knows that REAL ENGINES are used by REAL men. Eklectic motors are best left for use in toothbrushes and other unnecessary things.
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#7
Go Marcel. Just dont show her it completed. Just say u had to pull it apart for some modifications! Or do some if she works a double shift. Thats where it helps if u have a few sheds, c/vans etc. U can hide them like another member does. ha! Go Marcel!! Ps, dont let her on this site, or your cover is blown.
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#8
It was a little daunting this afternoon, arriving with my Scanner to maiden and seeing Gbar's #2 Scanner laying in the back of his ute, in kit form, again. Well done on the super-swift rebuild though Gbar. Record time!

Mine performed well. No surprises with mine. Everything was super predictable on low rates (11mm of travel) and even on high rates, it almost refused to stall power off and during power-on full-pull turns. It eventually tried to roll out of the turn, but only when the speed bled off. It could also have been torque induced, I'm not sure. It appears that glow engines go out of tune a little when one of the two carby retaining screws falls out during flight. It seems the big gaping hole left behind leans out the mixture somewhat...

I hope the forecast for rain on the Gold Coast holds off. Can't wait to hear how our local talent fares at the Scanner racing there this weekend.
 [Image: SaitoFS82b.jpg]Everyone knows that REAL ENGINES are used by REAL men. Eklectic motors are best left for use in toothbrushes and other unnecessary things.
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