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In the past, copied an autogyro and was very unhappy with the sloppy aileron control. So I decided to eliminate it and just use elevons. I put together my design with a fixed head(but still use the flapping hinges design) and crashed it over and over. Put it aside and decided to re-angle it(look at pic 2), change the motor angle and tried it. Again, it would roll over on takeoff,(solved that problem) and would loop and loop and be out of control. At least, it was in a semi controlled crash.

JMD, a couple of days ago, got his to work and fly. So last night, blew the dust off it and evaluated it.
Adjusted it, went for it, and here is the result. Now remember, this is a $5 foamy made out of FFF and the blades are 3mm foamcell with 2mm carbon tubes on the leading edge. Since I already know how to fly it, it was the takeoffs and landings and finally got my adjustments right, I was elated and knew I soloed it. I have seen pilots who fly in high winds(10-15) so i will be making another to attempt some of that. A very interesting beast to fly. With blue foam and a crappy sky, it is hard to see in spots of the video.

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JettaManDan
Nice! I have watched that thread on rcgroups since it was started....even though the build didn't look hard I never believed I would get it right...so when the auto-g came out for only $80 I got one...my trials and tribulations were all due to my desire to mod the heck out of it...once I put it back to close to stock then it flew great...glad you got this flying...seems like it is so light I'd be worried about it living through winds or hard turns...but I too have seen people get them to work...mad props on getting yours flying!
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In the past, copied an autogyro and was very unhappy with the sloppy aileron control. So I decided to eliminate it and just use elevons. I put together my design with a fixed head(but still use the flapping hinges design) and crashed it over and over. Put it aside and decided to re-angle it(look at pic 2), change the motor angle and tried it. Again, it would roll over on takeoff,(solved that problem) and would loop and loop and be out of control. At least, it was in a semi controlled crash.

JMD, a couple of days ago, got his to work and fly. So last night, blew the dust off it and evaluated it.
Adjusted it, went for it, and here is the result. Now remember, this is a $5 foamy made out of FFF and the blades are 3mm foamcell with 2mm carbon tubes on the leading edge. Since I already know how to fly it, it was the takeoffs and landings and finally got my adjustments right, I was elated and knew I soloed it. I have seen pilots who fly in high winds(10-15) so i will be making another to attempt some of that. A very interesting beast to fly. With blue foam and a crappy sky, it is hard to see in spots of the video.


That's cool. So the prop wash actually gets the blades rotating
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That's cool. So the prop wash actually gets the blades rotating


Actually, it is either the wind or forward motiom that starts the rotation. To help it along, you can start spinning it before you start.

Interesting fact is I used a 24" fan to track the blades just like what you do with the RC choppers. Otherwise, the vehicle shakes due to out of balance. It has flapping hinges just like the real ones.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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