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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:25 am

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:55 am

You probably already know, but just in case, you can get this autogyro from Black Hawk models at:

http://bjm-home.com/models.html

It's on my list of Hollow Loggers...if I can keep the momentum going out in the shop.

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Post  roddie on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:00 am

Yea.. that full-scale K-2 is pretty!

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Here's a nice looking model.. stated as having been built by Frank Carlisle

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Post  getback on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:21 am

I Have seen that model before the BH and wonder how it would fly What? Do It Kim . Yea I don't like the SNIPE thing !! Thumbs Down
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:37 am

Kim, I'm a little ashamed to say that I didn't know a Blackhawk kit was available for this model although I have looked through his site many times.

I found it on ebay for $40 BIN with $10.84 shipping. I think my bid for that one was $26 before I noticed his $27.00 shipping charge. I'm not sad that I was overbid, but it did come with a Babe Bee.

The Blackhawk model does not come with decals. If I get it I would like to find the Kellett Autogyro decals or decal it like the one that you pictured.
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Post  KariFS on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:04 am

Does it really fly like an autogyro or is the rotor more like a decoration that spins in the wind? The wing looks big enough for a plane that size. For a "real" gyro flying, you'd need to give some initial speed for the rotor before and during take-off.

Cool model nonetheless Smile
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Post  706jim on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:27 am

I'd say you're right about the wing. It would fly just fine without the rotor.

Years ago, I built a "Little Toot" for a friend. You guessed it; the top wing broke off shortly afterwards.

Back in the days of slow drying Ambroid glue, we just sparked her up and flew without the top wing and didn't even bother to change the balance point.

In this case, perhaps the reverse could be tried: Remove the wing!
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Post  duke.johnson on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:05 am

The auto-gyros my friends have don't have that big airplane wing and they fly like an auto-gyro. I've been wanting to build one for a long time.
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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:07 pm

I've got a REALLY tattered plan sheet for a free flight auto gyro called "Little Juan". I got from Bill Hannan a long time ago, and gyro itself is from the early 60's. It seems to be a semi-scale model of a full scale gyro, but I haven't looked into it in much depth. I'm pretty sure it's wingless, and is REAL short-bodied. Just another back-burner thought.

I've also got a magazine plan SOMEWHERE for a 1/2A control liner based on the Cierva/Avro Gyro. I'll post it if i can find it.

So many ideas...so little time...
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Post  pkrankow on Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:17 pm

Kim wrote:I've got a REALLY tattered plan sheet for a free flight auto gyro called "Little Juan".  I got from Bill Hannan a long time ago, and gyro itself is from the early 60's.  It seems to be a semi-scale model of a full scale gyro, but I haven't looked into it in much depth.  I'm pretty sure it's wingless, and is REAL short-bodied.  Just another back-burner thought.

I've also got a magazine plan SOMEWHERE for a 1/2A control liner based on the Cierva/Avro Gyro.  I'll post it if i can find it.

So many ideas...so little time...

http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3538

there are others there too

http://outerzone.co.uk/search/results.asp?keyword=gyro&Submit=Go

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Post  duke.johnson on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:19 pm

I have a couple sets of drawings too, but I can't post them from here. If anyone is interested I can make copies or I have at least two of them on the computer. I should check with one of the guys to make sure I can offer the 1/2A plans to you all.
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Post  roddie on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm

I just stumbled upon this video by accident.



This just may revive my interest in finishing the "Rodd-O-Gyro".. Laughing

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Post  fredvon4 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:59 pm

Roddie really... necrodiving back to 2015
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Post  roddie on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 pm

fredvon4 wrote:Roddie really... necrodiving back to 2015

Laughing:lol!:maybe it's the lack of nicotine.. Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked  Laughing  lol!   "Phred's Phault" could use a resurrection too.. and believe me; I've been poking around the Phred's Phault parts-bag. I have "model-project parts-bags" that have configured-engines.. hardware packages.. and bits of work that get forgotten about. I find them when I go fishing around for things. I don't "mean" to abandon them... they just become a product of how the life-cards are dealt.
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Post  Ken Cook on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Frank Carisle was a interesting individual. Sadly he left us a few years back. I had fun with him at Brodak's . Frank had a knack for the unusual. He enjoyed twins especially. I never saw his autogyro fly, I did get to witness many of his other creations. Ken
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Post  roddie on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Ken Cook wrote:  Frank Carisle was a interesting individual. Sadly he left us a few years back. I had fun with him at Brodak's . Frank had a knack for the unusual. He enjoyed twins especially. I never saw his autogyro fly, I did get to witness many of his other creations. Ken

God Bless Frank Carlisle.. for his contributions to our hobby.
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Post  Ken Cook on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:51 am

I should've mentioned in addition the pilot flying the autogyro. His name is Dan Berry, a cabinet maker by trade. Dan is a NATS Free flight winner and a standup guy who's recently over the past 6-7 years moved into control line. Dan's brother Clayton who also left us was a very very important part of the control line hobby and he too sadly left us.
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Post  Marleysky on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:12 pm

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Here’s a Twin from Barry Lewis, vintage aircraft FB
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Post  Tee Bee on Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:32 pm

That video of Dan flying the gyro was filmed at SMALL 2017. I was standing by watching that flight and a fun time was had by all!
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