Well,I have been going through this project for more than 3 months now and so far,I could only test models though unsuccessful..I am still testing and refining my models so that i can finally make a full size gyro next year..here are some images from my recent testing..
I have been updating this project on facebook till now..but i kinda thought if i could bring it on this forum too so i may get some help here...
Well,I am back from the tomb!..started the air frame construction. But I am a bit stuck cause I have to gather more materials for this project.
Hello everybody,seems like 'gyro hang glider' is becoming more of a 'gyro glider'. Recently been working on my gyro glider project. I hope to complete my full size project this time.
It's great to know you're still working on this, Tsheten.
Here's an older layout I proposed a while back, to study some possible airframe shapes (obviously would've fixed some key details like bracing, but since the hanging harness idea is no longer desirable at the moment, I didn't bother to modify it any further).
Well, thanks for posting this drawing here,Stingray. But I'm rather concerned with building a gyro glider at this moment. I will,however,get onto the gyro hang glider after my current project. Currently,I am looking for spruce wood here in my place. I've heard people say that it's not expensive. And it's a good news for me. kindest regards tsheten8
Been working on my gyro glider project. Nothing is really getting built here cause materials are almost impossible to obtain. I was kinda thinking of building a simple and light gyro hang glider when this concept struck my mind.
Well, weight shift control in rotorcrafts is deemed ineffective and unsafe. Just thought I would opt for normal rotor control. Concept drawings for rotor control system.
Rotated and cropped some of these so that the text is easier to read:
The design could've worked, but the major problems I saw here were the downhill method of launching it, plus doing so without a tether that someone or something would hold and pull it, dragging it across the sky like a kite. Otherwise you'll end up with a flying brick because there's no force to drive it forward and therefore no torque control when the rotors are spinning. But I'm sure you've learned this lesson clearly by now.
Yes, Stingray. Your comments have point. And I have learned my part of the lesson too😊..I am working on my full size now. But I am thinking of determining take off speed,on a high wind day, on a hill (glider tethered and me onboard, with an anemometer mounted on the glider nose), and making sure not to do anything stupid like before😀.. Kindest regards Tsheten Dorji
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Just managed to scavenge a few wheels and tubes.
Got these aluminum alloy angles at my disposal already.
Keeping the design continuously refined whilst I gather materials for the build.
Hello hillberg, thank you so much for dropping by. I added that lower tow line to control the airframe and pilot pitch attitude ( keep it stable). For pitch control of the rotor, the A shaped control frame is mounted to the gimbal mounted rotor. It's rather a substitute for an overhead control stick found on some early Bensen gyro gliders. Will not keeping only the upper tow line cause the air frame to pitch down about CoG? Moreover, the end of the mast right behind the pilot is able to rock back and forth in the longitudinal axis, about a hinge built on the rigid cushioned strap worn around the waist of the pilot. I am really confused with my own design. Please shed some light unto it, hillberg. ;)
Anyway, will you please give me your email? Mine is email@example.com I have more to share, and if needed, clarify my doubts from you. Thanks. Kindest regards Tsheten Dorji
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Here are a few drawings of the mast pivot mechanism, and rigid waist-strap. The lower tow lines are not fastened to the pilot directly, but on two horizontal posts at the lower end of the mast.
A much clearer view of the three things: pilot, airframe, and tow line.
Gosh!!.. Had a tough time in coming up with a suitable design. Here are a few sketches of the design I am settling with. I hope to begin the build this month.
Hello, dear fellow members. Here are a few images of how far I am into this project. Just at the first mock frame though.
Received this digital tachometer a few days back. Was ordered on Aliexpress.com
Just powered up the tacho.