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Old 10-19-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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I just saw an add for a used auto gyro...the price is right so I'm thinking about it. Anyone here have any experiance with them? I'm assuming that they cannot be hand this correct? I wonder if they would be any good for aerial photography.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: Auto gyro question

It does not sound like coupling a plane motor and a heli head will make vibration reduction an easy task. You also need a platform that transitions from flight to stable flight for shooting as smoothly as possible.

If you goal is taking photographs then it will be easier to use the tried and proven methods for 'easier success'. Unless you are more into tinkering and the challenge of making something work. In that case, I would say go for it!!!!
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: Auto gyro question

Yes to both of your questions.You can hand launch an autogyro, you just have to make sure your rotor is spinning enough to give lift before you toss it, & you dont have to run too fast into the wind to acheive that. As far as a camera goes, make sure it is light enough for the aircraft to carry it, & you will get that slight oscelation on the video from rotor rotation, but that just adds an authentic touch to the video anyway.
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