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  1. That would be the very clever Tom Wright, unfortunately he passed away about 7 years ago. All his threads are still on here, just try searching.
  2. There's no reason why you can't draw up your own, the Gyroo belongs to Morton Media so I would contact them and ask. Why not design your own rather than copy others work? it would be more satisfying
  3. Cheers Outrunner, they should help with orientation too if it gets that far. I need to view it outside as they may need shaving down a touch.
  4. The mast is complete though its length may need to be altered, the 6.5mm spruce has been faced each side at the top to match the hole in the head mount. I have also sanded down the spats and soldered some brass mounts to the vertical legs on the UC wire, a bit rough but nothing a bit of paint won't hide! Their position is held via a couple of 3mm lite ply pieces. I've made an error whilst assembling the motor mount so I will remake this over the next few days. I've still got the servos to mount but couldn't resist slotting it together. Once the servos are installed its time to find out where my CG location and then adjust mast, boom lengths to suit, time to think about I covering then. Not bad for 6 evenings work.
  5. I've made up the tail feathers and their mount, there is no change to these. Ive also dry fitted the fuselage together without any issues, the battery floor slides into its slot then clicks into position on the location tabs, there's one each side. Next job to tick off the ever decreasing list is the mast, head and servo mounting.
  6. As with the Gyroo the main fuselage is laminated up, a 6.5mm balsa core sheeted each side with 3mm lite ply. The outers are made from two pieces each side so as to create a slot for the horizontal battery mount, I used scraps of wood to size the slot. This is repeated on the other side with the exception of the rear 6.5mm balsa inner. This is positioned so the spruce mast is a good fit, again sized with the mast itself. All is drying as I type, once it's cured I will give it a sand and dry fit the U/C assembly and battery floor. While waiting I will crack on with the tail end.
  7. The UC assembly has be made up this morning along with the motor mount. Keeping inline with Gyroo this one will also a tail dragged, something I've never tried before on a pusher so it's position is guess work and subject to be scrapped if it doesn't work out. In the same way as Gyroo the piano wire leg is sandwiched between 3 formers. This unit will slot into the fuselage on final assembly through the battery appature. The lugs are for the battery mount to lock into. The motor mount is made from 5 off 3.2mm lite ply formers with 6.5 mm balsa spacers, I used the spruce mast to size the gap. This will give me the ability to slide it up and down to align the thrustline with the vertical CG. The mast will be vertical on this one as its easier to keep the thrustline horizontal. The complete mount, motor will be offset to the right (looking from behind) but its final position is unknown at the moment. It's a good tight fit on the mast so should only require a tack of glue to secure. I will make a start on the fuselage tomorrow.
  8. All parts have now been cut out, just need to give them the once over with the sanding block and I will dry fit things together. Out of interest, there are 5 more parts to cut out than the Gyroo, these are mostly the motor mount bracket items. The UC is slightly narrower than the original with two vertical legs to attach wheel spats to. I have started making these from oddments of balsa box bits. I have also purchased a Coolwind Razer head, 1mm Gyroo tri plates and the blade rienforcer FG sheet. All came the next day! Motor and ESC arrived this morning (another FB bargain). Head servos will again be the Corona DS-239MG as they have performed faultlessly on the prototype Gyroo. I will crack on with the U/C assembly first as this slots into the main fuselage body.
  9. My ongoing Nellie build needs a few things testing before it progresses any further. To do this I decided to pause it and scribble up Gyroo II as a kind of adjustable test bed. This will be a pusher version of the Gyroo utilising the same blades, servos tail parts etc In the same way as the tractor version the main components will be easily replaceable. I still have wood left over from Gyroo so I dont have to put my hand in my pocket again for build materials. The drawings are virtually complete and I have tried to keep it as Gyrooish as possible. Templates have been printed so I can progress with cutting the bits out whilst I await the arrival of a higher KV motor. More in the next few days. Rich
  10. I think they were removed because someone thought it was OK to print them and sell them without permission. You need to speak to Tim Arnold as he drew them up and tested it.
  11. That looks interesting Ron, any flight videos available?
  12. Well done Linds,shame about the servo. You can almost taste it!
  13. Good news, This has now been submitted to the powers that be, unfortunately it may be a while before it gets published as there is a canard in the latest issue, bad timing on my part so my apologies. When I get chance I will put my usual shopping list together for anyone who wants to give either a crack. One of my friends has kindly volunteered to beta build the canard version, I am sure he will post here on his progress once he gets started.
  14. Great looking model Geoff, that would make for an excellent plan in the mag
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