i like the idea but looks like u should change engine or something,,
So what's the flight status up to now? I've followed the project with interest, but see no recent vids? :) Good luck....and take any naysaying with a grain of salt.
Hope your head stays on your shoulders good luck.
Hey Nick, If you buy the fuel and agree to pay the ambulance ride,I'll fly that copter. And don't worry about life insurance, I;ll buy that right before i take off!
Redesign the swashplate. And also get that thing to idle right.
I kept expecting to see linkage readjustment, between video sessions. The linkage must be neutral with the control centered, with it way out of adjustment, you can see immediate non neutral controls, with left cyclic balance. So, if no video of hovering, then he is still alive.
too much rattle... seems like bolts going to fall off. but i admire your will to make yr own invention. whats safety precautions you intend taking when you have engine failure 100 meters abobe ground. please be careful.
I like your design. I would probably put more space between the upper and lower rotors. If the rotor tips collide for any reason it could be bad.
If you lived next door I'd be like man that's crazy can I try. Good stuff. Keep posting and be careful.
Everyone is concerned about your safety here. IT'S YOUR BUSINESS' good job on your machine! hope it flies at some point.
Nick I know how much work it took to get what you've got here .Keep plugging , but stay safe , we need more explorers .
Since the video I have made a metal ring that goes around the shaft with a rod going back to frame should the shaft joint fail.
I have thought of that and now there is a steel ring that captures the shaft in that event but I made it after videos were posted
we sure miss you at the Yahoo back-pack helicopter forum !!
Good to see you're still working on the machine !!!
The turning shaft behind the pilot head is very dangerous. should be some protection.
Oh that fuking motor gives me a laugh... That thing wouldnt mow your lawn.
Nick gets up and states "I think I'll kill myself today wheres the video camera"
The blades are bent to the left or something aim right
Does the universile joint work good as you tilt the rotor head or does it vibrate as it changes directions
peut être qu'un jour il arrivera à décoller qui sait ?
brill...very james bond..
You need to wear a helmet and gloves!
Did anything become of this project? Would be great to see a video of it hovering.
How big the engine is?
Nick is the New Sikorsky. Without inventors like this you and me would still be walking instead of
flying around. Keep working on your project. Im taking notes and enjoying the ride.
can I use a motorcycle engine to drive mosquito helicopter?
when are you gonna full throttle that thing . Hell,I'da already felt up the old gal!!
Brave man. One thing I can see with the differential gear system, you can't vary the rotational speed of the two rotors. There's bound to be some degree of mismatch, and in the air that will translate to yaw, which you can't compensate for, since you have no control over the rotational speeds.
If the engine was running good you might just do it. Fix the engine so it does not misfire.
You can buy a cheap electric fan at WALMART.
Peter here. he seems to have a problem with the rotor head unit jamming itself to one side when under load, does any one know anything about this issue????
When are we going to dee it fly?
Good for you for taking a chance!
I liked your contra-gearing you made. I'm not sure if your blades are long enough or tilted to the correct angle for flight but I suppose that's something you can adjust as and when required.
Good luck for the future. Don't lose your head.
Any recent development? tethered hover? Sounds like it's running a bit "off"...don't know if it's too rich or lean....should be a nice puff of smoke when you let off it it's about right...with crisp acceleration. (I race 2 cycle karts and they're pretty finicky at times...) Looking forward to more videos. Anything you'd do differently? I'm working on a servoflap tipjet design....
Пиздатый миксер, не более!
Im going to assume that it never got off the ground or we would be seeing video of flight.
maybe both. I'm careful every step of the way
Why have you left? I want to see the project to the end. I wish you great success and hope all works well. The Russians have been using twin rotors for 50yrs. Yours I can afford to make if you finish it.
those blades dont look big enough ?
get any lift?
Nick talk us thru you thinking process. Keep working on it and please add more video's.