The goal for designer Rich Harris for Gyroo was to create a simple multi-task autogyro that would be perfect for the beginner, yet equally enticing for the more experienced gyro nut wanting to try their hand at auto aerobatics. So a unique modular design was created, in which the boom, mast and tail feathers are easily removed from the basic profile type fuselage pod, allowing for quick replacement of parts, if needed.
At the time of design, balsa was difficult to source so a lot of the materials were biased around available workshop stock, predominantly lite-ply and spruce, producing a rugged and moderately cost airframe. All of the pre-submission models have been electrified around the popular 3S 2200mah LiPo and incorporate the nifty Coolwind Razor head unit. The Gyroo has turned out to be a little cracker in the air, which has surpassed its design objectives.
If you have any questions regarding the Gyroo why not pop into www.modelflying.co.uk and say hello in the healthy autogyro section. There you will find what I call the Gyrooists – several die-hard Gyronuts from around the world who have also built and tested the Gyroo. They have shared their own experiences, setups and clever modifications.
- Model name: Gyroo
- Model: Tractor autogyro
- Designed by: Rich Harris
- Rotor span: 1060mm
- Fuselage length: 810mm
- All up weight: 900g
- Motor: 4-Max PO-2834 1040 kV
- ESC: 40A
- Propeller: 11″ x 5.5″ APC
- Battery: 3S 2200mAh LiPo
- Published in RCM&E May 2022
What’s in a Short Kit? – A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.
What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheets.
What’s in an Additional Wood Pack? – Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated laser cut wood pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modelling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.
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