In days of old R/C autogyros had a habit of being a bit hit ‘n’ miss. Fortunately, thanks in no small part to Richard Harris and his numerous successful single-rotor designs, times have changed. Stand by for another whirly winner from Mr Gyronut himself!
Like the full-size Richard Harris’s Revolver II carries many of Ken Wallis’s gyro genetics, it has been developed over a few years with the help of a handful of the UK’s top gyronuts. As a result, it has turned out to be a great flier that is the perfect follow on from his Panther (RC2114) https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/panther-head-pack/ that so many have now built and flown successfully. This second-generation rugged pusher has been built around the popular 3s 2200mAh LiPo and the ready-made DC control head unit.
- Name: Revolver II
- Model type: Single rotor pusher autogyro
- Designed by: Richard Harris
- Functions (servos): Pitch (1); roll (1); rudder (1); throttle (via ESC)
- Rec’d powertrain: Turnigy Aerodrive D3530/14 1100KV brushless outrunner; 40A ESC; 3S 2200mAh LiPo; 8 x 7.5” propeller
- Rec’d head: C30 Razer – www.coolwind.co.uk
Incidentally, it’s a recognised fact that pusher autogyros are a little trickier to set up than their tractor counterparts, however, fear not as this is covered in RCM&E May 2019 and there are articles on www.modelflying.co.uk. Get this model trimmed and sorted and you’ll love it. There’s nothing quite like flying a pusher autogyro, indeed when perfected they have a massive flight envelope which is sure to improve even the hardened fixed-wing pilot’s ability on the sticks. Your intrigued, right? Go on why not give it a try and get building!
The Autogyro:- Juan de la Cierva took to the skies in his auto rotational flying machine almost 100 years ago. His designs, along with most others of the period, shared one common denominator, they were all of a tractor configuration. In some form or another most modern pusher autogyros have adopted the ground-breaking work of Ken Wallis, indeed today’s machines are noted for their safety record and are known to many pilots as the motorbike of the skies.