Gyrene (oz1940)


Gyrene (oz1940) by George Kanakos from Model Airplane News 1945 - plan thumbnail

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Gyrene. Large pendulum-control cabin gas model. The pendulum controls all 3 axes: ailerons, elevator and rudder.

Quote: "Automatic control feature of this model will give you more stability. Novel motor mount offers quick and easy servicing. The Gyrene, by George Kanakos.

Here is a gas model featuring a pendulum-actuated control system for super-safety. With this device the model must at all times assume a normal flight attitude, a condition not too prevalent in some modern day designs. Utilizing this control device the author has designed a model of realistic semi-scale type, even to the hinged cowling, as used on some model cars. The proportions are such that the model is equally well suited for contest or sport flying, the accent being on the latter.

The 'heart' of the model is a ball and socket joint which allows the pendulum to swing freely in any direction. Any proven universal joint can be used, but the author has dreamed up a very simple and foolproof type. The idea was to use two ping pong balls, one inside the other...

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