Has Daisy gained weight? Find out now on page 1!

Our local scouts took a very basic AWES to jamboree in Austria… Tied up to a tree so technically not an AWES at that point…


On what I see Daisy had a good Christmas Eve, ate well, gained weight and radius.

We don’t discuss a ladys weight Pierre.
We had the Christmas grammar argument about where an apostrophe goes.
We don’t discuss a lady’s weight Pierre.

No weight gain to report. Same Daisy ring format, but a lot more powerful.

Expect changes and growth in the New Year.

OK Rod, however on the picture Daisy diameter seemed to be bigger (5 m?), but maybe it was just a visual.

Definitely not Pierre.
6 x 170cm rods used for the ring. Same size as before.
70cm of wing span to the outside of the fuselage socket.
30cm on the inside. Same.
There is deflection / deformation of the ring evident at speed… This does move the blades outward.
Would be less noticeable with more blades.

I have a question to @Rodread. Did the rotor produce significant self lift as it is tilted thanks to the lifter kite?
Indeed with a relatively small lifter kite (3 m²?) even three stacked rotors (25 m² and more projected swept area for a so small lifter) have a correct elevation angle (about 35°).

Hi Pierre,
Without any active controls on the blades… Not yet. The rotor still needs a little lift. Hardly any though. Very scientific measure that.
It seems likely possible with actively controlled wings/blades.
The the blades were set banked a little (outer tip down) to aid expansion.
Interesting to consider if fairing on rotary torque lines could be set to expand the lines away from the axis. Not too far out from the axis like a skipping rope…

However with your relatively small 3 m² lifter, the stacked rotors are tilted. Once the rotors are tilted, they produce their own lift, right? A little (but with another mean) like a gyro kite of which the tilted rotor generates lift without any active control.

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