Estes - (Astron) Gyroc (K-24 or #1224) Gallery

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  1. Feb 8, 2011 #1

    Micromeister

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    Over the years i've built several size Gyrocs. From the original to a 3X upscale.. but never had much luck with the things.
    Seems no matter how lightly I built or got the fin tabs to work the helicopter recovery always landed with the Nose Stuck in the ground at least an 1" or so.
    Not to bad in soft grass fields but hard packed summer fields did in most after just a couple flights.

    Sometime mid 80's someone suggested perhaps adding a 3rd fin "might" help lower the recovery speed. A couple tries later mine still don't recovery all that softly but at least doesn't crimp the tube so badly.
    thought I'd try a Micro version to see if that would be soft enough to bring the Gyroc down without sticking staight up in the grass or ground.
    NOPE! even this TINY 4.2gram T2+ size model comes in pretty fast and sticks stright up in the grass or ground. Spins really well but I guess it's something I'm doing? A fun flyer anyway.

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    Welcome to the Estes (Astron) Gyroc (K-24 or #1224) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes (Astron) Gyroc (K-24 or #1224) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    BMS: Gyroc: K24
    Estes: (Astron) Gyroc: K-24 or #1224
    McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW): Gyroc Tri-Fin: #284
    Thrustline: Gyroc: TACL-009



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



     
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    Estes (Astron) Gyroc (K-24 or #1224) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Astron Gyroc Also known as: Gyroc

    NUMBER: K-24 or #1224

    Introduced: 1965
    Final Year: 1983
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Helicopter
    Stages: 1
    Length: 9.75"
    Diameter: 0.736"
    Span:
    Weight: 0.58 oz

    Mfg. Description: Sky-high performance, plus a unique, dependable recovery system, make this model a perfect addition to your rocket fleet. With light weight and streamlined design, the Gyroc soars to amazing altitudes. Helicopter recovery brings it back gently, close to the launcher. A $1.25 value, the Gyroc is available only as a free bonus when you order $5.00 or more of other kits and supplies. (Estes 1967 Catalog)

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    This rocket did not appear in the 1968 Catalog.

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    Excellent performance and amazing recovery system make the unique Gyroc a "bird" you'll want to own. Its unusual design gives this rocket the ability to reach high altitudes and return safely with helicopter rocovery for minimum drift with wind. Comes complete with all instructions and parts. Engines not included. (Estes 1969 Catalog)


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    MMWW (Estes) Gyroc Tri-Fin (#284) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] McCoy's Micro Wonder Works (MMWW)

    MODEL NAME: Gyroc Tri-Fin Also known as:

    NUMBER: #284

    Introduced: 2002
    Final Year:
    Designer: John McCoy

    Type: Sport, Downscale
    Motor Mount: 1x6mm or 1x10.5mm
    Recovery: Helicopter
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: DESC


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    Thrustline Gyroc (TACL-009) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Gyroc Also known as:

    NUMBER: TACL-009

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Helicopter
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: DESC


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    Built from the BMS Clone Kit


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    Launched on a 1/2A6-2 - Good flight!

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    Nice rocket Jeff.
     
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    bump for editing
     
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    BMS Gyroc (K24) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Gyroc Also known as:

    NUMBER: K24

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport, Helicopter, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Helicopter
    Stages: 1
    Length:
    Diameter:
    Span:
    Weight:

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    This Gyroc is an up scale to BT 55, hand turned nose cone, rear ejection motor mount and uses brass hinges in place of the traditional vinyl type. The flap retainers are mounted on the motor mount which also sports an 8'x 2" streamer. Not much is traditional here except for the basic design. Even the paint job spells Rock-n-Roll.

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    The other side with some flaps showing.

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    Nice build there, Gary. That paint job would not have been my first thought—I like it. Well done.

    I know you mentioned it's a BT-55. What are it's dimensions? It's hard to get a sense of the upscale with that Centerfold shot. Again, nice work.

    Let us know how she flies when you have an opportunity—if you would, please. Cheers!
     
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    Ditto, Gary. I'm especially interested in how well those "flap retainers" work out.
     
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    Thanks man. It measures 17" tall and has a 10" fin span.

    As you already know, I tested them yesterday by hooking up the tension bands and physically pulling the motor mount out and the flaps worked perfectly. The retainers appear to be doing their job and it took very little effort to remove the motor mount. This is one I could possibly take down to the ball field and launch it with a B motor just to see how it operates on it's own.
     
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    re-post, post-TRF-uprade, prior post seems to be lacking attachment

    UPDATE: prior post looks like it was fixed, Hurray for the new TRF!
     

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