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rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

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Have you dialed in some right tilt to compensate..??

Rick

04-11-2013 Over year old.
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Dyehard

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Cedar Bluff, Va.

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I was in the hobby king booth at the Joe Nall and they had a new version of the Auto-G. It has a pre-rotator motor built in, so you can spin the head up and take off with just a couple of feet ground roll. It also had a steerable tail wheel.

Allen Dye

05-16-2013 Over year old.
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turboomni

rrProfessor

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Neat a pre rotator and steerable tail wheel,,,very cool!!
take off
I have been fling my g for 3 weeks or so but i have to hand launch it!
even with down elevator it turns onto its left side. I know it's because the blades are creating lift on the right side but i see other g vidios and they take off from the ground. First time fling an autogyro rc what am i doing wrong. It hand launches fine but id like to build a micro and a larger one also would be thankful for any info!!!
Launch it like you would throw a dart. Straight out and level. Maybe your throw banks left or up or both abit? You should have a bit of right aileron trim. Also another reason would be the rotor is just not spinning fast enough.

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Dyehard

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Forgot to add, they said it would probably be out in about a month. I think I remember that it would only add about $15 to the cost.

Allen Dye

05-16-2013 Over year old.
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lee292

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VA USA

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Launching the Auto-G

The main trick in launching the Auto-G is to hand launch and make sure you have enough head speed. Hold it into the wind at a 45 degree angle and the blades should speed up. You'll know it's ready to go when the blades make a distinct "whoosh" and it wants to pull out of your hand. Apply power, get it level, give it a gentle toss and it should be up and away. My main problem is orientation. I'm a planker and it's a little hard for me to tell if it's coming or going. I've given it wrong aileron and plonked it a couple of times. Practice, practice, practice!

06-03-2013 Over year old.
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mikeflyz

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Westlake Village, CA

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Just got my Auto G yesterday, and flew it today. Wow! What a nice little gyro! It reminds me a little like the Scamp, but much lighter. The lightweight blades come up to speed in no time and have no vibration out of the box and the light airframe can fly much slower.

It does have the slow roll response and neutral to divergent roll like my other gyros (Scamp, LA500), and as others have posted, it is useful to apply opposite aileron in the turn to keep from overbanking.

It is also the quietest gyro I have ever flown.

I started with hand launches and half throttle in a 10 knot breeze. Not much of a throw, more like a light toss. At half throttle, there was a left roll tendency that was corrected by linkage adjustments (I kinda like having neutral trims on my radios). Power off and hands off, the nose comes down slightly, and remains stable. The instructions were pretty cryptic regarding the CG, but I just did a hang test from the rotor head, and with the battery installed, the head axle remained vertical, with the nose hanging 5-10 degrees nose down.

Like every other gyro, it will run out of power, up elevator and ground in slow steep turns on the back side of the power curve, particularly when turning downwind. I just bring in some power and lower the nose a tad prior to turning.

I did watch some videos beforehand of ROG takeoffs, with may of them rolling over left. (Caution: two cents coming). When the power is applied gradually, bringing up RPM rather than airspeed, the left turning tendency is minimal, and the gyro lifts off at a nice low airspeed. Many of the videos showed a rapid increase in power for the takeoff roll, resulting in a rollover to the left. Even with the above technique, there is still a slight left roll, which goes away when the RPM accelerates and stabilizes. I might try thinning the flex plate on the head to decrease flapping stiffness, seeing if that will help. Still, gyros need RPM, not gobs of airspeed and RPM can't be forced with airspeed.

I like the suggestions of using a nylon bolt or wood for the inboard attachment.

Landings are a piece of cake, with a little power, it can be brought to a near stop. I concur with the other posts, about needing a little power for adequate elevator authority. Keep flying the aileron, in case it starts to roll over, until the rotor is stopped.

Great little machine for the money, even with $25 shipping. Now I want an indoor gyro!

Mike
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Dyehard

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Was out flying with Lee292 yesterday and he showed up with his Auto-G repainted with white, black and florescent orange, with mostly orange on the fusalage and tail. I think he has his orientation problem licked. He put in a great flight. I think that as skinny as the Auto-G is that Durafly should reconsider their paint scheme. The florescent orange paint scheme on Lee292s Auto-G is several orders of magnatude easier to see, which will help those that are mostly used to flying planks a great deal with orientation.

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06-21-2013 Over year old.
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mikeflyz

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Westlake Village, CA

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New video of the Auto G in action. Fun flyer!

Watch at YouTube

Mike
MA Fury Extreme, JetCopter SX

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turboomni

rrProfessor

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the auto G is the easiest autogyro I have ever flown ,,it is a basic no brainer to fly,,,,very well designed. I was so impressed by the powerplant I installed the same in my hobby king Cierva C-30 and she performs great! A Pulse 1350 3 cell lipo balanced perfectly. Always balance the main blades and the prop!!!

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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Dyehard

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I was out flying with Lee292 again yesterday. I mentioned that I had watched the Durafly vidio of the Auto-G looping and he said for me to give it a try. I ended up doing four or five loops and a couple of stall turns. The Auto-G loops easily, just like a plane.

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turboomni

rrProfessor

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cool,,,I havent done a loop yet cause I saw pics of a guys stock blades after a loop with creases in the blades. Maybe he pulled too hard at the bottom of the loop. I am going to at some point make my own wood blades. I will most likely try a loop then!

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Jay Cotty

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Maryland USA

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ttt.

Fly it like you stold it! AMA #17239

07-04-2013 Over year old.
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AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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I'm making mine a night flyer.

Watch at YouTube

More later

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07-05-2013 Over year old.
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rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

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Better put some lites on the fuse else you'll loose orientation.

Rick

07-06-2013 Over year old.
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AWittleWabbit

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Better put some lites on the fuse else you'll loose orientation
I sure will, thanks. I have some on the rudder but not the fuse yet. The 4th got in the way yesterday

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rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

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Be sure to post some vid.

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AWittleWabbit

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Absolutely! Hopefully before Monday.

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JettaManDan

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Southern Maryland U.S.A.

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i bought the auto-g a few months back....flew it is super high wind and took out a blade or 2....got it back together 2 weeks back and flew it and it was great! http://www.micro-flight.com is now offering a MIA racer kit with some cool stuff to make it look nicer..and a great head upgrade that address the weak link on the aircraft..just ordered it plus some custom graphics and their new battery/camera mount...want to be able to use other batteries besides 1300's if i can. The new head is a 1 point mounting system and designed to allow the blades to move and flex if you crash. Definatley cool. the auto-start upgrade is only $15 from hobby king...and if you have A V1 version it is a MUST upgrade. Conversion took all of like 15 minute to fit and do. Gear swtich on my spektrum ramps it up quick. Can't wait ot get the new parts and try it out!

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AWittleWabbit

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I got the prerotator myself. I got interrupted in my Gyro activities with a new heli but plan to get it going again soon.

I'll have to check out the upgrades you linked to. Thanks

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JettaManDan

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Southern Maryland U.S.A.

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what i wanted the most was the ability to have fewer blades break or bend o na soft impact...and to fold them up a bit..the auto-g is cool but the rotor disc is so large it makes it hard to transport with other stuff...so with this new head you can loosen the nuts just a bit and then the rotor blades can be folded a bit..making transport a ton easier....that is what i am looking forward to the most...the battery tray also braces the landing gear too...the racer kit encloses the whole tower..so maybe a bit better aerodynamics...we'll see! I should have the kit and parts by late next week.

Dan

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