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Dec 28, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by helichoper
5 minutes is about it
Talk about a bubble popper.
Guess I'll scrap this one from my bucketlist.
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Dec 28, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Freakazoid
Talk about a bubble popper.
Guess I'll scrap this one from my bucketlist.
Hi,

If you read more of the thread you will find that some of us can get 8 minutes of flight easily. On one occasion I flew mine for 12 minutes and even then I put 1000mA into my 1300mAh battery.

I have been flying and designing model autogyros for many years and, in my opinion, the Auto-G is one of the best flying, easy and rewarding autogyros I have ever owned, and cheap into the bargain.

It is your choice of course, but you may just be missing out on a heap of fun. Check out some of the movies on the thread.

BTW I have no commercial interest in the Auto-G whatsoever, I just think it's great.

Al
Dec 28, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I already have a bucket of 1300 packs and a spare receiver, and the model is in a warehouse in my country, but I dont know..
The last time I bought something that lasted 5 to 7 minutes (nano EDF jet) it was a bit of a letdown,
I kept having to deadstick it home because the liposaver kept kicking in.
Dec 28, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Hint: Use the bucket of batteries.. Best, Aero
Dec 28, 2012, 08:19 PM
Glow 😡 no no no
After a few failed take off attempts, one of the guys hand launched it for me, it flew great but tipped over on landing the snapped a rotor off, cant wait to fly it again.
Dec 28, 2012, 11:00 PM
How close are those trees?
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Guess you don't own many EDF's then Mr Freakazoid
Dec 28, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Freakazoid
Talk about a bubble popper.
Guess I'll scrap this one from my bucketlist.
no no don't scrap this one its a lotta fun and if you have a bucket of batteries its calling for you
Dec 30, 2012, 04:42 PM
"Aircraftus Fragmentum"
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Originally Posted by aeromaniac
After a few failed take off attempts, one of the guys hand launched it for me, it flew great but tipped over on landing the snapped a rotor off, cant wait to fly it again.
I had the same issue about a month back.... finally received my parts the other day from HK.... fixed her all up. Added the toothpick breakaway for the rotors and it works great.

I was out just a few minutes ago....19 deg F and 10+ mph....she flies well once you have that headwind to get the rotors moving. Had 4 good flights.

One bad landing after loss of orientation tested the toothpick fix...worked as planned. Replaced em right at the snow covered frozen field and back into the air (this is going to be a major blade saver for me when there are incidents).

I did however break a blade off the propellor....cold plastic and she snapped right off.

Without a spare prop, I dug into my bag of props I have in my vehicle and found that the Parkzone P51 prop works perfectly (I knew that already based on the motor being the same as the original Art Tech P51 that I also use this prop on). Better performance and better balanced. Thumbs up on this this alternative if you do not have a spare Durafly prop.

All in all, after my failed initial attemps and delays...finally I was able to enjoy this unique aircraft. So far, I really enjoy it. I am in for a spare. Good fun.
Dec 30, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by helichoper
no no don't scrap this one its a lotta fun and if you have a bucket of batteries its calling for you
My parkjet, nanojet, and bicopter all use 1300mAh packs, so I got plenty on hand,
though im not fond of having to swap out a pack every 5 circles.

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Originally Posted by Goody63
Guess you don't own many EDF's then Mr Freakazoid
Sadly I do, a little nanojet.
So much fun to fly, but if I had a penny for every time I had to go look for it in some crop field next door, I could buy an auto-G.
To me, 5 minutes just isnt enough to "get into it", you know?
Dec 30, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Freakazoid
My parkjet, nanojet, and bicopter all use 1300mAh packs, so I got plenty on hand,
though im not fond of having to swap out a pack every 5 circles.

Sadly I do, a little nanojet.
So much fun to fly, but if I had a penny for every time I had to go look for it in some crop field next door, I could buy an auto-G.
To me, 5 minutes just isnt enough to "get into it", you know?
I am flying with 1300 3S packs and after 5 mins of heavy throttle due to wind I have 50%+ remaining.
Dec 30, 2012, 05:13 PM
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If it's closer to 10 than 5 I might still consider it. :P
My 50mm EDF runs out of steam in 5 minutes and that's why it spends most of its time forgotten on top of my closet,
despite it being so much fun to fly.. I don't want another one of those. ;')
Dec 31, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Dec 31, 2012, 08:33 AM
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My Auto- G has been converted to a 3" 0.8 mm delta plate as shown in the post above, this has elliminated the problem of replacing the flapping membraine. I cut the blade roots in half to use the inner hole,and used the origional wedges . The model flew fine on the first test flight ,but I suspect further improvements could be had by bringing the blade cog forward a little .
Tom.
Last edited by Tom Wright; Dec 31, 2012 at 10:19 AM.
Dec 31, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Just find the cierva head back in stock at HK

It is a perfect upgrade for this auto.g

Here you can get for 50 cent extra discount:
http://www.hobbyking.com/buddy.asp?c...7-064E91B5196D
Jan 03, 2013, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by e_lm_70
Just find the cierva head back in stock at HK

It is a perfect upgrade for this auto.g

Here you can get for 50 cent extra discount:
http://www.hobbyking.com/buddy.asp?c...7-064E91B5196D
Hm, what does 'perfect upgrade' mean?

Do you simply use the 'upper head-blade grip' part to replace the stock Auto-G one?


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