A new take on one of Durafly's® ™ most beloved models!
The Durafly® ™ Auto-G took the R/C world by storm, being the first and only "Plug and Fly" R/C autogyro in the history of the hobby. With the new Auto-G2, Durafly® ™ has raised the bar yet again by building on the unique flying experience that the original Auto-G brought to the world, with innovations that make the best, better.
The main feature of the Auto-G2 setting it apart from the original is the all new Auto-Start system. This device spins up the rotor head automatically with the flip of a switch on your transmitter. This eliminates the unwanted torque effect that is created when an ordinary autogyro's unpowered rotor head gets up to speed during take-off. The Auto-Start system makes ROG take-offs and hand launches easier than ever before! We've also added a steerable, shock-absorbing tail wheel to improve ground handling, as well as an all new color scheme offering better visual orientation in flight.
The pre-installed Auto-Start system is very easy to use. It gets its power from your battery's balance plug and is operated by a spare channel on your transmitter. Simply flip a switch to turn the system on/off. It's connected to the main rotor head by a flex shaft and one-way bearing system allowing the rotor head to spin freely when the power is switched off. This Auto-Start system is ideal for use with ROG take-offs, hand launches and can even be engaged during flight to assist with pin-point landings.
For those of you looking for a new flying experience, the Auto-G2 is just the ticket. This model will be especially appealing to those who fly both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, as this model falls somewhere in between. With its very unique flight characteristics, the Auto-G2 is by far one of the most interesting models we have ever flown. In addition to its super slow flight and auto-rotation capability, it can even perform aerobatics such as stall turns and loops!
The Auto-G2 fuselage and tail are constructed from ultra durable EPO foam, while the tail boom is made from lightweight carbon fiber. This model is super easy to assemble with its pre-installed electronics, bolt on horizontal stab, pre-fitted servo linkages and push-in landing gear. The only part on this model that requires gluing is the vertical stabilizer. This means you can have your Auto-G2 in the air in as little as 15 minutes!
• All new Auto-Start System
• Tough EPO Construction
• Fast and Easy Assembly
• Strong, Impact Resistant Rotor Blades
• Steerable Tailwheel
• Power System and Servos Pre-Installed
• Simple, Low Parts Count Design
• Unique Flying Experience
Rotor Diameter: 821mm
Servo: 9g x 4
Motor: 800KV brushless outrunner
Your own 5CH (or more) transmitter and receiver
1300mAh 3S lipoly battery
pare parts available HERE!
Manual available HERE
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The first thing I noticed about this gyro was the weight. Even being EPO it has a reasuring feel to it. Assembly was easy with the only problem being the rear landing gear. I had to sand down the part that inserts into the end of the carbon fibre tail boom. Other then that it is fantastic.
I originaly purchaced a Nano-tech 1300mah 3s 45~90C which was way over powered for this aircraft. The Turnigy 1300mah 3S 20C seems to be a better match.The rotor spin up motor or the speed control that drives the rotor spin up motor quit after the first flight. First flight went well as this is not my first auto gyro. Decided to hand launch G2 for 3 more successful flights. You would think that this spin up device would work more than one flight. I have read on other forums that this system has failed early on.
I will be disconnecting the spin up motor and speed control. I know the rotor head will spin better without it and there will be a 75/80 gram weight saving.love this model its fun to fly just watch out for the death spiral. i was told to get out of this you need to power up. i was amazed by how robust this model is and with lots of spare parts available in the uk warehouse i was flying again within 48 hrs.This thing is a ton of fun, I love taking of and landings and doing touch and goes, and it handles wind surprisingly well. I have found that this thing actually breaks quite a few blades, so be sure to pick up a couple sets of those. I have actually found that if you remove the screws on the blades closest to the hub, then use ca to hold the tilts in place, the blades will become foldable. This make the blades much more resilient to crashes, and makes storage and transportation easier. Be sure though to balance the rotors before flight, otherwise the entire model shakes quite a bit.My PNF Auto-G2 had problems with loss of control which I believe to have been caused by brown outs (Frsky telemetry showed plunging voltage and then nothing). It came with an unbranded ESC which seems to be similar to the HK Blue, and has a board that is identical to the ZTW Spider 20A illustration in the Blheli manual. The no-name ESC label said it has a 3A BEC, but this is wrong. I removed the shrink tubing and found the ESC has space for 3 78D05F 1A voltage regulators, but only 2 were soldered in. It's a 2A BEC - not enough to reliably power 4 servos without radio brownouts.
So check the ESC. By feel you can tell if there are 2 or 3 regulator chips. If it says 3A BEC and there are only 2 chips, it's not.I only had one flight on this so far but it flies as expected. I did have a problem on landing. When I went into a left bank for my down wind, I turned on the spin-up motor, the aircraft went into a hard left spiral. I think it was the torque effect of the spin-up motor and the left bank. One of the reviews on "International" had a similar problem. I ordered parts to repair the aircraft. They arrived today. I should have another test flight tomorrow. I will get at least "three mistakes high" and then bank hard left and turn on the spin-up motor. Only time will tell if the same problem happens. If it does, I should have enough altitude to recover the aircraft, this time.The auto G2 flew right out of the box. Flights are always noticed by all....great flyerHaven't flown here yet. Apart from a few minor adjustments to ut the model together (sanding of tail wheel etc) the manual could be a bit clearer in order to give you a better pictures and descriptions on how to put the model together. No information contained in the manual about set up rates and expo.What a fun machine.. Comes in great packaging with no damage.
With the capability to pre-spool up the rotor, makes for VERY EASY take offs and landings. The flying is a LOT OF FUN... and any intermediate pilot could fly this without problems... I also purchased 2 x ZIPPY Compact 1300mAh 3s 40c Lipo and they fit perfectly and the C/G is right on without the need for any weight and I am now up to 4:45minuts on my timer and it looks as if it will make 5:00 as I get more familiar with it. If you ever have thought about flying an Auto Gyro, this is a perfect place to start without breaking the bank..It is my dream. I like it so much. Flying well and easy