Auldey - Chaos Dragon
A long-held dream of the community, a yo-yo with an internal motor!
So many yo-yo players have probably heard the question "does that thing have a motor in it?" As yo-yo design has evolved over the years, with ball bearings and full metal bodies that look more like car and airplane parts, that question is likely to be asked more now than ever. Yo-Yos have come so far from what most people picture when they imagine their childhood toys, they can't help but ask that question. At last, Auldey has combined their knowledge of competitive yo-yo design with motorized engineering so you can finally answer "yes!"
The hubstack on one side has been turned into a switch; when pressed, an LED light comes on that shows it's primed to spin up. Then, by lightly spinning it in either direction, the motor takes over and heaps on the speed, automatically spinning it up. Release the hubstack button, then play it like a regular yo-yo. Simple!
As you hold down the button, the motor will continue to add speed to the yo-yo, maxing out after around 5 seconds with about the same amount of spin you'd get from a strong throw. Another cool trick is you can catch the hubstacks during play and re-accelerate the spin without the string winding up. Endless play without regens? Cool!
Even if you don't use the motor, Chaos Dragon is perfectly playable as a normal bind-response yo-yo, thanks to its body shape based on modern competition throws. The specially shaped batteries help maintain balance better than previous models with integrated electonics. And even better, you don't even have to open the thing up to replace the batteries because they're USB rechargeable (cable included)!
Sure, it's still a bit of a gimmick and isn't a "top class" competition model, but it plays pretty darn well and is surprisingly playable for the amount of gear and electronics that went into. And besides, we want one just so that the next time someone asks us "is there a motor in that thing?" we can answer matter-of-factly, "yes, theres is!"
Please play responsibly and consider the following warnings:
How to use the acceleration function:
1. Insert your middle finger into the slipknot at the end of the string
2. Unwind the yo-yo so it's resting at the end of the string
3. With your other hand, pick up the Chaos Dragon by the hubstacks on either side
4. One of these hubstacks will be the motor switch. Pinch the hubstacks and a single blue LED light will turn on to indicate the accelerator is engaged
5. While this LED is on, spin the yo-yo lightly in whichever direct you like.
6. The motor will accelerate the Chaos Dragon in the direction of spin
7. After 3-5 seconds the acceleration will max out, and you can release the hubstack switch **Warning: if you hold the switch for a long time after it hits maximum speed, it can damage the motor, so please don't overdo it!**
How to Charge:
When the battery gets low, the LED light will change from blue to red. When the LED is red, the motor will no longer engage. Plug the included USB cable into the charging port next to the hubstack switch on the yo-yo, and plug the other end into a computer or a USB charger of your choice. When charging, the LED will flash red > yellow > green, and it will turn solid green when fully charged. It should take about 30 minutes to fully charge, depending on the charge of the battery.
When pressing down the switch, press it firmly and fully; pressing it partway can cause damage. To avoid damage to the electronics, do not store your Chaos Dragon in a place that gets very hot, and do not get the yo-yo wet.
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Auldey Series None Signature - Style Collection Model For Age 8+ Designed In China Release Year 2018 Weight (g) 75.6 Diameter (mm) 57.36 Width (mm) 49.81 Trapeze Width (mm) 37 Shape Round Body Material Plastic (Polycarbonate/ABS/PS) Rim N/A Bearing Type Curved Bearing Bearing Size Size C (Large) Response Original Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle - Bind Bind Required Surface None Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick Motorized Yo-Yo