Thread: Discussion Using Gyros on an RC airplane
View Single Post
Old Oct 21, 2011, 11:26 AM
otrcman is offline
Find More Posts by otrcman
Registered User
Joined Mar 2009
228 Posts
Does anybody know yet whether the AS3X is integrated into the receiver & servo pack such that it's not easily separated for installation in other airplanes ?

I've had 3 separate gyros in a plane and it certainly makes for a maze of wiring and connectors. It will be very nice for the Horizon models if they've got it all integrated together, but not so nice for us if we want to put the unit in some other airplane with our own choice of receiver and servos.

The video gets sort of repetitive after the first few minutes. How many different ways can you say, "makes the plane fly like it's much larger" ? But they are right, because that's exactly what rate gyros do.

I tell people that you're not the only one flying a plane. The wind is putting in its two cents, making the plane do some things that you don't want and don't expect. And the airplane itself does some unwanted motions just because of it's own aerodynamics. It's like trying to conduct a meeting when some of the others won't stop talking. Makes for a lousy meeting and not much gets done. It's much easier if the other folks stop talking and let you do your thing. So it is with flying a model when rate gyros are suppressing all the other "talkers".

otrcman is offline Find More Posts by otrcman
Reply With Quote