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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ZaksterBlue View Post
Once the neutral point is set right, the plane can hold straight and level flight reasonably well hands off. Turbulence and gusts will unsettle the balance mode a bit but it does drift back to the original heading eventually. Okay if you're high enough not to get into trouble if the plane spends a few seconds banking, but you have to be ready to react if flying lower. The gyro mode is so-so; I didn't notice a lot of additional stability over turning it off but I need to experiment with increasing control horn movements as per the manual.
Hi ZaksterBlue, can you explain the difference between balance and gyro mode?

I can't comprehend a difference as balance would need gyros to operate?
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