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Old Aug 30, 2012, 12:19 PM
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If you have 2 Aileron servos, you can run them into a Y harness then into the gyro or the Aileron output if it's a 3 axis gyro system. Eagle Tree and the OrangRx have aileron outputs. As mentioned the OrangeRx is just an invert of the other Aileron which renders it unusable for most 2 aileron servo setups anyway.
There was a request over on the EagleTree support thread to add Flapperon support(ask Eagle Tree specific questions over on the RCG link next to the Eagle Tree Guardian)
http://www.mycoolrc.com/gyro/gyroLINKS.html

There was talk here once about using the Vtail mixer for Flapperon support but at least one of them picked a Vtail mixer that had poor PWM resolution and it made the servos very "jittery", something the Delta wing guys fight with when using a gyro.

So, if you declare your trying to do flapperons, then the theories and speculations can continue, or just hook up the Y cable, or let us know the specific issue
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 01:52 PM
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The v-tail mixer eliminates the need for dual aileron capacity in the receiver, therefore only one channel would be used for ailerons and the other one would be used for flaps (flaperons in this case). Gyro plugs in between v-tail mixer and the receiver and presto, gyro stabilized flaperons.

The resolution can be an issue and it can be tricky to mate a gyro to a mixer for statisfactory results.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Check out this new 3 axis gyro

Here is another very inexpensive 3 axis gyro. It costs less than chicken feed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sXUeO3auRZg
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Here is another very inexpensive 3 axis gyro. It costs less than chicken feed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sXUeO3auRZg
WOO Dude, I'm speachless

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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Now that is incredible.

I need one of those for my plane!
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 04:17 AM
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I just laughed and woke up my wife sleeping next to me. I mean it wouldn't be so damn funny until you put it in a gyro thread. Where the hell do you find this stuff!
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Here is another very inexpensive 3 axis gyro. It costs less than chicken feed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sXUeO3auRZg
Amazing-this is why veterans need to steer clear of gyros.


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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Versatile Gyro Stabilizer

This new unit must be the most versatile unit on the market at this time.
The PC config tool has 11 pages of settings. Use it on planes or Quads or whatever.

There is a link to the PC tool and manual here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1722138

One person has already received one here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...84&postcount=8


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Old Sep 04, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Hi all

I,m new to RC ( Around 4 months now ). I'm not having any issues flying or anything along those lines. What I do have an issue with is I live in a windy area that is currently very hot and air conditions are bumpy and very thermal.

Being new to the sport and going the scratch build route with winds has kind of forced me into flying deltas and pointy type planes. I fly these in 10-15 mph with no issues.

I have a champ, Blue Baby and a few other 3D scratch builds I would love to be able to fly in windier conditions. Yes I can fly these in the wind but lets face it. Its not a lot of fun. Would one of the cheaper rate gyros help out? Will I get enough help out of say a Detrum or some of the cheap HK models? HK seems to be out of a lot of the cheap stabilizers right now so i'm leaning towards trying out a pair of Detrums. Am I on the right path Here?

Also can you put a gyro on a Champ? Lastly are there any issues putting one of these on a delta with large elevons? ( My son in law is spatially challenged )

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Hi all

I,m new to RC ( Around 4 months now ). I'm not having any issues flying or anything along those lines. What I do have an issue with is I live in a windy area that is currently very hot and air conditions are bumpy and very thermal.

Being new to the sport and going the scratch build route with winds has kind of forced me into flying deltas and pointy type planes. I fly these in 10-15 mph with no issues.

I have a champ, Blue Baby and a few other 3D scratch builds I would love to be able to fly in windier conditions. Yes I can fly these in the wind but lets face it. Its not a lot of fun. Would one of the cheaper rate gyros help out? Will I get enough help out of say a Detrum or some of the cheap HK models? HK seems to be out of a lot of the cheap stabilizers right now so i'm leaning towards trying out a pair of Detrums. Am I on the right path Here?

Also can you put a gyro on a Champ? Lastly are there any issues putting one of these on a delta with large elevons? ( My son in law is spatially challenged )

Thanks
Nightstone
Here is a $18 one from Hobbyking that's full three axis gyro:



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24353

The above is also available from Goodluckbuy.com and it is called the Eagle A3 but it is $30 but free shipping.
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/index.php...e+A3&x=15&y=13


DO NOT BUY THE ORANGE 3 AXIS gyro. Its pots are non-linear and render the device useless.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Here is a $18 one from Hobbyking that's full three axis gyro:



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24353


DO NOT BUY THE ORANGE 3 AXIS gyro. It's pots are non-linear and render the device useless.
I have this board in my flight trainer and I'm now taking flight lessons (buddy boxed) with my instructor. Before my first lesson last friday I ck'ed everything but forgot to turn the gyros off. He took the plane off in a strong cross wind, it ran true down the runway, I flew, he had to take 3 times, landed. He said "it's tail heavy".

He ask me about the gyros, " they return it to level flight right? I said "not these, they only correct movements that didn't come from your command".

Yesterday second flight and I told him "I did not entend this but I had forgotten to turn the gyros off on our first flight. Shall I leave them off, he said yes. The same cross wind, the take off was snakie. I flew well. Third flight we spoke about the last take off. I ask "shall I turn the rudder gyro and see how it takes off?" He said yes. I turned the rudder gyro to 100%. Same cross wind, plane went straight down the white line. I have and will have this board in every plane I ever own.

And for those that say this is "a crutch" remember wind and weight do not 'scale' anymore than moving water. Besides the greatest electronic flight assistant is the modern computer transmitter with it's mixes, thro adjustment, transpo, etc, etc, etc.

Damn Bill, I got way into all that.

DJ

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Old Sep 04, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Here is a $18 one from Hobbyking that's full three axis gyro:



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24353

The above is also available from Goodluckbuy.com and it is called the Eagle A3 but it is $30 but free shipping.
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/index.php...e+A3&x=15&y=13


DO NOT BUY THE ORANGE 3 AXIS gyro. Its pots are non-linear and render the device useless.
I'd steer clear of Goodluckbuy. But if you don't good luck.
I bought the A3pro from them and they sent me the A3. Now they want me to send the A3 back at the cost of $18 and they will send me the A3pro. My first mistake was ordering from them, I'm not making a second mistake.
Buy it from Hobbyking.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Here is a $18 one from Hobbyking that's full three axis gyro:



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24353

The above is also available from Goodluckbuy.com and it is called the Eagle A3 but it is $30 but free shipping.
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/index.php...e+A3&x=15&y=13


DO NOT BUY THE ORANGE 3 AXIS gyro. Its pots are non-linear and render the device useless.
They're in stock now? They didn't have any last week...
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I have this board in my flight trainer and I'm now taking flight lessons (buddy boxed) with my instructor. Before my first lesson last friday I ck'ed everything but forgot to turn the gyros off. He took the plane off in a strong cross wind, it ran true down the runway, I flew, he had to take 3 times, landed. He said "it's tail heavy".

He ask me about the gyros, " they return it to level flight right? I said "not these, they only correct movements that didn't come from your command".

Yesterday second flight and I told him "I did not entend this but I had forgotten to turn the gyros off on our first flight. Shall I leave them off, he said yes. The same cross wind, the take off was snakie. I flew well. Third flight we spoke about the last take off. I ask "shall I turn the rudder gyro and see how it takes off?" He said yes. I turned the rudder gyro to 100%. Same cross wind, plane went straight down the white line. I have and will have this board in every plane I ever own.

And for those that say this is "a crutch" remember wind and weight do not 'scale' anymore than moving water. Besides the greatest electronic flight assistant is the modern computer transmitter with it's mixes, thro adjustment, transpo, etc, etc, etc.

Damn Bill, I got way into all that.

DJ

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DJ,

What a great testimonial.

Bill
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Putting it on a champ may be a challenge. But wait a year and they will probably have it come with the airplane.

Did you read this linked from the first post?
http://www.mycoolrc.com/gyro/indexnew.html



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Hi all

I,m new to RC ( Around 4 months now ). I'm not having any issues flying or anything along those lines. What I do have an issue with is I live in a windy area that is currently very hot and air conditions are bumpy and very thermal.

Being new to the sport and going the scratch build route with winds has kind of forced me into flying deltas and pointy type planes. I fly these in 10-15 mph with no issues.

I have a champ, Blue Baby and a few other 3D scratch builds I would love to be able to fly in windier conditions. Yes I can fly these in the wind but lets face it. Its not a lot of fun. Would one of the cheaper rate gyros help out? Will I get enough help out of say a Detrum or some of the cheap HK models? HK seems to be out of a lot of the cheap stabilizers right now so i'm leaning towards trying out a pair of Detrums. Am I on the right path Here?

Also can you put a gyro on a Champ? Lastly are there any issues putting one of these on a delta with large elevons? ( My son in law is spatially challenged )

Thanks
Nightstone
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