Gyro on fixed wing question...
My buddy gave me a gyro, and I am thinking about putting it on my .40 size sport plane just to see what it does.
The ailerons are on seperate channels for flaperon function, so I don't see how I would use the gyro with the ailerons.
So I'm thinking about trying it on the elevator. I think it would allow me to push the CG back farther than would normally be acceptable. Has anyone tried this?
And as far as gyros on nitro planes...will the vibration of the fuselage mess with the function of the gyro? Or should the gyro be well padded to protect from vibration?
Joined Aug 2006
Use a Heading Hold type on the RUDDER...
This subject came up about a year ago and intrigued me at the time. Do a search ('taildragger rudder gyro' will probably work) and you'll find the following consensus...
Best use is on the RUDDER of a TAILDRAGGER with a short overall fuselage that wants to ground loop in a heartbeat. Especially if you have not mastered their setup.
The heading hold type SHOULD be able to be turned OFF after takeoff for the safest flight but rudder commands WILL override the heading hold type gyro if left on.
Have fun figuring out what type you have and possibly experimenting with it.
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