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Old Jan 25, 2010, 03:07 PM
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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?

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Old Jan 25, 2010, 09:34 PM
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Don't know about gyros on nitro planes, but gyros on helis are typically mounted with double sided foam tape to help vibration isolate them.
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 04:45 AM
no gap is too 'small'
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i put a gyro on my elevator and when the plane speeds up it startss to bob up and down really fast..
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 07:25 PM
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Mounted the gyro the wrong direction maybe?
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 09:07 PM
no gap is too 'small'
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Mounted the gyro the wrong direction maybe?
mounted it every way but still does it .. lucky to get it back in one piece
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Old Feb 01, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Use a Heading Hold type on the RUDDER...

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My buddy gave me a gyro, SNIP SNIP SNIP, 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?
SNIP SNIP SNIP
Good evening,

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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