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Old Jan 18, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Noob Question...Brace yourself!!

It's actually not that bad, I'm looking for a good, but inexpensive gyro to use in a Trex 450. Can anyone recommend one of these? I plan on getting a better one later on, but right now I just want something that will work.

Jay
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:17 AM
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I have this gyro and it seems to work pretty well. It has both heading hold and rate modes that are adjustable from an extra channel. If you dont have an extra channel it adjusts heading hold only with a screwdriver. I am also planning on getting a better gyro down the road when I can actually tell the difference. Also these guys are really helpful, bought all my stuff there: http://www4.mailordercentral.com/hel...?number=335093
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:50 AM
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A GWS PG-03 will work, I used one in my X-400. it is a rate gyro only not HH tho. You can get them for around $45.

I am upgrading my T-rex to GY401 from Ikarus Profi Heading Hold, if you want it you can have it for $50 shipped to you and I will pick up the paypal fees.

It works in rate or heading mode and I am taking it off my T-rex today, pm me if interested.
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 01:22 PM
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I am using the Align HH gyro that architorture mentioned. It works well for me as well. I'm not seeing a lot of drift - it's fairly lightweigh, makes transmitter set up really easy, and works as advertised. From my perspective as a relative newbie as well, I would encourage you to consider an HH gyro - they aren't that much more money - if you are going to spend $40+, why not spend $60-80 and get something much better - especially in light of the offer from hotairflyer.
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 04:05 PM
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I would recommend the futaba gy240 gyro. It is a heading hold gyro, though does not have remote gain. I have also heard that the jr 410 gyro is good for its price.
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 04:09 PM
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There is a word of advice that is given from time to time. Buy cheap and buy over . Just think of a Gyro malfunction and losing $$$ to repair the kit. Do it right the first time, it will reward you later .

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:36 PM
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I agree with you Wynn, and I carefully choose the words "inexpensive" and "good" to describe what I'm looking for. I know it's difficult to find those two qualities at the same time with most things, and I'm willing to spend more if I have to. But occasionally things get made that are both good and inexpensive, and I was just trying to see if that was the case here. Anyhow, I think I might just go ahead and get the GY401 and be done with it. Thanks everyone.

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:52 PM
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Now that the subject has come up, I mentioned I had the align HH gyro, but would I notice a difference going to the GY401? As of now I am only doing sport flying, but I am going to attempt some loops and rolls sometime in the near future. Does the GY401 require digital servos? Do I have to get the best digital servo available to tap the power of the 401?
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Don't go cheap, It will last forever in any heli you use (I think)


GY240 or GY401

Nuff said.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:29 AM
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Now that the subject has come up, I mentioned I had the align HH gyro, but would I notice a difference going to the GY401? As of now I am only doing sport flying, but I am going to attempt some loops and rolls sometime in the near future. Does the GY401 require digital servos? Do I have to get the best digital servo available to tap the power of the 401?
From what I've read, it doesn't require a digital servo. There is a "DS" switch that enables the the digital servo compatibilty, but it is only compatible with Futaba digital servos. Now as far as to whether you'll notice a difference...I don't know, I'm a total Newby when it come to helicopters.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:34 AM
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The DS function is not limited to Futaba servos at all. The Airtronics and even the HDS877 micro digital work with it.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:46 AM
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Hmm...thatís good to know. Like I said, I was just regurgitating some info that I read. On the Futaba site it says it will only work with Futaba digital servos....probably so they'll sell servos. I don't know.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:47 AM
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FORD i hate fords to
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 12:56 AM
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Yep! But I'm referring to my inability to keep an aircraft flight worthy for longer than a days worth of flying.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 01:01 AM
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I also have the same problem
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