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Jan 16, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Gyros for VTOL test


Here are a few gyros that I tested for use on VTOL's
#1 ACT Europe heading hold gyro for airplanes
#2Futaba 240
#3 Futaba 401
#4Revolution PZ 200
#5 Spartan 360

This test is a video collection of the method that Vtolman passed on to me as far as finding the right gyro for a VTOL ... I have not used all these gyros on a VTOL yet ,,but have used the ACT on my V-22 and the 240 futaba and 401 's on the Chinooks

TEST RESULTS

Notice the futabas don't move to far back and forth,, and are sensitve (jerk around a lot )

The ACT don't move as much as the pz 200 (and this might be due to the fact ,,it can learn the atv limits and I might have it limited right now on one side )but it is smooth through the range and follows good and is the one I have used on my V-22 so far

The spartan surprised me as it did pretty good .... good range and smooth ,but lagged some trying to following my hand .

But all in all I think the pz 200 had the biggest arc of movement and followed my hand movement the best . Which is what you need to control VTOL's with vanes and motor contorls that lag and need a lot of control movement to over come the movement that the bird is doing .

Hope this helps you VTOL guys some .
Larry
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Jan 16, 2010, 05:04 PM
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How much did you pay for the ACT fuzzy gyro.

I have one and I am going to sell it.

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Jan 16, 2010, 05:17 PM
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It has been about 4 yrs since I bought mine .. but seems like it was 168 .00 or so
Jan 16, 2010, 06:19 PM
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It has been about 4 yrs since I bought mine .. but seems like it was 168 .00 or so
So $80 shipped for a nib sounds about right?

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Jan 16, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Yea ,, I would say that would be pretty fair .
Good luck on your sale .

Larry


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