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Sep 25, 2011, 09:33 PM
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New Tarot ZYX/ZYX-S/ZYX-S2 Flybarless System

I just found this Tarot ZYX flybarless 3 axis gyro system:

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Says it's for 200 to 700 size helicopters on the box.

They have used the single plug with 3 Rx wires to keep the size down.

This unit can be programmed by the Tx or by a programming box. The Tx programming works fine, but the larger values are trickier to set. Setup is easier with the program box and a lot more options are available.

Note: This gyro does not have a total limit setting or a cyclic ring, so it is not possible to stop binding at stick corners.

!!! HOT !!!
The new ZYX-S2 - 32 bit processor, new MEMS sensors: Details Link - New Software Link
Dr.M's 3D plane settings:
IFHELI's Quad setup:
ZYX v4 compared to VBar v5.3:
V4.01 for the ZYX and ZYX-S: - See this also:
-V4.01 has separate versions for helicopter/airplane and quadcopter. The heli/plane version does not initialize the servos until after the gyro initializes to avoid a servo kick.
-Safe v4 upgrade steps:
V3.50 for the ZYX and the ZYX-S: - PLEASE READ THIS ALSO:
The new Tarot ZYX-S and ZYX v3.0:
John_nz's PC application and information:

!!! NOT HOT !!!
-None of the ZYX/ZYX-S tools (bluetooth adapter, program box, PC app) work with the ZYX-S2
-Fusuno canopies. Poor customer service and very slow to ship. It would seem their canopies all come from Vietnam. When it did finally arrive they had also forgotten to put the 4 mounting holes in the canopy, and had not provided any grommets.
-Compass Warp 360. Poor inconsistent quality, causing crashes.
-xmseller/xmhobbies/CNC helicopter. They say you only find out how good a company is when something goes wrong. I found out.

It's come to my attention that people don't want to post in this thread, because they think their question is too simple or should be obvious. Quite the contrary! Hey, we all had to start with zero knowledge of FBL and FBL controllers and we don't all have time to search the entire forum, so please, no matter how simple you think your question is, ask away. There are a lot of kind people subscribed to this thread that are happy to share their knowledge of FBL with you. Look forward to your post. David

NEW STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!
What's in the box:
Installed in a 250:
Setting the limits:
Flight report:,
Flight video 500EFL Pro:

Tail/yaw settings:

My 250SE with DFC setup file:
My 450 Pro setup file:

Spektrum/JR Rx connection diagram:

ZYX-S Binding instructions:
Video (thanks bionicbone):

What's inside the Tarot ZYX (thanks Desmogod):

37 x 25 x 13

Cyclic timings: (thanks eagle777)

bionicbone's howto Downloading, unzipping and Installing all the required software:
Arey's getting started tips:
sp00fman's basic beginners steps:
Dr.M's advanced tuning and troubleshooting:
My recommended initial setup:
raven_darkcloud's installation and setup manual:
IFHELI's Quad setup:
Dr.M's 3D plane settings:
2Doggs USB driver installed correctly:
wc_wickedclown's bank switching video:

Setup video using the Tx (thanks ZeroPitch):

Setup guide for PC App and flybarless conversion: (a big thanks to sgbfly/Simon)
Part 1 to 5:

Flight video 250 (thanks MikeHRC):
Flight video 250 (thanks queadlunnrau):
Flight video miniTitan (thanks RaptorTechnique):
Flight video Blade 400 (thanks ZeroPitch):
Flight videos Trex 450 (thanks zhnme523):
Flight video Trex 550 (thanks pitchp)
Flight video Trex 600 (thanks unochen):
Flight video Trex 700 (thanks unochen):
Flight videos (thanks pitchp):

Flight video Trex 700 (thanks pitchp):

ZYX/ZYX-S v3.5
Flight video 450 (thanks peter24):
Flight video 450 SE (thanks pani):
Flight video Trex 500 (thanks DerClown) :
Flight video Protos 500:
Flight video Gaui X5:
Flight video Trex 550 (thanks pitchp):
Flight video M-3D 600:
Flight video Logo 600SX:

ZYX/ZYX-S v4.0
Flight video 450 (thanks sp00fman):
Flight video 450 Sport:
Flight video 450 (thanks sgbfly):
Flight video 450 (thanks wc_wickedclown):
Flight video 450 (thanks wc_wickedclown):
Flight video Mini Protos (thanks Sp00fman):
Flight video Protos 500 (thanks pani): &
Flight video Logo 400:
Flight video Logo 550SX:
Flight video Logo 700 Extreme (thanks pitchp):

John_nz's PC application and information:
Main site:

USB/Bluetooth link PC software:

USB Link tips:
1/ Make sure the USB link is assigned a COMs port of 4 or less (COM1, COM2, COM3, or COM4). This is done in device manager.
2/ The gyro must also be initialized to connect (Tx and Rx on and the single red or blue LED lit on the gyro).

PC Connection issues:
Thanks JetPlaneFlyer:

Windows 8:
Thanks ahamay: Post 6420, Post 6444 & Post 6454
Thanks pitchp:

Advanced Manual: (thanks to Dave Settle and Jaakko Haavisto)

Wiki Page: (thanks RobinBennett)

Firmware updates (gyro and program box):
See here:

Tarot ZYX:
Tarot ZYX-S:
Tarot USB Link:
Tarot Program Box:

Tarot ZYX with 250 head: (NOTE: I prefer the Align DFC head now)
Tarot ZYX with 450 head:
Tarot ZYX with 500 head:

Note: These are just links for reference material. They are not necessarily the best prices or best service available.
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Sep 25, 2011, 10:07 PM
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Looks like it could be this Helicox TG-1 rebadged to Tarot:

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Sep 26, 2011, 04:32 AM
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How much is it BF?
Sep 26, 2011, 04:40 AM
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I'm not sure what price the Tarot one is going to be. The Helicox TG-1 appears to be $98 from Hobby-Wing, but that doesn't appear to include the programmer. The strange thing is, I can't find the programmer listed on it's own, so perhaps the text in the listing is wrong.
Sep 26, 2011, 06:52 PM
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i guess we'll find out the price in about a weeks time. infinity-hobby has them aswell
Sep 30, 2011, 08:16 PM
Track clear , smoke on !
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Saw it too , been you going to test this one when it's avalible?
Sep 30, 2011, 08:44 PM
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I'm no sure yet. It probably depends on how well the ALZRC unit flies. The 3GYS gyro on it's own is going to be pretty cheap, and I like how it works so far, but it all means nothing if it doesn't fly well.
Sep 30, 2011, 10:04 PM
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Infinity Hobby have put up a video:

I don't see the cable tie in the installation hardware pack.
Oct 01, 2011, 12:12 AM
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The Tarot one has 3 LEDs on it thou? So there are some differences ?

Maybe just a newer model..
Oct 01, 2011, 02:58 PM
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I love all this. Maybe once I go FBL to reduce repair time between crashes, I'll be more compelled to fly my heli more...
Oct 09, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Any news on the release date yet?
Oct 10, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Mid October according to infinity.
Oct 10, 2011, 12:20 AM
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looks good on the big birds. I hope it will perform just as good on the small birds.

TAROT ZYX 3axis Gyro Test (3 min 16 sec)
Oct 12, 2011, 06:43 AM
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I might try this one day

TAROT ZYX 3AXIS GYRO with Trex 250 FL TEST (5 min 6 sec)
Oct 12, 2011, 01:11 PM
Track clear , smoke on !
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Not a bad price , and seems to include the 250 FBL head as well.

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