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May 22, 2002, 10:41 AM
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Recommendations for proven gyro with ECO-8??


Hey all...

I currently have an Ikarus Micro Gyro on my ECO. Personally I think it is about as useful as taping a half-dollar piece to the back of the heli. And about worth as much.

Any recommendations to a new heli flyer for a good gyro?

Also, the second question, I have an Airtronics RD6000super radio (works great). The receiver has an output (according to the manual) meant to connect the gyro directly verses running it through the rudder output then onto the tail servo.

Soooo.... my question is... when would you ever connect the gyro to the gyro output? The only way the Micro Gyro ever worked for me was connecting it first to the rudder output, then connect the tail servo to the connector on the MG. Is this gyro output only for advanced gyro's or something? If so, how does the rudder servo ever get a signal from the gyro? or is it an either or thing.

Thanks! -Brent
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May 22, 2002, 02:13 PM
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Any good gyro would work on the ECO.

I have used GWS PG-01 (the gold cubes that were everywhere a few years
ago, Arcamax PI 2700, Telebee.

If I were to buy one now it would be the Futaba GY240 or GY401. For best gyro performance, the GY401 with 9253 servo is the way to go. Use a separate receiver battery if you do use the 9253 as it is likely to be too much for any BEC.

The rudder servo has some say in how this all works. I was using an HS81,
which is not the best thing in the world, but good for its price.

The 'direct connection' to the gyro is a remote gain control. It replaces the gain adjuster on the side of the gyro. Remote gain lets you adjust gain for different flight conditions, turn heading hold on and off, and so on. All the gyro above except the PG-01 and GY240 use remote gain.

You still need the rudder input to the gyro, and the output from the gyro to the rudder servo.
May 22, 2002, 03:00 PM
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I will second the 240 or 401 gyro. I put one on my Logo and really like it!

I also went with JR 368 digital servos which would be a good match for the ECO since they are the same size as the HS81, but have more power.

I also use the P-200 (gold brick) and the hobbico micro which both seem to work well too.

Another option is the newer dual rate gyro form Century. It is temp compensated and only $80.
May 22, 2002, 03:15 PM
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I have the Futaba GY240 and it is rock solid.

www.helihut.com

Carlo
May 22, 2002, 04:26 PM
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Thanks everyone! That gives me plenty to go on.

Much appreciated!
May 24, 2002, 11:51 AM
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Fred,

Where is the best place to get the JR 368?

Thanks,

Tony
May 24, 2002, 12:15 PM
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GY240!


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