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Which cheap gyro for basic flight?

Old 04-21-2012, 11:08 PM
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Default Which cheap gyro for basic flight?

Can anyone recommend a cheap heading hold gyro that works for basic flight and preferably also available in UK?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:09 PM
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http://www.giantcod.co.uk/advanced_s...s=gyro&x=5&y=8
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The one in the link is Hobby King Gyro. Have been using them for a few years & they work very well. You need to follow a link for the instruction. Excellent gyro thread on another site PM me if interested
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:56 PM
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Would never have believed you can by a working gyro for less than a tenner! How can anyone make a profit on that?

Checked the reviews and out of 68 it scored 4 out of 5 which is very good going.

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this is the gyro I use :

ETECH Head Lock AVCS Digital Servo Gyro G105

It was supplied with my RTF 450 Heli and performed excellently. I then bought another to kit-out my spare 450. Again excellent.

I paid 4.95 + shipping from China ...... but I see they are now a lot higher priced ... but a Google may turn up good priced examples ...
What I like about it - it is very easy to program as it's got switches and pots on the Gyro ....

Here's an Ebay link ... showing manual as well ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Origin...item3a735a5de9
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for all the advice.

What other heli forums do you recommend as this one has been great for aircraft and has (and will continue to) help but seems very quite regarding helis?

I tried Helifreak but dont get on with the way the actual website seems to work (still cant figure out how to post!)
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the thing to remember is the servo is usually the hold back. if its not fast enough it cant respond to the gyro fast enough to those control signals.
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Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
Can anyone recommend a cheap heading hold gyro that works for basic flight and preferably also available in UK?
Get a real gyro if you don't want to have a headache.

Here: http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=503794
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I have 2 of the "ETECH Head Lock AVCS Digital Servo Gyro G105" in use and also a pair of :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...MEMS_Gyro.html

Which proved excellent and also are very small / light. Upgrade Firmware is available that also allows connection of programming module to fine-tune the Gyro ... friend of mine with 450 uses this GA-250 upgraded and with the board ... plugs in on the ground - sets what he wants, unplugs and flies ... that can't be bad for a budget gyro !! Believe me when I say - he is a stickler for good performance and his heli flying is very good with this.

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