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04-28-2004 11:18 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Benjamin

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I have done several searches on this and have not managed to find a definitive conclusion to this question, therefore I would like to know if I can amour/ pad my gyro on a Caliber 30. The gyro sits on the front on a small shelf. If I place the gyro in a strongbox or similar container will I be negatively affecting the performance of it? I know I’m probably being a bit paranoid here but I want to minimize any crash damage that will occur whilst I’m getting the hang of driving this beast.

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Benjamin

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04-29-2004 03:44 AM  13 years agoPost 2
JRjoe

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The answer to your question is no.Use only the sticky mounting foam supplied with the gyro.Nothing else should ever be touching the gyro.


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04-29-2004 05:08 AM  13 years agoPost 3
drsuessmn

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one tip I learned is to put scotch tape on the gyro and the mounting plate with the ds gyro tape in the middle that way no glue residue only thing only buy good 3m tape

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04-29-2004 07:54 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Benjamin

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Thanks for the answers.

So my next question to this is why? Do people take out gyro's regularly when they crash?

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04-29-2004 08:07 AM  13 years agoPost 5
drsuessmn

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I haven't yet knock on wood but I suppose you might also some people may have multiple choppers that they use the same gyro for guess I don't really know just read it in paul tradlius intro to helis book

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04-29-2004 05:58 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Benjamin

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Thanks for the great advice.

So it looks like the double sided tape is sufficient to prottect the gyro from vibration then.

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04-29-2004 11:11 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Chavalo

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I'm also learning here and what I've learned is that anything else exept the 2 sided tape that comes with the gyro, will transmit vibrations to the gyro and you don't want that.....in a crash, your gyro is the least of your worries, I havn't heard of a busted gyro....yet

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04-29-2004 11:16 PM  13 years agoPost 8
brooksnb

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There ain't nothin' that won't break in the right crash but yes the gyro needs to be set in tape...

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.... Dennis

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04-30-2004 11:08 PM  13 years agoPost 9
mikefoy6

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i have heard the horror stories of gyros comming loose during flight so i decided to wrap some velcro around mine. it gives me piece of mind and it flies the exact same as before.

no vibration problems to date


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04-30-2004 11:55 PM  13 years agoPost 10
G.Man

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if you have a futaba gyro do as mikefoy6 suggests.. i have seen the result of a futaba pad breaking..

its not pretty

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05-01-2004 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 11
AndyH

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As long as you don't stress the wires on a futaba gyro when using their tape and you change it every 6 months or so - you shouldn't have a problem with the Futaba tape. It seems to hold up pretty darn well!

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05-01-2004 06:15 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Benjamin

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Hmm, my gyro is a futaba. Might be worth my while to go and stick it on with some quality tape then. I think Im going to play it safe and go ahead and put some velcro over it as well then.

Thanks for the tip

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05-01-2004 12:35 PM  13 years agoPost 13
DOKEY

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I always woundered why I saw a lot of 601 sensors with velcro over them, I learnt the hard way why !!!

Hit throttle hold and the vibes stopped so the gyro was able to work in a fashion, and down she came for a emergency auto !!

change the tape or strap the sensor up.

Ryan.

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