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03-28-2005 01:39 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Showstopper

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Hey fellas I fly a Raptor and on a quick descent my motor will sart to over rev. I know that a governor will probably fix the problem. But what does everyone sugguest???

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03-28-2005 01:40 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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What kind of governor does everyone sugeust? Brand, type, ect.

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03-28-2005 02:23 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nickwap

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GV1 - got one - works well a pit pricey - easy setup

TJ Pro - got one - really you need a skytach to set the H/S and a fast servo - make it similar cost as a GV1 - but works better.

Rev Lock - Not got one (yet) but seems to be best on paper -Fast Servo not needed - can be set up on bench (Skytach not needed)

Rev Max - not a Gov like the others but an overspeed limiter

Now since when I bought my GV1 it was the only Governor available, and when I got the TJ it was the only alternative to a GV1 - I would now buy a Rev Max and give that a twirl.

Take your pick
Nick

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03-28-2005 02:40 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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Thanks for the info.

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03-28-2005 04:33 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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I've not owned or used a governor before but I've been real happy with the CSM Revlock I've fitted to my R50. As Nick says, very easy to set up and works fine with the JR 811 servo I'm using.

Steve -Trex 700N, Trex 600N, Raptor 550E, 450SE, Mini Titan, Logo 5003D, Beam E4

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03-28-2005 04:55 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Sikora

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I got a Throttle Jockey Pro. It really works fine and does the job for you. And it is much cheapper than GV-1....

Kindly regards Claus

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03-28-2005 05:17 PM  13 years agoPost 7
ptarp

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Here is a thread with some of our trusted Rappy guys talking about governors...

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t166853p1/


Philip

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03-28-2005 06:55 PM  13 years agoPost 8
ChristianM

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I have used a GV-1 for a couple of years and it is easy to use and works OK (a bit slow). I have now upgraded to a RevLock and it really makes a big difference. The heli feels more alive and "lighter" in the air since it holds the RPM's so well and recovers super quick if you should bog down the engine with bad collective management. You can get the RevLock for $80 to $90 and it works great with a standard servo so you can't beat the price.

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03-28-2005 07:24 PM  13 years agoPost 9
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I just bought the RevLock last night. I chose it mostly because people say it doesn't require a pricey digital to work good, and the performance appears to be great.

Since nobody can agree which one is best though, I'd bet you would be happy with any of them. I do however, think the consensus is that the GV-1 is probably not as good for 3D.


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03-28-2005 10:48 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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Thanks for all the info. I am running a digital servo so what would you recomend. I'll probably go with a throtle jockey since most people i talk to say thats what they run. thanks

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03-28-2005 10:51 PM  13 years agoPost 11
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A throtle jockey or a revlock. Which one do you fellas think is better. Thats what I'm narrowing my search down to.

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03-28-2005 11:03 PM  13 years agoPost 12
helibird

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TJ Pro!!

I will admit this is the only governor that I've used, but it is by far the best 75 bucks I've spend on my heli this year. Makes everything far more consistant. Was easy to set up, just followed the directions on the ma site and it worked perfect.

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03-28-2005 11:09 PM  13 years agoPost 13
ChristianM

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Currently the two best are the RevLock and the RevMax. The pro's and con's have been discussed to death in this thread http://runryder.com/helicopter/t140456

The Throttle Jockey is now "old" technology in this race. Personally I prefer the RevLock since you can set it up on the bench (no need for a sky-tack) and you do not have to do any tricks with the throttle curves to get it to perform properly (many people run the RevMax with all throttle points at 100% to get max performance, a bit scary if the sensor or the unit should fail).

Christian

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03-28-2005 11:30 PM  13 years agoPost 14
ptarp

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(many people run the RevMax with all throttle points at 100% to get max performance, a bit scary if the sensor or the unit should fail).
Wow, thats a great point, I never thought about that.

I'm guessing some of those with the rev-max (I would, if I had one) have an idle-up mode with a "normal" throttle curve so they could switch in a case such as that?


Philip

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