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05-06-2005 02:31 AM  12 years agoPost 1
JohnL

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Recieved my bird today (Wasn't supposed to see her till Friday)! She was packaged up very nicely! I'm picking up some building supplies and then I'll be working on her all weekend! Man...you talk about excited!

Quick question...if I had the extra money is it worth going with the 601 gyro>?

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05-06-2005 02:42 AM  12 years agoPost 2
mcoccia

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John,

From what read on here and what people say is YES. Depends on your buget and needs and most importantly skill level. I am saving for one also

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05-06-2005 02:50 AM  12 years agoPost 3
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i would say it depends on how advanced a pilot you are, a beginner will have all the gyro he needs with a gy401, and it'll be less on the wallet if it breaks in a crash, while if you dont crash much then a gy601 is the ultimate when it comes to gyros, depends on where your at.

how'd the ground come up like that ?

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05-06-2005 02:55 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Ted Toth

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if you have to ask get the 401 and buy more fuel

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05-06-2005 03:00 AM  12 years agoPost 5
mcoccia

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I have to agree with the other's especially Ted. Buy more fuel!!! I have been running the 401 & 9254 with no problems. The only thing I don't like that has been coming up more & more now are the 9254 servo's failing quite a bit, makes me nervous when I am flying because it is always running in mind.

Mark

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05-06-2005 03:02 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Buzzin Brian

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I actually agree with Ted. The 401 will take you VERY far. I fly the snot out of my Raptor 90 SE, and it has a 401 in it. It works very well for how I fly. And I do some long tail slides. Yes the 601 is better. And yes I have flown one. But if you are not getting to the extreme level, the 401 will serve you very well.

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05-06-2005 03:58 AM  12 years agoPost 7
swattley

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i also had a 9254 servo fail is happening to anyone else and is there a better servo to run with the 401 gyro? how about a JR servo?

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05-06-2005 04:00 AM  12 years agoPost 8
3d type

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9253 tried and proven

how'd the ground come up like that ?

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05-06-2005 04:07 AM  12 years agoPost 9
LS1Heli

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If the 9253 is tried an proven then why did they discontinue it an now have the 401 come with a 9254.

I have a 401 and 9254 in my Raptor 30 and have had no problems. None at all. If your having problems make sure that the ATV/endpoints on rudder are not to drastic. That will eat the servo if it needs to fight either stop. What kind of gain are you running?

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05-06-2005 04:23 AM  12 years agoPost 10
3d type

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everything gets updated, cars, engines, apliances..... it dosent mean they had to change it, or that the end result was better. i dont think there were as many complaints on the 9253 as there are now with this resently released 9254

how'd the ground come up like that ?

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05-06-2005 04:33 AM  12 years agoPost 11
Buzzin Brian

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swattley,
It has been my exsperience that Futabe gyros do not like JR servos at all. Something about the frame rates not being the same. The servo will be maxed out to one side while the gyro is initializing. Which of course leaves it binding for a few seconds. Not good for the servo at all. Plus the servo just doesn't seem to work well with the gyro. Yes I have seen this first hand. On a side note, my 90 SE is running the 9253, and it has worked very well. Actually I own a few 401's, and have yet to have one with a 9254. As all of the 9253's I own have worked very well for me. And I hope they keep on doing so. All of the talk of 9254 failures has me a little worried about getting one. Which sucks, because I need two 401 combos as we speak to complete a couple of birds. And I am not interested in risking either one to a servo that might just be a bad servo. I sure hope Futaba gets on top of this one quickly.

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05-06-2005 05:13 AM  12 years agoPost 12
atvracer

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well I can remember when I first got into Helis and got the 401 with 9253 when they where new and there was a bunch 9253 failures and I was nerviest about using it but just like Buzzin said I think binding and bad setups was the most of the problem as for the 601 I think it's a way over kill on most helis flyers get the 401 buy fuel crash and kitssss

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05-06-2005 11:27 AM  12 years agoPost 13
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
i'm using the 9253...no problems and very fast servo.....
just like stated above...the 9254 is just "upgrade" or "update"


Thanks
~Will~

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05-06-2005 03:07 PM  12 years agoPost 14
JohnL

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Thanks everyone!

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05-06-2005 03:18 PM  12 years agoPost 15
swattley

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I think the end points or servo travel are correct. i used the gyro setting to stop the travel so the tail rotor did not bind the servo at all with full movement of the transmitter stick.
I had the gears strip out at the same time i noticed the belt loose maybe a slight tail rotor strike on something sticking up on the ground. the gears were easy to replace and i am going to keep a set on hand from now on.

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