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08-07-2007 02:24 AM  10 years agoPost 1
david11cap

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Madison, CT

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What are the pro's and con's to using a govenor on your heli?

thanks, Dave C.

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08-07-2007 02:34 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Leif

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Pros:

- Easier to get a consistent head speed, especially if you aren't good at programming your radio
- Possible to do rapid descending maneuvers without too much overspeeding (almost impossible with a throttle curve)
- With the right governor you can know your headspeed without needing a tachometer.

Cons:

- Additional cost
- Need to install a magnet and sensor to measure the engine speed.
- Some maneuvers show less headspeed drop when using a throttle curve. Tic-tocs are a good example. This is why "limiters" are popular, as they allow you to use a throttle curve while still getting the benefits that a governor offers.

Leif

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08-07-2007 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 3
da_man

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Central NC

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I wouldn't fly without one. If you do maneuvers that require a fair amount of cyclic then, it is very helpful.

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08-07-2007 08:06 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario,​Canada

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not blowing up your motor is a good thing

Shawn
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08-07-2007 11:01 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Captain Crazy

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Helps ya to descend when windy without having to drop revs on ya engine - makes you feel alot more confident that ya can get it down.I recommend.

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