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09-12-2007 08:49 PM  10 years agoPost 21
jackheli

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Not upset. It is just that people get the "best" without even knowing or caring about what it is and how it works.
Rev Max didn't work well at all.
AS A GOVERNOR! It is a hell of a good limiter: Revmax IS THE BEST, but you need to have a lot of patience to set it up FROM YOUR CURVES AND MIXES

If you understand what is going on and go through the painstaking process of trial and error, it will deliver better than any other governor since it does not need to sense a drop in rpm to compensate on opening throttle. The transmitter will do that, at the SAME TIME as it loads the head.

I am sorry for all the pilots that use it straight. They do know what they are missing.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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09-12-2007 08:57 PM  10 years agoPost 22
ripley

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Kansas

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With all do respect jackheli, if all I'm concerned about is overspeed when the disk is unloaded, would my throttle curves not be so important?

"Excuse me honey can you finish on your own I think thats the Fed Ex man"

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09-12-2007 09:05 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Wenlock

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the specs say it requires an 8 ch radio is this correct or is there a work around for this?
The people who said in previous posts that you need an 8-channel radio to run a GV-1 are all wrong. The GV-1 has two aux inputs, usually connected to channels 7 & 8. One turns the governor on & off, the other is used to set the engine speed. However, you don’t have to connect either of them to the receiver if you don’t want to use them or if you don’t have any spare channels.

The GV-1 is a clever little beast, and you can use it with 6, 7 or 8 channels. You can set it to turn on & off using the throttle input, in which case it effectively uses no channels at all; you can use just the on/off channel; you can use just the speed control channel; you can use the speed control channel to control head speed AND on/off (though it may not be immediately obvious that this is possible); or you can use both aux channels. If you want to use it with 7 channels it’s just a matter of not plugging in the channel you don’t want to use.

I have three GV-1s on my helis and I’ve used most of the possible control combinations at one time or another. I suspect the people who said the GV-1 needs an 8 channel radio just haven’t taken the time to think about what they read in the manual.

As with most heli electronics, you need to read and understand the manual, and play around a little. I suspect the GV-1 has gained a reputation for being a difficult and fiddly little gadget because most people simply don’t understand it.

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09-12-2007 09:27 PM  10 years agoPost 24
jackheli

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With all do respect jackheli, if all I'm concerned about is overspeed when the disk is unloaded, would my throttle curves not be so important?
Any governor will take care of overspeed. In fact, a governor will take care of over and under speed. Your throttle curve with a governor has to be such that the governor engages and then the preset "target" speed is applied. That's all. Each governor has its own way of accomplishing that.

What differentiates one governor from the other is its capacity to react quickly to rpm changes, or some even try to predict what is going to happen next and act in advance of the rpm change happening, thus insuring the shortest time of change in headspeed possible. Motto: Setup your target speed properly and forget about it.

A limiter is a completely different beast. It does not try to anticipate what is going to happen. That is left for you to figure out by your programming. So if your programming is poor, like in a flat throttle curve and no mixes to throttle, your end result will be poor. Motto: Garbage in, garbage out. Efficiency in, efficiency out.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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09-13-2007 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 25
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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GV-1 is what I use and you can use it with a single channel. There is a stick switch function that actually allows you to use the throttle/collective stick to turn on the gov. when you pass 15% throttle. You can only use one head speed with this but that is what a gov. is generally for anyways. I use a DX-7 and it works fantastic. Go to Jason Krause's web page and the setup for the stick switch is there. I use this same setup.

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09-13-2007 02:08 AM  10 years agoPost 26
tlankford01

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This is a very reliable gov. If you already have one do not let anyone talk you into another. It is a very capable and is tried and true.

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