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HelicopterBeginners Corner › CSM 400 or CSM540 Gyro?
03-12-2003 06:37 PM  14 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

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I just need to buy the gyro now for my Sceadu. I was recommended to buy the CSM 400. It costs €159. My supplier also has 2 other gyros, Futaba GY401 for €218 and the CSM 540 for €199. Is it worth the extra cash to go for the more expensive gyro. I'm not really fimiliar with what the gyro actually does. Would any of the more expensive gyro's make the heli more stably and easier to control and fly?

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Niall

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03-12-2003 06:41 PM  14 years agoPost 2
Jarno

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Get the GY401 and you won't regret! It's the most simple to setup and works great. I've been very happy with my CSM540, but it really needs some serious setting up before it's better than GY401. In my opinion CSM540 is not for one who's not familiar with setting up it etc..

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03-12-2003 07:09 PM  14 years agoPost 3
TOSH

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The CSM 400. is a good sports gyro.You wont realy need a better on untill you get into hard flying.CSM 540 is a good 3D gyro but don`t buy it at that price,You could get the 560 for that and some say its the best of all the gyros.

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03-12-2003 07:13 PM  14 years agoPost 4
FinnDave

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Kouvola, Finland

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I have a CSM 360, CSM 400 and GY 401 in helis at the moment, as Jarno says, the CSM takes more setting up than the Futaba, but to put that in perspective, I spent five minutes setting up the CSM 400 and about 1 minute on the Futaba. I haven't noticed any real differences between them in the air, but I don't really push them that hard. The main advantage of the CSM is that the manufacturers are very easy to deal with, after a hard crash I sent the 400 back for inspection and they checked it for free, charged me a little for the return postage, that was all. I have no idea what I'd do with my 401 if I damaged it.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-12-2003 07:18 PM  14 years agoPost 5
Jarno

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The service at the CSM is excellent, indeed! That's for sure. Some day I'll get the CSM560 too...

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03-12-2003 07:25 PM  14 years agoPost 6
TOSH

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FinnDave


((I have no idea what I'd do with my 401 if I damaged it.))

From what l hear Dave you loose it for six months and then pay an arm and a leg.

About 3 years ago my mate totaled his 360,got it back a week later and they charged him £15 inc p&p.

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03-12-2003 07:30 PM  14 years agoPost 7
FinnDave

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Tosh, got to say that's a strong argument for buying British! As I said, I have a CSM 360 in use as well, no real difference in performance from the 400, just a bit slower to boot up...

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-12-2003 08:06 PM  14 years agoPost 8
TOSH

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FinnDave

Hi Dave.
l`ve flown 180 360 400 and 540. IMO they are all very good value for money and CSM after sales is second to none.l`m flying the 601s now and think they are great,just hope they dont go wrong after what l`ve heard.

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03-12-2003 08:09 PM  14 years agoPost 9
FinnDave

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I really don't know where I'd send my Futaba gyro if it went wrong. I had to send a Futaba Rx in for checking and some repair after a crash and it ended up going to Sweden, wasn't cheap. I'm happy wiht all of my gyros at present, all work as advertised.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-13-2003 06:11 AM  14 years agoPost 10
yapjy

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Singapore

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Hi,
is it true that if my CSM gyro is faulting, I can send it to CSM HQ at UK for service?
Futaba is good but the LHS that handles futaba sucks.

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03-13-2003 06:45 AM  14 years agoPost 11
jetsurgeon

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Raleigh, NC

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GY - 401

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03-13-2003 07:54 AM  14 years agoPost 12
Futurac

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Belgium , Europe

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where did you get those prices? CSM 540 for €199!!!!????

we sell CSM 560 the newest for much less.( 185 eur xxx )
the 560 seems to be a good one, as it was reported till now.
easy to tune and more- comes with PC interface

Alex (Formerly Known as RCMarket )

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03-13-2003 10:28 PM  14 years agoPost 13
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rrApprentice

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There my suppliers list prices. They are based in my home town.

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