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03-16-2003 06:37 AM  14 years agoPost 1
helicopterfan

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Hi folks!!

I`m just wondering about what the benefits are running with an Gouvernor, i mean for us who has started to fly around a bit; like stall-turns, the first loop.......
I`m not totally newbee, but not to far away.....
Maybe you who know the gouvernor think this is a stupid question, but i do`nt care!
Is there any need for the gouvernor for me??

Knut

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03-16-2003 08:24 AM  14 years agoPost 2
irq

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A governor pretty much replaces the work you have to do, with your radio's throttle curves, to get a consistent head speed, throughout collective travel. It also prevents (for the most part) overspeeding of the main rotor if you like to drop altitude really fast.

It is sometimes even more useful on ships that are sort of light but with comparatively big engines (like some .50 sized ships).

My guess is that you don't need one.

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03-16-2003 08:54 AM  14 years agoPost 3
helicopterfan

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Hi there irq!!

I own a r30v1 and a 50v2 and when you say overspeeding rotor at large drops of altitude i really got interested, cause mine seems to do that.... It can also have to do with my throttle-curves, i know that but maybe i try one on my 50....?

Knut

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03-16-2003 08:56 AM  14 years agoPost 4
Tek

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Governer

I don't use one on any of my helis and have had no problems. Most of the 3D pilots I have met do not mess with them either.

-------Does it fly?-------

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03-16-2003 09:11 AM  14 years agoPost 5
helicopterfan

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Hi there TechnikVR!!

I kind a got the feeling that everybody used the gouvernor, but i realise that`s not true.....
It will not be on top of my buy-list in a long time i think!!

Knut

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03-16-2003 09:16 AM  14 years agoPost 6
FinnDave

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Top of my shopping list is always 'MORE FUEL!'

Nothing makes your heli fly better than more practise (and nothing is what I've been doing all winter )

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-16-2003 10:02 AM  14 years agoPost 7
Airman98

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I have a governor in my RaptorV2 50 and its nice to be able to dial in your head speed. I can go from 1800-2100 in one second. As nice as the governor is I dont think its a must have.
Tim

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03-16-2003 08:42 PM  14 years agoPost 8
tommytee

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Just put a GV-1 in my 30V2. Obviously they are not a must have bit of kit , but if you fit one theres no more messing about with throttle curves which is good for us lazy types

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03-16-2003 09:12 PM  14 years agoPost 9
Gbouten

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I love the smoothness of the constand rotor speed. It made my learning curve for 3D easier. I know that there are some that can do this with their radios, but I never seem to get it dialed in right.

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03-16-2003 11:16 PM  14 years agoPost 10
rcheliflyer

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stephen's post hit the spot,

I used to not use a GV1 and I don't think you have to have one, but
after flying a heli with one It's awsome how smooth the head speed
stays if you have your engine set right first.
Like irq said best for the overpowered heli's that tend to over speed the rotor.
You can keep your pitch/throttle curves more linear and not have to
tweak them , also great for the over speed on decsents.
I think they greatly contribute to overall smoother flying without a lot of
setup time and related probs.
I have one in my Fury and will be installing one in my R50v2.

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03-16-2003 11:30 PM  14 years agoPost 11
Tek

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Governer

No one mentioned that a Governer has a negative side in which it does not differentiate from a lean running engine and will just try to compensate.

I wouldn't mine trying one someday, but after doing some research and dialing my throttle curves correctly I saved a bundle over buying governers for my 4 helis. Thats 520.00 to spend on fuel instead. Go flying and just have fun.

-------Does it fly?-------

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03-17-2003 03:04 PM  14 years agoPost 12
helicopterfan

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Hi there!!

I can easyli be a bit confused about it, but that is a "problem" wherever you turn in everything...... Everybody has their own opinion- that`s good!! Don`t misunderstand me, i`m really glad so many replyed to the question!!
I think i will buy one as soon as i can raise the money for it, and give it a try myself, that`s for sure, then i can make up my own opinion!!??

Knut

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03-17-2003 09:15 PM  14 years agoPost 13
donlynn

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R36 230 tanks

Gidday
I found it made a HUGE difference while I was trying to figgure my curves out when learning with a mech gyro, let me know what a good curve should sound like.
What a massive difference to the tail consistancy, If you can afford to crash it then doit I say .

Havn't fitted to my rappy yet as I'm trying to figgure it out without it but I'm starting to weaken and it'll probably be in for this coming weekend

Regards Don

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03-17-2003 11:33 PM  14 years agoPost 14
psawya

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Woodinville, WA

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Best thing since sliced bread is dead on. I love the governors. It makes set up so much easier. Instead of fiddling around with perfecting pitch and throttle curves I fly which lets me burn more fuel for something useful, learning new tricks, not dialing in the heli. So money spent on a governor does relate to money spent on fuel. Does a governor know your engine is to lean or rich, no, but neither does a throttle curve. So I don't see how that is a negative side.

Pete

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03-18-2003 03:13 AM  14 years agoPost 15
steve9534

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yakima, wa.

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Governors

I like mine and use them on my bigger helis. I'm a bit of a Luddite and took some convincing before I finally bought one. Once I did, I had to get another for the other heli. It really does prevent overspeeding and makes setup easier. If you can't tell the motor is lean with the governor on, you probably won't be able to tell w/o it either. I honestly didn't find that setting the needles was all that different either way. Hope this helps. Steve.

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