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03-19-2009 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 1
jdone

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Just purchased a Trex-600 Nitro Pro and now initiating the build. My question is relative to the governor and whether or not it's a required purchase? Advise needed..

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03-19-2009 10:50 PM  8 years agoPost 2
VooDooX

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its not NEEDED but its nice to have if you set up your tcurves well enough you can basicly mimic it there were nitro helis before there were governers

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03-19-2009 10:50 PM  8 years agoPost 3
rotormonkey

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If you have to ask, it probably isn't necessary. It's nice to have for a couple reasons

1: You're doing 3d, and want a nice consistent headspeed.
2: When you descend quickly, it'll keep from overspeeding the head.

In the case of #1 curves will do the same job, just not quite as well. You can still 3d on curves though. For #2, just manage your collective a bit, or nose down when you descend and you'll be fine.

To answer your question, no.. they aren't necessary.

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03-20-2009 12:25 AM  8 years agoPost 4
xxl

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I fly with one a nice add on I think it is just presonal preferece

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03-20-2009 12:41 AM  8 years agoPost 5
AltecLansing

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I flew for a while without when, but I got one, it has become easier to learn some basic 3d stuff. The consistant head speed during these maneuvers is nice. If you are just doing circuits with some mild aerobatics, then you won't find a need for it. Its not required, but makes some things easier.

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03-20-2009 12:41 AM  8 years agoPost 6
ba board

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Bottom line................its not

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03-20-2009 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 7
fiordaliso

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Not necessary.

If you feel the desire anyway prefer an overspeed limiter or drive the governor that mode...

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03-20-2009 01:11 AM  8 years agoPost 8
airboss

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Synergy 1 has Multigov ,YSsr and works good but Synergy 2 has curves and thr/ail,elev mixing . this set up is much more tunable to fit flying style.

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03-20-2009 01:17 AM  8 years agoPost 9
rexxigpilot

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A governor is the best bang for the buck investment you can make for your T-Rex 600. For the price of 3 gallons of fuel, it will improve the 3D performance more than any other upgrade of equal cost, unless this is your first three gallons of fuel!

You can get by without one if you're incredibly good with pitch and throttle curves. The thing is, do you want to spend your time flying or setting curves?

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03-20-2009 01:27 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Cheech91060

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If its in the budget, a multigov pro can govern and provide mixture control. Pretty nice for one little unit.

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03-20-2009 01:30 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Aaron29

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Not essential at all. You can go your entire career and not need one.

But governors are easier than tweaking a perfect throttle curve. And governors allow you to fly without "loading the disk."

If you unload the disk without a governor, like in a descent, your engine will overspeed and it has nothing to do with how good you are at setting throttle curves.

I think a gyro is more "needed." And there will be those who argue you don't "need" a gyro. While correct, I think helis are no fun to fly without gyros, but a governor isn't a big deal.

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03-20-2009 01:32 AM  8 years agoPost 12
MattJen

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You can get by without one if you're incredibly good with pitch and throttle curves. The thing is, do you want to spend your time flying or setting curves?

Even with a governer you will want to set a throttle curve, as all equipment is prone to failing or throwing a magnet or even becoming demagnatised, and if that happens in flight you will need a curve to fall back on.. I always set up a curve even when i did use a governer..

Do you need one NO, are they handy YES, like cruise control on a car it gives you one less thing to think about..

But i would still learn to setup a curve first before opting for the Governer.

Matt

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03-20-2009 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Aaron29

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Don't forget they also tend to mask engine breakin/mixture settings.

You can fry an engine short order if you run it lean with a governor.

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03-20-2009 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 14
JAGNZ

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Like a HH Gyro, once you use one you will never look back IMHO...


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03-20-2009 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 15
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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hi

I didnt use one for YEARS.. remember, Im deaf..

I had one of the pilots at the field fly one tank and adjust the pitch curves based on 3D and how the blades/motor sounded.. He tweaked it pretty close ...

This was the first year I am using a Governor.. Multipro.. and WOW.. the headspeed is awesome.. Im keeping the same curves for back up though..

I flew a few times not realizing the governor was TURNED OFF... so when I turned it on.. not a dramatic difference in flying..

Yes, it is not needed... HOWEVER, you will have to tweak curves until its right then its good

Just my $.02

Michael

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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03-20-2009 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 16
rexxigpilot

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There is a big difference between setting a basic thottle curve and adjusting throttle and pitch curves for good 3D performance.

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03-20-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 17
rotormonkey

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Once you've learned to set curves, it doesn't take long to do. And if you're good it's almost the same has having a gov. I've been having trouble getting my gov working recently. One of the guys at the club who's been flying helis for 15 years was convinced my gov was working fine, but I was still on curves. He didn't believe me.

imho learn to set up curves and mixes, just so you know how, then get a gov when you feel it's necessary for you. You may never bother.

The only reason I got one was because it was free.

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03-20-2009 01:45 AM  8 years agoPost 18
kogibankole

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governor reacts only after headspeed has been reduced...i program curves and tweek them until it flies right

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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03-20-2009 01:47 AM  8 years agoPost 19
rotormonkey

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governor reacts only after headspeed has been reduced
Not technically true. The gov takes over throttle control completely, and pretty much ignores your curves. It will increase throttle if your motor bogs down, and decrease it if it's overspeeding.

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03-20-2009 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 20
JetFire

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I second 'JAG'. Some people say its better to learn your curves before getting one but I don't think it makes a difference whether you learn it now or learn it later IMO. Most manuals give you a starting point which I highly recommend you utilize in case your gov fails and is more than good enough to get you back on the ground safely. Always have a backup. Other than that.. you will never regret getting a gov if you decide to get one.


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