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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Poll: GY520 or Spartan?
10-23-2009 04:08 AM  8 years agoPost 1
ckombo

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Hi,

What is better,

Spartan or GY520?

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10-23-2009 04:42 AM  8 years agoPost 2
MR SLOWFLOW

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inertia 860

aka MR AIRBRUSH

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10-23-2009 08:19 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Heli Davey

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Gy520!!!

*TREX 500ESP*TREX 600NSP*TREX 700N LE*

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10-23-2009 10:48 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Raptile

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520 is sure better than spartan

Futaba FASST 12FG | Raptor 90 V-Max V-BAR 4.0| Henseleit TDR 4.0 | PiroFreak =)

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10-23-2009 11:33 AM  8 years agoPost 5
raptorheli2

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you can't beat the real thing!

like anything you will get the answer based on what people have and very few about a proper critque. the diff between them both will not be much if anything and certainly there will be few who can properly say that they can push each to the limit. (i don't mean flying backwaard etc, i mean hard reversing piro moves and very large piro moves with wind like globes etc).

the difference with them support wise couldn't be bigger. the spartan 760 designer is active on all forums aswell as direct support, discounted crash replacements, firmware upgrades. i don't see futaba offering that so bear that in mind perhaps when buying.

cheers


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10-23-2009 02:54 PM  8 years agoPost 6
BarracudaHockey

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Honestly I think the differences between the top end gyros are more about preference and feel than actual performance.

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10-24-2009 01:35 AM  8 years agoPost 7
helidevil

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GY520 all the way!

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10-24-2009 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Sonic88

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+1 On the Inertia. Great gyro, great price. I agree with Barracuda. The high end gyros these days are all excellent options. It really just comes down to ease of use and preference.

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10-24-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 9
bkervaski

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Spartan++

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10-24-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 10
eggmcmuffinplz

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Honestly I think the differences between the top end gyros are more about preference and feel than actual performance.
To each pilot- His own preference. Its just another "best heli" question. Ive had both a 611 and a 520, and to be honest, I like the 611 the most. Blah blah blah, weight savings, space ect-I like the amp on it. Its easy to see settings, and adjust right at my fingertips. Unless you bring your laptop, or have the patience to watch blinking lights... I though the 520 was a little mushy, and it felt quite strange IMO. But thats just 2 cents worth from egg

As for which one, try em both! Some people swear by the spartan, others really like the 520. Its up to you to decide which one you like most.

Im giving the advice on what Ive owned, the real advice should come from someone who has owned/set up a spartan and 520

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10-24-2009 01:45 AM  8 years agoPost 11
bkervaski

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The 611 is a great gyro, no doubt.

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10-24-2009 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 12
blbills

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I have flown just about every gyro out there and currently own both a 520 and a Spartan and the Spartan wins hands down.

Brian

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10-24-2009 02:29 AM  8 years agoPost 13
rchelichop

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I agree, I like the Spartan over the 520 and most every gyro out there.

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10-24-2009 05:17 AM  8 years agoPost 14
RayoVac

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Also note, setting up the Spartan without a PC is much easier since the 2.0 firmware. A bind plug makes it very easy to step though the process, especially if you just need to reset endpoint travel after a tail rod change etc. I felt it was easier then what you do with the 520, JMHO.

Throw in BlueLink to your PDA or if they ever make the configurator card available... then you have advanced programming options available right there in the field.

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10-24-2009 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 15
LonR

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Macomb,Mi

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After reading some of these post I see guys saying "this" brand is better when they never used the "other" brand,them are worthless post cause thats the only brand they tryed lol.I'll never understand why people reply to threads like this when they never used both.You'll know who to take advice from by reading there past post,thats what I learned to do.

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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10-25-2009 12:10 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Zaaaguy72

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It is purely preference, both gyro's are fantastic. The only problem I found on the 520, is that for it to operate at its full potential, it needs a BLS251 servo. At least that is the experience me and my friends have had. The 520 works with other servos, just not as well. The Spartans and Inertia's work great with a large number of servos.

Team Sanjel!

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10-25-2009 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Steff Giguere

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I love the easy programming of the GY520...

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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10-25-2009 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Zaaaguy72

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Bang for the buck, I would fly the Inertia! Fortunately, I have switched all my helis over to Vbar so have fun guys!

Team Sanjel!

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10-25-2009 12:57 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Charlie R

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Lafayette Ca

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520

I have had both .
I like the 520 better !

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10-25-2009 01:07 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Zaaaguy72

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What servo are you using with the 520?

Team Sanjel!

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