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01-11-2011 03:38 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Neon Juripuri

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Here's my High tech gyro mount. Balsa and plywood. I'll paint it black then paint it with epoxy to fuelproof. Then glue it on with rapid fix. I just think that's where a gyro belongs on a Raptor. Should make more room up front for a governor.
Fred

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01-11-2011 03:00 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Swoop

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I just think that's where a gyro belongs on a Raptor.
Gyro stays alot dryer in the front. It is also better protected from a flybar paddle in a crash.

I can appreciate trying to make up for lack of realestate in the front though. I'm specifically buying one of the smaller size gyros to mount on the upper most deck to free up the second tray for my governor.

Chris
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01-12-2011 12:50 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Neon Juripuri

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Yea Swoop. Although I have yet to have a problem on my old raptors,I was thinking about the flybar on the X-50. It IS closer being below the blades. I was thinking about putting it on the bottom of the boom mount. (it will fit the bottom,same as the top) You helped make up my mind for me I'm gonna run the wires so it fits the bottom,and if I don't see any problems. That's where I will glue my "state of the art" mount. I havn't really had problems with fuel soaked gyro's on my old Raptors. I'm not a 3-d pilot either though.
Fred

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01-12-2011 01:27 AM  7 years agoPost 4
mustang67ford

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I mounted my gyro (gy540) on the top deck up front with room to spare. There is a little flat spot there if you notice it. I believe the manual even recommends mounting it up front. I think you may run into issues with your location. The gy401 is great, I have 2 of them, but the 540 is just much more compacted and costs less than the 401. Just my thoughts.

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01-12-2011 01:50 PM  7 years agoPost 5
SC Raptorman

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My Spartan 760 is up front on the level spot and room to spare and it does a awesome job .

Oh what a feeling 3D Flying can be
Magnum Fuels

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01-12-2011 04:36 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Swoop

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SCRaptorman, I'm just about to pick up a quark because I wasn't sure if the 760 would fit without rubbing the canopy. Good to know either works.

Hey i was checking out your gallery and noticed your edge paddles. How do you like them? I've been using stubz on my previous raptors but was thinking the edge's might be less pitchy due to being slightly heavier. How is your roll and flip rate?

Do you have any pictures of your 760 mounted up front? thanks Chris

Chris
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01-12-2011 05:09 PM  7 years agoPost 7
SC Raptorman

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[quote] How is your roll and flip rate?[quote] It is a blurr with the Edge Blades and SWE paddles , and very stable but lighting fast . You will Love it if you like it Super Fast but it might be something you will need to adjust to .Some people do not like theirs that fast but I Love it .

Oh what a feeling 3D Flying can be
Magnum Fuels

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04-08-2011 03:28 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Neon Juripuri

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It works
I finally got my X-50 in the air. I put my "state of the art" mount on the bottom of the boom mount. (It's made just like the top).
I only flew it twice. (Just hovering and forward flight) No tail wag. I did a piro and it stopped solid. It should loop and roll just fine.
I only recommend this if you are confident in your gluing and fuel proofing. I like building airplanes and am confident in my methods.
But that being said I will keep a close eye on my mount, and in the meantime try to think of a more fool proof way to keep the gyro back there.
Fred

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