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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › What's a decent, cheap gyro?
01-17-2011 01:53 AM  7 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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I want a better gyro that'll go into my e325 (Cobra) than the stock ACE gyro that I got cause I can't figure it out and since the gears from the supplied kit already stripped from a bump with the ground I don't have much confidence with ACE stuff. I've got the servo replaced with one with metal gears, but would like to get a gyro better than the ACE one.

Any recommendations? I know cheap is cheap, but I don't need it for more than maybe a stall turn since I like to fly scale.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-17-2011 02:05 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Wave

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The Futaba GY 520 is $130 at helidirect.

Not cheap but it works great. It also has a very predictable and reassuring response.

Translation..It just feels good.

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01-17-2011 02:11 AM  7 years agoPost 3
elmobad

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Futaba 401 you can find them DIRT cheap used. Still a great gyro.

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01-17-2011 02:17 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Dr.Ben

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Perfectly good used 520's can be had here on RR for as little as $80. If if bought new, it's still the best bang for the performance dollar and of very high quality.

Ben Minor

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01-17-2011 02:27 AM  7 years agoPost 5
derek533

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For really cheap, a lot of guys are running this: http://www.xheli.com/60p-dy-1017.html.

I haven't used one so I can't comment on the holding power. For $13 shipped if it works halfway decently, then you can't go wrong IMO.

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01-17-2011 02:58 AM  7 years agoPost 6
69maverick

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thomaston,ct

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The logitec 2100t is a great gyro it can be found for $100 or as low as $80 The setup is a bit of a task but is well worth it.

Jim B.

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01-17-2011 03:12 AM  7 years agoPost 7
Dood

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Sean Williams' GY611 for $75 looks tough to beat.
https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/...p=1295233835#RR

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01-17-2011 03:22 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Ace Dude

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Sure is amazing how much prices have come down in recent years.

  

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01-17-2011 03:29 AM  7 years agoPost 9
Scrufdog

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etech g105, about $20

most people debate if they are refurbished GY401's or just a really good clone.

n00b

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01-17-2011 04:32 AM  7 years agoPost 10
CUJO

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See to me and the HM 4000 look awful like the 401 too. Just kinda nervous about getting what I pay for

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-17-2011 10:26 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Eagle2bravo

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+1 for the gy 401...great little gyro.

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01-17-2011 10:45 AM  7 years agoPost 12
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

My best advice is to get a good gyro. A poor or erratic gyro makes an otherwise good machine a nightmare to fly, ESP for an inexperienced pilot.

Don't skimp on the gyro.....

Regards
Paul

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01-17-2011 11:05 AM  7 years agoPost 13
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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I agree with pwood. Gyro's are cheap enough now (thanks to FBL systems) that for 75 bucks you can get something good. By the way, I vote for the Spartan 760 or quark.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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01-17-2011 03:14 PM  7 years agoPost 14
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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Well I have a 401 on my Rappy50 and profficent enough to fly my e325 that I don't need a full tilt gyro if I can help it. I have an AXECP that works great on the tail and I know that gyro can't be much of anything and I could fly that well enough to justify getting into everything else. I just want something in between that won't bust the bank when I get the rest of my metal gear servos by trying to keep it under 100.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-17-2011 11:41 PM  7 years agoPost 15
Sean Williams

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Santa Clarita CA

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Sean Williams' GY611 for $75 looks tough to beat.
https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t...p=1295233835#RR
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01-17-2011 11:51 PM  7 years agoPost 16
MR.Oops!

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align gyro GP750 good for small heli. check GrandRC they have open box
gyro its a good deal...

MI flyers rocks
GrandRC

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01-18-2011 12:42 AM  7 years agoPost 17
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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I have a few friends that bought those cheap 12 dollar gyros from x or another online dealer.
I myself would never buy one, but am amazed how well they hold for 12 bucks.
These are being used on 450 sized helis.

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01-18-2011 01:24 AM  7 years agoPost 18
RotorTech321

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Scranton, PA. USA

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I think 12 dollar gyros are good for hovering practice, forward flight and very light rolls. After that ahhhhh.

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01-18-2011 02:29 AM  7 years agoPost 19
BladeStrikes

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Shelby TWP,Mi

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Don't buy a Futaba GY611,it won't fit your 450/E325.You can't go wrong with a Mini G,Spartan or GY520.They're cheap (new or used) and you won't need anything else..Never used a $12 dollar gyro because I follow the rule of you get what you pay for..

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01-18-2011 02:38 AM  7 years agoPost 20
funkindatrunk

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Millersville TN USA

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The hk 401 for 12 bucks works great for a cheap gyro. Dont forget to hotglue the board to the case but it works great. Ive used a few of em so far every time I get the urge to build a cheap clone 450. They will allow some 3d Just as good as Futaba 401 IMO.

I have learned if you move the sticks the right way you wont crash.

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