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11-03-2004 02:19 AM  13 years agoPost 1
blockatvalpo

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Is it worth buying a throttle jockey or the gv1? I have read great reviews on both of them, though the TJ seems to be on top. Any thoughts, would you go back now that you have one?

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11-03-2004 02:27 AM  13 years agoPost 2
tmonson

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I recently put a Throttle Jockey on my Raptor 50. It is the first govener that I have used. I will never not use one now! Setup was easy and it holds a steady rpm. No more overspeeding. The heli just seems to fly better with it. You won't be sorry if you get one.
Todd

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11-03-2004 02:33 AM  13 years agoPost 3
blockatvalpo

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It comes with everything for the $95 from heliproz right?

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11-03-2004 02:34 AM  13 years agoPost 4
tmonson

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Yes

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11-03-2004 02:36 AM  13 years agoPost 5
blockatvalpo

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I think that will be a good winter item to purchase for the raptor that i might be converting to a 46/50. I have found a couple good links on here about setting it up to the 8103, when I already have a 401 hooked up.

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11-03-2004 03:18 AM  13 years agoPost 6
dtang

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watch out. The Throttle Jockey component for 95 dollars is the RevMax. Although they both serve to regulate headspeed. The Revmax is pretty different in functionality from the 80 dollar Throttle Jockey Pro Gov.

There is a thread in this forum about the RevMax. I would suggest reading it.

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11-03-2004 01:53 PM  13 years agoPost 7
blockatvalpo

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dtang, thanks I would hate to order the wrong one when I do order.

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11-03-2004 02:03 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Dr Lodge

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Keeping a constant head speed has major benefits and I would not go back
- it keeps your tail speed constant
- which means you can keep the gyro gain consistent
- cyclic input remains constant
- no need to fiddle with throttle curves (but they need to be in the ball park)
etc etc.

Go for it, you won't regret it.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
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11-03-2004 03:32 PM  13 years agoPost 9
cal.30JR

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Would you guys recommend this Throttle jockey for a begineer?
It seems from what I have read that is does have it benifits. The heli is Cal.30 running JR gear.
I checked out there site for the products I still would like more information as too what is the purpose for it?

Thank you

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11-03-2004 03:34 PM  13 years agoPost 10
blockatvalpo

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So gv1 or throttle jockey?

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11-03-2004 03:58 PM  13 years agoPost 11
blockatvalpo

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Will either the throttle jockey or gv1 work with the Airtronics rx model 92777? I have it on my 8103, I just don't have the JR rx one that machine. It is in my Long Ranger.

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11-03-2004 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Dr Lodge

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cal.30JR

I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner, you have enough to think about, learning about throttle/pitch curves is essential. I would consider having a governor once you're into demanding cyclic or high power manouvres. Save your money and spend it on fuel

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11-03-2004 04:33 PM  13 years agoPost 13
cal.30JR

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Advice taken, but will remeber for future use.

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11-03-2004 04:37 PM  13 years agoPost 14
T.C.

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It comes with everything for the $95 from heliproz right?
Does that include a tacho. Cause you'll need one of them as well.

get a GV-1. Plug & play.

Tony

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11-03-2004 07:22 PM  13 years agoPost 15
estevens

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Something to keep in mind when deciding between the TJ and the GV1 is the outstanding customer service that Model Avionics provides. I recently had an older TJ (year +) go south. I emailed Paul at Model Avionics wanting to find out if it could be repaired, he sent a replacement at no charge. I think if you search the forum you will find many simular stories.
While I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner, someone in the intermediate range would benefit.

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