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11-05-2004 08:23 AM  13 years agoPost 1
trvo

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Hi Guys,

Anyone ever tried to fly their heli without a gyro, reason I ask is a little while ago I had an old gyro fail in flight, once you get used to actually controlling the tail it isn't really that hard although it does look messy. Managed to get the heli down in one piece though. I now have a CSM 560 Micro Gyro.

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11-05-2004 08:42 AM  13 years agoPost 2
AnotherChris

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Yep, 20 years ago when there were no gyros.....then I made my own and it was a whole lot easier to fly the darn thing.

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11-05-2004 08:46 AM  13 years agoPost 3
G-DAVE

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Memories
There was a time long ago when planks ruled the world - I owned a Micro Mold Lark r/c heli. - Gyro's hadn't been discovered then - oh! I did struggle - But it was was still fun .
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11-05-2004 08:47 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Alistair

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i learned how to fly with out a gyro... lol can be quite interesting at times

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11-05-2004 08:54 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Drunk Monk

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I've only tried once when I thought my gyro might be faulty so I bypassed it. Man was that tail fast. Not something I want to try on a regular basis. Just wanted to see what it was like


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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11-05-2004 08:54 AM  13 years agoPost 6
lozza6

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especially when you bang on the throttle??

or does your revo mix take care of that completely?

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11-05-2004 08:59 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Alistair

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not completely, but if you set your revo mix right, learn to finese the tail, it'll stay pretty good... tail first flight takes a bit of trickery though

squigle

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11-05-2004 09:03 AM  13 years agoPost 8
G.Man

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No but I tried flying my bergen gasser with the 601 in ATV mode... LMFAO

Probably harder than no gyro... lol

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11-05-2004 09:19 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Alistair

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lol.... yep... but it's funny

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11-05-2004 09:46 AM  13 years agoPost 10
cootertwo

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I think everybody should try it, at least once. It really lets you know about the forces that are at work on your heli.

One Day At A Time

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11-05-2004 09:46 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Vigor3DFX

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Yeah,
As an enthusiastic 16 yo in the mid 80s i learnt to fly on a Morley Hughes 300 with a Super Tigre 40 aero engine and no gyro...simply i couldnt afford one.
Everyone at the time were flying Kalt Cyclones with Quest gyros...man was i jealous

But, because of that i learnt lightning fast tail control,
I remember decending and doing almost uncontorlable piros on the way down...mad

Tony

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11-05-2004 10:21 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Alistair

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I think everybody should try it, at least once. It really lets you know about the forces that are at work on your heli
i completely agree...
But, because of that i learnt lightning fast tail control,
good to have this skill in your arsenal(SP?)... this way, you can get your ship back if/when you have a gyro failure. OR, you can keep flying

squigle

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11-05-2004 03:19 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Maxx

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Flew Kavan's Jetranger and Hegi Cobra's in the late '70's...Schulter Miniboy and Heliboys as well as the Bitner Horizion in the early '80's all with no gyro...come to think of it...no revo mix either. Stock Proline 7 channel AM radio and Webra Speed .61 motors.
Cave man days to be sure!
Actually; the Schluter Heliboy and SX81 came with an ingenious adjustable bellcrank systen that would put T/R compensation in to a limited degree...not a gyro but it DID help...

I also flew the first (blue) Shuttle's I owned without gyros but with an Airtronics radio with revo control pots.

It was all we had at the time...but it was still lots of fun (as I recall).

Chris 9679L

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11-05-2004 09:53 PM  13 years agoPost 14
doorman

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No Gyro
Yes, you really do learn how to use the tail rotor... I had one go out on a Schluter Champion while I was trying to set it up for a freind... it was intermittent (but we didn't know that at the time) and I tried everything till I just gave the throttle and took off... I was able to fly around and it actually did feel pretty good, but when you move the throttle/pitch, you had better be moving the tail right a long with it... we got it back in, and all in one big piece that looked just like when we took off, but it is good to know that you can do it if you have to....
The "early" gyros were almost as good as no Gyro!!!!!!!!!!

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11-05-2004 09:57 PM  13 years agoPost 15
Ringding

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Have not done it yet. I just tried setting the gyro sensitivity in Reflex to 0. This definitely is uncontrollable. Can someone with real world experience please try? I just does not feel right at all.

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11-05-2004 09:59 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Alistair

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add revo mix

how do you control the heading lock on reflex?

squigle

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11-05-2004 10:04 PM  13 years agoPost 17
Ringding

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What do you mean?

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11-05-2004 10:22 PM  13 years agoPost 18
helidog

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Started flying some 20 odd years ago at that time there was no gyros. Don’t need no stinking gyro. Anyone that fly’s with a gyro is a

BIG PUSS.

Its nice to be the Big Dog.

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11-05-2004 10:34 PM  13 years agoPost 19
helidog

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OK OK OK

So I'm a big puss to.

It just makes it so easy to have fun now but it is good for anyone that has not tried to fly without one to give it a whirl

Its nice to be the Big Dog.

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11-06-2004 01:08 AM  13 years agoPost 20
Furious Predator

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I have a G460T on my nexus. heading hold gain is set at NEGATIVE 25%. it can hold the tail relatively well in a hover but any more gain and it wags. when i first got it, i had it with an old school mechanical rate gyro...should have seen me on my first day inverted

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