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02-09-2006 03:44 AM  12 years agoPost 1
RotoRob

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I'm looking to mount a 401 on my pro, the manual has it up front under the servos. I've seen them on the top of the frame behind the main shaft, if thats the case can I build somthing out of ply and attach it some way. Or just use sticky tape and set it on top of the frame top edges. How have other people done this job.
Just curious,


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02-09-2006 04:13 AM  12 years agoPost 2
BC Don

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Mines nicely protected in behind the radio and battery in front of the main shaft in the "servo" cage.

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02-09-2006 04:22 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Lefty and Leroy

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BC, do you mean like this...

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02-09-2006 04:23 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Teronzhul

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This is a sport rather than a pro, but I believe the frames are similar. Old credit card = gyro tray.

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02-09-2006 12:11 PM  12 years agoPost 5
RotoRob

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I thought that it had to be at least 10 mm away from the motor.

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02-09-2006 12:45 PM  12 years agoPost 6
perfesser zero

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Rear mounted gyro on Hawk...
Teronzhul,
Thats an interesting use of a credit card. I'd mount mine there, but I've got a voltwatch mounted there.

RotoRob,
You could do that. I have and it works, however I'm still trying to figure out what to do if I need to split the frames at some time. Mine is glued to the frames behind the rotor shaft as can be seen in this picture. I've leveled it parallel with the ground. The frames at the back are not level (have a slight angle on them) so you'll need to level the platform. I'm not sure it needs to be level, but I did it anyway.


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Hawk Sport - OS 37SZ-H
Raptor 30 - OS 37SZ-H
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02-09-2006 05:08 PM  12 years agoPost 7
BC Don

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Sorry, don't have a picture but mine is under where Teronzhul put his. So it is mounted right beside the switch. There is enough room between the back of the switch and the two servos on the side to put the Gyro.

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02-09-2006 07:54 PM  12 years agoPost 8
perfesser zero

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BC Don
That's where I had mine at first, but it keep getting covered in fuel residue and coming loose from the double sided pad. That's why I moved mine. I don't have a fuel residue problem now even with doing aerobatics. I'm not doing the 3D stuff yet though.

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Tiger 50 - OS 50SX-H
Hawk Sport - OS 37SZ-H
Raptor 30 - OS 37SZ-H
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02-10-2006 02:27 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Teronzhul

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I did have it mounted in the servo cage underneath its current location, but didn't like having to worm the screwdriver in to get to it if I needed to make adjustments. Further, I didn't like it constantly in contact with the wires I was shoving underneath.

I have the voltwatch mounted up there as well, but its just stuck on the center servo and is forward facing.

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02-10-2006 04:52 PM  12 years agoPost 10
BC Don

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Well, so far I haven't had any fuel residue issues but I'm not doing much other than some basic circuits, maybe a lousy loop or two. I'll have to monitor it when I start doing things that will get smoke in there (tail slides, backwards flying).

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02-10-2006 06:24 PM  12 years agoPost 11
jackheli

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It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-10-2006 11:46 PM  12 years agoPost 12
BC Don

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Thanks jackheli, that's where I was trying to describe.

What's the small black box on the right hand side of the Heli? Governor?

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02-11-2006 12:57 AM  12 years agoPost 13
jackheli

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Nope, that is the memory recording device for my co-pilot. It records transmitter signal strength, battery condition and helicopter attitude. You can then replay the data on a computer screen and watch a little helicopter tilting back and forth while you see the channel inputs. Piro-flips and funnels are amazing to watch...

The governor, an old style TJ, is pretty small and squeezed between the receiver and the memory recorder...

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02-11-2006 02:21 AM  12 years agoPost 14
perfesser zero

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jackheli...
Where did you get the flight recorder? Or is it a part of the co-pilot? Sounds neat. I was planning on taking my GPS up and run it around the sky, but I have a few problems to work out first before it'll do what I want it to do. Does the recorder record the speed of the heli too?

Later...

Tiger 50 - OS 50SX-H
Hawk Sport - OS 37SZ-H
Raptor 30 - OS 37SZ-H
JR 10X/R950S

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02-11-2006 05:52 AM  12 years agoPost 15
jackheli

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Flight Recorder

It is an upgrade to the co-pilot. It helped me find why my rolls were coming off track. It just happened I was adding rudder as I moved the collective stick up and down. Now I can do as many rolls in a row as I want. No problem.

No, no speed or GPS. Only attitude and some metrics. You can also put some neat sensor like a watt meter. Fma is been promising other add-ons for some time now, but nothing came out yet...

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