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07-18-2006 03:02 AM  14 years ago
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ChopperEddie

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Swift Gyro Mounting Location?
Going to be installing the electronics in my new Swift just as soon as my cyclic servos arrive and was wondering where other Swift owners have mounted their gyros. Just curious where best to stick my GY401 to be as crash resistent as possible. Pics would be great, too!
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07-18-2006 04:28 AM  14 years ago
rcmarty

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I made up my own mount , saw the century one at the hobby shop.

Just a square plate and 2 screws.

pic won't work , in july folder , # 2388


More pics herehttp://www3.telus.net/rcmarty/Swift/
Check in the july folder of what it looked like pre saturday.

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07-18-2006 07:48 AM  14 years ago
Pistol Pete

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1/8 plexiglass...with notches for protruding ridges inside frame forward of boom behind servos.

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Extremely well protected from ANY crash (don't ask how I know)...canopy also protects from direct sunlight (a big plus) and you can still see red led light. PLEXI BASE is wedged in place (cutting it exactly to size helped, no glue, screws or double sided tape...easily removed for those boom replacement moments

Of course...gyro is attached with double sided tape to base.
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07-18-2006 07:54 AM  14 years ago
TomC

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I'm with Martin on this, mount the gyro at the rear, either on top of the boom/frame mount, or with a Logo gyro boom mount (which I use). This is about the safest place to put it in the event of a crash. Also, it helps to keep the gyro well away from the Motor and Esc due to the RF noise caused by both of these.

I just saw Pete's location and this looks fine as well. Just make sure you can still easily see the led gyro lights so you know what mode it's in etc.

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07-18-2006 02:38 PM  14 years ago
wakeboarder2342

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personally i mount mine upside down on the carbon tray just behind the battery


works great in this location and is protected from a crash
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07-18-2006 11:13 PM  14 years ago
TomC

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Good location for a crash, but very hard to see/check gyro led lights (on a 401) from there.

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07-19-2006 01:01 AM  14 years ago
rcmarty

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""personally i mount mine upside down on the carbon tray just behind the battery.""


I'd worry about a nose 'landing' driving the battery into the gyro. Safe to assume your at a more advanced , less crashing level than me.


I think on top the boom inside the frames would take a heck of a crash to get at.
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07-19-2006 01:04 AM  14 years ago
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I appreciate the input, gents. Looks like on top of the boom between the rails is the most popular spot.

Thanks!
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