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03-30-2009 11:20 AM  9 years agoPost 1
gmebey

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I'm in the market for a new gyro for a Raptor 50 (nitro) that has been sitting for 3 years. It originally had a 401 that I pulled out for a Trex 450.

So with that I have a two options:
1) Buy a new gyro for the Raptor 50
2) Buy a new gyro for one of my Trex450 and use the original 401.

So what is new in the gyro world?

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03-30-2009 11:48 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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I use the Futaba 601/611 gyro on my Raptor 50. I would have a look at the new Futaba GY520 gyro, it looks good.

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03-30-2009 01:00 PM  9 years agoPost 3
tchavei

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I would also consider a Spartan DS760 (Sport or Pro) or a Solid-G. There are several advantages of those gyros and both are considered to be the best available right now. Of course one doesn't need the best but if the price is in par with the other possibilities, why not get the best?

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03-30-2009 02:54 PM  9 years agoPost 4
AMainMaker

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Also to add to thesolid G if you do not want the extra amp box you can get the mini G which is integrated all into one box like the 401s. Also it is a little bit cheaper.
Jason

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03-30-2009 03:10 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Jag72

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Spartan....
I've tested out and flown most every gyro out there...

I used to be abig fan of the solid G's ...but after flying the Spartans a lot lately...I can't help but to say the Spartan is the BEST one in the bunch...

I haven't tried the 520 yet...but honestly...I see NO reason to...given the fact that the Spartan works so well...

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03-30-2009 03:17 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Darren Lee

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I haven't tried the 520 yet...but honestly...I see NO reason to...given the fact that the Spartan works so well...
In my limited experience so far the 520 actually is better than the Spartan in terms of piro consistency under load and precise holding power. I am very impressed.

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03-30-2009 07:56 PM  9 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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my vote goes to the Futaba 611/9256 combo.
second would be JR 770/8900

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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03-30-2009 08:48 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Jag72

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Gyros...
Let's face it...everyone has their preference ...and honestly...most all gyro's work so well these days that 99% of pilots will never exceed the limits of a good gyro...

the ONLY thing that really seperates them these days is the cosistency of the piro through hard moves like piro flips...piro funnels and piro tic tocs etc...

basically all the killer hard 3d stuff...some lesser gyros just do not have a consistent piro rate through the moves(gy401)...

I myself like the Spartan and Solid G's because they seem to hold a consistent rate through the stuff I can do...like piro funnels flips etc...

if you are really good the consistency doesn't make that much of a difference because your timing will be perfect regardless ...if you are already doing things that scare the crap out of you and don't have a full understanding of how to do a move then you need all the help you can get..IE a killer gyro..

I've never tried the 770...but I have seen some 3d pro's flying them and they seem to perform flawlessly when set up correctly...

I've had at least a dozen 611's and they just don't seem to be all that consistent in my opinion..

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03-30-2009 08:55 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Wimbledon99

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What is a good gyro for a 50 size
What level is your flying at? If it's just Circuits, Aerobatics or early 3D then buy another 401. They are simple to set up and use - you don't need all the 'bells and whistles'

If you're pushing the heli to it's limits then you probably wouldn't be asking the question

3D?? No - just another input error!!!

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03-30-2009 09:16 PM  9 years agoPost 10
USNAviationjay

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I was a tad short on funds on my second Vibe 50 build and I had a 401 laying around and I was a bit skeptical about using it but it worked great even for mild 3D.

I'll keep it on there for a while dont need much more than that.

I do love my SolidG and I have a 770 as well.. (dont care for the 770 much)

MiniG rocks and is less expensive than the 502 and the 770 and the Spartan.
and I think its every bit as good as the spartan in every way shape and form.

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03-30-2009 09:23 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Funky Trex

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Can't go wrong with the Solid-G!! It is my favorite gyro on my nitros.

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03-30-2009 10:46 PM  9 years agoPost 12
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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I have Logictech 6100 on 3x R50v2 and both TREX700N.
Sweet setup and a great price

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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03-30-2009 11:00 PM  9 years agoPost 13
LONEWOLF2440

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I vote 770 but the new futaba 520 is gona be the next hot one

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03-31-2009 02:46 AM  9 years agoPost 14
gmebey

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Say I was going to go with the option of upgrading one in my Trex450. Which would be the best option?

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03-31-2009 03:08 AM  9 years agoPost 15
tchavei

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Portugal

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In my limited experience so far the 520 actually is better than the Spartan in terms of piro consistency under load and precise holding power. I am very impressed.
I'm rather impressed how they can do that with a simple 10bit ADC, passive filtering and lower spec sensor. Maybe someone should confirm the 800/deg sec claim too (which is more like 763/deg sec on at least one production unit I know of)... I don't know the programming behind it but in terms of component quality its a step above the 401 and two steps below the 611/Spartan/Solid-G.

my two cents

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