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04-23-2009 07:34 AM  10 years ago
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Malc1

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To Strap or Not to Strap - Gyro
Hi

I`ve got a T Rex 700 and Spartan 760 Gyro.

I noticed quite a bit of movement in the gyro on its foam mounting that comes supplied and have just decided to run a strap around it and tighten it down.

Feels much better - but is that the normal thing to always do or does it depend on what gyro and what heli?.

Need to test fly at the weekend now

Any ideas?
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04-23-2009 07:40 AM  10 years ago
Saint728

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As long as the gyro is not strapped down so hard it doesn't move it will be fine.

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04-23-2009 02:38 PM  10 years ago
floop

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I had some drifting with my spartan until I strapped it down. I used a small Velcro strap. Works great.IT's what I do.
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04-23-2009 03:03 PM  10 years ago
duceduc

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It is an extra precaution if the gyro tape ever get loose. I don't use it though.Duc S
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04-23-2009 09:04 PM  10 years ago
j5coat

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strap it! just not to hard.Trex 700, Trex 600n
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04-23-2009 11:22 PM  10 years ago
LONEWOLF2440

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insrance strap itMIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550
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04-24-2009 01:30 AM  10 years ago
aviation

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To Strap or not to Strap
I agree, I normally put a security strap around it just in case of. It needs to be solid but with the foam cusion to work correctly.

So strap it for luck only.

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04-24-2009 01:35 AM  10 years ago
Steff Giguere

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strap it! just not to hard.
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04-24-2009 01:35 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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strap itHell... I can fix that.
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04-24-2009 01:43 AM  10 years ago
Yug

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For security, just use an elastic band. Velcro transmits too much vibes.Vegetable rights and Peace
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04-24-2009 02:08 AM  10 years ago
DKTek

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My 760 works fine without the strap. I used the thick foam, metal plate, thin foam, then the gyro. I'm NOT a 3D guy so I doubt I'll sling the gyro off the tape. I can see the 3D guys strapping it though. This heli can definately outfly my skill set but it sure is fast and does very big loops and tight azz rolls. Stick banging is fun at altitude too.The beatings will continue until morale improves...
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04-24-2009 11:56 PM  10 years ago
Wyorcflyer

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Is anyone aware of any gyro mfg that recommends that you strap your gyro down?

The whole idea of the gyro tape is isolate the gyro to avoid transmitting vibrations to the gyro. Any alternate method of restraining the gyro that touches the gyro is going to transmit some vibration.

I check mine as a part of routine maintenance to make sure it is secure. If your nervous replace the gyro tape at any indication of failure, like it is getting fuel soaked or is coming loose in any way.

Just my 2c.

Jack
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04-25-2009 12:07 AM  10 years ago
helical

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I've never strapped gyros.
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04-25-2009 03:46 PM  10 years ago
rcnut

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I've had two gyros fall off in flight! It was fun trying to land my heli with the gyro laying on it's side.

Strap it down, but not too tight!
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04-25-2009 11:38 PM  10 years ago
WreckRman2

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The purpose of the cushion tape is to allow it to move a little. I've never understood why people put velcro on the gyro. Just like everything else... if you notice it loosening up, change the dang tape. It's called maintenance!________________
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04-25-2009 11:56 PM  10 years ago
baddynergy

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Is anyone aware of any gyro mfg that recommends that you strap your gyro down?
Uhm yup. CY sends a strap with their gyros.
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04-26-2009 12:56 AM  10 years ago
Sam2b

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If you clean all surfaces two times with rubbing alcohol and a clean paper towel the adhesive foam should stick very well and stay put. Further more, on the Trex700, the top front area typically stays very dry and free of oil. I do not run a strap on both my Trex600n with Vbar and Trex700 and are very secure to this day after hundreds of hard 3D flights (including some little crashes). It comes down to preference. BUT if you have tail drifting issues, first try removing your strap._Sam B_
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04-26-2009 05:26 AM  10 years ago
chopper_crazy

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knock on wood, I have never had any gyro problems and I have never strapped them down.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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04-26-2009 05:30 AM  10 years ago
Auto180_OCMA

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I ve never had to strap it down
I know the argument on this subject, You can starp it down, But what about everything else?

I just check my tape, If its time to replace it, it cost nothhing change it. Otherwise i have to strap everything down to make sure a tape doesnt brake on it.

Thats just my .002 cent
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04-26-2009 01:58 PM  10 years ago
S.Dykes

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No Strap
Shoot, I can hardly pull mine loose once i stick it with some Zeal.
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