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06-21-2009 04:31 AM  11 years ago
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KsSportflyer

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Futaba 520 gyro customer reviews
I was just wanting to get some reviews on the new Gy520 gyro. I have a friend looking at this gyro. Just wanted to get some opinions for him, from you guys.
Brandon
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06-21-2009 05:36 AM  11 years ago
JJMAN (RIP)

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Whats not to like, its tiny, weighs about as much as a nickel, its easy to setup and the performance is awesome.JAY HIGGS
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06-21-2009 01:21 PM  11 years ago
Ray Fernandez

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06-21-2009 01:25 PM  11 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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I know 3 very good pilots that despite being sponsored by Futaba, would tell me privately what they thought if there's a problem. Based on thier comments to me, the 520 will be my next gyro purchase.Andy
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06-21-2009 01:32 PM  11 years ago
AAKEE

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I got one for my trex450 and ordered another one the same day I made the first flight with the first GY520. Works as well in my nitro heli as well.
I got the USB interface this week, have'nt tested the tweaking possibilities yet.
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06-21-2009 01:37 PM  11 years ago
Eury

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Absolutely excellent gyro. I don't like the programming, but there is no arguing with the performance.Nick Crego

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06-21-2009 07:57 PM  11 years ago
KsSportflyer

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Thanks fellas, I will let him know.Brandon
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06-23-2009 05:01 PM  11 years ago
Blademan

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I just got one last week and got to try it this past Sunday. It's easy to program, love the size. Man it sure works great.

John
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06-24-2009 08:10 AM  11 years ago
hoveroops

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I love mine too , just works and great at that . Awesome piro consistancy with a 9256 , probably better than my 611/9256 combo on my 90 !
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06-24-2009 08:15 AM  11 years ago
twitch

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What I like better on the 520 over the spartan

1- smaller
2- lighter
3- programming
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06-24-2009 10:33 PM  11 years ago
helical

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The best thing I like is the programming. It doesn't take 2 people to get into the programing like the spartan, just push a button.
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06-24-2009 10:35 PM  11 years ago
twitch

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Oh and
4- easier installing (removable leads)
5- adjustable wire length for large or small heli
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06-24-2009 10:38 PM  11 years ago
helical

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Yea, you have to toggle a switch and at the same timeplug in your heli with the spartan
Which I have done several times by myself.
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06-24-2009 10:44 PM  11 years ago
twitch

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did I mension it looks good?
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06-24-2009 11:05 PM  11 years ago
AAKEE

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I like to programming of the GY520, its nice. Never ever tried Spartan ot Solid G, but even if they are different in howto do it, it still is very nice for the basic setups.

The GY520 works very well in my two helis. I bought the USB-interface to be able to tweak the gyros. Perhaps not really needed, but I think I can increase the performance further and achieve that gyro feeling I want.

I made the first tweaking/tryouts today. There was a small bounce if I made a quick piro and a abrubt stop. I managed to make that bounce completely dissappear :-)

What I would need is some more knowledge about how each parameter will affect the heli. The manual is ok, but its rather brief about each setting. I could try everything, but a quicker way would be to know more about it.

Perhaps make a separate tread about the tweaking of the GY520 with the software/USB interface ?
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