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02-02-2010 08:38 PM  8 years agoPost 1
cowetachopper

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ok guys I am going to ask for some opinions. Now I know what opinions are like but I would like to just some ideas here. I am thinking about a Spartan DS760, Inertia 860 or nano, or a GY520. I am not a 3D flyer yet but I would like to get a gyro that is easy to fly from beginning to end that I will not outgrow soon. Let's here some opinions!

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02-02-2010 09:19 PM  8 years agoPost 2
nappyroots2182

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all the different answers your going to get here are going confuse u. they will all work for u. the price will help guide u and what anyone close to u flys that could help with setup. they are all easy to use. the 520 and spartan are easy to use and u wont out grow them. i got the 520 as its so small it even looks tiny in my trex 250.

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02-02-2010 09:22 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Jag72

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gyro
Spartan or 520 are 2 obvious choices.

the Inertia is basically the same gyro as the Spartan so if you find one of those cheap you may want to get that instead.

this might be a good time to just go flybarless

and dump the single axis gyro altogether...

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02-02-2010 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 4
cowetachopper

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I was thinking about going FBL but the cost is a major factor. I really like that G3 system from Align but man, $450 versus $150 is a big difference. Thanks guys for some insite.

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02-02-2010 09:31 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Jag72

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Flybarless...
The 3g unit is going to be available seperately very soon...and that's only about $300

I hear the BEast x is going to hit the shelves at the mid 200$ level...and there are other systems out there in the 300$ range...

you can also pick up a used vbar for $300ish...by the time you dump $150 on a gyro the extra few bucks is kind of worth it considering the gain ...

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02-02-2010 09:33 PM  8 years agoPost 6
nappyroots2182

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im sue flybarless is sweet but alot of us might never reach that level to need the improvment. i for one will never be good enough to out grow even my stock helis. i like to keep things cheap and simple

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02-02-2010 09:33 PM  8 years agoPost 7
cowetachopper

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$300 is one thing but then I still need to buy a head for my .90. I haven't made up my mind yet, who knows I may just go ahead with the FBL. You just cant beat the look of the cleanliness of the head.

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02-02-2010 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Jag72

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Flybarless
For me ...flybarless is the only way to go...

the simplicity of flybarless is wonderful...not to mention the low parts count in a crash...

Usually in a crash you pop off linkages and maybe break blades but otherthan that nothing else really gets damaged in the head...so in the long run flybarless is cheaper...especially if you crash alot.

I remember having a minor crash on my trex 600 one day and it cost me over 150$ in head parts by the time I replaced the bent main grips and mixing arms and other things the flybar destroyed

Flybarless is not only for advanced pilots either...with all the new systems coming out I think flybarless will become the new standard..soon a 3 axis system will be about the cost of a good tail gyro of today ..

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02-02-2010 09:50 PM  8 years agoPost 9
cowetachopper

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Other than the 3G system, what is another good FBL head to look for? Brand wise that is resonable in cost? Shoot by the time I maybe could sell my Xspec head assembly off my Freya that would put some money in my pocket towards it.

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02-02-2010 09:57 PM  8 years agoPost 10
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and no changing it

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imo, flybarless isn't worth bothering with............yet.

helis fly sooo much better with a flybar. i've got rid of a vbar after 4 months of hell and i'm close to getting rid of my align 3g right now aswell. they just don't fly low/poppy stuff aswell as a flybar. if you like big moves then FBL is for you. there is ofcourse the reason you may want to play with one which is fair enough.

cheers


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02-02-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 11
cowetachopper

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Raptorheli2, what size 3G you got?

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02-02-2010 10:05 PM  8 years agoPost 12
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and no changing it

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600.

imo buy a gyro and spend the money left on fuel.

maybe the next gen of fbl systems will do the bizzo. just for me i want my fbl to feel like a flybar.

you should add the spartan quark to your list btw.

cheers


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02-02-2010 10:08 PM  8 years agoPost 13
cowetachopper

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I would need a 700. I will more than likely stay with a standard gyro for now. I just dont think I can swing the additional fundage for a FBL. Now the next crash may lean toward FBL if I had to replace the head anyway.

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02-02-2010 10:12 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Jag72

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Flybarless
they just don't fly low/poppy stuff aswell as a flybar.
LOL...now that's funny stuff...I think you can find about a million videos of HARD low and Poppy flybarless flight...sounds to me like you just never quite set the vbar up right then Raptorheli

While FLybarless may feel "different" it is in no way inferior to the flybar...there are a lot of advantages of flybarless systems..

but alot of it is personal opinion and choice...but to say they don't perform well is just silly...

I have an Align 3G to try but I haven't set it up yet...I will be able to talk about it soon...I suspect it is going to be NOWHERE near the performance of the Vbar or Gyrobots though.

I have been flying the flybarless stuff for a few years now so I am a bit biased

I think most of the people who are opposed to flybarless are the old timers who resist change...kind of like teaching our parents to become computer savvy

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02-02-2010 10:28 PM  8 years agoPost 15
cowetachopper

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I have really heard nothing but good things from the newer FBL systems.

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02-02-2010 10:36 PM  8 years agoPost 16
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and no changing it

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please don't insult me with saying the vbar wasn't setup correctly, rest assured it was setup.

should also add it's not just me that thinks a flybar is better for low stuff, it's common knowledge. ignore it if you wish, i've bought and tried 2 fbl systems now and i've went back to the flybar both times. my competition machines this year will have flybars without question.

you like fbl, i can live with that but my opinion is very different. as a novelty then why not. thats really why i've tried my fbl systems. they just don't feel nice to me so off they came. the first company to make a fbl feel like a flybar will score big time.

cheers


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02-03-2010 08:53 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Heli Davey

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Get the GY520!!i have it on my trex 500 & 600n,its easy to setup & the tail holds like a champ!!also on my 700n i have the align GP750 with great results plus you can look in the for sale section and find new one at a great price!!

*TREX 500ESP*TREX 600NSP*TREX 700N LE*

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02-04-2010 12:08 AM  8 years agoPost 18
derek aka meda4

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best gyro for you
The pg800(spartan 760 clone) is your best way to go if you dont get the gy520.I just bought 2 pg800 gyros.The tail hold was increadible,amazing for the price.$128 from cnchelicopter.It is just as good if not better than the quark.I have all three gyros,gy520,quark,and pg800.They are all just about the same .difference is the price.gy520 $160 to $180,quark $140 to $190,pg800 $128 to$160.The gy520,quark,and spartan 760 all need interfase and computer to fine tune setup.Pg800 just needs this LCD programer box $27.50,to set up.Honestly, my choise by far for you is the pg800 .Trust me ,you WILL BE PLEASED.

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02-11-2010 04:48 AM  8 years agoPost 19
ronmad02

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I have the gy520 and love it. Its on my 600n and hold rock solid. It is very easy to set up It has a interface for the pc but it isnt need unless you do hardcore 3d. I picked mine up here on RR new for 120.00.

I vote for the gy520...

Ronald Muir

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02-18-2010 01:41 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Santanap51

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Winter Haven,FL

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INERTIA NANO
I JUST GOT THE INERTIA NANO AND I INSTALLED IT ON MY OUTRAGE G5 450. THIS IS THE BEST GYRO I'VE FLOWN. I'M A 3D BEGINNER AND AS A BEGINNER, WE MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES TRYING TO EXECUTE MANUEVERS WHILE FLYING. THIS GYRO HAS REDUCED MY MANUEVER MISTAKES NOTICEABLY WITHIN A DAY. I AM HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS GYRO

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