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03-09-2010 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 1
cowetachopper

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Is there really a difference in mounting a gyro on the front of the heli or behind the rotors?

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03-09-2010 04:49 PM  8 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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No, all parts of the heli's fuselage rotate around the vertical axis at the same rate. The gyro does not know where it's mounted.

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03-09-2010 04:50 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Wingman77

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not really since gyros sense degrees of rotation and even if it was on the tail case it would still rotate the same amount. the only reason you would really want it on one location instead of another is to get away from things like your esc or motor that could mess with it.

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03-09-2010 04:51 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Wingman77

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good job dkshema LOL you beat me to it

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03-09-2010 04:52 PM  8 years agoPost 5
z11355

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the gyro is better protected physically in the event of a crash behind the mast.

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03-09-2010 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 6
cowetachopper

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I have always mounted mine up front and just thought about putting it behind the mast now. Just like to shake things up every now and then. Thanks for the info.

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03-09-2010 05:02 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Wingman77

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I position my gyro to be away from other electronics that can interfere and in a well protected place in case of a crash. also some older gyros can get interference when placed on the tail block from the TT gears.

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03-09-2010 05:29 PM  8 years agoPost 8
JetFire

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Better protection from crash behind the mast but also better protection from fuel up front for us Nitro guys

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03-09-2010 05:32 PM  8 years agoPost 9
nivlek

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the gyro is better protected physically in the event of a crash behind the mast.
That would depend on which direction you were going when you crashed !

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03-09-2010 05:41 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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03-09-2010 06:57 PM  8 years agoPost 11
n808

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I prefer mine sideways vertically on the heli frame, but it cramps my flying style.

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03-09-2010 07:48 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Wingman77

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I prefer mine sideways vertically on the heli frame, but it cramps my flying style.
LOL I bet that makes it fly weird

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03-09-2010 08:36 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Mioca

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The best place is far of the main shaft or engine vibrations.

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03-09-2010 08:42 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Flying Brian

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I tried mounting my GY401 on the front of my Lepton, and it does not work at all!! When I mount it in the rear, it works perfect.

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03-09-2010 09:00 PM  8 years agoPost 15
cowetachopper

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That would depend on which direction you were going when you crashed !
LOL that is true!

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03-09-2010 09:45 PM  8 years agoPost 16
dkshema

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I tried mounting my GY401 on the front of my Lepton, and it does not work at all!! When I mount it in the rear, it works perfect.
That would be an installation/user problem, not a GY401 and where it is located problem.

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03-09-2010 09:48 PM  8 years agoPost 17
VooDooX

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That would be an installation/user problem, not a GY401 and where it is located problem.
LOL!!!!!!!

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03-09-2010 10:23 PM  8 years agoPost 18
holzback

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i put mine in the back

you aint crashin you aint learnin

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03-10-2010 01:08 AM  8 years agoPost 19
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I have mounted mine in the front and the back of helis, where ever I can find room for it. The biggest thing is to make sure it is level with the heli. If it is mounted at an angle, it will not work properly.

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03-10-2010 01:22 AM  8 years agoPost 20
n808

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I prefer mine sideways vertically on the heli frame, but it cramps my flying style.
I wasn't entirely joking... On my very first heli with a gyro, the venerable Trex 450, I thought I found a neat location for the 401, inside the frame, but it required it on its side. "I have seen it mounted upside down. This is modern electronics, not like what I had on my Blade CP Pro. Sideways must be fine, I am sure the gyro figures it out", I thought. Keep in mind I learned to fly up to and including nose-in and fff without any help, or sims. I had clearly not read the 401 manual well enough, I am sure it says in there somewhere, horizontal. Anyway, first flight, I was carefully taking off. Once the training gear left the ground, my heli rotated 180 degrees, then back, then again. I tried again, flip, flop, flip, flop. Fortunately it didn't crash, but that was the effect of a sideways gyro. I haven't tried that gyro orientation since.

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