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04-02-2010 01:15 AM  10 years ago
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Heli_KV

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How do you know it is time to upgrade
How do you know, it is time to upgrade? Let's say, you have GY401 and then you decide to upgrade. How do you come to this decision? Just by hearing that another stuff is better, or something drives you?
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04-02-2010 01:31 AM  10 years ago
slider46

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I'm not all so certain you will be upgrading a GY401. You might be getting a comperable gyro with different or easier setup features but a gy401 is still one great gyro....Tom..... No "D" flying....
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04-02-2010 01:34 AM  10 years ago
MMike

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Just for discussion's sake, and 401'a as example...

My 401's perform plenty well enough for my non 3D flying style.

No upgrades in my near future.
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04-02-2010 01:42 AM  10 years ago
zaw

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Gy401 is good gyro, even the Clone G401B is also good. I'm on my third one they survived my crashes pretty well and very cheap, does require a fast servo to make them work properly thought.

I don't see a reason to upgrade gy 401 grade gyro to better one unless you start doing some crazy moves.
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04-02-2010 01:42 AM  10 years ago
Heli_KV

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GY401 is no doubt a great gyro. It is just an example. Just an example. Same for ESC or servos, does not matter.
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04-02-2010 01:46 AM  10 years ago
MMike

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I would say it's time to upgrade when you're outflying your equipment.

Take the 401 for example.
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04-02-2010 01:52 AM  10 years ago
Gregor99

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I agree with MMike and will add too his comments. If you are being blocked from progressing AND setup is not the issue, then it might time to upgrade.

In the case of the gyro, if you start fast backwards flight you might get the tail to blow out. Don't know how many have experienced that little test of skill. But I can't tell you its real heart stopper. Note to self, never try fast backward too low to the ground.

The other issues that drive me to move on is ease of use and reliability. Take the HBK2 for example.........
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04-02-2010 02:46 AM  10 years ago
Andy.Kim

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401 works great and if set up properly it can do everything

Better gyros can provide more consistent piro rate under varying conditions such as change of headspeed and wind. It just makes the tail feel much more fluid and consistent. So it boils down to luxury.

Here's a video of a Hirobo SDX with 401 gyro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNVxB7-PgeM

So if the tail of your heli does not perform that well with a 401 it may not need a new gyro but a different heli
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04-02-2010 02:59 AM  10 years ago
stocky

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Three reasons dictate upgrade.

1. When it is common knowledge that a component is not suited for a task or is prone to premature failure, these are usually well documented on the forums. Would include say, replacing the HBK2 brushed motor with a brushless setup.

2. When YOU the pilot can identify an inadequacy in a component that is preventing you from performing to the full potential of the heli. and that you can positively identify that an upgraded component will help. Not to be confused with the lack of pilot ability or failure to correctly set up the heli with the existing component. (even with the best gyro in the world, it won't make you able to do piroflips)

3. You are not happy with the aesthetic properties of the model (AKA Bling) Nothing wrong with bling if that's your thing.
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