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08-11-2010 06:50 PM  8 years agoPost 1
SlabBro

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My 401 crapped on me and right now my rappy has a 240 futaba on it. It holds, but is nowhere what the 401 was. Since the 240 is working though, I want a different gyro but don't need it. Suggestions on what is decent head holding gyro? the 401 and 240 are the only two I have ever dealt with so I have no clue. I has to be bang for the buck though!!!

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08-11-2010 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 2
thenewguy

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The GY520 is a good gyro. It sounds like you are okay with Futaba products.

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08-11-2010 06:57 PM  8 years agoPost 3
enahs

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Futaba GY520, Spartan DS760 and Quark, CY Mini-G and Solid-G are all excellent choices. Most of them are quite reasonably priced now too.

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08-11-2010 07:50 PM  8 years agoPost 4
wingtip

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personally for the size and ease of setup and longevity the 401 is still my choice... i hate the high dollar ones with the extra amplifier and sensor unit...just extra bs cables, extra precautions with servos and voltages...and extra cash...

a used 401 would do wonders... you sure yours took a dump?

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08-11-2010 08:01 PM  8 years agoPost 5
SlabBro

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Well, the red light comes on, flashes with rudder inputs, switched to rate mode and back, but won't move the servo at all. Servo acts like its not powered up, doesn't try to hold the servo or anything.'

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08-11-2010 08:36 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Richardmid1

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There are better, easy to setup gyros now that are cheaper than the 401. Personally I like the Align GP750.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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08-11-2010 09:11 PM  8 years agoPost 7
broggyr

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Well, the red light comes on, flashes with rudder inputs, switched to rate mode and back, but won't move the servo at all. Servo acts like its not powered up, doesn't try to hold the servo or anything.'
Not sure if you've done this yet, but I would try removing the gyro and plug the servo directly into the Rx to see if it's the gyro or the servo...

- Brian
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08-11-2010 09:19 PM  8 years agoPost 8
SlabBro

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I did that also, servo is fine and currently working with a 240 on the rudder servo

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08-11-2010 09:21 PM  8 years agoPost 9
broggyr

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Oh yea, I kinda missed that part LOL

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08-11-2010 10:47 PM  8 years agoPost 10
cudaboy_71

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personally for the size and ease of setup and longevity the 401 is still my choice... i hate the high dollar ones with the extra amplifier and sensor unit...just extra bs cables, extra precautions with servos and voltages...and extra cash...
a new 401 and new 520 are both list $149.95. not sure why you'd take a 401 over the 520. the 520 is on par with a 611.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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08-11-2010 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 11
LonR

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Spartan rocks..

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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08-11-2010 11:26 PM  8 years agoPost 12
ch-47c

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Had a 401 and 2 GY611, but I realy like Spartans. I have 2 ds760 and a Quark. I like the Quark the best. It is so easy to setup, smaller than the 401, and can be used in a .90 size heli.

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08-11-2010 11:32 PM  8 years agoPost 13
RappyTappy

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I'd hook you up on a Align 780 for cheap ($20 +ship), I have one lying around. Holds like a mofo and piro's excellent. For the money, it can't be beat.

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08-12-2010 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Aaron29

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USA

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Yup GY 520.

Although I've also been impressed by the GP750.

Both these are right around a 401's price anyway and blow it away for hold and piroconsistency.
not sure why you'd take a 401 over the 520.
Neither am I...and I'm the one who started the gyros getting ridiculous thread!

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08-12-2010 10:34 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Richardmid1

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611's are pants compared to the 520, piro consistancy wise that is.

However there is nothing wrong with the GY240, they just dont have a DS mode so servo choice is more cirtical to its performance. I had one on a 450 with a Hitec HS81 servo and it was rock solid! It was the 240 that got me started in 3D flying.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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