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07-27-2012 02:35 AM  8 years ago
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lrogers

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GV-1 question for the group
Guys, how robust/long lasting is a Futaba GV-1? Reason I'm asking, with the recent VERY successful conversion of my .50 size Evo to electric, I've decided to go total electric with the exception of my Mongoose gasser.

I'm going thur all my nitro related stuff and getting ready to put it all up for sale. One item is a GV-1.

I also have a GV-1 with a STATOR GATOR on the gasser. Questions is, should I sell the GV-1 that came out of the EVO or keep it for a spare? I'd hate to leave it setting in a drawer, but I'd hate even more having to buy a new one IF the one on my Mongoose crapped out.

Your opinions would be greatly welcomed!
Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot
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07-27-2012 03:04 AM  8 years ago
heli-cuzz

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I have a hard time parting with stuff. I have a bunch of single axis gyros, servos, limiters, engines, and the list seems like its never ends. Selling used electronics just doesn't pay well.
I just sold a set of 3 JR 8917HV servos for 200. That's a steal at that price.
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07-27-2012 03:08 AM  8 years ago
John Krebs

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I'm facing the same decision. I had two spares and just sold one last weekend. I have had the sensor go bad but not the main unit. The most common failure I've seen is the plastic case on the sensor breaking but you can buy the case seperately. A new complete sensor runs about $43 so if your only getting $50 or there abouts for the used GV-1 it almost makes sense just to keep it. Since I also have a spare sensor I'm going to sell both of mine.

John
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07-27-2012 07:55 PM  8 years ago
MANCHA

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When I sell one of my helis and it is a one of, it goes out the door with a bag full of spare parts, painted canopies, etc

As long as I use any stuff in others, I keep everything used as spares.

When you sell your gasser then sell the spares along with !!

my 2 cents,
MANCHA
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07-27-2012 08:05 PM  8 years ago
jgunpilot

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I'd keep it. I've broken a GV-1 in the past.
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07-27-2012 08:42 PM  8 years ago
jbiter

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I still have GV-1s in a couple of helis.

Like others have said, keep it as a spare. The price you will get for it will be about what the sensor costs so it is good to have as a spare.

Jeff
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07-27-2012 10:32 PM  8 years ago
YSRRider

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GV1 is the best out there in my opinion. I'd hang onto it. I think the max it goes up to is 2000RPM?????? not really useful on some helis. Have the new ones been updated?
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07-27-2012 11:28 PM  8 years ago
fastflyer20

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+1
Just killed one. Not the fault of the GV-1, the display was cracked in a crash. Keep a spare.
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07-28-2012 12:17 AM  8 years ago
torque

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it seems like no one wants to pay anything for items. you ought to
just save it and if you need it , you have it.
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07-28-2012 01:01 AM  8 years ago
lrogers

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Thanks! You have all confirmed what I suspected all along. I finishes sorting through all my stuff tonight and if I get enough out of it buy a couple batteries I'll be happy.Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot
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07-28-2012 04:39 PM  8 years ago
YSRRider

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No, No one wants to pay anything for your goods or service but they want twice the value of gold for their crap.
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07-28-2012 04:47 PM  8 years ago
nitro fun

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I think the max it goes up to is 2000RPM?????? not really useful on some helis.
You can just lie what the gear ratio is for the Heli and make the head speed faster then 2000

Just use a calculator to figure out what gear ratio you need to tell the gv1 to get the head speed needed
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07-28-2012 06:06 PM  8 years ago
Blanka

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when you setup the limit of GV-1 you cannot go over 2100 rpm
I was making some tests on the ground with no load (no main gear) that day I did read 2900 or so on the GV-1 little screen, the gear ratio was OK.
I did broke the engine conecting rod it was HOT
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