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Paragon
06-17-2009, 06:34 AM
Hi. First time post. I've been lurking for a little bit. I'm a really* new pilot :|

I was thinking of replacing the stock gyro and have seen mentions of both the Assan GA-410 (http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7647) from HobbyCity as well as the G401B (http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet/the-1403/xmhobbies-digital-gyro-G401B/Detail) mystery gyro.

Are there any thoughts on one vs. the other (or are they both worthless and I should be looking at another one?). What benefits will I get from upgrading to any gyro over the stock one?

pril250
06-17-2009, 06:50 AM
If what you are buying is not a lot better then stock only to upgrade again later so don't waste your hard earned. False economyies and all that.

The Blade is a really a good little starter and the only two items to upgrade are the cyclic servo which don't last and the tail that needs pinning down solid.

A good tail set you only buy once so buy good. The Logitech Combo comes highly recomended, I use the Align GP750+DS420 combo works great and only set me back 104.64 inc shipping ($172), good value in my opinion.

Hope this helps:lolol

spootman
06-17-2009, 06:54 AM
heliproz.com had the logictech 2100 and 3100g for about $110.00

fast400
06-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Hi. First time post. I've been lurking for a little bit. I'm a really* new pilot :|

I was thinking of replacing the stock gyro and have seen mentions of both the Assan GA-410 (http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7647) from HobbyCity as well as the G401B (http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet/the-1403/xmhobbies-digital-gyro-G401B/Detail) mystery gyro.

Are there any thoughts on one vs. the other (or are they both worthless and I should be looking at another one?). What benefits will I get from upgrading to any gyro over the stock one?


there are alot of people useing the g401b, they are saying you need atleast a .07sec servo for it to affective though.

i would do the g401b over the assan.

everydayflyer
06-17-2009, 11:55 AM
I have the g401b and I use it with a HS 65MG 0.12 sec. It works fantastic. I am not into 3D or HS tail first flight but it holds a lot better than the 110 . My son has a G240 on his 400 with a HS 65 and he says mine holds as well as his. My cost less than $40 and his cost about $100 more.

Go here

XMHobbies G401B HH gyro. Locked and Loaded. - RC Groups

there is a massive threrd on this gyro and many very happy users. First post list tested / compatible servos.

Hint: gyro sensitivity setting lead must be connected or it will not work. You must set gain in the transmitter and it does not use the less than 50 / more than 50 rule.

I mention this as the instructions are vague and you must download them from the website.

Wolfpackin
06-17-2009, 02:37 PM
I have two G401B's and they work much better than the G110, about as good as my Logictech 2100T.

JaggedEdge
06-17-2009, 03:23 PM
I've been wanting to try this one.

http://www.helidirect.com/gy48v-gyro-dy1017-p-10574.hdx

$37

rc247
06-17-2009, 08:20 PM
G401B ($36) and a Ino-lab tail servo($19) = a good value!!!:thumbup:So for about $55 I have a solid tail. Just as solid as a $150 setup IMO. I bought my blade used for$130, I don't think I want to put a $150 tail setup on a $130 bird. I'll save all that for a Trex or a clone to trick out. My 2 pennies!!! Good luck!!!