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Old 12-12-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default triaxial gyro?

I am ordering one of these for where I work, ignoring what it's called, i couldn't help but notice they look like RC gyros.
http://www.xbow.com/Products/product...s.aspx?sid=271
then i realized rc gyros are accelerometers, right? is there a difference?
would these surpass RC gyros or the other way around?


This particular one is triaxial...and I'm wondering if it could possibly be used to connect to cyclic servos for stabilization besides tail...
http://www.xbow.com/Products/Product..._Datasheet.pdf

I think it costs around $300.
they're roughly the same size and use the same power requirements.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, to stabilize a helicopter you need at least a two axis gyroscope. Accelerometers could be used in combination to hold position, but that will require some major programming. Also, this is merely a sensor unit, not a complete ready-to-use gadget.
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