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Old 06-17-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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Question gyro for the budget-minded

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 from HobbyCity as well as the G401B 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?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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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
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:54 AM   #3
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heliproz.com had the logictech 2100 and 3100g for about $110.00
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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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 from HobbyCity as well as the G401B 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.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:55 AM   #5
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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

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956825
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.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #6
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I have two G401B's and they work much better than the G110, about as good as my Logictech 2100T.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #7
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I've been wanting to try this one.

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

$37
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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G401B ($36) and a Ino-lab tail servo($19) = a good value!!!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!!!
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