Thread: Gyro Delay 101
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bob O View Post
Nice write up airjawed.

But what is the idea behind maxing out the delay before adjusting the gain?
Thanks Bob O!!

If you start with too little delay or no delay you could very easily see what looks like wag if you were to input any stick while trying to get the gain adjusted. It is very hard to adjust gain without using the rudder! Any use of rudder requires the delay to be set correctly first.

Lets say you never set your delay(like what most people do). You get your gain dialed in and you have a bounce. Then you might add some delay to get rid of the bounce. Then you could go back and increase your gain a few clicks. It would just add more work and possible confusion when you are setting things up.

I apply the same principle to setting up the governor and setting up the tail. First set up the tail and then set up the governor.... otherwise you may get some wag and not know if it is coming from the gov or from the gyro.

The overall idea is to have less work and tuning to do. You could also select different delays and then see which one had the highest gain and which one had flew the best...but that would be a lot of time and work!!
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