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What I've done with Tail Gyros

Posted 06-02-2010 at 03:05 PM by Silverexpress01
Updated 03-12-2011 at 06:55 PM by Silverexpress01 (Misc Info)

Had a few tail gyros on hand after I switched to FBL's. So I installed them into this plane.


Note: A gyro won't save you from a crash since all it does is "dampen" unwanted drifting - in an airplane this is represented as unwanted roll, pitch, and yaw. Also, it will not self level the plane. Because it dampens drift, it will in essence make your tiny...
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Turning the Trex 250 SE into a Weight Weenie - For Performance

Posted 03-02-2010 at 09:30 AM by Silverexpress01
Updated 04-23-2011 at 09:03 AM by Silverexpress01 (Changed Topic)

Starting weight as noted above: 344 grams

Removal of Lights and RPM sensor: 314 grams

KDE Plate w/side screws = 6.40 g vs OEM Plastic w/side screws = 3.57 g

Hi-tec HS-5065 metal gears = 2.70g vs Hs-65 carbon = 1.31g

Metal tail slider = 72 g vs Plastic tail slider = 52 g

Extreme Metal and Carbon Swashplate Anti-rotation bracket = 2.30 gr vs
Align plastic = 1.39 g
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