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Old 03-04-2008, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Gyro for a 50 size nitro heli

Which gyro should I use for a 50 size nitro heli? I was looking at the Futaba 401, JR 770, or possibly the Logitech 2100. What do you rec for general flying, just starting 3D.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I just had a long discussion with a great heli guy about this. I currently fly a Trex 450 but I'm going to get a 600n this summer. He said defiently get the Futaba 401.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if your doing any amount of fast backward flight, you'll want more then a 401. i don't know this from experience, but everyone says the 401 will blow out in fast backward.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not if its set up properly.

The 611 is great when you need piro speed consistency in moving manuvers but the 401 will handle the task as far as "holding", atleast mine will do full speed tail slides and rolling tail slides (till I chicken out anyways)
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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(till I chicken out anyways)
That should read "(till the ground or chicken out)"

The 401 is a great gyro, and if setup right will hold fine in backwards flight. I've started putting the 770 on my helis, and love it, I don't see myself buying anything else, and possibly replacing my 601s with 770s. It's small, holds great, and has a very consistent piro rate. Plus, it's inexpensive.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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YUP, go with the 401.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Another vote of confidence for a 401 on a 50 size unless your thrashing on it. Most likely if your asking the question then a 401 is enough.

No experience with one yet but the JR 770 seems like a good upper middle class gyro that you probably won't outgrow. It's only missing a couple of minor features that the top end gyros have but is also quite a bit cheaper too.

If you want all the bells and whistles 611, DS760, and the Curtis gyro.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Im Using the Futaba Gyro 601 with his servo for my Raptor.... i have nothing to tell about it... its just Super!... i used the 401 too.... i recommend it!
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Spartan ds760 is awesome for the money. about the same price as a 401, rock solid hold, updates via usb, super strong piro consistency, and best of all it only weighs 16g and is all in one box unlike the 601/611 and sold g.

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Old 03-09-2008, 01:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Funny that only one person mentioned the Logictech 2100. I've never read a bad review about it, other than its a little more complex to set up with the blinking lights than some are used to. And unlike the 401, you can adjust endpoints on each end.
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The reason no one mentioned the 2100 is it's specifically designed for electrics, and won't work with the vibrations in a glow heli. I tried it for 2 tanks in my Evo, and I've read numerous reports of other people trying it, and I couldn't, and haven't read of anyone else getting it to work right. Even with Zeal Gel I couldn't get it to hold. There's a reason they market it as a gyro for electrics. It's awesome in the application it was designed for.
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go with the 601 i realy recommand it! (no one will change my mind lol).... Jamiem is right about the diffrences in the weight of the two gyros (401 and 601 or any other gyro's) i cant argue with that... but still... big diffrences in the power of the gyro's... still recommand 601
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Ahhhh that makes sense then.
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For $30 more you could get the G770 3D & 8900G combo, and I don't think you are going to outgrow it sooner?

I have two 401's (one on T450 and the other T600E) and they are great, can't fault them with my flyin skills.

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What are you guys doing indoor, we have a great weather here in Georgia, I have already flown three tanks on my T600N, I just came in for some lunch and going back out to finish my gallon.

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Not if its set up properly.

The 611 is great when you need piro speed consistency in moving manuvers but the 401 will handle the task as far as "holding", atleast mine will do full speed tail slides and rolling tail slides (till I chicken out anyways)

hah! if only you were correct there! the 611 is a load of bull for piro consistency!

do yourself a favour and get the JR 770T and 8900G combo, it is the best sub 800USD gyro i have tried
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