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Old 10-18-2006, 08:33 AM
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Default GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

Which one is better. The guy at the LHS says that the GY240 is just as good. Also that the 401 is no good without the digi servos. Wouldnt that also apply to the GY240. there seems to be just a price diff of 20 dollars so what gives. I need to make a decision soon . any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:57 AM
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Default RE: GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

Both do exactly the same job, but the 401 has the ability to be controlled from your transmitter. So you can switch from normal to heading lock. Not something you will be doing for a while if your just at the training stage, but handy never the less. Digi sevos are not really neccesary, but are best for the tail if you can afford one.

I have a slightly more advanced setup................ Something you might be getting a few years

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Default RE: GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

The 401 is the way to go, setup is easier, they hold better, the 240 does not support digital servos, the 401 has remote gain in both heading hold and rate mode.

The combo with a servo can be had from Ricks for 182 dollars, you really cant get anything better without spending another 100 plus dollars on a 611

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:17 PM
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Both do exactly the same job, but the 401 has the ability to be controlled from your transmitter. So you can switch from normal to heading lock. Not something you will be doing for a while if your just at the training stage, but handy never the less. Digi sevos are not really neccesary, but are best for the tail if you can afford one.

I have a slightly more advanced setup................ Something you might be getting a few years

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

The 401 is the way to go, setup is easier, they hold better, the 240 does not support digital servos, the 401 has remote gain in both heading hold and rate mode.

The combo with a servo can be had from Ricks for 182 dollars, you really cant get anything better without spending another 100 plus dollars on a 611

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to save money can I use the normal servos I am using on the Heli for the gyro as well. or do I HAVE to get the digi one.
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Default RE: GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

You dont "have" to get a digital one but for example the gyro alone is 120, the servo 102 and the combo together is 182, so if you are going to spend 120 on the gyro, and say 40 on a servo, you are at 160 already, see where I'm headed?

The gyro performs MUCH better with a 9254 or 9253 servo.
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Default RE: GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

For the money the Gy401 is the way to go. I understand it's only 30 or 40 dollars more. Eventually you'll want to use a digital servo. Also the Gy401 allows a faster pirouette rate and has a much faster pulse rate, the speed which it sends signals to the servo. This allows for a more stable tail. You can use an analog servo with your Gy401 and upgrade later.
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:34 PM
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Default RE: GY240 or GY401 for my Caliber 30

I've bought a GY401 for my Caliber and it works very well with a standard futaba servo but I'm sure it'll work much better with a digital one. For light wind conditions, the standard servo seems fine for anything you do but when windy and hovering in a crosswind, it struggles a bit as it's not that quick. I bought the GY401 as I'm going to upgrade to a digital servo in the future. The remote sensitivity control and HH to standard mode switching is so useful. I no longer have to take off the body and adjust sensitivity pots with a screwdriver. I hope that all helps
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:24 AM
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I started out with a GY401 and bought a cheap futaba digi servo. It wasn't holding my tail very well and I then bought a S9254 separately for it. It made a HUGE difference and my gyro was really easy to set up with it. The slower servos aren't meant to be used with gyros so if I was you I would do what Barricuda says and buy one from the start. You're basically saving money spending more now then having to buy a new servo later on.

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ITS DONE ! LOL I was reading this thread (forgot I had posted it) and thinking to myself wow this guy has the same question I had a few weeks ago. then I noticed who posted it DOH !

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ORIGINAL: X3n0

ITS DONE ! LOL I was reading this thread (forgot I had posted it) and thinking to myself wow this guy has the same question I had a few weeks ago. then I noticed who posted it DOH !

thanks guys.
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The 401 and up. I've read the 240 is for smaller heli's such as the Trex.
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