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Old 01-11-2005, 08:35 PM
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Hello,
I have a rather odd project going that resembles the commercially available draganflyers in design. While i can hover it without any gyro corretion, it is difficult and prolonged hovers are near impossible. Does anybody know where i can get a good HEADING LOCK gyro that does not require a seperate gain channel to opperate? weight is not a major concern, i have PLENTY of power. the craft is not mechanically perfect but is pretty good. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:58 PM
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Futaba GY240.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:27 PM
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but that has a seperage gain channel plug and appears to be a rate gyro, not a heading lock.
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:13 AM
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The CSM 360 was the original heading lock gyro. My memory is fuzzy, but I believe it is what you're looking for. Finding one may be difficult, though.

Find the link for CSM (they're in England) and send a query to Colin Mill. He's forgotten more about gyros than the rest of us will ever know.
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The Futaba GY 240 is a heading hold gyro and does not have a separate channel to adjust gain from the transmitter. The gain is adjusted on the gyro itself using a small screwdriver supplied with it.

It has only two wires, one goes to the receiver and the other to the servo. It can also be switched from heading hold/non-heading hold by the AVCS switch on the gyro itself.

here it is:[link]http://www4.mailordercentral.com/heliproz/prodinfo.asp?number=103108[/link]
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csm200 is also a heading hold, but go with the 240... i've got a csm 200 now and am probably going to move to a 240 one of these days, the csm200 is very touchy to get adjusted correctly and is prone to vibration problems.
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