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Old 04-12-2002, 09:59 AM
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Default Gyro on Cub?

I had always considered gyros for use on heli's and for 3-d
stunts. I can't imagine needing one on your Cub, unless you like
gadgets, or are having stability problems. (not normal for a big
Cub) Not planning on 3-d with the Cub are you? But if you, like me, are curious as to how these might inprove the realism -
go for it. Regards, Stan
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Old 04-15-2002, 11:24 AM
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Hey Guys I just posted a thread about the FMA CO-PILOT.
The article is in Model Aviation May 2002.
I ordered one for my Quarter T-Craft............Sounds too good to be true.
Search FMA Direct for site and read up...Its $119.00 bucks
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Old 05-02-2002, 02:23 AM
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Default gyro on the rudder is it worth it?

Cause gagets are fun to play with
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Old 05-02-2002, 01:58 PM
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Default gyro on the rudder is it worth it?

Go for it Hanger Rat!!! Amen
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Old 05-02-2002, 02:30 PM
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Default Gadgets, skill, and changes

While a change is not condusive to most walks of life, it is forever lurking over our sholders.
In 30 years our radios have changed from a antiqueted insturnment, that at best, just flew our dreams, to a sophisticated machine that reverses, flips, dips, trims,crows, mixes, lcd's, computer, and reliability.
Most of the gadgets are not going to make the big screen......but some will.
Those that do, will take our hobby a step closer to perfect flight.
It took only 65 years from the Wright brothers, to the massive C5 galaxy.(an a/c that is twice as long as the first flight distance)
Had we not embraced change, we would still be at Kitty Hawk.
I am not condoning buying every gadget on the market....
I still enjoy driving my 58 vett, but I have more modern transportation.
If I choose to live in the modern world, I have to accept change., but I can go back and re-live my early life I once had.
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Default gyro on the rudder is it worth it?

Kind of like having someone do your homework for you. You may LOOK better but you will never BE any better.
I have a lot more respect for a good water color than a digital photograph ,for the most part.

Go ahead and play with the gadgets ,but if you really want to hone YOUR OWN skills you must swallow your pride and make some mistakes ! Do you want to look good to novices or have experts KNOW how well you fly ? It's your call
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Default cub with a gyro

I dont think he's worrying to much on aerobatics with a cub. If I were to try and hone my skills I certainly wouldnt get a cub. Theres no harm in using a gyro. You can always take them off
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Default Skills on a Cub

Shortman,
Have you ever flown a CUB?? You might be surprised what the old gal can teach you.
You get to use ALL the sticks in all directions....sometime at the same time......
Give me a scale cub, and a breezy day.....It will give you an occational pucker.

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Default Gyros and other stuff

I think you should try gyros or anything else you want. I can fly very well but don't see anything wrong with improving my aircraft.
Just because I use a gyro or mixing or an improved battery pack doesn't reflect on my abilities at all. If I want to use a gyro on a $200 plane or a $2000 plane why would anyone else care?
I just want to relax and have fun. If I have to worry that someone might think I am "not a good pilot" because I use various pieces of equipment then it would be time to quit; and I am not quitting.
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Default gyro on a cub

agree with DOC

i have a sig 1/4 scale Cub and it can be a real pig on a windy day.

As it has so much side area on the fuz the slightest breeze will make it change course.

I put a gyro on the ailerons with little effect, it is a GMS pietzo type, pretty simple unit but does not give enough throw to be effective even at 100% gain and throws at 150%

I am going to try a JR unit and also play with one on rudder

Why? Cause I like to fiddle and expirement with things. As I also fly off water wit hthe cub the gyro on rudder may be a handy thing to have.

don't give a rats if any one thinks my flying is crap, probably is but that is my concern

cheers from downunder
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Default co-pilot

I have now used the co-pilot......It is a work of art...Once adjusted, you can land your airplane in a changing or crosswind in a snap......This is what we need for our newcomers .....very simple.....Hell, I am a oldcomer and it is fun.
This gadget is amazing.......do not regret the $119.
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Good post,
and well said.
While full scale pilots do in fact understand the flight of the airplane, I think flying model aircraft made me a better full scale pilot.
Had I flown model aircraft before USAF pilot training, I feel I would have had an edge......I find it much more taxing on the mind to fly models...(because the seat of the pants factor is not plugged in).
I really enjoy both......my age and health is steering me towards our wonderful world of model aircraft. I have been enjoying our hobby since 1977. Perhaps we could hear from other full scale pilots to get their views.

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