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Old 01-25-2019, 10:20 AM
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Hey guys. I have been reading about this topic but nothing recent and I know technology changes daily. Is it worth spending the extra money for a gyro or and as3x receiver?? Especially for a warbird?
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:47 AM
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Depends on your flying ability, the warbird in question, and the location which you fly. (ie: is it windy all the time)

If you're flying something small (foamy for example) or flying in the wind, then yes its worthwhile, it will extend your ability to fly more and therefore make you a better pilot.

Bigger planes, and I have several, really don't need them.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:30 PM
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I live in northern nj...our club has 2 fields...both have average wind...not worried about the wind so much....but since I am buying a reciever for my Tf p47 was wondering if I should us up even if I do t use it....my son also is beginning to fly and does well without a gyro but that being said he us still I foamies....
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:38 PM
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That plane, and that size, is a great flyer as is. Not needed at all. Just a bit more than a "second level" trainer. You may want to have your son on a trainer TX the first couple of flights, so he gets used to how it handles, as long as you feel you are capable. Foamies get knocked around by wind a lot, so benefit from gyros. At 10lbs, this won't. The big transition for him will be the power to weight change - foamies are so light, and so over powered, they let you get out of bad situations with ease. This one will require not yanking on the elevator at low speed. And it takes a bit after giving it throttle to increase speed before giving it elevator. None of which would gyros help.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:50 AM
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Awesome feedback and one I have not heard before.....
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:49 AM
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As the as3x technology been earned up enough to be relied on....I have the corsair with safe select for my son and it is awesome........not sure how it would work in a 12lb plane......
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I'm not a Spektrum guy, but have used other gyros a bit. The AS3X system will help smooth out the flights, if it is windy/gusty. But that size/weight plane won't see a huge benefit, like the micro planes do. Mind, I love the gyros on my big gasser for that reason - it makes it just fly like a much bigger plane. But, they aren't at all a needed item. One thing to verify - call Spektrum and search the web - do the AS3X systems work well with glow engines? I have an Frsky gyro receiver that has been sitting here on my desk for over a year, because it may not tolerate the vibrations from glow power and I don't have a suitable electric for it. Other brands, like the Aura, are designed for it. So check AS3X compatibility with glow first, before assuming it will be fine....
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I've used AS3X on both glow and gas
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One thing to keep in mind, you must use digital servos with the AS3X receivers.
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Yes digital all around.......
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