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Old 03-03-2007, 09:32 PM
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I have a Funtana and I am thinking about using a Gyro to make it more stable in a hover. My question is does one Gyro just operate one flight surface because I am wanting to put both rutter and elevator on a Gyro. Will I need one Gyro for that or two?
Old 03-03-2007, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: Gyro for Funtana

I tried a gyro on the rudder of a Somethin Extra and it didn't work so well. As soon as I came out of a turn and let go of the rudder stick, it fishtailed kinda bad over compensating. I had the sensitivity turned way down and it calmed down a bit, but it still didn't act like I had envisioned. I have no idea how it would act on the elevator or ailerons, I scrapped the idea.
Old 03-04-2007, 08:01 AM
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Default RE: Gyro for Funtana

Futaba makes or used to make a multiaxis gyro for that but being a helicopter guy and having a spare or two I tried one in my Funtana. About the only advantage I saw was you could slam full power on the run way and it would roll straight as an arrow. As for hovering or torque rolling I found very little help from the gyro.

Barring obtaining a multi axis gyro you would need one on each axis.
Old 03-04-2007, 11:02 AM
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A friend had a gyro on his DP ultimate, he assigned a switch on his radio to activate the gyro. He would pull into a hover hit the switch and the plane would hold rock solid. The rudder would be wagging like a fish tail to hold the heading, it was realy cool. He would pull out, turn of the gyro and continue to fly normally. He only had a gyro on the rudder.
Old 03-04-2007, 01:24 PM
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If I put a gyro on the rudder only will it still be able to do a rock solid torque roll? Is that what most people use the gyro on there rudder instead of the elavator?
Old 03-04-2007, 10:24 PM
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Default RE: Gyro for Funtana

I would put it on the rudder. The elevator doesn't reverse on you as the plane spins.
Old 03-05-2007, 08:04 AM
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Default RE: Gyro for Funtana


ORIGINAL: masonman

Is that what most people use the gyro on there rudder instead of the elavator?


Most people don't use gyros in airplanes.......
Old 03-07-2007, 10:04 PM
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But they do work nice. I have one on my u-can-do .
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Thanks for the feedback guys

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