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High speed cars & gyros

Old 12-27-2013, 10:14 AM
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I am thinking of getting a Futaba GYC 430 for an XO-1. I just wanted to know if thats a good gyro to get or not. Or is it better to go cheaper and get a Hobby King 401B AVCS?

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I got my parts I ordered installed last night. Looking forward to the next day out.

Heres a video and description.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZDF3htIiVQ I ordered a few things to go with the XO-1. A Futaba GYC430 Gyro. The Futaba S9352HV Digital Servo. Axial Aluminum Servo Horn. Then a Castle link ESC programmer. Prior to this I installed the Traxxas sway bars. I had to do a little modification to the rear A-arms to accommodate the sway bar links since I flipped mine to mount the shocks in the back.

Servo Specs:
Control System: +Pulse Width Control
Required Pulse: 3-5 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave
Operating Voltage: 6.0V - 7.4V
Operating Temperature Range: -20 to +60 Degree C
Operating Speed (6.0V): 0.07sec/60 degrees at no load
Operating Speed (7.4V): 0.06sec/60 degrees at no load
Stall Torque (6.0V): 272.2 oz/in. (19.6kg-cm)
Stall Torque (7.4V): 305.6 oz/in. (22.0kg-cm)
Motor Type: Coreless Motor
Potentiometer Drive: Indirect Drive
Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearings
Gear Type: Titanium
Connector Wire Length: 12"
Dimensions: 1.59" x 0.83" x 1.47" (40.5 x 21 x 37.4mm)
Weight: 2.54oz. (72g)
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Is the durability good on these cars? They look very cheap and plastic?
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Yes its actually pretty durable. But you have to think that the forces this thing will encounter at speeds near 100 mph at this scale (1/7) are pretty extreme for its size so its easy to destroy something. The Chassis is aluminium, The shock towers are aluminum, the hubs, and several other parts are, Most of the plastic you see around the chassis is there to help protect it and help with aerodynamics among other things. I've spun out of control and launched mine into the air off of a curb and the only damage I sustained was some road rash. Nothing broke or bent. This is one reason I decided to try a gyro out.


This is a video I had found on youtube before I bought my XO-1. It shows how you can destroy one of these cars at the extreme speeds they do. I dont think it would matter what it was made out of, going that fast hitting this it would be destroyed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCblMr7dSdU

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That things awesome, nice mod on the shocks and pinion..
I've always has a soft spot for the x01, I mean how cool is the aerodynamics and the way the chassis side plate fit up against the body and around the suspension.

I've always wanted to get one and turn it into a rally car...

Don't take my word for it but I'm 99% sure the best location for a gyro is smack bang in the middle of the front wheels....just something to experiment with anyway
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It will help immensely. I have experimented with them on a street Rustler and it took much of the need for correction out of the driving.


Great video!

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