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Old 02-26-2009, 10:15 AM
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Default Testing the G401B Gyro!

Heres this weeks vid on testing the G401B Gyro!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVxYdoZPTu8
Old 02-27-2009, 09:55 AM
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That is impressive! Thank you! Do you have a link to the gyro?
Old 02-28-2009, 05:51 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

[link=http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet/the-1403/xmhobbies-digital-gyro-G401B/Detail]G401B Gyro[/link]

Mulikow where are you buying your ARC brushless motors?
Old 02-28-2009, 08:43 AM
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ok reason for big edit deal x is a no deal for me
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:26 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

I would like to see how good it works in an extreme 3D situation....
Old 02-28-2009, 03:48 PM
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i see the same gyro at deal extreme 23.99[8D] free shipping dang sweet deal
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20020 << link to gyro
I ordered one this afternoon, it will be interesting to see how long it takes to arrive.

Extreme 3D,,,,, i am happy to get in a non 3D flight without tearing something up.
Old 02-28-2009, 05:36 PM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

old scaleguy i ordered one also 23.50 plus free shipping
to cheap to pass up ya whats extreme 3d i was thinking light heli on fire and do 3ds
not to hard
Old 03-04-2009, 12:36 AM
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Yes it does extreme 3d quite well. The ARC motor is not out for retail yet. Its still been tested, however; you can ask Dave from Lightflightrc.com. He may have more now that he's ready to sell.
Old 03-04-2009, 07:52 PM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

mulikow, I subscribed to your channel. Thanks for the great video.
Old 03-06-2009, 10:21 AM
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I ordered a G401B from Dealextreme on the 18th of Feb , it hasn't been shipped yet !
It was listed a being packed earlier this week , then went to 'processing' .
Old 03-07-2009, 12:16 AM
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Thanks for subscribing, really appreciate it and all the comments. Im very happy with the gyro, its been a week or two. I thought i would have problems with it because of the cold...but its holding great. No complaints yet...Next quesiton will be....How long will it last?
Old 03-15-2009, 08:11 AM
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ordered 3 things from deal extreme 1 gyro order pending 2 tool set statis ready
3 heli training gear i got friday oh ya great video mulikow.. can you put the gyro
on a nitro heli if you have one and test it out.. i dont see why it would not work on
a nitro heli if it works fine on a electric heli but someone was asking about
on other forum



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Old 03-15-2009, 08:24 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

I would be very carefull about fitting it on an IC powered heli . I don't know how it would put up with the vibration ,not just it's ability to filter out any vibration - how well made it it ? Will the vibration shake it to bits ?. However , a club mate is thinking about trying it on his Raptor 70 . I've tried to talk him out of it - I know it'll be me that has to set it up and test fly it for him !
Old 03-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

I have this gyro on my 450 with a Hyperion DS11 GCB servo and the chinese weight mod. Performance is excellent. I also have another new one sitting on the shelf for my next build.

This is a very good gyro, but for best results use a digital tail servo. I tried it with a few different analog servos and the gyro only gives average performance. I threw a cheap digi on and it went from soso to excellent. The digital is much easier to set up as well.
Old 03-16-2009, 10:52 AM
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ya my order statis on this gyro changed from waiting on suppler to shiped
but it did that before more wait an see.. finding this gyro at $ 22.00 sure
is helping me keep the price down under $200.00
Old 03-21-2009, 10:43 AM
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i see the same gyro at deal extreme 23.99[8D] free shipping dang sweet deal
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20020 << link to gyro
I ordered one this afternoon, it will be interesting to see how long it takes to arrive.

Extreme 3D,,,,, i am happy to get in a non 3D flight without tearing something up.
Gyro arrived today. Exactly 3 weeks to the day. Not so bad for this kind of deal.
Old 03-21-2009, 11:37 AM
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old scaleguy i ordered mine same day and the site says 3/23/09 eta
for there new stock of gyros but they have my money still a great price
just dont know if i will buy from them again wait and see old scaleguy
did you order anything else from them i did my order is split up in 3 shipments
oldscaleguy remember i was looking for screws and you showed me a link to screws that
were 23.99 for set well i found them way cheaper and man did they burn you
with a red hot poker you know were http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._Hardware_Pack

2.47 for the screw set with blue cone washers
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

dude7442, I just ordered the gyro only, that was all for a first time order. For the cost, i guess the wait is worth it if you still have something to fly in the mean time. My plan is to install this gyro in a TR 450 when i have enough equipment together to assemble the TR600 that is still in kit form. At that point the Futaba 401 will go in the 600. So, it may be a while before i even try out this 401B. I did receive just last week a screw set and ended up buying them from Horizon along with some other items. $2.47 is a very good price if the shipping is not too bad.
Old 03-22-2009, 09:59 AM
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this is from xmseller its a new dig. one all most the same
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...yro/Categories
34.99 not a bad price the gyro we are posting about is rite above this one
can any chime in about ((xmseller)) is this place real[8D]
Old 03-23-2009, 09:23 AM
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It appears to be exactly the same. You may be better off being the one that had to wait on yours from Deal Extreme. Mine not only arrived in packaging for a lipo battery, it has been used or at least "messed" with. What a bummer. [>:]
Old 03-23-2009, 10:18 AM
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OSG what do you mean messed with you need to air this out for all please and thank you hobby king carbon fiber tail thingy for 5.99 lol
ps can any one tell what kind of car hood the heli is setting on hehehe
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:47 AM
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Default RE: Testing the G401B Gyro!

You can see where the metal around the limit switch is bent probably from a metal screwdriver and you can also see that the switch has been turned by someone not being careful as there are screwdriver marks in the plastic. There is a plastic film covering the DS and DR switches. That film has been cut in to and I assume the switches changed for what ever reason. I have sent an e mail to Deal Extreme. If they replace it, that is fine, if not they are off the list for future orders. I am now quite leary to even try it out not knowing if it has been crashed or otherwise damaged internally. I will follow up with their reply as soon as i get one. Not a big deal but the mounting tape and plastic screwdriver are missing too.
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OSG i dont see any screw driver or servo tape in the photo
maybe thats why its so cheap and getto my gyro order is still pending
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That part is not a big deal or a show stopper by any means. The instructions do show the mounting tape and screwdriver though. It is the fact it is not 100% new is what is bothering me.
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The gyro from Deal Extreme uses a different sensor than the one from XMSeller. Interesting enough, if you go on ebay and find the gyro xmseller is selling, you can make an offer of $25 and it will be accepted. Shipping is $5 though. Plus XMseller is in California and ships much quicker than dealextreme. There is a big thread on this gyro over in Ezone in the Electric Heli forum.

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