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Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

Old 02-11-2007, 12:59 AM
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Default Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

So whats the best method of mounting the gyro to the heli frame?

Already decided to mount gyro under boom for protection from paddles, just in case.

The 2-sided sticky tape that came with the 401 Futaba was not so great.

I can only imagine what it would be like trying to land a model with the gyro
dangling under the heli in the rotor wash flapping around violently. [X(]

I tried velcro and was not too comfortable with the gyro not moving around in flight.

What about a thin film of GE silicone rubber??

Once again, any help would be appreciated.

Old 02-11-2007, 01:15 AM
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Default RE: Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

well i have a couple idea for you ! 1. i would mount the gyro directly under the main shaft this way it is directly on the axis you are trying to control !! second i would use 2 sided tape with velcro strap as an added safety ! just an idea and from what i have heard mounting the gyro in that spot is the best for the least amount of tail movement !! good luck !
Old 02-11-2007, 04:54 AM
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Default RE: Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

I have the original futaba double sided foam pad with double sided tape covering each side of the green futaba item. This is because in my opinion the garden variety double sided tape is too higher density making the small vibrations e-helis produce effect the gyros performance (this is more pronounced with digital servos i have found). As you said the gyro mounting pad provided hasn't the best adhesive, this is why i used the double sided tape sandwiched on the mounting pad for a secure fit. i also use the velcro strap VERY LOOSELY around the gyro and boom clamp because it would indeed suck if the gyro would part ways from the frame! I have heard about putting the gyro under the main shaft but in my opinion this is too close to the motor for my liking and i am yet to see a heli with a better tail hold from the gyro being closer to the fulcrum (main shaft).
Old 02-11-2007, 09:57 AM
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Default RE: Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

RCHover sells a underboom clamp mounting bracket.

You dont need it under the main shaft, the gyro turns 10 degrees if the nose turns 10 degrees so it doesnt matter if its mounted in the nose, under the main shaft or at the end of the tail boom as far as performence is concerned.
Old 02-13-2007, 01:57 PM
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Default RE: Help Needed - Mounting Gyro Tips-Hints Please

Thanks for the information guyz.

Now I'm down to the details of programming a JR XP8103 Tx. It has tons of capabilities and I'm raher swamped at the moment.

Got the 120 degree CCPM working (easy) now I'm sorting out throttle/pitch curves. YOW!!!!

Its a nice unit once you overcome the learning curve for using it !!!!

Thanks Again, Robo


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