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Old 06-13-2007, 03:07 PM
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Whats a good tail servo to use with a GY240?
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Any mini servo, there's no real special requirement for the 240..
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What size heli?

Futaba S9650 is awesome for mini and 450 size helis.
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The 9650 is a digital servo. It will work with the 240, but it won't work in digital mode, so it's a waste of $ IMO. Good choices for that gyro are the Hitec HS-81 or waypoint 092SH. I've used both in the past with the 240, and they work very well. Also, both are quite inexpensive...
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Default RE: Whats a good tail servo to use with the GY240 Gyro?

Its a trex 450 se.
I have a HS-56 on it now and was thinking of getting the HS-81. Its alittle bigger and heavier? But not that much faster.
Haven't checked the waypoint yet.
Do the minor differences in speed really make a diff with this setup?
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The 240 is going to hold you back. It fights itself. The technology between it and the 401 is totally different. The 401 ignores what the helo is doing when yo give input, the input overrides the heading the gyro senses. On the 240 that heading sensing is always there and your stick input overlaps the heading sensing. This basically slows the rudder feel down. A quicker servo on the 240 doesn't really help much. A HS65 is good enough for the 240(slightly better than your HS56). You need to borrow a 401 and slap it in your helo and feel the difference, I pity who you borrowed it from though because you won't want to give it back. Even though they both say Futaba and GY and have similar cases they are very different gyros, the 401 is not an upgrade of a 240....
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Wow I didn't know the 240 was that different from the 401. I sure am glad I went with the 401 after hearing that!
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The 240 is a pretty good gyro, but definitely not a 401 for sure... A 401 with a good digital servo is AWESOME
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Do yourself a favor and don't spend anymore money on your current tail/gyro config. Save your money up and get a GY401 and S9650 combo for about $180 or so. You'll never regret it. You'll only touch your tail stick when you want it to turn. You'll be amazed at how it holds its position when you aren't applying any rudder. Hovering becomes almost boring. It's the one place on the 450SE where you shouldn't skimp.

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It's the one place on the 450SE where you shouldn't skimp.
Its the one place on ANY helicopter you shouldn't skimp.
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After 150 flights my S3154 servo has, indeed, given up the ghost. It performed very well but it does seem that the 6v eventually get to the micro circuitry. 9650 is on order.
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The 9650 is a good, no very good, servo...
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I love my 9650!

6V does't fry most digital servos right? (say JR DS285's?)
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The GY240 is an excellent gyro. I got one in one of my RC on-road nitro cars. Great for drifting...
My heli has a 401 though...
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There ya go 240's are good for r/c cars but for a helo use a 401....

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