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Old 08-27-2008, 03:35 PM
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I am new to modern Heli's.
I have flown them before around 20 Years ago, got to a 'reasonable' level of competence but never what you would call, good.
I have flown twin rotor indoor and small electric single rotor, full cyclic.
I have just purchased an unused Raptor V2 with a 39 motor.
The kit was never finished.
I am at final stage now, and hope to test it this weekend.
An experienced Heli man has offered to set it up for me.

The Radio is a 12FG 2.4 system with an 8 channel rx.
Servos were in the model they are cheap 148 servos.
Now I know these are not the best but I would expect them to be OK for my training sessions, and can be replace as I improve.
The Gyro is a PG2000 II from Century .

I have been proceeding with the setup and have come across a problem.

When I link the Rudder servo through the gyro, all is fine.
When I give full left, all is fine.
Full right and the servo jitters and jumps back and forward.
I also find it has poor ‘hold’.
Now I thought it may be the servo but I have removed the Gyro and plugged the servo in direct, all is now well. Good hold and stability.

Any ideas.
Also any hints and tips please, all would be gratefully received.

Best regards
Paul Gray
Old 08-27-2008, 05:02 PM
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Get rid of the gyro and get a 401/9254 would be my first advice.

http://www.raptortechnique.com has a lot of setup info.

The second thing I'd consider is replacing the motor with an OS37 or fly it till your bored with the power of a 30 then convert it to a 50, thats easy enough.
Old 08-29-2008, 02:34 PM
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Thanks

Very good info on that site.

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Get rid of the gyro and get a 401/9254 would be my first advice.

http://www.raptortechnique.com has a lot of setup info.

The second thing I'd consider is replacing the motor with an OS37 or fly it till your bored with the power of a 30 then convert it to a 50, thats easy enough.
If i do not want to spend the money on a 401/9254, what other gyro's are good for the job?

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If you're going to save money, don't do it on the gyro or you will most likely end up frustrated.

A 240 is cheaper and in USD costs around 120, add a mediocre servo and now you're at 150
A 401 with a 9254 is 185, the 35 dollar difference isn't worth the agrivation you will go through with a crappy gyro.

I'm not telling you this as a moderator, or a reviewer, and I don't sell gyros.

I'm telling you this as someone that has seen a lot of different equipment and people show up at our popular field asking for help and I know what works and what causes agrivation.
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ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

Get rid of the gyro and get a 401/9254 would be my first advice.

http://www.raptortechnique.com has a lot of setup info.

The second thing I'd consider is replacing the motor with an OS37 or fly it till your bored with the power of a 30 then convert it to a 50, thats easy enough.

Fitted the Gyro and servo.
Expensive, but my god! That thing is rock solid now!

Thanks

Paul

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