just put a G110 gyro, stock gyro from a blade 400, onto my Carbon-z Yak 54. wired onto my gear switch at 0%, off for general flying and no wind, and 30%, on for assistance in high wind and some stunts. My problem is when my switch is set to on i get my full control deflection before the gyro install but when i turn it off its cut in half, if not more. I ended up having to switch on high rates to get the defection i normally get. Is this normal?? i haven't flown her yet, still doing mods to strengthen the plane, but did i set somethign up wrong or is it just the cheap gryo.
I'm not an expert on gyros by any stretch of the imagination, but since nobody's jumped in yet I'll suggest you check the instructions/literature to see if this might be a digital servo / analog servo issue. I believe that at least some gyros are set up differently for each.
You can also check out this new one from Bluelight if you want (BL-3GRC). 12 pages of configurations with a PC set up tool.. supports just about any airplane and multi-copter too.. http://www.bluelight-tech.com/products.htm
Hi all, I just reactivated my hobby and have had a PC9 electric sitting for around 5 years. After replacing crystallized control horns and giving it a check over, I decided to squeeze a little used JR G410T piezo gyro in just to see what happened. Now this plane had never flown before so it was an unknown for me and I had dragged the gyro out of my T Rex 450 chopper. After the motor had torn itself out of the engine bay twice just by feeding full power I decided to make a duralium engine mount and then I was ready to fly. I set the gyro to about 50% and after waggling the plane a couple of times to make sure it wasn't working in reverse, I chucked it. Well, amazing, I was rapt. for a small plane it was rock steady and performed flawlessly.
I believe you should turn the gyro on and have it stable before launch. Don't go turning it on and off as that will destabilize it. Love my gyro....