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Old 03-09-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Gyro on a Trainer

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Hi.... Guys...
I'm new on airplanes.
Do I can install a Piezo Gyro on a trainer to have more control of rudder on take off and landing.
Thanks for all the comments.....
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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Bah! gyros are for helicopters.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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I don't think there would really be any benefit to doing it. The control on a trainer (most) is exceptionally good if you go with something like a boomarang or a LT-40. A gyro in my opinion would be a waste of money. Besides you buy a trainer to learn how to fly and if the gyro actually did anything, it would lower your learning curve and give you a false sense of ability when you went to fly your second airplane. Good thinking but I have taught a lot of people to fly and never used a gyro. What you do want is a good instructor and a buddy box. Now thats a good investment.
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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Agree with dig it........trainers are all about learning and a gyro isnt going to teach you anything especially on rudder which is the last control most pilots learn to use,and some never do.
Im an instructor and have flown one of those packages that comes with a gyro and I didnt like it.It kept trying to do my job for me and made even simple aerobatics impossible.
Assuming you are going to join a club and learn with an instructor he/she probably wont like the gyro and may suggest you disarm it.
If you are going to try to learn on your own away from a club field...............good luck.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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I have to agree with the above. I am a relatively new RC pilot, (3 years), and I have an FMA Co-Pilot. After learning with an instructor and buddy box I went out and got this gizmo. Yes, it does the job, and yes, it can be useful, but if you rely on it, it will limit your abilities greatly.

I like to stick it on for those days when the wind is a bit nasty, coming across the field at 90 degrees, and eddying around the trees from the other side, and such. Then it can be a help on those landings where the wings want to wobble all over the place and I cannot react fast enough.

But by and large I want to fly with it disabled. (It is plugged into Rx Ch5; gear) If you don't turn it off it will fight you all the way. Forget about doing a simple roll or loop easily, it attempts to do what it is designed to do, maintain straight and level flight, plain and simple.

There is a place for every inovative gadget out there, but to learn to fly RC there is no better way than a competent, patient, compassionate instructor and a buddy box. (and time!)

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Old 03-10-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments.
The best is go simple.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:17 AM   #7
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If you use gyro in trainer... you'll never learn how to use rudder.

Like said above... gyros are for choppers not airplanes.

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