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Old 08-03-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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I'm tired of crashing my Cp pro every time a gust blows, so I'm looking to install a tail gyro.

I've upgraded my radio gear on the CP to include my JR Programmable reciever. This has helped with tailoring the behavior alot and I'm happy with it's personality and response. However, this does little for drift and Anit-Torque during maneuvering

I know there are options E-Flite, Futaba, etc. gyros available for this helicopter and others.

I'd like to choose one whch is compatible with my JR gear and capable of upgrading to the t-Rex or Raptor as I progress.

Any thoughts on the matter?
Cost is concern, but I'm willing to pay for a good cost - benefit trade off, but I don't want to throw alot of money into incremental improvements...

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I know a lot of people use Futaba GY401 Gyro.
This is the one i plan to buy for my 50 size heli.

You cna find it here and many other sites -
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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Holding Gyro

I have the E-flyte G90 holding gyro installed on my CP Pro and it works well. The Futaba GY401 (27g) would be too heavy compared to the E-Flyte G90 (9g) for your CP Pro.

I have the GY401 installed on my Raptor 30. I would recommend the E-Flyte G90 for your CP Pro (about $100.00). Get the GY401 (about $150.00, with Futaba S9254 digital servo about $250.00) when you upgrade to bigger TREX or Raptor.

You could hang on to the CP Pro when you upgrade. I use the Raptor outdoors and the CP Pro indoors.

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Old 08-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Based on what you have and by the sounds of it where you want to be,,, I think the Futaba 401 is your best value for certain.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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+1 vote for the 401... It can go from a CP to T-Rex all the way to a gasser/turbine and every machine in between
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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Here is another vote for the 401 ... it is a solid performer that has been around for awhile and will serve you will on many models.
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The 401 is an awesome gyro and I have used it on everything from a 3D Pro to my Raptor 50. That said, you probably will likely want to keep all your helis in flying condition, so maybe the one-heli concern about portability isn't going to really be that important; so, maybe a lighter gyro would be a better option (i.e. G90 with the stock gyro - apparently works very well).

Just some links that may be helpful to you.

Here's an interesting post on the BCP with separates using a Fiego brushless DD tail. There's some caomparison between the G90, Logictech 2100 and GY401 and the 401 is reported to be best. Note the issues they're working through.

Post on adding a GY240 to a BCP with 4-in-1.

Thread on RCG about John Adams' BCP with G90 (and spektrum, etc.). Interesting in that he uses both the stock gyro plus the G90.

Another thread on adding a GY240 to a stock BCP. Good info and diagrams.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:37 PM   #8
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I think that the CPPro is not a good helicopter to test a gyro on, because it lacks tail response anyway, and so it is easy to attribute the sloppiness on the gyro. I tried the 401 on the BCPP and it cannot be at its best there because of the tail motor. It did not impress me. I tried the G90 on my T-Rex and it did not impress me either. But when you mount the 401 on the T-Rex you realise it is truly an outstanding gyro. Rock solid all the way.

I agree that you should go the extra $$$ to get the Futaba GY-401.
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