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The Futaba GY401 Gyro

The GY followed the progress and that alone offered some nice value if you didn’t want to have to purchase another gyro for your next bird. You may want it faster or slower so change the value appropiately. Even the best conventional analog and digital servos that Futaba produces pale in comparison to the performance achieved when the gyro is paired with the or servo tail rotor servo.

Mmanual of Use Privacy Policy. Wait 4 seconds for the gyro to initialize. On other gyros I would prefer to have Normal flight mode use standard rate because the HH mode would have a kinda jerky non-fluid motion when doing ground maneuvers such as slow piroueting circles.

Quick Start Guide for the GY401

As you can see in the picture to the left, I mounted it with the cords coming out toward the back of the helicopter. It is said that copying someone or something is the highest form of flattery; guess that is why there was a cheap GY clone hitting the market almost every month back then. The Futaba GY had a built in Limit Trimmer adjustment so you can set the amount of tail rotor servo travel to avoid servo over travel and stress on the servo.


Next disconnect the rudder link from the servo.

Vibration is the cause of low gain settings. To get the tail to move faster or slower, adjust the rudder channel travel. Without a doubt, the GY gyro with or servo is one of the best tail rotor stabilization systems produced to date.

Proper trim can and should be obtained mechanically by adjusting the tail rotor pushrod.

The Futaba GY Gyro

My most popular eBook! Check and double-check this point, because getting it backwards can cause needless excitement on a model’s first flight. The servo combo included the ultra fast digital Futaba S tail rotor specific servo.

The gyro channel reverse setting in the radio can be msnual if you want the switch in the opposite direction it currently is in just depends on if you want the switch up or down all the time. Quick Start Guide for the GY The model should now hover with no drift. This value will yield a mild pirouette rate that can then be increased to suit the taste of the pilot.


Team Futaba Tip #2

The RPM’s should be to for 3D flight. Check the servo direction.

That leaves two other connectors, one with 3 wires and the other with 1 wire. Are you considering getting an Esky V2 micro heli? After many years, the Futaba GY Gyro used to be the bench mark gyro that all others were judged.

Also as with all heading hold gyros you have to wait for the gyro to initialize after power up before you can move the helicopter. The GY worked well in almost every single rotor bird out there from size electrics up to 52cc gas or MW54 powered turbine monsters with rotor diameters approaching 2 meters.

Adjust the guides to acheive the least resistance. If your engine loads up a lot then you won’t be able to keep a consistent RPM. The delay trimmer should remain at 0. On most helicopters, a servo wheel with ball joint mounting radius of Inhibit all preprogrammed gyro software in the transmitter. Remember that a few hundred rpm drop on the head is several hundred rpm drop on the tail. Remember the gyro has to start up in HH Heading Hold mode.

The ATV for the gain select channel has two sides.