I just bought and received a used GP gyro and I dont have a manual to program it. Is there any chance someone can give me a PDF file or a. indicator lit up, ~ou are in the servo frame rate setup -menu. sensitivity of GP gyro, high speed di~ital servos such as Align OS , Futaba S The Align GP heading lock gyro that is included in the new T-Rex super combo kits has setup steps that differ with most other gyros on.
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I was going to stick with my tried and true Futaba GY Marilyn already had everything packed up, but as usual, was most accommodating aljgn the last minute change. This is not to say the GY is bad, the Align GP gyro is just better with sophisticated programming and weighing in at half the weight.
The first thing that tempted me towards the Align GY gyro is the fact it uses the same silicone micro machine SMM technology that Futaba has been using in their line of piezo crystal gyros for several years. Align has further improved the function of the SMM gyro sensor by aliign a metallic dampening plate into the bottom of the gyro case to absorb both unwanted vibrations and electromagnetic interference.
The programming features of the Align GP gyro were the next big selling feature. The Align GP is state of the art as far as programming goes. This example shows how the Align GP is programmed and how intuitive it is.
Each function has a red and green option as you can see under the various LEDs. Here I am setting the digital frame rate for the specific servo I am using, in this case a rate. The first one is what function you are programming. The remaining settings are all done the same way. No special programmers required or PC interfaces, just a logical straight forward approach. The GP also has a true left and right servo travel limit adjustment over the simple overall travel adjustment that is offered on the GY ensuring full tail rotor pitch deflection in both directions with no servo binding — a very nice feature that anyone will appreciate from band newbie to advanced pro.
Digital frame rates setting?
You can choose between two different digital servo frame rates for the newest and fastest tail servos that mankal now using short micro second rates for the new ultra fast Hz frequencies, or you can set in the zlign conventional micro second rates for the conventional Hz frequency in digital mode only of course.
As I mentioned, the Align GP gyro still allows an analog tail servo to be used by selecting analog servo mode, but I found even with a fairly fast 0.
The Align GP really should be used with a fast below 0. The final feature that pushed me all the way to the Align GP gyro was the delay setting just like the offers. There are few gyros out there that can be used in such a large size range of helis, and that is obviously why the Futaba GY has been so successful and outsells every gryo on the market. Basically if it is a class or smaller heli gp75 select small, anything larger than a class, select large.
The rudder stick is then used to select the amount of delay in either mode to compensate for slower servos.
Generally you want to set the delay to be as low as possible when paired with fast digital servos for the best performance. Not a big deal seeing that the Trex ESP Superior Combo kit includes a 5V regulator, but once again, if you can save some weight and a couple connectors, why not? At 6 volts the DS is as fast as the S at 0. I certainly was not disappointed The DS is a high end servo that retails where most other manufactures price their middle of the road digital’s; once again proving that Align continues to offer serious bang for the buck.
The first thing I noticed was the all aluminium center case half that acts as a large integrated heat sink to bleed off excesses heat to help keep the servo operating at maximum efficiency. I had to take a look at the much talked about gear set in this servo.
This is almost a work of art in itself and would look more at place in a Swiss watch movement over a RC servo that is boasting smooth running, light weight, titanium alloy gears.
Moving the servo arm manually, you can really get an appreciation of the precise engineering by how smooth the gear mesh is with zero slop.
Like any high end digital servo, once powered up, the output shaft feels like it is glued into the case — low deadband and holding power are outstanding Once I got that slow digital tail servo out and fit the DS, some of the performance potential of the Trex ESP could be appreciated as well as how good the Align GP gyro really is.
Call it whatever you like; bottom line is it can hold its own against any of the big gyro names out there. I know a very good 3D pilot who only uses Youngblood gyros and he said the Align GP would be his pick right now, so for those 3D guys and gals out there that might be reading this review, there ya go.
Robotic tail lock took on a whole new meaning. I have never experience that kind of rush before from simple pirouettes.
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The Trex ESP is so fun to experience it on since with the quiet electric power plant, you can really hear the pitch change as that big tail rotor slaps back with total authority to lock the tail no matter how fast you are spinning.
It is a noise you really have to experience first hand to appreciate and when the little hairs on the back of your neck stand on end — you know you have it dialed perfectly. This puts the most amount of torque down in least amount of time. Even a Futaba GY will show a little bit of deviation, but paired with a fast servo, it corrects for it in the blink of an eye.
It was unusually hot here over the past few days of testing and the Align GP Gyro was seeing temperature fluctuations from a comfortable 20C in the shop to scorching hot sun and gyro case temperatures over 35C. The Align GP gyro is now certainly one of the best, but lucky for us average Joe fliers on a budget, far from the most expensive.
If you are just new to the hobby and getting your first single rotor collective pitch machine, this is a gyro that you will appreciate for many years as it will grow with you.
Yes it is certainly capable of the most demanding 3D performance, but as I said, the holding ability, zero drift, easy programming, and versatility is something every heli pilot no matter what your skill level will appreciate flight after flight.
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