INFORMATION FOR HOW TO INSTALL AND SET UP A GYRO ONTO YOUR FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

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LIST OF REVIEWED GYROS (INCLUDING DEDICATED 3 AXIS AIRPLANE GYRO SYSTEMS)
Here is a list of gyros that I or other people have tried and posted on. You will see a list of both single Axis Heli Gyros as well as Dedicated 3 Axis gyros for airplanes.
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RUDDER GYRO
Installing a gyro across the Rudder (YAW) Axis will make it easier to maintain your desired heading during the take offs and landings. It can also assist in torque rolls.
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AILERON GYRO
Installing a gyro across the Aileron (ROLL) Axis will help with stability in the wind from crosswind gusts. It can also assist in torque rolls.
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Elevator GYRO
Installing a gyro across the Elevator (PITCH) Axis will help with stability at slow speeds due to CG issues, porposing and to some extent flopping over while doing your taxi.

Elevon Gyro (NEW!)
Installing a gyro into an elevon setup using 2 gyros and no Mixer. This will stabilize both Roll and Pitch and you need a TX capable of Elevon mixing.
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MOUNTING THE GYRO
Here is information and tips that will be useful in mounting your gyro to the plane
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PROGRAM THE GAIN SIGNAL INTO YOUR TX
Most Gyros will have a gain wire. This wire connects to a spare channel in your TX. You can often use the Gear or Flaps channel if you do not have them connected currently.
CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO VIDEOS ON CONFIGURING GAIN SWITCHES IN A DX7

AFFECT OF DUAL RATES AND CONTROL THROWS
The installation of a gyro onto the control surface will affect how the control throws are set up and affected in various modes of operation
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GYRO TEST
When you have your gyro installed, you need to test the reversing of the gyro. This page goes over a test you should make after installation and before each flight
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Optimizing the Performance
Click here for some info on optimizing the performance of the gyro for flight stabilization



Want to ask questions to other people using gyros?
RCGroups thread on Gyros in an RC Airplane CLICK HERE!