I picked up an MKS 292 gyro from Xheli.com
and tested it out.
mounts vertically so the label on it needs to be facing sideways. The
nice thing about it is that the gain dial on the gyro when using the
gain channel from your TX acts as a limit adjustment. That's a big
advantage over other gyros in it's price range available in the US. It
also has a reverse setting (They use a dial turned all the way one way
or the other to set reverse). The only quirky thing I found
the gyro MUST be started up in HH mode. If you start it up switched in
Rate mode, it will NOT initialize so always look at the light on the
Gyro like normal. I always recommend doing a quick gyro test before
each flight. I lift my heli and put my finger on the tail slider I then
jerk the heli Nose-left and make sure the tail slider compensates by
moving left (pinching my finger).
I found the manual for this gyro online. I found it hard to understand
and rewrote it here:
MKS 292 Manual
held pretty decent on my EXI 450. I have a digital tail servo
it. It held pretty well in punch outs, flips and backwards flight.
Much better than my Esky 704A or Telebee gyros I have. This
helicopter is going back into my Scale 500D fuse, so I mounted the gyro
on the side where I can see it and adjust it. Using a side mount gyro
is a nice feature for scale helicopters that make it harder to
to the inside of a top or bottom mounted gyro.
on this review: With the release of the GY48V gyro, I recommend the
over the MKS292 because the GY48V can handle a digital servo. It
also is more configurable and mounts in the normal orientation.
Although the MKS292 is the standard gyro on the Blueray/Genesis RTF
heli, I recommend upgrading the gyro to a better one ONLY after you
have upgraded the tail servo. Without a tail servo upgrade, you will
not notice much improvement.