Futaba GY520 Helicopter Gyro w/Heading Hold

Tower Stock# LXVND7  •  Manufacturer Stock# GT520
Futaba GY520 Helicopter Gyro w/Heading Hold (large view)
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This is the Futaba GY520 Heading Hold Gyro.


Ultra small and light weight gyro contained in one unit-no separate
sensor and control unit
Utilizes a high speed advanced PID (Proportional-Integral-
Derivative) control algorithm
Latest MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) allows complete
control system on one chip
Delivers superior performance with analog servos and excels with
digital servos
F3C and 3D mode selectable, six programmable parameters
Operates at very high speed; 280Hz in the 1520uS mode and 506Hz in
the 760uS mode
Programmable through single button and multi-color LED or through a
PC using Futaba CIU-2 USB adapter
Registered AVCS (Angular Velocity Control System) architecture
achieves unmatched tail holding ability
One year limited warranty


Futaba GY520 Heading Hold Gyro, instruction manual, one each 13"
(330mm) lead with red connectors and lead with black connectors
two sections of sensor tape and mini screwdriver


Digital or analog servos


Size: 0.82 x 0.82 x 0.43" (20.8 x 20.8 x 11mm)
Weight: 0.243 oz (6.9g)
Voltage Range: 3.8 - 6.0V DC
Control System: Advanced PID control
Current Draw: 40mA (without servo)
Sensor: MEMS vibrating structure gyro
Operating Temperature: 14F - 113F (-10C - +45C)
Sensor Rate Range: +/- 800 sec
Angular Velocity Range: +- 800 deg/sec

jxs 10/21/08

See Tower Catalog page 165.
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