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RC Glossary


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An electronic unit originally used for heading hold on RC helicopters, but commonly used with RC drifters. A gyro senses the model's heading (direction) and angle, then sends signals to the steering servo to automatically adjust steering angle to help keep the model in the desired heading. Most gyros have adjustable sensitivity, determining how much they can over-ride driver input. RC motorcycles commonly use mechanical gyros in the wheels to help keep the bike upright at low speeds and to help right the bike after cornering.
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