FrSky Taranis Replacement Gimbal
A gimbal assembly for the FrSky Taranis and Taranis Plus.
Here is a quick video from our friend Scott Page that shows the basic process for swapping out the gimbals on the Taranis. Please note, your new gimbal will have the throttle tensioners already installed, no need to swap them like he does in the video. After you are done with the install, be sure to calibration your new gimbal.
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- Definitely an improvement! Review by Heli_Steph
tip: for glider flyer the elevator centering is important. When doing the calibration finish the centering of the elevator from a pull to center since it is the most common move when chasing thermals. The center should come back at the same place all the time.
UPDATE: 5/26/15 (Aloft sent me a replacement)
I installed these replacement gimbals hoping to get a better centering. These gimbals looks more rigid and have a quality feel. The spring adjustment out of the box is softer than the stock ones so I didn't had to re-adjust. The friction brake on the throttle side provides a more constant friction when compared to the original ones and my throttle stick doesn't spring back from the bottom stop anymore. The centering is definitely better than the stock gimbal for a similar spring tension. Everything centers to 0.0. (Posted on 4/27/15)
- Didn't really solve my centering issues ... but still an improvement Review by Glen
On the up side gimbals are easy to install, much thanks to Scott Page for his video.
The replacement gimbal i received does center better than the original, so it wasnt a total bust.
Just not what i was expecting (based on "These are the new style that solve any centering issues.").
It flickers 0.0 to 0.1 on the aileron, both when returning from the left and the right side. Not bad at all.
The elevator however, is more of a problem on my unit.
It centers perfectly (0.0) every time when returning from up elevator, but centers to -0.5 when returning from down elevator..
This is also after increasing stick tension more than I like. Before increasing tension it was centering to approx -0.8 and -0.9 (0.0 from up elevator).
Keep in mind i havent yet hooked up a servo and tested for "real world" double centering, but as a glider guy, elevator precision is paramount. Im used to whining about servo's double centering, and hope the radio wont also contribute to those woes.
(Note: Sounds like you got a VERY bad gimbal on your elevator. The numbers you are showing are not acceptable, and we need to replace warranty your gimbal. Please email me us and we'll get you out a replacement. Anything below .5% is acceptable to FrSky, this works out to less than a high end servo can reproduce. ) (Posted on 5/14/14)