This is the Yokomo YG-302 Steering Gyro for Drift Cars. The YG-302 is a steering gyroscope with optimum characteristics for RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) drift. The gyro is compatible with 2 and 3 channel transmitter/receivers. With a 2 channel system, adjustments are achieved on the gyro. With a 3 channel transmitter, adjustment function can be achieved through the propo function, without touching the gyro body.
While realizing the steering reaction which is essential for RWD drift, it prevents hunting due to hypersensitive reaction and enables real drift driving. The top drivers of RC drift are also acclaimed! The internal circuit is the same as the RPG-302 gyro which gained the world’s greatest attention by monopolizing the 1/2/3 position in the RC drift world championship, and by making only the outer case made of resin, high-performance but reasonable price.
This product was added to our catalog on October 3, 2018
In the limited time that I’ve owned it, I have grown to love just how easy this gyro makes drifting, especially with a RWD converted chassis. This gyro also allows for remote gain IF you have at least a 3-channel receiver that you can adjust the trim on.
I do only have a few niggling issues with this gyro. The first of which is the fact that this gyro CAN burnout your servo. Because of the way this gyro works and overrides the signal of the receiver, it tends to overheat the steering servo and cause your servo to go into heat protection mode, basically ending your run sometimes before it begins.
Another issue I’ve experienced with this gyro is the fact that putting a very solid servo horn, while it may not seem like a bad idea on a drift car, can tend to cause the servo to grenade itself as a result of this gyro overworking it. My only recommendation is to use a servo saver on your servo if you plan to run one of these; DO NOT run a solid horn or you’ll grenade your servo!
All in all, I’m very satisfied using this gyro. It isn’t perfect and may not be the greatest for competition. But for just bashing around in the park, it’s not bad.
EDIT: for anyone having issues with this gyro “not working”, you have to orient it a certain way so that the gyro will work. The easiest is to power on your chassis, connecting the gyro to the receiver and just “play” with the gyro. Doing so will give you an idea of just how the gyro needs to be mounted so that it is sensitive enough to counter-steer any bad turns. Trust me, it may not be the gyro being defective so much as how you've mounted it in the first place.