The Eagle A3 Super is our top of the line flight stabilization system designed specifically for fixed-wing aircraft. The A3 Super has an integrated high precision 6-axis (3 gyro + 3 accelerometers) MEMS sensor with advanced attitude and PID control algorithm. The gyro can accurately detect the angular velocity and attitude of the aircraft and issue commands to all servos, which enables perfect balance and stability throughout the flight. The A3 Super has built-in capabilities for delta-wing (flying-wing), v-tail, remote master gain adjustment, and separate dual aileron and elevator control.
The Eagle A3 Super offers 4 flight modes, including Normal Stabilization Mode, 3D Attitude Locking Mode, Self-balance Mode and Gyro Deactivated Mode. By using a 3-way switch on your transmitter you can switch between the 3 different modes during flight. The A3 Super also provides three kinds of control behavior including Stable Mode, Normal Mode and Sport Mode to meet the needs of individual pilots. The firmware of the A3 Super can be upgraded by simply connecting the gyro to your personal computer using the included USB adapter and data cable. See the support tab above for the latest firmware.
Why use an airplane gyro? Gyros (also called flight stabilizers) help keep your airplane stable during take-off, flight maneuvers, and landings which can be helpful during windy days or when learning how to fly RC planes. Advanced gyros, like the A3 Super, also include accelerometers which automatically turn your plane "right side up" if you lose orientation of your plane during flight. Gyros also help you master aerobatic maneuvers like knife edges and hovering as the system can "lock" in a planes position / trajectory. Once thought to be for beginners only, Gyros are now common in all classes of aircraft and are utilized by all levels of flyers. Gyros are great for learning, they let pilots practice advanced aerobatics, they give you piece of mind in less than ideal flight conditions, and they can often help you avoid costly crash damage.
Trying to decide between the Eagle A3 Pro and A3 Super? The primary difference between these two gyros is the A3 Super includes a 3 dimension accelerometer. The 3D accelerometer tracks the orientation of the plane in flight and will automatically right your aircraft at the flip of switch. This feature can help you return your aircraft to safety if you lose orientation because your airplane is too far away or in direct sunlight. The A3 Super also includes more input options and many more adjustment options as detailed in the feature list below.
FEATURE VIDEO: Product Demo of the Eagle A3 Super Flight Stabilizer
Posted by Stan on 20th Aug 2014
As stated in a previous review, I have had great success using the A3 Super in making unflyable planes flyable, but there is a mode in which it may cause a crash and you have to be ready to get on the ailerons or switch the unit back to "normal" mode. If the plane goes into a vertical dive and crabs just a little the unit will apply full ailerons. You must either switch it to normal (transmitter switch must have been activated to do this) or give it opposite ailerons and quickly or it will plow into the ground. Beware. I still use it, and recommend it in spite of this flaw. Just be ready on your ailerons at all times especially in a dive.
Posted by eihoward on 12th Aug 2014
I am a newbie to the hobby, but an electronics enthusiast. I found the instructions on this unit easier to follow and clearer than the Eagle Tree Guardian 2D/3D gyro´s instructions.
The unit is big, maybe three times the size of the Guardian. It does not fit as easy as the Guardian in tight spaces.
The programming card is a huge advantage in the field. The interface is easy to follow and setup is a breeze.
I highly recommend this gyro over the Guardian, if you have the necessary space.
Lights on the unit are very convenient, you can see the mode or status of the unit without problem.
I am fitting gyros on all my planes, you only need to buy one complete package with the programming card and can use it with any additional gyros you buy.
Posted by Stan on 29th Jul 2014
I use the A3 Super only on "Stable Mode" to allow me to fly planes that are too "twitchy" to fly.I have been able to fly 3 planes without crashing that had always crashed each time I flew them. One of them was a $300 plane, So this fix is definitely worth it. Also gave one to a friend and it performed well in a small plane that he has also.
Posted by jr on 8th Jul 2014
PROS; nice unit, pretty simple to operate, still has some quirks I'm trying to work out, being able to dial in levels of gain on the fly pricless, Cons; cover is seperating, has 4 settings for 3 position switch so you cant use one unless you change in field and you need a programmer which cost as much as the stabilizer or a laptop, that sucks.