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Eagle A3 Super 3 Standard Edition 6-Axis Airplane Gyro

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A3 Super 3 Standard Edition 6-Axis Airplane Gyro from Eagle - HEA3S3

The new A3 Super 3 is a high-performance 6-axis gyro and stabilizer designed for R/C airplanes. This flagship model can be used with nearly any size and type of R/C airplanes. 

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. Gyros also help you master aerobatic maneuvers like knife edges and hovering. 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.

Important:  There is a new firmware upgrade as of mid May 2018 that fixes a number of issues with the A3 Super 3 gyro.  Click here to download the new firmware.  The A3 Super 3 is an advanced flight stabilizer. You must have a Windows PC, know how to install drivers, and have a working knowledge of Windows applications in order to program this gyro. If you are interested in a gyro which does not require a computer for setup and programming, please consider the A3-L or A3-Pro.

Features:

  • 32-bit MCU, high-precision 6-axis MEMS sensor
  • Improved hardware platform and new firmware provides even more reliable performance
  • 6 Pre-programmed flight modes:
    • Gyro Off Mode - when this mode is selected, the gyro will be deactivated completely.
    • Normal Mode (2D Mode) - This is the standard flight stabilization mode.
    • Atti-Lock Mode (3D Mode) - The gyro will attempt to hold your last position by making constant corrections to rotational movements on each axis. An example would be holding a knife edge maneuver.
    • NEW! Trainer Mode - In this mode you can only tilt the plane to a certain angle and rolls and loops are not allowed. Great for beginners.
    • Auto-Level Mode - The plane will be brought to normal, level flight automatically when releasing the sticks.
    • Auto Hover Mode - Provides the same functionality as the Auto-Level mode, except when you release the sticks, the plane will be brought to the vertical position (nose up) and hold a hover.
  • 7 Wing Types including Dual Aileron, Dual Elevator, Standard Wing, Delta Wing and V-Tail
  • 6 Position mode switching - this new feature allows you to switch the flight modes by using a mixing of a 2-position and 3-position switch on your transmitter.
  • Compatible with most standard, PPM single-line and Futaba's S.Bus and S.Bus 2 receivers
  • External LED module integrated with interface
  • Various mounting orientations supported (flat or upright)
  • Sub trim and travel limit settings for servos, separate stick rate and EXP settings for each mode
  • Customizable hardware and software low pass filters
  • Quick setup supported via programming card
  • Firmware upgradeable

Includes:

  • Eagle A3 Super 3 Standard Edition 6-Axis Airplane Gyro
  • External LED module
  • USB adapter and cable
  • 16V EZ-Plug capacitor to help maintain a secure voltage level during flight
  • Two pieces of 3M Foam mounting tape
  • Five 150mm (6") male-to-male servo wires to connect the A3 Super 3 to your receiver

Specifications:

  • Main Controller: 32-bit MCU
  • Sensor: High-precision 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer
  • Gyroscope Scale Range: ±2000 dps
  • Accelerometer Scale Range: ±4g
  • PWM Output: 920uS ~ 2120uS with 1520uS center length / 50 ~ 333Hz
  • Input Voltage: 4.8V ~ 8.4V
  • Operating Temperature: -10 ℃ ~ 50 ℃
  • Size: 43×27×14mm
  • Weight: 10g (excluding wires)

Which Eagle Gyro is right for me?

Sensor 2D Mode 3D Mode Auto-Recovery Auto-Hover Remote Gain S.Bus HV Upgradable Price
A3-L 3-Axis $
A3 Pro 6-Axis $$
A3 Super 3 6-Axis $$$


IMPORTANT - Please Read This Carefully

  • Proper setup of the Hobby Eagle Gyro is crucial. Read the gyro instruction manual completely before attempting to fly your aircraft. Failure to follow setup instructions can result in loss of control and inevitable damage to your aircraft.
  • Ensure the gyro is installed in the proper orientation (see manual) and is mounted to a hard surface near the aircraft's CG point.
  • When you first plug in your aircraft battery DO NOT move your aircraft for at least 10 seconds to allow the gyro to perform self-calibration.
  • It is crucial to verify that the gyro is moving the control surfaces in the correct direction BEFORE attempting to fly your aircraft. Failure to do so could result in loss of control during flight.
  • Setup one of your gyro control switches (3 position switch on your radio) to activate Gyro Disable. This safety feature will allow you turn off the gyro if you encounter any issues during flight.
  • ANY warranty claim for Hobby Eagle gyros applies to the gyro only, not the aircraft in which the gyro was installed. 

Configuration Screens

Box Contents

Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

Product Support

Product Manuals:

Software Downloads:

Adding New Update Firmware:

  1. Download the Firmware Update Utility.
  2. Download the V2.0 firmware file for the gyro.
  3. Download the V2.0 firmware file for the A3 Super 3 programming card.
  4. Connect the A3 Super 3 gyro to your computer.
  5. Run the Firmware Update Utility downloaded from step 1.
  6. Point the Firmware Update Utility to the V2.0 firmware file downloaded from step 2.
  7. Connect the Programmer Card to your computer.
  8. In the Firmware Update Utility point to the V2.0 firmware file downloaded from step 3.
  9. Download and install the newest PC Config Utility V2.

Notes:

  1. The current configuration of the gyro will be migrated to the new version when updating to V2.0. However please confirm again before the test flight.
  2. The A3 Super 3 programming card will no longer support the previous firmware v1.x.
  3. The PC config utility V2.0 will no longer support the previous firmware v1.x.

Changes in V2.0:

  1. Stick Reverse, Rate and Expo removed.
  2. Control algorithms improved and default gain level enhanced to get a much more precise reaction of the gyro.
  3. R/R mode (Rotation-Rate-Based control mode) restored.
  4. User-defined mode restored.
  5. Response gain has been renamed to "Gain Drop Curve"and offers 5 options for different control behavior, including L0-Never Drop, L1-Stable, L2-Normal, L3-Sport, L4-3D.
  6. WiFi module support added to use the APP configuration in the future.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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JM
06/15/2018
James Mccoy
Auburn, CA
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Good for 1 month

Unlike the others I had no issues with the software downloading and setup because I had already worked with the Spektrum AS3X. It worked perfectly for 1 month before shorting out from the USB data connection. HobbyEagle had me take photos of the circuit board and send it to them. I would have given zero stars if it didn’t work fine for a while. Good thing it didn’t break while in the air.

KF
05/06/2018
Knight Flyer
San Diego
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Does not work!

I have to agree with the other two reviewers: this thing does not work and you are much better staying with II. It looks like a lot improvements may have been made to the firmware. However it impossible to get it talk to a PC.

D
04/25/2018
Derrick
Chicago, Illinois
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Tech support, much meeded

I am having all kibds of issues. Took it to geek squad and even they found it difficult to set up

JP
02/12/2018
Jim P.
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A3 Super 3

This unit is considerbly more complicated than the A3S2. It takes a different program card than the A3S2. I didn't catch that the card was different so I had to download the confiruration file. Windows 10 saw it as a virus so I had to get tech support to help work that out. I would stick with the A3S2, very simple to set up with the program card.

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