Spartan-RC are of course best known for their highly innovative and successful range of heading hold gyros. Spartan-RC also produce accessories for their gyros including the Datapod and various other pieces of connectivity hardware such as the Blue-Link and Flash-Link. Details below.

Quark Gyro


Whether you are an ambitious beginner, a 3D Pro or simply love gadgets the Spartan Quark is the ultimate gyro choice for you. Its easy setup, high vibration immunity, and unparalleled performance are guaranteed to give a hassle free installation and enjoyment of your hobby. 

Do you love heart pounding 3D? We do; and we designed the Quark to deliver just that! The Quark is a high specification model helicopter gyro capable of delivering exceptionally consistent yaw rates even at eye-blurring speeds of over two full turns per second. The control is smooth and precise with a very solid feel and impressive holding power. The stopping characteristics give a nice soft, but precise response with no bounce back.

The built in configuration routine allows adjustment of individual left and right endpoints, direction reversing and servo type selection. In addition the Quark can be connected to a computer offering access to more advanced parameters including yaw acceleration, deceleration, stop gain and many more.

Backed up with Spartan RC’s industry-leading warranty and including 3 years free repair service and 50% RRP discounted crash replacements the Quark offers market leading performance, exceptional value and reassurance.

Key features:

  • Market leading tail hold and pirouette consistency
  • Small and lightweight
  • Designed for all helicopters; from the smallest electric to the largest nitro
  • Compatible with all digital tail servos (760us, 960us and 1520us)
  • Offers 250Hz, 333Hz and ultra-high 560Hz servo frame rates
  • Superior MEMS sensor technology
  • Optional advanced configuration via computer or PDA
  • Firmware upgradable
  • 12bit A/Digital Converter
  • Dual operating modes; AVCS (heading lock) and Rate
  • Available in economical plastic or tough alloy case option for crash damage protection and electromagnetic shielding

Datapod


The DataPod is a feature rich and handy sized unit that unlocks the full programming potential of a parent Spartan product (gyro, governor, flybarless system). At home the DataPod can be connected to a computer allowing to update the firmware of the parent product. At the flying field it provides easy access to configuration parameters via its on-board display thus eliminating the need for a laptop computer. 

Key features:

  • On-board graphical display and intuitive user interface provide easy access to configuration parameters at the flying field.
  • USB connectivity for updating the firmware of the parent product.
  • Small and lightweight, can be left on the helicopter during flights and removed at the end of the day.
  • Expandable functionality to accommodate future Spartan products.
Supported products: 

The DataPod works with the ds760 gyro, Quark gyro and future Spartan products.

Blue-Link & Flash-Link
Many Spartan products benefit from computer connectivity capabilities for the purpose of modifying their configuration parameters or updating their firmware when improvements are made. To take advantage of these features an optional Flash-Link or Blue-Link interface module is required offering USB or Bluetooth connectivity respectively. In addition to computer connectivity the Bluetooth option can be used with certain PDAs and mobile phones providing a convenient way for editing configuration parameters at the field.