Align APS Gyro

This item is discontinued and no longer available for purchase. You may want to search our site for a similar item.
Low Price: $887.99
Discontinued Online

This is the Align APS Gyro. The APS Gyro is an electronic flight augmentation device, and is ONLY compatible with the Align 3GX flybarless system. The APS gyro gives your helicopter the ability to self stabilize, hold position and altitude, as well as autonomous way point and return home flights. This is the perfect tool for flight training and aerial photography applications.


Functions of Align APS Gyro:

  • Semi-autonomous take off / Landing.
  • Point to point automatic flights.
  • Emergency bailout stabilization.
  • Failsafe: Automatic return home during loss of signal situation.
  • Simple logical setting through transmitter.
  • Supports software upgrades.
  • Built in 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetic compass, altimeter, and GPS sensor to work with DSP processor to enable APS to have precise detection and control abilities.
  • Use with Align's 3GX flybarless system for ease of install and simplified setup, APS is functional with a few setup steps.
  • Multi flight mode and multi navigate functions, with a variety of modes and functions.
  • Failsafe function, When the helicopter looses signal, APS will take over and fly the helicopter back to where the helicopter regains the signal.
  • Automatic helicopter stabilize function. When helicopter's attitude is not stable, switch to APS Mode will enable APS to immediately stabilize helicopter and provide help for beginners.
  • Supports Spektrum/JR satellite receivers and Futaba S.BUS architecture.
  • Supports software upgrades.
Suitable Voltage Range: DC 3.5~8.4V
Operating current consumption: <200mA @4.8V
Operating temperature: -20℃~65℃
Operating humidity: 0%~95%
RoHS certified: Yes
Hovering Precision (Depending on satellite status): Horizontal ±1m, Vertical ±1m
APS Cotrol unit Dimension: 35.4x27.9x17mm
APS Cotrol unit Weight: 14.8g
APS Sensor Dimension: 29.5x26.3x10.8mm
APS Sensor Weight: 12.7g

  • (1) APS Control Unit
  • (1) APS Sensor
  • (6) APS gyro anti-vibration foam (34x9x3mm)
  • (1) APS sensor mount (34.5x30x6mm)
  • (1) APS sensor mounting platform tailboom clamp (550-700)
  • (1) APS sensor mounting platform tailboom clamp (500)
  • (1) APS sensor mounting platform tailboom clamp (450)
  • (1) APS controller vibration dampening metal plate (35.4x27.9x3mm)
  • (1) Signal Y-adapter
  • (1) APS Signal wire (350mm)
  • (1) GPS Signal wire (160mm)
  • (2) Self tapping screw (T2x10mm)
  • (2) Self tapping screw (T2.6x10mm)
  • (2) Self tapping screw (T3x12mm)
  • (1) Gyro foam  (3M 24x24x2mm)
  • (1) Plastic flat screwdriver (3x7x40mm)

This product was added to our catalog on July 10, 2012.

John James
Sunday, Aug 5 2012 (about 5 years ago)
Align APS Gyro
I bought this "so called" auto pilot system, thinking it would make flying more fun and EASIER. After four solid days of programing and reprograming, adjusting everything on my T-Rex 700E, it can't even leave the ground without spinning out of control or trying to flip over!! This system ISN'T PERFECTED!! You would think that for over $800, it would be "plug and play". I followed the set-up instructions and the online videos SEVERAL times and I have everything set perfect. I'm going to remove it and see if I can sell it to get back some of my hard earned CASH. SAVE YOUR MONEY. This thing is C**P!)
Chris Hill
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 2 2013 (about 4 years ago)
Align APS Gyro
I received this unit yesterday, and after a couple hours of programming it works like a champ!!!! I am using this in a TREX-500 with AH-1 Cobra Fuse, and it is a dream to fly now. The semi-auto takeoff really brings realism to the AH1 scale experience. The 2 point GPS settings is pretty neat as well.

Align had issues with this on launch, but firmware seems to have fixed this unit, and works very well!)
Oscar Caballero
Sunday, Jan 27 2013 (about 4 years ago)
Align APS Gyro
I must say I had a very hard time making this unit work as it should. After several tries, updated to v1.2 of software and it is a great unit that works as it's designed to. Don't expect nothing more than what documentation says it'll do. I really like this unit, and it shows a world of possibilities that future enhancements to the software will bring to the hobby with this kind of technology. I used to think that 6 - 7 minutes of flying was a good amount of time on the air. But with APS and all the new things you can do, 6 - 7 minutes of flight time is really short. But that's another story.)