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Aaron29

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This thread could either serve its purpose or backfire. But I'd like a thread that basically shows solidarity and interest in manufacturers continuing to offer FB models in the future.

Manufacturers. Please give us a choice.

Fellow readers, please echo this with a +1 and/or comments if you share this sentiment. I love the FBL a lot but that doesn't mean I want a sunset on the FB. I'd really like to see at least one FB head per manufacturer. Agree? Post. And spread the word so others post.

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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BeltFedBrowning

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USA

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Certain helis are more appealing with a flybar head. I would have bought a Synergy E5 if it would have been available with a FB head. I just can't get overly excited about building an airframe and putting a computer controlled propeller on top of it.

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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payne1967

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member of save the flybar foundation
do i need to say any more?

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11-27-2015 Over year old.
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dgoss999

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I also wouldn't be without one

DG..

"Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see." • Benjamin Franklin

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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Paulo Lopes

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South Africa

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i Have two X50's with flybars and I love them.

"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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banshee rider

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n.e. illinois

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Manufacturers. Please give us a choice.
I just want to see manufacture's stay in business !

If they can support an obsolete technology that's great

But its not going to happen !

They have enough issues just staying afloat now a days

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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Todd74

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PA, USA

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Love my flybar birds. Anyone who thinks you can't have a blast with FB Helios needs to spend a day with me at the field!

11-27-2015 Over year old.
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kw_rc

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Texas...south of Austin and north of Corpus Christ

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What is a flybar? sorry - couldn't resist. Carry on my friends!

11-28-2015 Over year old.
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Heli 770

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Lemon Grove, CA.

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11-28-2015 Over year old.
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Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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I know of a used Hirobo Eagle Freya FFZ 2 which im itching to buy, if only just to keep to look at!

60% of the time, it works every time!

12-07-2015 Over year old.
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Aaron29

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USA

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I have the SSZ4 head on my Freya Evo and will not look back. It's still a FB and yet much better than the older heads. Completely "programmable" and tracks on rails.

Prettier, too.

It'll make you not just want to look at it but also fly it.

12-08-2015 Over year old.
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blockpas

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charleston sc usa

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flybars...

I still have over a dozen flybared helis and will never sell them. I have one of every ms composit hornet ever made... just played with one of them the other day. If guys had to work as hard as we did back then to get a nice hover, this hobby would be half the size it is now, lol

02-11-2016 08:34 PM
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HeliAdict

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Texas

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Building a new Robbe Conquest at this time. All fly bars for me.

02-11-2016 10:04 PM
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bulldogs

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~OC~ ,CA USA

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Plus 1 for the FB flew them for 9 years loved them... FBL came around and burnt me out of the hobby because and this is a big one for me being color blind and all the Fbl controllers have red and green lights to program them .. Almost impossible to do without assistance ... Then your always wondering about the settings at the field .... To stressful .... Looking to get back with a simple FB

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02-11-2016 11:16 PM
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flycatch

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Barstow, California

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I learned to fly using Ray Hostetler book "Complete Helicopter Manual". In this book there was a section on FBL rotor head design and development. Ray hinted that this would be the wave to the future but for the present electronics to make it happen were lacking. Now in the present all has changed and we FB pilots have been left in the dust. It reminds me of plank flyers who don't use rudder and call them selves proficient pilots. The FBL rotor head and self leveling devices has made flying these machines so much easier and that is the appeal. You do realize that battery technology ushered in the age of electrics and left the nitro boys sitting by the wayside. If your like me and enjoy FB helicopter because of the simplicity and ease of maintenance than enjoy.

02-11-2016 11:42 PM
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flycatch

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Barstow, California

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Bulldog, I like your sentence on a strong man.

02-11-2016 11:44 PM
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bulldogs

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Thanks flycatch 1st person every to read it ...

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02-11-2016 11:57 PM
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PaulBowen

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Victoria, Australia.

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I love my JR Ergo 30 more than any of my other helicopters.

Now I would love a Hirobo Eagle III VPUS AOCC SSZ-V. Nitro powered flybar heaven!

02-12-2016 07:17 AM
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payne1967

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uk

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paul you have taste

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02-13-2016 08:03 PM
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tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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All of my helis have a flybar. They all flew fine so I didn't think I wanted to spend the money to convert them.

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

02-13-2016 09:04 PM
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