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PaulBowen

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Victoria, Australia.

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I have just gone from all flbarless electric to FBL elecric and a FBL gasser and now I have slowly added 3 glow. Two of my glow helicopters have flybars.

I had forgotten how much I loved glow engines and really love the more natural feel of the flybar.

Anyone else doing similar?

I'm a Hirobo, JR, flybar, nitro and all things helicopter fanatic!

10-06-2016 07:45 PM
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CostaRicaHeli

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Costa Rica, Central America

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I'm still flying a FB MA Fury 55. Love it. Moving on to FBL and electric because that's where everything is going, but will keep my nitro FB flying for a long time.

Franz

10-06-2016 08:15 PM
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payne1967

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most of my heli's are flybared and nitro
so they never went away

member of save the flybar foundation

10-08-2016 09:08 PM
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HREFAB

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Long Island NY

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I recently acquired a Hirobo Freya 90 with Flybar head. I'm now studying up on how to setup the Futaba Gy601 Gyro. I have a CGY750 new in the box but the last one of them that I had made me crazy trying to get it to fly right.(On a 500 Compass). It's one HUGE bird but I really miss flying Fuel. I'd love to have a Gasser but at this point, I have to concentrate of the Freya.

Trex 700/600/550/500/450/250- GOBLIN 500 /RCA470-Warp360/500-200srx/130x/MCpx/MSR-550Hex/450Hex

10-08-2016 09:12 PM
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Mike0251

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Hills of the Blue Ridge VA

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Here you go for the 601, explains it very nicely.
Everything I have is flybar too!(predominantly Hirobo!)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=38075

10-08-2016 09:34 PM
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PaulBowen

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Victoria, Australia.

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It's taken me a while to realise why I love RC helicopters and why I entered this hobby in the first place. I am building a Freya OP II with SSZ-4 head at the moment and can't wait to fly it.

The simplification of electric models and flybarless systems seemed great initially until the boredom crept in. There are so many classic helicopters to own and I would love them all.

I'm a Hirobo, JR, flybar, nitro and all things helicopter fanatic!

10-08-2016 10:26 PM
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jake21

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ontario canada

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Still flying my raptors and panteras with flybars. I cant imagine fbl is much better. Nitro only.

The only way to not crash is up

10-30-2016 12:25 AM
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KJH

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Interlochen, MI

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Bergen Intrepid Gasser

I flew this, today...

-Kevin

10-30-2016 01:11 AM
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payne1967

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recently I've been flying my turbulence, Freya and sceadu ex
all with the flybar attached

member of save the flybar foundation

10-30-2016 09:15 PM
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PaulBowen

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I know Hirobo are seen as expensive but I would love to see them make a major come back. They last forever.

I'm a Hirobo, JR, flybar, nitro and all things helicopter fanatic!

10-30-2016 10:03 PM
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payne1967

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it depends on what you call expensive
my turbulence has cost me £22.50 in spares from new 5/6 years ago
the trex 700n I had cost £350 in 6 months of ownership on spares (it was never crashed and never had a hard landing)
I sold the trex airframe and purchased the turbulence
I made the mistake of buying a cheaper kit when the uk price was listed for the turbulence

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10-30-2016 10:56 PM
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PaulBowen

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Unfortunately it is very hard for some people to get the point about initial cost vs long term operating cost.

I'm a Hirobo, JR, flybar, nitro and all things helicopter fanatic!

10-31-2016 12:28 AM
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ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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I miss the flybar days, if parts didn't disappear I would still be using one

On the plus side there are so many FBL units on the market to make them less expensive

Watch at YouTube

spending time, paying attention

10-31-2016 02:15 AM
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payne1967

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Unfortunately it is very hard for some people to get the point about initial cost vs long term operating cost.
I'm a Hirobo, JR, flybar, nitro and all things helicopter fanatic!
so very true

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10-31-2016 08:27 PM
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oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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I still spend a lot of my flight time with flybar machines. If you know how to tune them (also necessary with most FBL systems)you can get them to be as gentle as you want or as quick as you want, except for "POP". They cannot be set up for as aggressive a "POP" because you cannot set them for as wide a collective span (e.g. +/- 15) or as much of a cyclic span (+/- 10).

Phil

11-02-2016 01:31 AM
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Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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I am mostly a sport and scale flyer and also quite old school. I tried my habd at a few flybarless units and I found setting them up and adjusting to be more work than I would like. for me it was figuring out what I needed to adjust to make it feel comfortable. I have flown a few units belonging to friends and they all felt a bit funny to me, sort of like someone else was also on the controls with me. only the V-bar felt natural enough to be comfortable. lately I have had the opportunity to useone on one of my scale machines, a demon and it was very easy to set up and made my calm weather only scaler flyable in even the windiest of conditions. It still could use a little adjustment here and there but it actually feels good. Next scaler I build that seems to need help, may get a demon. Like many things in this hobby, I see it as a fad, one that may be with us a while but a fad none the less. For my two bladed scalers ( jetranger, longranger, bell 222 etc), I stick with a flybar since its not very noticeable in flight anyway.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

11-08-2016 10:46 PM
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