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05-02-2005 09:12 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Rappie_uk

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I had a mild crash saturday, well mild by my standard .
Busted the head, a blade grip, under cart, flybar,carbon tail fin,bent a few control rods, stripped the gears in 1 of the eccpm's hs 56's and chiped my new 305 sab's
It's all back together with new parts but now the flybar levers hit the sf mixing arms.
I've checked and re-checked cant find anything else bent or busted.
This was my first weekend after the home made eccpm upgrade, i was having so much fun as i finaly got it to fly realy well (eccpm on this bird rocks)
Anybody got any ideas.

Thanks Joe

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05-02-2005 10:26 PM  12 years agoPost 2
jack726

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Strange

I looked at both of my T-RExs, one has metal flybar controll arms and the other has the standard plastic ones. Both have clearence of at least one mm. Are you sure you'rs are not bent? They look like everything is installed properly, but one looks bent in the photo, but it is hard to tell from a photo.

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05-02-2005 11:17 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Gary Hoorn

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Rappie_uk,
Looks like you have the original flybar arms. The newer version has more clearance. I found this out when I ordered a set of the "New Flybar Paddles."
Gary

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05-03-2005 01:10 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Pinoy_zoom

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Rappie_uk- nice mod canopy holder you got! rotational adjustment heh?

-=<< where can i buy flying skills >>=-

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05-03-2005 09:03 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Rappie_uk

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Checked it again still cant find anything out of line, even put the standard seesaw holder back on, no difference.

Gary Hoorn,
Got some new flybar arms today and they fit the same (tight), dont think the uk shops have caught up with the new parts, we are only just seeing the double damper heads over here.

So what i did was file a flat on the ball link, just enough to give me some clearence, seems to be working ok.

Thanks for the ideas guys.

Joe

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05-03-2005 09:17 PM  12 years agoPost 6
PetSketch

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I had to actually put an offset bend in the SF aluminum Mixing levers to clear the flybar control arms. Hated to do that, but had to in order to get clearance. In certain flying configurations, they would bind. I eventually installed the MicroHeli flybar control arms. If i had done that first, I could have avoided bending my expensive metal to avoid the cheap plastic. Really go over that part of the head again with all elevator/aileron/pitch combos. You might just find something.

<>< Jim

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05-04-2005 01:34 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Gary Hoorn

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I don't know why they ever released those original flybar arms. Two sets I have are the same, no clearance. I dremeled a bit on the ball link until I got replacements. The newer version is fine with more than adequate clearance. Wish we could purchase just the arms and not the entire flybar paddles etc.
Gary

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05-04-2005 02:36 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Coolpowered

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A buddy of mine was building a rex a while back and must of got one of the left over arms from the original kits or something because they basically just came straight out the over at a 90 degree angle, rubbing the seesaw arms big time.

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05-04-2005 05:43 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Rappie_uk

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Gary Hoorn,
you got it right, the old arms are shorter. The second set i got was the same as the old arm. Just by chance today i noticed a same display of t-rex spares in another LHS and found the arms you told me about with the brass insert.
Here's a pic brass on right, ali on the left.

Thanks man i was going cross eyed looking for bent parts.
Just shows you trust the manufacturer that all is ok, i only found this after a crash and following Investigation

Joe

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