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HelicopterMiniature Aircraft Whiplash & Fury 55 › Convert Tempest FAI head to 3D?
03-09-2006 02:56 AM  11 years agoPost 1
PehHP

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The Tempest FAI head and the 3D head look very similar. I wonder if it is possible to convert the FAI head to 3D by just changing or adding a few parts, instead of buying the whole 3D head? And what are the parts and their numbers?

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-PehHP

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03-09-2006 05:16 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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Yes you can convert it.

You can do the leg work on the part numbers. Go to the MA website and look under Product Support. Then look under List Helicopter Drawing and pull up the plans for the Tempest 3D head. You need to order a new flybar carrier (or get the new style cage flybar carrier), two new pitch arms, two bell mixers, maybe a couple of standoffs/spacers for the existing hiller control arms if you don't use the new style carrier, and harder dampers. That's about it.

Ben Minor

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03-09-2006 05:47 PM  11 years agoPost 3
PehHP

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Thanks Dr.Ben, I'll check it out.

-PehHP

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03-15-2006 05:05 AM  11 years agoPost 4
fran

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I spoke with Cybdi and a lot of Tempest dudes are ordering there kits with the Extreme head ...

instead of the two all meteals offered. If you're going to Bham this weekend..tell Henry you want to look at the heads he's using (on any heli he has...you know he's looking for performance and being sponsored by MA, he could fly whatever he wants)...just a suggestion.

Happy flying!

Fran

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03-15-2006 06:43 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Dr.Ben

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It's not so much about what you can get but more about how you intend to fly. HC flies as radically as anyone out there, and that style is favored byt the Extreme head. For a more open flying style which incoporates maveuvers with larger lines (FAI'esque 3D) the Tempest head is often found to track better through those maneuvers.

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