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11-28-2011 09:43 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Supertoyz

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It seems that any decent R/C Truck, Car or Buggy comes with turnbuckles yet you build a $2,000 + heli and your stuck popping off links to make adjustments. What makes it worse is most links are directional so you are stuck with full turns when much less is needed. You end up chasing a setting, and in the end never get it perfect. Not only that but not all pushrods are easy to get access to. It's especially annoying on the really small heli's where the ball link pliers don't fit and you often split the end trying to pry them off or force them on. We try to be very precise setting up our heli's and I would think that precision is more critical on a heli than a truck, yet they get turnbuckles and we don't? If an OEM was looking for something to make them standuot then being the first manufacturer to offer turnbuckles on your heli would certainly be a start. It seems so obivous I can't imagine either what I'm missing or why it hasn't been done yet.

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11-28-2011 09:48 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I'm pretty sure Kasama comes with them stock.

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11-28-2011 09:49 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Wave

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It seems so obivous I can't imagine either what I'm missing or why it hasn't been done.
The turnbuckles would have to be made from titanium for the weight gain to be minimal.

Titanium = waste of money.

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11-28-2011 09:52 PM  5 years agoPost 4
GyroFreak

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They are available, but as post stated above "Set it and forget it".

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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11-28-2011 09:56 PM  5 years agoPost 5
thenewguy

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They have them for certain helis. http://www.fblrotors.com/E6-E7-Tita...e-Set_p_45.html

I have them on mine for sure.

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11-28-2011 10:08 PM  5 years agoPost 6
TMoore

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Old news. Turnbuckles have been around for a long time. I won't use them. Min Air started selling them back a long time ago when they were in FL and there are several sources for them right now. Use them at your own risk. There's a reason that we used to call them Crashbuckles.

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11-29-2011 12:24 AM  5 years agoPost 7
ShuRugal

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Use them at your own risk. There's a reason that we used to call them Crashbuckles.
sounds like there's a story behind that.

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11-29-2011 01:43 AM  5 years agoPost 8
John Krebs

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I used the MA one on my SE99 and they worked fine. No hard 3D just sport flying. You can get very fine adjustments as you are not limited to full turn or 1/2 turn if you don't mind snapping the link on through the small side of the hole.

I do remember them being on the soft side and would bend rather easily compared to regular steel rod. I'm just not sure you really need the fine adjustment that they give.

John

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11-29-2011 01:54 AM  5 years agoPost 9
jgunpilot

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When you set up your FBL heli and pick it up to its first hover and the blades are perfectly in track, why bother with turnbuckles?

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11-29-2011 02:46 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Supertoyz

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It's the difference between close enough and perfect. Would anybody notice the difference in flight? Probably not, but for the perfectionists out there close enough is a last resort.

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11-29-2011 03:17 AM  5 years agoPost 11
John Krebs

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It's the difference between close enough and perfect. Would anybody notice the difference in flight? Probably not, but for the perfectionists out there close enough is a last resort.
LOL, That's the way I think. Now if the effort to be perfect would translate into flying ability I would be on to something.

John

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11-29-2011 03:27 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I 100% fully understand the desire to be perfect. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some helicopter manufacturers try and approach this ideal.

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11-29-2011 03:27 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Carvo

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Not only does a Kasama come with Turnbuckle links, they are made of Titanium! Its a beautiful thing

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11-29-2011 04:19 AM  5 years agoPost 14
whiskey

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Yes they work great

I've never had one loosen up on my srimoks.

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