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HelicopterJR Heli Vibe 90/50, Sylphide 90, GSR260 › Considering fbl on my Vibe 50
01-23-2013 02:50 PM  4 years agoPost 1
jespicer1

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memphis, tn

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I am looking for advice on which fbl heads work well with the JR swash.

Would a DFC head work?

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01-24-2013 01:06 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Dr.Don

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Cedar Park, TX -- USA

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I put a plain-Jane Trex 600 FBL head on my Vibe 50 and it worked fine with the stock swashplate, which was setup for 140ccpm. I used a Total G FBL controller.

Dr.Don

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01-24-2013 05:31 AM  4 years agoPost 3
rocket_33

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan USA

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Have you thought about the new 3 bladed rotor head?

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01-24-2013 01:27 PM  4 years agoPost 4
jespicer1

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memphis, tn

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I am still learning. I have only been flying for a year. A 3 blade head would just give me another blade to brake when I crash.

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01-24-2013 06:46 PM  4 years agoPost 5
jespicer1

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I would also like to hear about anyone who has converted the stock head to fbl. I would like a list of parts that were used.

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01-25-2013 12:51 PM  4 years agoPost 6
electrosphere

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perth, australia

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I converted mine with stock head. but you still need a swash driver.. so I used logo 600 swash driver.. as with the head, I removed all the flybar assembly, and extended the ball link with a longer ball link. worked nicely with futaba cgy750.. I also tried with RJX50 head with great success

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01-25-2013 02:33 PM  4 years agoPost 7
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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I used the JR Vibe 50 FBL head conversion kit.

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01-25-2013 02:54 PM  4 years agoPost 8
jespicer1

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memphis, tn

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I would use it but $100 ses steep for a conversion that you reuse the plastic blade grips with.

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01-25-2013 03:10 PM  4 years agoPost 9
Ace Dude

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USA

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I used the JR Vibe 50 FBL head conversion kit.
How's the conversion kit? Worth it? How's the Vibe fly as FBL? I have two Vibe 50s, but haven't converted either one yet. Been thinking about doing the conversion.

  

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01-25-2013 03:52 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Jgatorman

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Birmingham, AL

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I also used the jr fbl head. It works very well.

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01-25-2013 03:57 PM  4 years agoPost 11
jespicer1

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memphis, tn

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I just bought my used with a YS50 ST and ds610 on the cyclic. I tried a set of the cheap pro 3d blades for the first flight. The vibrations were so bad the entire heli shook in the air. So o got a new set of Edge 603's, but I have not had a chance to get t back in the air. It has a 401 on the tail with 95 mm KBDD tail blades.

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01-25-2013 11:52 PM  4 years agoPost 12
KevinB

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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When I first converted my Vibe50 to FBL, I used a 3dx head. This one has a place to bolt on the stock washout arms.

Next I got a complete metal JR FBL head direct from JR japan. It came WITH everything including the metal grips and was just over $100. Because I had them already on my JR stock head, I moved the GeForce mixing arms to the FBL head as they give slightly better geometry.

Both flew very well.

I also tried the Vibe50 Mikado FBL head upgrade. It worked well also, but I prefer a full metal head for winter flying. So that head went onto an Evo50 that I don't fly as often.

KevinB

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