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HelicopterFlybar Rotor Head Systems › Promote the flybar
02-13-2016 09:42 PM  16 months agoPost 21
PaulBowen

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East coast Australia.

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Thanks payne1967.

I love the canopy designs before airbrushing became the rage. To me real helicopters have windows, even if just painted on.

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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02-14-2016 03:08 AM  16 months agoPost 22
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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I think flybars still very much have their place in this hobby especially when first starting out, one less bit of electronics to worry about setting up when you should be enjoying flying.

Flybarless definitely has it's place in scale birds and I build quite a few of those now.

The first machine that I ever flew though was as a 13 yr old kid back in 1976, A Micro-mold Lark. It wasn't mine but belonged to a good friend of my Father who also knew I was into RC Models even way back then.

I have a few flybarless machines now - all scale but the conversion has only happened within the last 3 yrs. I am not using any FBL boxes on them either, just a tail gyro.

My latest machine bought on 25/11/15 is a Micro-Mold Lark - Yes I finally own now - I have fully restored it to flying condition and I am looking forwards to reliving my childhood days when I first flew one of these. It still has the flybar although I know it can be converted to flybarless. I will be keeping it as per the original model for now.

Mark

I'm only here coz I'm not all there !!

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02-14-2016 03:54 AM  16 months agoPost 23
BeltFedBrowning

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Kansas City

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I am not using any FBL
Much respect for that! I am also reliving my youth with my first heli. I started helis in 1993 with the Eco8. I have been having a blast with not only the flybarred Eco8, but I am flying it with a 10 cell NiMh battery. I am using a Logo 400 main gear with a custom made gear hub to run 1100 RPM head speed. Lots of fun to be had now that I am older and wiser and richer.

perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim

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02-15-2016 03:48 AM  16 months agoPost 24
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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Nice to see someone else appreciating low headspeed rpms - High speed rpms are not really necessary unless you are into all the fancy 3D stuff.

For normal flying, low speed is great and your flying time is extended (both on electric or Nitro) That to me is the biggest bonus. I still fly nitro out of choice, come the day when battery packs come with decent flight times, then I might change.

I am more likely to go petrol or turbines before that happens lol.

Mark

I'm only here coz I'm not all there !!

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02-15-2016 01:14 PM  16 months agoPost 25
BeltFedBrowning

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My flight timer is set at 16 minutes. It is good duration, but I wish it was twice as long!

perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim

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05-05-2016 04:31 AM  14 months agoPost 26
Gearhead

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keep the bar !!

I'm with you guys on this one, I love the FB system, it may be a simple bellcrank system but never the less I find it very interesting and I will not go to FBL, FBL takes a bit away from the hobby,

I have also stopped using a governor on my 600 size glow hels, I don't feel the governors have helped me become a better pilot. besides LOL, I could fly smooth before I used governors, and I know how to setup a good pitch and throttle curve

keep the bar !!

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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08-08-2016 05:47 PM  10 months agoPost 27
BK479

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usa

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+1 on FB they fly great and no hassle or worries on setup unlike fbl it's just to aggravating to me trying to set one up

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08-10-2016 03:27 AM  10 months agoPost 28
myjane

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new zealand

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Flybar

I see new flyers turn up at the field , just brought a flash flybar less 600 and want to learn to fly , totally the wrong heli to learn with ,and as for the machanics lesson , it just screws there heads up , not to mention the flybar less systems , and they never progress well , the old flybar heli is much more forgiving to control for beginners to start with , I have all flybar helis except one of a fleet of 450s is flybar less and it's a learning curve , the mongoose is still flybar , all my 90 heli same iam all for flybar

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