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11-02-2004 01:01 AM  13 years agoPost 1
AA8VL

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K&B made me a cyclic ring for my 9Z (For those who dont know- it is a giant washer that covers the cyclic which restricts movements to the corners of the right stick)...and I must say it is one of the best additions to this hobby I have ever come across.

It is extremely hard to bog my headspeed. I can do piro flips near perfect. Without this magical instrument I feel like I'm flying a snail.

Who ever came up with this invention...two thumbs up!!!

What do you guys think? A must have...or It is just another form of training gear?

PS: At IRCHA 2004 I noticed Curtis was using one!

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11-02-2004 01:04 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Dr. Fibinotchi

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agreed
I think there was a discussion when it first came out and I put one on my 9z as well. and I love it. No bog on the machine and you dont have the clunk clunk on the corners.


-Cody

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11-02-2004 01:08 AM  13 years agoPost 3
PaulH-MA

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Who sells these? Are they available for the 9C?

--Paul

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11-02-2004 01:14 AM  13 years agoPost 4
AA8VL

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Do a search on Yahoo. I do know that Ricks sells them...but they are always out of stock. You can make your own out of a CD you dont want...like Motley Crew or Bon Jovi

If anyone needs the OD and ID...PM me and I'll tell! Only for Futaba users!!! Futaba rings are different than JR.

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11-02-2004 01:57 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Mike Wilson

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I made a cyclic ring for my 9Z from a large Futaba servo wheel. I will always use one from now on.

....led

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11-02-2004 01:57 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Kinger

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Big Rob here on RR was selling them for a while. You might want to check to see if he still does...........

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11-02-2004 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 7
TurboStew

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I made mine out of a R50 main gear.

8.5 pound 90 birds Rock!

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11-02-2004 02:49 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Tailspinner

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Hey PaulH-Ma,
It's a hobby for Chrissakes, build the damn thing yourself. What do you think those AOL discs you get in the mail are for.

Are you on the list?

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11-02-2004 02:50 AM  13 years agoPost 9
coop

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This has been talked about before, but here is another way to do the same thing, I just used a large aluminum servo wheel......

Coop

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11-02-2004 03:04 AM  13 years agoPost 10
AA8VL

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Coop,

That looks like a tight fit...how does it fly? Looks like reverse enginering to me

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11-02-2004 03:06 AM  13 years agoPost 11
jetsurgeon

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http://www.customheliparts.com

Dan's got them, give him a shout!

Jeff

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11-02-2004 03:30 AM  13 years agoPost 12
coop

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Flies fine, full travel, and no binding in the corners...

Coop

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11-02-2004 03:30 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Alistair

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just another form of training gear?
yep

squigle

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11-02-2004 07:24 AM  13 years agoPost 14
G.Man

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For those that understand how a swashplate works, and the dangers of pulling 2 servos to the max in a corner with the cyclics maxed out..

They are essential...

For those that dont...

Don't Email me as I wont reply - PM Only (spam countermeasures)

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11-02-2004 08:19 AM  13 years agoPost 15
Alistair

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oh i understand... i don't have those problems... i don't need one.

squigle

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11-02-2004 08:26 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Drunk Monk

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Here we go again

I wouldn't class them as a training aid. Some people can fly fine without them and prioflip all day long. Are they essential? no. But, like Galifrey says, they stop that binding in the corners and give you max swashplate travel all round. Some people will say to just learn to fly the ship, but why make it harder than it has to be, a cyclic ring won't limit your flying but may save you from doing something stupid with the sticks and popping a link off.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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11-02-2004 08:26 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Colibri

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They should program this as an electronic feature in new radios.

Tim

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11-02-2004 08:33 AM  13 years agoPost 18
Alistair

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ok..... still, i have no need for them... 3 axis manuveours are no bother for me... and, i didn't learn with one. it wouldn't help me now... only time i go into the corners is when i want to, and i hardly ever do that anyways... i'm trained

squigle

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11-02-2004 07:36 PM  13 years agoPost 19
midwestpilot

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I was not going to comment
cause I hate the back and forth arguements...but

It only makes sense that you would have imputs that match the outputs

the swash moves in a circle...so should the controls.

It is a smart solution and not one that can be done within the computer of the radio...it needs to be mechanical and if you don't fly planes on your radio, should be permanent. I do fly both planks and helis..and my ring pops out of my 9c very easily (I too, used a oversized futaba wheel)

But I could be wrong....and so could....Curtis...no offense...but I will soar with the eagles on this one.

In life there is no spacebar!

Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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11-02-2004 07:48 PM  13 years agoPost 20
rckrzy1

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and we should give up using those panzy gyros too, just fly that tail.



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