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03-07-2008 04:03 AM  10 years agoPost 1
olivethreesixty

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I fly a Belt CP - and i use the word "fly" very loosely ...

After my first crash HD is out of the center hub set 0517
and I cant find one anywhere...

Is the HBK2 head IDENTICAL (i.e. is the fly bar, linkage B, feathering shaft) the same, or should i really order the Belt CP version...

If I should order the Belt version.. what are your favorite stores in the U.S. ? What are your favorites overseas ????

Thanks for your help guys..
If i ever figure something out, i'll tell you about it !!!

Also, What are you doing with your antenna wire.. mine is about 2 miles long and i'm just wrapping it around everything in sight.. every one elses belt seems much neater.... ???

joey

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03-07-2008 04:14 AM  10 years agoPost 2
TJinGuy

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The plastic heads are not the same but they do use some of the same pieces like links and such. The center hub is different I believe.

- Chris

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03-07-2008 04:28 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Gregor99

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I have a HBK2 and wanted switch over to the Belt flybar assembly because it uses bearings. The flybar assmby and blade grips are different and would need to be replaced as a set. As I recall the Belt uses metal balls link instead of plastic on the blade grips as well as the flybar assembly. If I hadn't gone all purple, I was thinking of converting to the Belt head on my HBK2. I think that's a good head upgrade of you don't want to shell out the dough for the purple stuff. I'm not sure about the center hub compatibility. But I would replace that as well as the Belt hub includes a proper button.

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03-07-2008 04:43 AM  10 years agoPost 4
olivethreesixty

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What are your favorite shops to order parts from, and what do you do with the antenna wire to make it work, but look neater??

Are either of you flying with the stock TX..

Awesome quote TJ, i've been to socorro, must be great flying weather !!!

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03-07-2008 04:57 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Gregor99

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Some pics for comparison.

HBK2 Flybar assembly and control arms

The Belt CP Equivelent in 3 seperate pieces Notice the bearings for the flybar as well as the metal ball links throughout.



HBK2 Blade Grips

Belt CP Blade Grips More metal ball links.

HBK2 Center Hub Last time I ordered this part it also include the lower piece that mounts it the shaft along with the two pins that go into the washout. I'm not sure if this is a different package or they were accidentally omitted from the image.

Belt CP Center Hub

The button is not shown in the HD image but its there in the Jag image as well as rc711's. The buttom is inexpensive plastic and I wish they would have sold these seperately. It looks like it'd fit right onto the HBK2 in place of that little plastic crossbar.
http://www.rc711.com/shop/popup_image.php?pID=70

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03-07-2008 05:00 AM  10 years agoPost 6
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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Buy a 2.4GHz and your wire issues go away

Most people here use jaghobbies.com and helidirect.com. There are many other small places that sell esky parts but I only use them if Jag and HD are out of stock.

Edit: Yeah the weather here will be great over the summer but right now we are in our windy season. Yesterday we had 30+mph gusts! Today was 10mph winds all day. I can't wait until the summer gets here even if it hot as hell

- Chris

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03-07-2008 05:11 AM  10 years agoPost 7
olivethreesixty

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I agree TJ, 2.4 is the way to go.. i started with a CX2 and swore 2.4 was the only way.. i hope to get into AP next year... (i already have a photography company) and i cant sneak $400 away from the wife for the DX7 nevermind the Logo to drag my cameras up 200', i figure i'll learn how to fly the CP 50 dollars at a time, and show her a good "frontyard airshow" in 6 months and she'll let me splurge on the DX7, then the Logo

thanks for the tips though,
I'm sure we'll talk again soon, it's only a matter of time before i crash..
joey

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03-07-2008 05:16 AM  10 years agoPost 8
olivethreesixty

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Charleston, SC

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One last thing and i'll get to ordering...
would i be better off getting the 0548 servo linkage set with tips, balls and shafts.. or should i get the bag o' tips and linkages seperate... is it the same thing ???---- ordered the 0548 set

In the last crash i flung one of the long linkages that connects the swashplate to the blades over my house // and I need a replacement next order...

And Honestly the last question of the night.. how do you balance blades.. it was easy enough on the CX2 with the 2 cups trick ..

--------Edit.. I ordered the parts from jaghobbies...

~joey

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