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01-12-2009 06:11 PM  9 years agoPost 1
ammo

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I had a very bad crash on the Swift 2 Sundays ago from a dumbthumb + brainglitch, resulting in smashing up my swift.

The whole main rotor head was ripped right off by the impact, thanks to many fellow flyers who helped me salvaged the multiple parts that was spread over the area

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01-12-2009 06:12 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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Since the head broke at the area, with quite some meat still on top, i test fitted the top leftover hub onto the main shaft and seems like i can drill a hole and have a flybarless main hub

And that's exactly what i did!

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01-12-2009 06:13 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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The main body remains intact despite the impact of the crash, surprisingly it wasn't as many broken parts as i initially thought

Here's how it looks like after i pull the bent main shaft out and remove the tail section to replace the boom and belt.

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01-12-2009 06:13 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Now that i have drilled the new jesus bolt hole 'correctly', I continue to use the trusty dremel+cutoff wheel to shave off the jagged breakage sections.

And test fit again

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01-12-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 5
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The rest is pretty easy, i happen to have some long ball ends with 3mm threads from the Quick Japan spares collection. However the threaded section was about 1/2 of the blade grip arm thickness. It seems to hold on ok, but i'll want to change them out to something with more depth once i get my hands on some.

Threaded rods + linkages, again from my misc box, final adjustments have to be made later on.

The swashlock clamp + swashlock arms are from RJX flybarless accessories, cheap and good for all 10mm main shafts

Take a while to adjust for as accurate a phasing as possible.
Hungry and tired didn't help much at this time though

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01-12-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Closeup

Again

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01-12-2009 06:15 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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That's where i think the skookum sk360 will go.

That's all for now, dinner before it's too late

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01-13-2009 02:45 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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Subscribed!

dont spare any details.

Looking forward to video.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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01-13-2009 10:28 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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That looks very interesting - keep us posted.

The reports of the SK unit with the flybarless Swifts on the Electric Helicopter forum on the RCG site are all very good.

I may try it on the Swift 16 that I have for installation into the Coast Guard A109 fuselage that Century make for the Swift(CN4027CGSW).

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01-25-2009 07:26 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Furious Predator

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i believe someone has already made a flybarless swift, without even using any of the flybar systems. he just took off all the flybar mechanics and flew with it. he even posted a video of it flying...i dont recall seeing many posts about it afterwards though.

edit. found it.

http://www.runryder.com/t408215p1

Shawn
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Team HelixRC

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