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06-05-2009 05:44 PM  9 years agoPost 1
blbills

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Provo, UT

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I'm interested to hear a durability report from some of you that have a few gallons on your machines.

Specifically i'm interested to know how the flybar cage holds up in a crash. Does that item need to be replaced after each crash? I would imagine that even a minor hit would cause it to twist and become deformed. What are some of the other common items that go in a crash?

Thanks

Brian

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06-05-2009 08:19 PM  9 years agoPost 2
RappyTappy

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Traveling the USA

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The flybar thingie is pretty stout, but I don't have any crash experience (lets hope not) with it. I have almost a gallon of non-stop 3D destructo on the machine and so far, it looks like I just built it with just a little extra lube all over it, everything is still tight and smooth

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06-05-2009 10:48 PM  9 years agoPost 3
LONEWOLF2440

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MYRTLE BEACH S.C

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Mines waiting for me to put the electronics in it

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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06-05-2009 11:35 PM  9 years agoPost 4
SMITHB72866

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FLORIDA

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2 Gallons of hard 3d flying here no issues

kit is built straight out of the box no mods

B

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06-06-2009 12:45 AM  9 years agoPost 5
tucfaz

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Singapore

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Flybar cage will hold.. But mostly likely need 1 or 2 bearing replacement on the flybar itself. That is if it's bended badly..

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06-07-2009 10:20 AM  9 years agoPost 6
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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Specifically i'm interested to know how the flybar cage holds up in a crash. Does that item need to be replaced after each crash?
Mine was a bit roughed up on the outer edges - all six bearings had broken up . That wasn't a big issue , it cleaned up no problem , I just spun it up in a lathe and polished it with a piece of emery cloth . What bothered me more was that after bolting it back together , I spun the mainshaft/headblock/flybar carrier in the lathe , and the runout was bad .
So I then just spun the flybar cage in the lathe and it's fine , it's all down to the fit of the cage to the headblock . Just by undoing the bolts and rotating the cage through 180 degrees relative to the headblock and tightening it up again produced visible changes in the runout.
There is a lot of movement between the fit of the parts , if you tighten it up and it's out of true , you are in for some vibration . So I've now used a lathe centre to correctly position the assembly before tightening it all up , I've used some three hour epoxy to fill the 'free play' .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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06-07-2009 12:45 PM  9 years agoPost 7
blbills

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it's all down to the fit of the cage to the headblock...There is a lot of movement between the fit of the parts
My understanding is that the current v2 kits have a one piece main hub that includes the flybar cage. If this is true (please someone confirm) then this shouldn't be an issue.

Brian

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