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10-21-2009 03:53 PM  8 years agoPost 1
psych-lick

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It looks like the stock head on the Velocity will easily convert to flybarless (just add a driver).
Is anyone running their Velocity FBL yet? If so, are you using the stock head or a total head replacement?

-Jeff T.

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10-21-2009 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 2
aussie_g

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Henry Caldwell has been flying flybarless for a while..

You need the driver & the flybarless version of the centre block & the longer grip arms.

Gareth

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10-21-2009 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 3
psych-lick

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Ok, so about $65 in new head parts to convert it. Thanks.

-Jeff T.

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10-21-2009 05:05 PM  8 years agoPost 4
tigertym

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I'm using a rjx flybarless head and it has been a great flying setup for me. The price is great too at only $110.

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10-21-2009 05:15 PM  8 years agoPost 5
aussie_g

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the other option is to buy the complete velocity FBL head for $110.

Then you have a spare head..

Gareth

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10-22-2009 01:47 AM  8 years agoPost 6
theflyingman2

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Hi, ive been flying my flybarless for several weeks now. I use the stock head block... all you have to buy is the washout and the grip arms. the only reason to get the actual flybarless head block is if you want to have a height adjustment.

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10-22-2009 01:50 AM  8 years agoPost 7
aussie_g

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the other reason for the FBL headblock is the fact that you removed the seasaw & the bolts that were in there - now you have lost all the support for the headblock - the headblock was not designed for the stresses that it will see now that it has an open hole in it..

But after saying all that, it might very well be just fine - but a decent crash on the head & it will be twisted im sure..

Gareth

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10-22-2009 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 8
theflyingman2

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But after saying all that, it might very well be just fine - but a decent crash on the head & it will be twisted im sure..
I understand the idea here. ive buired mine twice and no problems with the head. or block. the only problem, is when i crash, I always seem to loose 1 link from the swash to a grip arm.

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10-22-2009 01:55 AM  8 years agoPost 9
theflyingman2

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if anyone has a stock headblock, and a flybarless head block... and you want to donate it. I can take it to school, and see how much force it takes to twist it....lol... this actually would be intresting.

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11-24-2009 06:28 PM  8 years agoPost 10
JAy jordan2

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What stabilization systems are you guys running on your FBL Velocities?
Are you using V-bar, Skookum, Outrage FBL system, etc??

Thanks,
JAy

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11-25-2009 02:29 AM  8 years agoPost 11
theflyingman2

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Im using the sk360... it is working very very well for me!!

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11-25-2009 09:35 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Olivier31

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Hello,

V-Stabi for mine

Olivier

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11-25-2009 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 13
theflyingman2

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Hello,

V-Stabi for mine

Olivier
Hey, how do you like the V-Stabi, im thinking of trying one.

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11-26-2009 01:41 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Olivier31

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Hello,

Well, I'm using V-Stabi in my helis since september 2007 and I think it's a great system. The V4 is really awesome!

Olivier

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11-26-2009 11:30 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Tony Whiteside

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Shepherdsville, KY US

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im using the skookum and it banging!
this is not a good flight at all , but this was my very very first flight ever! with a fbl set up about two weeks ago or so, im not going to lie.. i was scared of it so i kept it away from me. and took it very ez on it, did not know what to exspect, all i know is i should have strap down a skookum on my heli a long time ago!

btw i was using no gov and that was the first time that engine seen fuel, it broke in nicely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw4AfxzkIX4

Tony Whiteside

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11-27-2009 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 16
JAy jordan2

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Cincinnati, OH

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Thanks for the feedback.
I ordered the skookum combo with the velocity 50 FBL head conversion.
Can't wait to try it out.

Could you please post pics of where you mounted the skookum unit?
Thanks.

JAy

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11-27-2009 05:05 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Tony Whiteside

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U will not like where I git mine at, because I need to move it.
Mines up front, but u will want to put it out back.

And u will need 3) 12 inch extentions, but u will need to remove the female end and put male on there, so you can plug in from the rx to the skookum, if you don't get what I'm saying u will fined out real fast what in talking about when u put it out back.

The reason I don't think u would want it up front is because u have to cut the canopy and most don't like the idea of that... I don't either but I need to make the extentions.

I will see in I can get some buds to put up some pix.

Tony

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11-27-2009 05:09 AM  8 years agoPost 18
theflyingman2

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I will take a picture of mine tomorrow... i mounted mine up front upside down on the little receiver plate thing. I orginally had it in the back but it was a pain... then moved it up front using the stock plastic mount. now i have a custom aluminum mount that i made that is working very very good. The only reason im not using the stock plastic one is because it somehow became warped and was not holding the skookum level.
I will get some pix tomorrow for ya!!

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11-27-2009 05:22 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Tony Whiteside

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IMO
I would keep it out back if you can, being new to it like I am, everytime u want to tune on it you will have to take the canopy off and that's a pain also... So choose your battles... would be a good way of putting it, mine will be going outback.

So

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11-27-2009 05:29 AM  8 years agoPost 20
theflyingman2

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I would keep it out back if you can, being new to it like I am, everytime u want to tune on it you will have to take the canopy off and that's a pain also...
Yes, I agree, I forgot about that part. Mine was already tuned when i moved it up front.

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