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01-24-2010 11:30 PM  8 years agoPost 1
TonyTypeS

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I was flying yesturday and broke the flybar clean off at the flybar cage. Man I was just about to land so I did my last flip and saw a black blurr shot away from my heli. Then the heli had a vibe. First I thought good I lost a link or it must have popped off. I was able to auto it down in one piece and walked up to it to see what was wrong. No links missing so I'm standing there sratching my head why it was vribrating so bad. Picked it up and was like hey somethings missing lol I only had one flybar. Good there goes one of my stubbs

No crashes on my 4s Rave yet and I put about 30 flights on it. I am using the stubbz with the weights about half way out. Also using 350 blades with 8 deg of cyclics. Maybe I was pushing the Rave too hard but I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else. Oh well I still love how well my 4s Rave flies. I left my spare parts box back at work so no flying for me this weekend

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01-25-2010 03:41 AM  8 years agoPost 2
tdsounds

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pics or it didn't happen lol!

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01-25-2010 04:05 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Jgatorman

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Flybar loss
I have broken several non hardened flybars on 3s with 350s. I would recomend you upgrade to the hardened flybars. I fly with green mini titan plastic padles and no weight.

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01-25-2010 04:07 AM  8 years agoPost 4
littleman

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actually, if it snapped clean, then I dont think the hardened one would help.
To answer your question, No, I havent had this happen.
A.J.

Proud member of Teams MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-25-2010 04:18 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Jgatorman

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actually, if it snapped clean, then I dont think the hardened one would help.
To answer your question, No, I havent had this happen.
A.J.

Curious about your response... due to the fact I have never broken a hardened flybar. Could you please elaborate.

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01-25-2010 04:20 AM  8 years agoPost 6
littleman

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harder material does not bend as easily, but it breaks. This depends however on how the material is hardened. There is of course a chance that I'm completely wrong in my understanding.
A.J.

Proud member of Teams MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-25-2010 04:40 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Jgatorman

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The softer flybar flexes more at the flybarcage which is where the greatest point of stress is. The harder metal would not flex as much thus providing less stress and less liklyhood of catasrophic failure

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01-25-2010 04:51 AM  8 years agoPost 8
littleman

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I suppose it depends on where exactly it broke. Flush vs at the screw.
A.J.

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01-25-2010 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Jgatorman

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What would the set screw have to do with it? The point of stress is at the outside of the flybarcage, where the flybar slides into the sleeve. This was stated in original post "it broke off flush with flybarcage". I am confidant that there is zero possibility that it would break at the set screw.

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01-25-2010 06:47 AM  8 years agoPost 10
TonyTypeS

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Tom I will post pics up when I get to work tomorrow

The flybar broke flush at the flybar cage not at the set screw. Not sure why it broke but this is my first time breaking a flybar in flight Have heard that it happened to others on the nitro birds and never thought it was possible lol oh well I'm not mad just wondering why it happened. Guess I will never know, but at least my Rave is still in one piece and that I have a spare flybar. I guess the flybar is the second thing to check beside the TT gears. I never knew the Rave had harden flybars available.

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01-25-2010 06:06 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Jgatorman

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yes, they do and my guess would be specifically forthis type of issue

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