The following parts are needed to upgrade the standard head to exactly the same spec as the full flybarless head:
Does a standard spindle fit the flybarless head or do I need the flybarless spindle and mainshaft?
I found out the following while researching before the upgrade:
1 . the main shafts and spindles are exactly the same.
2 . The head is lower as this helps the heli fly around its centre during rolls, the lower holes roll cleaner but there is a higher chance of boom strike. I'm happy with the rolls in the bottom hole i.e highest tallest head.
3 . You can actually use the standard head block if you remove the washout guide pins and use longer pushrods, but for the price of the flybarless head I bought it anyway.
4 . Here is the manual's link , comes in handy as you only get it with the full head kit https://www.helidirect.com/upload/F...050N_Rev_04.pdf
5 . I didnt actually buy the stock pushrods, you can make your own from any spare links of the right length.
I think they are the main points I wanted to address before I committed. From the little experience I have had flying flybarless I really enjoy them. The beast x feels really good, inspires confidence in fact, if i had to describe what its like I would say its more like the feel of a simulator. The heli feels like it does what you tell it more than with a flybarred heli.
Interested about the Total G vs beastX experience adampatrick.
At the moment I havent had a chance to fully dial in the total g. Its getting there and it feels like it has a lot of potential. In comparison to the beast x I would say from the initial flights it is more crisp and the tail is definately better as its basically a solid g gyro which is proven. Having said that the beatsx holds very well and flew almost right straight out of the box while the total g takes a lot more programming (this can be seen as an advantage though as the total g is totally customizable eg you dont get left and right stop optimization on the beast x etc.)
Both very good units in my eyes, total g will more than likely beat the beast x once I've got to grips with it but it should be its almost twice the price!
Very high, very fast, too much money, no you cant have a go!