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10-16-2010 03:26 PM  8 years agoPost 1
SpinergySpox

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Specifically, what parts? All of the photos I see of the FBL head show aluminum blade grips on the setup...but the FBL kit is only $100 or so. Surely, JR wouldn’t charge so little for a rotor head with aluminum grips!

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11-02-2010 11:40 AM  8 years agoPost 2
arhennie

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Where can I find this conversion kit?

arhennie

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11-02-2010 02:41 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Jgatorman

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Only swash driver and links I believe the actual head is another $100.00. I purchased the entire head from Jr in Japan for under $200.00 to my door took about 10 business days and it is awesome. I really like the metal blade grips. They provide a lot less drag than original plastic grips and the vibe 50 becomes very fast once fbl

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11-02-2010 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 4
steverobertsuk

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Have a look here.

http://www.macgregor.co.uk/jrheli/rotorhead.htm

The Vibe 50 conversion kit only includes the head block, washout arms, spinal ect. You will need to use some existing parts like the blade grips.

The complete rotor head assembly includes everything from the swashplate upwards

Steve

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11-02-2010 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 5
arhennie

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11-05-2010 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 6
spike5150

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I purchased the V50 Conversion and it contains a new head block, swash driver arms (aluminum), linkages and spindle, dampeners, thurst bearings and assembly instructions.

You have to supply your current blade grips, upper mixing arms, and spacer/shim washers. In the US, the entire head is not available, only the conversion kit.

I have been trying to find a source of REPLACEMENT parts, but Horizon does not stock them. This is a big problem because the spindle is NOT THE SAME as the one that is used with the flybar head. So, I guess if you crash, you will have to buy a whole new head conversion kit!

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11-08-2010 12:11 PM  8 years agoPost 7
steverobertsuk

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The spinal has been updated, please see here

http://www.macgregor.co.uk/support/notices/v50-1.htm

So what you have in your conversion kit is the new updated spinal which is available as a replacement part.

Steve

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11-09-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 8
spike5150

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Good to know on the spindle. Unfortunately still not available in the US via Horizon (and therefore not available at all). Hopefully they will start to stock current parts for the Vibe and not forget about us!

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11-23-2010 07:42 PM  8 years agoPost 9
versant

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Any update if the new spindle is available already.

Thanks

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