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04-25-2011 04:31 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Tyler

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Do I have to purchase a complete new head or can the original FB head be converted to FBL?

OR

Has anyone purchased a different brand head for a successful conversion.

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04-25-2011 12:37 PM  7 years agoPost 2
kcordell

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You need a new head. The old ones can be converted but it is much easier to just get a FBL head. The Miniature one is very nice.

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04-26-2011 02:45 AM  7 years agoPost 3
flying4fun

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To answer the question yes it can be done, for the swash driver look at the Mikado MIK4018? secondaly you will need to fabricate a main blade holder extension for the main blade holder arms so that balls on your extensions arms-to-swashplate are on the center line of the main shaft verically. Read up on it so you understand the concept of whow the FBl mechanics works (its not very complicated). Reseach and make your decision on if your up to the task to perform the conversion. One place to read the manual for the FBL head is: http://www.ronlund.com/mm5/part_finder_pdf/xlfbl.pdf

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04-26-2011 02:56 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Tyler

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Only interested in Miniature aircraft FBL conversion if parts can be purchased and bolted on. Otherwise, I would probably just look for another brand head to bolt on. $300 is out of my price range for the MA head.

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04-26-2011 03:11 AM  7 years agoPost 5
cd5

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I converted my fb furion6 to fbl using the rjx 50 head. It costs about $90. You use the rjx swash driver and link rods and it works very well. In flight i feel no difference between it and the ma flybarless head. I have 2 furion6s.i rjx head and 1 dedicated ma fbl kit.

My advice would be to get the rjx head to get in the air then save up for the ma head as you cant go past ma quality.

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04-26-2011 05:34 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Tyler

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Are the miniature aircraft parts (such as the pitch arms) sold in pairs or priced individually? $25 for a pitch arm is crazy expensive!

How does the RJX head interface with the stock F6 main shaft and jesus pin? would I use the FB main shaft or is there a different main shaft for FBL?

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04-26-2011 05:55 AM  7 years agoPost 7
flying4fun

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Huum if you interested in genuine MA part spend the money for the complete head as kcordell stated. The MA head has the integral swash driver as part of the head block. When it comes to parts the sum of parts is always greater tham buying the finsihed product

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04-26-2011 01:38 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Tyler

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I am referring to crash costs, not building the head one piece at a time. I could swallow a slightly higher initial cost but not profound added expenses for ongoing rebuilds.

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04-27-2011 06:01 AM  7 years agoPost 9
cd5

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The mainshafts are the same between fb,d and fbl heads.

Where the ma has the pin as a jesus bolt, the rjx head has the "align" style jessus bolt and nut set up. The diameter of the whole in the rjx head is the same as the hole in the mainshaft.As a result just bolt the rjx head on with the supplied rjx jesus bolt.

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04-27-2011 10:24 AM  7 years agoPost 10
Eury

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I've had both the RJX and MA heads, don't waste your money on the MA, it is seriously overpriced. The RJX looks great and flies great and bolts right on with a nut and bolt through the shaft and 2 pinch bolts.

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04-27-2011 07:38 PM  7 years agoPost 11
rich m

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I know the MA head is more expensive than the RJX head but I can assure you it is very durable. I am someone who routinely introduces their heli to the dirt and the only piece I have ever had to replace was the swashplate follower for $13. Good luck with whatever you decide to buy.

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