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05-10-2011 05:29 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Fnity

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Socal - Lafayette, IN

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Im going to order the ENV and just cant make up my mind

I have experience with FBL electrics but not FBL nitros. Flying style is very aggressive and can see pros and cons to either choice.

Anyone have experience with both? Or anything to help make my choice. Just dont want to order the kit and feel I should have gone the other route.

I have AR7100R, 8917HVs, MiniG and CGY750/8900G, and YS-3ds/Hatori.

Im down to kit and blades

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05-10-2011 05:45 PM  7 years agoPost 2
rcnut

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Sounds like you have made up your mind. If you do go FBL, then you will need a FBL unit...Total-G, BeastX, etc.

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05-10-2011 06:04 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Fnity

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I have a CGY750 FBL system and also a MiniG so at this point I can go either still..

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05-10-2011 06:09 PM  7 years agoPost 4
RC Dbutz

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I just got the FB myself. Tried FBL once, but unfortunately I tried with the 3G system and it sucked. I love the feel of the flybar and it looks like it really adds to the stability of the Rave helis. I've got a rave 450 with a flybar and it flies smooth as silk. My ENV is on its way.

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05-10-2011 08:17 PM  7 years agoPost 5
inkspot1967

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personally i would go with the fbl , the total-g will give you the fb feel also, but with all the other bennys of fbl.

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05-11-2011 12:57 AM  7 years agoPost 6
rcnut

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Fnity, look at it this way...if you go flybared...you could always by a conversion to go FBL. This way you would have the best of both worlds!

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05-11-2011 01:54 AM  7 years agoPost 7
Fnity

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Just got the same advise from a local friend... I didn't look at it that way and you are both right. FB it is, and can always swap heads down the road.

I cant wait to get this thing going

Thanks

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05-11-2011 02:26 AM  7 years agoPost 8
GyroFreak

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and can always swap heads down the road.
You can also remove all the flybar stuff, add a swash driver and use the original head.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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05-24-2011 03:44 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Fnity

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RAVE FBL Nitro ordered!

Very excited about this one, thanks for the suggestions.

I figured I cant go wrong with FBL. Will be using the CGY 750 and hope to have this thing up and running in a few weeks

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05-24-2011 05:51 PM  7 years agoPost 10
rcnut

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Way cool Yep...I knew you were going to pick Flybar, I mean FBL.

Take your time and enjoy the build...it goes quick!

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05-29-2011 06:37 AM  7 years agoPost 11
P Johnston

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Ann Arbor MI

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I got one with the 750 in it. Its rocken and I'm really enjoying it. The manual will say where to put the ball's on the servos and bell cranks but I had to go in to get better resolution.

140 ccpm
12mm on the servo wheels instead of 13.5
inside hole on the bell cranks vs outside.
Outside on the blade grip arms(per manual)
I also mounted the gov pick up on the engine fan. Drilled a couple holes in the frame for this to make it the way I liked. PM me if you want pics.
fly's REALLY nice.
Hope this saves you a little set up time

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05-29-2011 01:25 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Fnity

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Pjohnson

I also went with 140. Wish I would have known that...

Airframe is built and servos installed, will go back and change them and try it your way first

Thanks

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06-01-2011 02:21 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Fnity

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Slowly but surely... It has a tail now

No huge rush, but cant wait

Very smooth build. Only have the Engine/CGY750 and the receiver to go, so it should fly soon.

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06-03-2011 04:13 AM  7 years agoPost 14
P Johnston

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This thing going to be ready for Saturday?

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06-03-2011 04:40 AM  7 years agoPost 15
Fnity

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I need to get motivated, we finally got some good weather and I have been out flying instead of building...

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07-31-2011 03:46 AM  7 years agoPost 16
Fnity

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Two months later....

The longest it ever took me to maiden a new machine(usually only a few days). It was mostly built in two days but I waited and waited on a CGY750-JR adapter. I ordered a Sbus receiver two days ago and had my first flights today. Futaba is sure taking their sweet a** time with the adapter

My first impression is CGY750 and ENV = Amazing

I need to get several more flights to dial it in to my liking but I can tell its going to be a winner.


CGY 750/R6208SB
JR 8917HVs
JR 8900G
JR 8317-Throttle
YS 3DS-Hatori 19-2
M.O.A.S.
QuickUK canopy mounts
PushGlo
WR Titan 2ch Reg
Radix 710s/110s
TP 2S G6 Rx 2700 **Using LiFe packs for now due to heat issues
Model Guard(still new to Futaba)

I still want a switch like Fromeco Badger....
Have to remove canopy and unplug 2S pack after every flight but o-well at least its running

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07-31-2011 03:56 AM  7 years agoPost 17
Supercoolheli

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Dallas, TX

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Looks great! Good to hear it went well.

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07-31-2011 11:22 PM  7 years agoPost 18
rcnut

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Now you know what the rest of us know.

I'm using a 30 Amp switch from Radio Shack for an on/off switch.

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