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04-09-2013 08:31 PM  7 years ago
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jamesmac

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Flybar Diameter?
Hi,

What is the paddle size required for the Whiplash flybar?

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James
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04-09-2013 08:53 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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It's OK, looks like it's M4 from the manual I downloaded :-)
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05-08-2013 08:44 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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MA Flybar NOT std M4 course thread!!!!
The thread size on my "M4" flybar is not M4 - the thread pitch seems to be larger. Is this an imperial thread cut into the MA Whiplash flybar - if so do I have to purchase special MA paddles?

Can someone from MA please help?

Thanks in advance.

James
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05-09-2013 09:32 AM  7 years ago
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In the past I've run lots of non MA paddles with metal threads like V paddles, SAB paddles and Hirobo (I'm sure there were more) and they all threaded on no problem. The paddles you want to run will depend on what feel you want from the helicopter. What do you want it to feel like?Skookum Robotics,Sav�x, Motors and Servos,Optipower,SwitchGlo,CML st
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05-09-2013 03:34 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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All I want to know is why the M4 EDGE (metric thread) paddle will not thread onto the (supposed to be) M4 threaded MA flybar?

The external thread on the MA flybar (Whiplash) is NOT an M4 thread - does anyone know what it is?

OR can I only fit MA fly bar paddles?

I have had no response from MA about this.

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James
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05-09-2013 07:30 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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Anyone out there have any knowledge of this issue?
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05-09-2013 07:38 PM  7 years ago
carcrasher

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The flybar on MA helis isn't metric it's standard. At least they used to be. I can't remember the exact size off hand. You should be able to use any paddles that you want.
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It's 8/32nds thread SAE.
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05-09-2013 07:44 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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Thanks for the reply,
So with the 4mm Edge paddles I have, I need to force them on to cut the thread? Are most paddles like this, does the flybar "self tap" into the paddle?
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05-09-2013 08:12 PM  7 years ago
carcrasher

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You can try it. I've only used SAB(they make a 8/32 paddle) and V-Blades on my MA machines. I can't say for sure about edge or some of the newer paddles out now.
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05-09-2013 09:41 PM  7 years ago
jamesmac

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Carcrasher,
Thanks for your help here :-), MA state an M4 flybar in their manual so why don't they specify 8-32 paddles should be fitted to their so called "M4" Flybar with an 8-32 thread. I guess I'm the only person on the planet that wants a flybar heli!! , hence the lack of response to my problem!

Cheers,
James
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05-09-2013 10:00 PM  7 years ago
geomecc

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I didn't know there were threads on any of those paddles. I thought the v and edge paddles just clamp on with the set screws on either side. why not use the MA plastic 3d paddles so u dont have to worry about which threads are for what. I personally like them myself.R I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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05-09-2013 10:21 PM  7 years ago
carcrasher

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The plastic MA paddles(white ones)are very light and aggressive. You can use weights to fine tune I guess.
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05-12-2013 08:57 PM  7 years ago
Sewer Sleuth

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Why not change the flybar for one that is metric?

Any 4mm flybar will do the job - Align, Hirobo, JR etc etc.

Or is the MA flybar special in any way (I haven't seen one)?
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