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09-21-2013 04:59 PM  5 years agoPost 1
datidun

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Lucky enough it was a bit higher in fast forward flight,Trex 600 Super pro,i saw a black flash and then bad vibration set in,landed the heli safely and the flybar and paddle long gone,after searching for ages i found the rest of the Flybar and paddle at least 50 metres away,cant believe this kind of thing happened,i think safety glasses are in order.,only 62 flights on this heli.

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09-21-2013 05:45 PM  5 years agoPost 2
cudaboy_71

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i did that with a 450 years ago. saw something shoot off the heli during a flip. my brain raced as it tried to figure out which target to track.

luck would have it that i decided to watch the heli. safely got it back inverted and landed. spent 20 minutes looking for the paddle. luckily it was a bright, fluorescent green or i never would have found it.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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09-21-2013 05:51 PM  5 years agoPost 3
TMoore

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Seen that plenty of times and it's not model specific either.

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09-22-2013 12:56 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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Glad you got it down safely....you are half way there now

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09-22-2013 02:06 PM  5 years agoPost 5
yammx

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I assume you forgot to loctite it...?

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09-22-2013 02:55 PM  5 years agoPost 6
JuanRodriguez

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I assume you forgot to loctite it...?
You're joking, right ???

There is nothing to loctite at that point. The flybar FRACTURED and went flying off on its own....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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09-22-2013 02:57 PM  5 years agoPost 7
JRjoe

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Why would loctite have anything to do with it?

Yes, seen it happen many times before.


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09-22-2013 03:24 PM  5 years agoPost 8
NQNA

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I have had that happen before with a Jr 50. The flybar broke right where the threading for the paddle begins.

I also was flying a friends Xcell 60 when the flybar slid all the way to one side with one paddle ending up right against the flybar control arm.

Both of these events required a quick auto but neither caused any additional damage.

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09-22-2013 03:32 PM  5 years agoPost 9
es1co2bar3

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I have had flybar snap before 1 time I spool up 450 there was no paddle on it just the wire I was tracking the blade , the
wire shoot out fast I didn't even see it, the wire stuck in the wall
next to my ears making the sound of a spring ' I was lucky.

in flight snap the set screw become loose and it bar slide to
one side I was lucky again there. With all that I still preffer
the BAR over the BARLESS.

Kinda impossible for it come off completely because the paddle is screwed on to the rod, then the set screw is screw on both
side of the paddle locking on to the wire.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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09-22-2013 03:39 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Philfly

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I had the same problem with a T-Rex 600 multi times.
What I found was the hole in the outer flybar cage was worn a bit. It would allow the flybar to flex at the set screw contact point to create a stress point, harden and eventually break. This happened three times with-in 10 or so flights. Believe it or not, not a lot of control difference with one side only! The last time the flybar and carbon paddle broke off and was hit by the main blade leading edge. To say the least, the blade was trash and I started looking for the cause. This was what I had found and seemed to fix my issue once I replaces the cage with a tight fitting unit.. When I finally up-grades my whole fleet to Fly-bar-less, I also never had this issue happen again Hope some of this helps.

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09-22-2013 05:46 PM  5 years agoPost 11
datidun

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Wow i didnt know this kind of thing could happen,must be caused by metal fatigue,or the materials used to make the Flybar are crap,simple as that,makes me paranoid as to think the same thing can happen to the Rudder pushrod

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09-22-2013 06:48 PM  5 years agoPost 12
jackp332

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Wow what a projectile that would be!

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09-23-2013 12:15 AM  5 years agoPost 13
haha

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time to go fflybarless

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09-23-2013 03:30 AM  5 years agoPost 14
YSRRider

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Only on an Align product.....

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09-23-2013 04:03 AM  5 years agoPost 15
co_rotorhead

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Centennial, CO, USA

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Only on an Align product.....

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09-23-2013 04:11 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Vaderluck

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One good reason to go flybarless.
Seriously, heli is a dangerous toy !

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09-23-2013 10:41 AM  5 years agoPost 17
datidun

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Apparently its not just Align.

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09-23-2013 03:13 PM  5 years agoPost 18
es1co2bar3

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Apparently its not just Align.
very intrigue,

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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09-23-2013 03:18 PM  5 years agoPost 19
dkshema

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Seen that plenty of times and it's not model specific either.
Time to put the hate on Align away for another day.

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09-25-2013 01:06 AM  5 years agoPost 20
YSRRider

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Never happened on my heli...... then again, I have never taken a bent one and beat the bends out of it with a ball peen hammer on the front stoop.

Metal is stressed when you bend it back into shape.

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