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01-02-2014 11:32 PM  4 years agoPost 1
HeliHobNobbing

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I'm thinking about converting one of my 90SE to flybarless."What is the best out there.I'm new at this.

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01-02-2014 11:43 PM  4 years agoPost 2
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Best is subject to opinion, but if you want easy and able to keep the same parts stocked, then the G-Force flybarless conversion may be for you. It's relatively cheap at $110 and is infinitely adjustable for dampening.

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01-02-2014 11:47 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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Here's a link to the conversion:

http://www.gforceheli.com/item/G-Fo...ersion-Kit---37

and G-Force's homepage:

http://www.gforceheli.com/

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01-03-2014 12:07 AM  4 years agoPost 4
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Hi

I have converted one of my machines with the RJX Flybarless head and it works great with the skoocum SK540 and it works great, However I am in the process of converting my other machine with the Thunder Tiger E700 Head and using the Sk540 flybarless system.

Parts needed of the E700 to do this conversion are as follows

PV1635 Rotor Hub
PV1636 FBL Rotor Grip set
PV1642 Control Lever
PV1633 Spindle
PV1634 Head button
PV1640 Main Shaft.

I have already fitted all the parts together and here's what you need to know about fitting this to your machine The E700 main Shaft is shorter than the one you have installed in the 90SE but it does fit right in you will need a 1mm shim to put between the upper main shaft bearing and the locking ring, also the E700 does not use a jesus bolt for the main gear it uses two screws to lock the main gear down as it does for the locking ring and the main rotor hub. other than that it's quite simple the best thing is that the parts are readily available over the RJX head if you should go down.

Saul

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01-09-2014 10:33 PM  4 years agoPost 5
HeliHobNobbing

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Flybarless head
Thanks guys for your impute.

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03-12-2014 03:54 AM  4 years agoPost 6
Reaaz

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Have been looking at converting mine to flybarless, Great that I can now use E700 parts so I'm going to hit the buy button!

As for the Main gear not Using a Jesus Bolt, I'm assuming I can use the 2 screws to Lock the main gear in place. Or is a mod needed there??

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03-13-2014 12:17 AM  4 years agoPost 7
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[quote]As for the Main gear not Using a Jesus Bolt, I'm assuming I can use the 2 screws to Lock the main gear in place. Or is a mod needed there??

Yes! Two screws will work fine.

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05-10-2016 01:03 PM  29 months agoPost 8
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I just had to revive this old thread as I am going to be converting one of my trusty Raptor 90's with the e700 parts. I did not realize i could do this. Pics to come soon. Thanks Saul!

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05-10-2016 03:52 PM  29 months agoPost 9
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Dont forget FBL blades...

Not big deal IMO... But there are important opinions about that.

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Saludos cordiales,

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05-11-2016 01:46 AM  29 months agoPost 10
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Good point. I went through this when I converted my Raptor 50 last year. It was my first flybarless and flys great. Some guys said the Flybar blades would be fine, some didn't. In the end I decided to get the flybarlesss blades. I haven't decided what I will do on the 90's yet as I run large FAI blades. I have the Radix on one and the Scott Gray RotorTech on my gasser Raptor. I fly mostly 'old man' style

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05-11-2016 02:48 AM  29 months agoPost 11
HeliHobNobbing

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Looking forward to see how the E-700 parts work. I went with the G-Force head. And it worked great. But there not making them anymore. And well be hard to find parts.

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05-11-2016 03:27 AM  29 months agoPost 12
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....I am going to be converting one of my trusty Raptor 90's with the e700 parts. I did not realize i could do this. Pics to come soon. Thanks Saul!
I'm very interested to see how this works out Jack.
I've got quite a collection of Raptor 90's.

Wayne

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RIP Roman

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05-11-2016 04:48 AM  29 months agoPost 13
don s

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I always thought the 90 was one of the best looking helis. I know a shop that has one NIB hanging on the wall, but still wants full price. He probably hasn't been keeping up on current events.

A conversion to FBL will make it look even better (IMO).

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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05-11-2016 03:28 PM  29 months agoPost 14
HeliHobNobbing

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Your right don s. I all ways thought that the 60 and 90 are great looking heli's.

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05-23-2016 11:19 PM  29 months agoPost 15
PJRono

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The Gforce head works great I have two of them, one on my glow an one on my e-conversion MD-500.

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05-24-2016 01:17 AM  29 months agoPost 16
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I will definitely be doing the conversion on my Raptor 90 Nitro asap. We just had a lot of unexpected expenses come up this month so I have had to put it to the back of the line. I already have an AR7200BX controller and my ebay cart is set with all the e700 head parts I need. If all goes well I will do my Raptor90 scale gasser next.

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06-29-2016 01:20 PM  27 months agoPost 17
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Parts ordered - pics to come. I've decided I'm going to convert my Raptor Helibug gasser in the scale fuse first so this should be fun

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07-07-2016 01:03 PM  27 months agoPost 18
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I removed the Flybar head and mainshaft today while waiting for my parts. It is quite difficult doing this inside the scale fuselage! I had to drill out and extract both bolts on the locking ring as they were fused tight with locktite from multiple years of use and my Allen driver just stripped them out.

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07-07-2016 05:16 PM  27 months agoPost 19
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pv1643
Well I got all my parts and unfortunately one thing you must have that was not listed previously is the e700 Washout linkage pv1643. The Raptor 90 linkage will not work, so now order placed and I wait again

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07-07-2016 11:45 PM  27 months agoPost 20
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Ok, I had some time this evening to get the mainshaft, head, grips, and flybarless controller installed. My first observation is how the head sits lower than my old flybar head and that looks great to me. I don't know how this would look on pod and boom but it really sits atop my scale fuse nicely. Everything went together quite smooth. The only issue I had was a rather large gap between the locking ring and the upper bearing. I went to my local Runnings store and found a 14 gauge machine bushing that took up the gap perfectly as seen in the pic. (I bought a few different thickness bushings but the 14g was perfect) As stated previously, you do need to use 2 bolts now to secure the lower auto gear to the mainshaft instead of the single shoulder-bolt. I found that 2, 8mm long bolts worked perfectly. I tried 10mm long at first but they will hit in the middle prior to tightening all the way. Lastly, I shaved off the plastic loop on the top of the servo frame and mounted the ar7200bx there as the plug-ins must face forward or backwards per the manual. Please excuse the loose wiring- I still have to zip tie everything up while I wait for the washout linkage to arrive from Experience RC.

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