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Burgess
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:43 am
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Hello everyone I've not been around for some months and not been flying at all, very frustrating. How many of our new members are flying flybared helis?



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:54 am
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Hi Burgess, don't think there are any new members, every thing I've got is FBL except for 2 Blade MSRs and a Co-Axial Bell 47 that's been converted to Spektrum.

If tried most of the FBL control systems and settled on Brain/iKon mainly because all the FBL units have different programming and I only wanted to learn one, it was a toss up between iKon & V-Bar both great systems but you get a lot included with iKon that you have to pay extra for with V-Bar such as Auto Level and Rescue neither of which I use but they are there if I need them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:16 pm
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Good to hear from you Keith.
I only have two Align FBL systems and one five blade rotor. The rest of the 400-450 fleet are still fly-bared. I had thought to fit a 3-axis fixed-wing system on one to see how it works out for scale like flight.

I was going on the members list quite a few have joined this year.
The reason for the question, there would seem to be a lot of older fly-bared helicopters, changing hands, including larger nitro birds.
Converting the power to electric first and keeping the old fly-bared main rotor head, might be a choice some would take on a cost effective bases.

A buddy recently acquired a Raptor 50 nitro in not great shape, the design is a cross between that of a first generation Walkra 60 rotor head system and an Align 450 XL frame and servo configuration.
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