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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by kodak_jack View Post
I have asked several times about this flybar and never got an answer as to how it performs, perhaps without the batteries in it:

I don't need flashing LED's on a flybar, but the flybar itself looks interesting. I don't know if it would be too light without the batteries, though.
Sven, are you suggesting using the CF rods and weights along with the center part Mike showed or what, exactly?
No, not "exactly" - the CF rods CANNOT be screwed in, and the hub Mike suggested has the rods screwed in, so you will need metal ones with threads!The Solo Pro flybar is meant to go with the head for that heli, so, the whole thing cannot be used. I never suggested to use the whole thing, I clearly suggested to use the weights only, I did not even suggest to use the CF rods
They also show two different weights.
Yes, and what exactly does that mean?
Aren't the balls on the flybar different between the CX-2 and the Lama 4?
Indeed, they are, as well as the balls on the blade holders are. But again, this is not really a problem, as Xtreme has a 1.30$ solution for it (well, plus the 5$ you gonna pay in shipping, which is another point that speaks FOR just using a complete, dedicated aftermarket flybar for your model to begin with. Me however, I do the experimenting for the sake of the experiment, as long as I am not going to be evicted because I cant pay my mortgage anymore due to spending too much money on helis, the price is a secondary concern for me ...

Mike, if someone were to use the center hub you show and a CF rod, how do you hold the CF rod in place so it doesn't just slide around?II am not Mike, but I guess this is called CA glue
If you used the center section from your idea and the weights from Sven's Solo Pro, would one set of weights be used to keep the rod from sliding away from the center and the other weights used on the ends?
Again, if you use Mikes idea, you will need to glue it - the weights in the center dont serve any purpose ...
My CX-2 and Lama 4 both have the Boomtown shortened flybar with adjustable weights and they work fine.
To eliminate confusion, the heli Sven was referring to is an Esky Lama Version 4 = Lama 4 or maybe V4. Esky also has a Lama 3 that is not the same heli as the Lama 4. It looks different and has different parts and only adds to the confusion.
Does that clear it up a little ?
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