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Old Aug 24, 2015, 10:04 AM
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a flybar heli is like a car with a manual transmission. both are dying out but I still like them.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 10:49 PM
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Most of my 450's have fly-bars. Two of newest are FBL. I like them better, but others will be fine. I know many build kits and using clone k-bars etc. Many claim thet are greatest. Maybe so and depends on how good set-up is done. I'm maxed out on helis and will be for a long time.
I have Forza 450 3 D kit complete with Tags mini. Plus an older Exi Carbon pro 450. No rush to build either but need to get some extra parts for Forza. If heli flys well I don't care if it has fly-bar or FBL.
My most fun car was Plymouth Road Runner/ 383 Magnum/ 4 speed.
Bought brand new in 1968. I put first few miles on it at car dealership. Odometer read .05 miles on it. 1969 model. Wonder how many can not drive a stick tranny ??
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 11:47 PM
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a flybar heli is like a car with a manual transmission. both are dying out but I still like them.
My car is a manual transmission, hand crank windows, am/fm radio, antenna sticking out up front, and metal bumpers. Can't more classic than that And I fly a fb heli

I bought mine when I didn't know anything about anything, and the Blade 450 3D came with a battery, charger, and a DX6i radio. The 450x came with the heli...
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 12:06 PM
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I actually prefer fly-bar helis. I like the mechanical tuning, the extra head parts that reduce the servo load, lack of an on board computer and the analogue as opposed to digital feel in flight. All that being said, I know the majoity of folks have a different opinion on this and I'm okay with that :-)
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 07:01 PM
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well you still have 1 computer unless you're flying with the tail servo plugged in the receiver.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 01:14 PM
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well you still have 1 computer unless you're flying with the tail servo plugged in the receiver.
-I don't know if that's a fair statment; it seems to me there is a difference between the "gyro sensor" in my tail gyro and a fbl computer (3 axis and in some cases 6 axis mixing) just my opinion. I am not dissing fbl helis and I know my opinion is in the minority...
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Yeah i think i just got bitten once or twice by FBL when i was first tuning my heli. Once i landed and spoke to a neighbor for about 15min then went to spool up again and the heli wanted to dig itself into the ground nose in. Maybe it was the moons gravitation pull, or the Coriolis effect of the earth hehe who knows but the gyro slowly crept away from center....So now i literal eyeball the swash at all start ups even if i may shave some eyebrows in the process..Hence with flybar i dont think that would happen.
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Once i landed and spoke to a neighbor for about 15min then went to spool up again and the heli wanted to dig itself into the ground nose in. ....So now i literal eyeball the swash at all start ups even if i may shave some eyebrows in the process..Hence with flybar i dont think that would happen.
I can see how that can happen, over that 15 min one could inadvertenly move the transmitter sticks and the flybarless control system would be trying (waiting) to compensate.

Thanks for the heads up on this, never considered a prolonged wait to fly after a touchdown.
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