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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:10 AM
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steve, thanks for the tail advice.

mike, I just want to state that I understand the your thought and would never try something like that unless it is as safe as new. Now, I just want to mention that metal fatigue plays a big role in this. I just want to say that after I would say 10-15 flights the weight gets so loose. Literally, I could pull it off with one hand.

I am not fool and since I am in a suburban area, I know safety is always first, once If the heli gets outside of my property I immediately kill the motor, even if I can safely take it back. I probably am one of the safer people on this thread. The only reason I suggested glueing was because if it were glued in the first place, why not glue it again (reasonable thought).

I am saying that there has to be some sort of custom made/homemade balance bar that is not as "weak" as the included one. Its ok if there is none, I am not going to tape the thing back on... mike, even if someones balance bar looks brand new, metal fatigue is not visible. Are you suggesting that everyone test out every piece of of their heli before they fly it. improvising can work.

Also, if anyone can check out the "servo troubles" thread I still have a question there.

just have some fun
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:19 AM
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alright, thank you, i know I have heard of homemade versions, if anyone has an easy one to make, that is safe and easy, tell me about it.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:33 AM
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funny funny, even so, I can sense a problem with those threads. There is something up with them. they are too weak.

I am Still onboard if anyone can refer or tell me about a step by step way to make a homed balance bar...

thank you all.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:23 AM
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The paddles are cool, I like them.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 AM
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^wait up, what are you using for a balance bar?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:48 AM
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so, no to the your balance bar?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Wow!

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80% was wicked, almost lost control few times. It was past 90 degrees at
some points, like when I would try to stop after a burst of FF.
I got scared and switched to 60%

I don't wanna rebuild, I just got it going again

No strikes at all so far. My flybar is bent to slightly reduce it's action, and also
slightly reduce the overall diameter.

By the way, I finally weighed it.

Without the canopy and with broken landing gear, just like in the picture.

Without battery: 154 Grams
With a 850mAh: 202 Grams

How much did you get yours down to Pa flyer?
Your idea of raising the battery up is great! I raised my battery 1/4" up from the stock location and it was a big improvement. I now raised it up until it's almost touching the bottom of the pcb: still a little lower than yours.

Just came in from a test flight and all I can say is WOW! What a difference! I was happy with the response to elevator before but could never get as much aileron as I wanted. Now I can turn it completely on it's side or straight up and down. I really can't believe what a difference raising that battery made. With the EPA's set at 120% I really have to watch the stick movements now.

Thanks for a great idea!
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Some people use wheel collars as replacement flybar weight's
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:07 PM
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^seems smart, but not sure if i have any, ill check.
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