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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Flybar-less / 3-axis control systems

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Forum Name: Flybar-less Control Systems. Alternately 3-Axis Control Systems (since one day the term 'flybar' will be an anachronism.)

Category: Aircraft - Electric - Heli's

Description: A discussion of technical information about Flybar-less flight control systems for RC helicopters. Since a large proportion of RC heli's are electric powered (the majority, I think) I suggest that this new forum be placed in the electric heli's category.

Justification: interest in 3-axis control systems is widespread and growing. All major manufacturers offer flybar-less models, but the technical in's-and-out's of flybar-less control devices eludes many aero-modelers. i.e.: I have flown single-rotor RC helicopters for over five years and still don't understand flybar-less systems.

The other serious RC helicopter forums have dedicated areas to discuss flybar-less controllers and it seems fitting that we on RCG do so as well. Let me also say that I am installing and learning about two systems on different models and will be glad to share my experiences.

It may be useful to create sticky sub-categories for the most well-known units, i.e.: 3G/3GX, BeastX, FlyMentor, HeliCommand, Skookum Robotics, Total G, V-stabi, ZXY, etc.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:37 PM
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I think this is a great idea. I just got done doing a HK450 with a ZYX and FBL head conversion, it was intimidating to say the least. I did however get some good help over in the ZYX threads tho.

IMHO, this is the way to go on a heli and I would never go back to a flybared unit again. Sooo, lets rock !
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:03 PM
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I think this is a great idea. I just got done doing a HK450 with a ZYX and FBL head conversion, it was intimidating to say the least. I did however get some good help over in the ZYX threads tho.

IMHO, this is the way to go on a heli and I would never go back to a flybared unit again. Sooo, lets rock !
+1 i agree compl
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Agreed!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:34 PM
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good call, I vote yes!!!!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:34 PM
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+1

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:41 PM
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+1.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:02 AM
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This is an awesome idea will help so many newbs with FBL systems FBL is so spread out in these forums would be great to have one sole·ly for that purpose...
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Agreed! I support a FBL forum.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:12 AM
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Yes. I need lots of help with matching my Helicommand to my DX8 for controlling the modes on the Pilot and Aux1 output lines. I am new to this hobby.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:31 AM
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def needs to be another new forum for this topic
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Good idea...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:46 AM
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great idea + 1
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Absolutely necessary to have!!!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:34 PM
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Good idea +1
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