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Old 01-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Flybars - alternative materials ?

Trex 450 SE V2 ..... (clone) .....

When will someone come up with a flybar material that is more suited to the job ?

Thin metal rod is IMHO prone to damage without even crashing .... any touch ... even when I've moved the 450 - I've caught the flybar and that's another one bent.

Is there any other flybar available ? One that is not so easy to damage ? I realise that you don't want something that is too strong as then you damage something else ... but present is ridiculous !

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I think carbon fiber rods are available as flybars. The issue with them is they tend to fray and are not easy to secure. The nice thing about them is they are a tiny bit flexible and will go back to straight or break. There is no bend.
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get some stainless steel rod, the same dia. and make your own, it will be much much stronger, and may cause other parts to break in a crash, because it wont give like soft steel will, hope that helps, Chellie

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CF .... but where ? Anybody have amy links to sellers of CF flybars that will fit a Trex 450 SE V2 ?

As to a stronger material - I would like a bit stronger, but not so I damage other gear. The flybars presently available are so iffy on strength and easy to bend / ruin - they are a disaster IMHO. Best would be if there were versions that could bend in incidents but return to straight once stress / load is removed ... ie sprung steel or CF / plastics ...

If anyone has links to or suggestions of sources ... then please I would think I am not only one who would be interested.

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CF .... but where ? Anybody have amy links to sellers of CF flybars that will fit a Trex 450 SE V2 ?

As to a stronger material - I would like a bit stronger, but not so I damage other gear. The flybars presently available are so iffy on strength and easy to bend / ruin - they are a disaster IMHO. Best would be if there were versions that could bend in incidents but return to straight once stress / load is removed ... ie sprung steel or CF / plastics ...

If anyone has links to or suggestions of sources ... then please I would think I am not only one who would be interested.
the Flybar rod has to be threaded on each end, you cant thread CF rod, there is a kit to make a cf flybar with CF tube, but it does not have the same thread size as the trex 450, the kit is listed below, I added a link for some Stainless Steel Flybar Rods, that may be the easiest and cheapest way to go in making the flybar stronger, hope that helps, Chellie

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Default Some good reading on making CF flybars

http://www.rchelimag.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7358

the Trex 450 flybars are cheap, about 99cents each, best to buy a handful and just replace them when they go bad


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Hi Chellie ...

I have a good seller on Ebay that supplies me all shafts at very low prices ... officially he doesn't ship to Latvia - but I have a good record with him and he supplies what I need.

But to be honest I'm getting fed up with looking at the jar full of damaged FB's ... mains and featherings can be straightened reasonably because they are shorter, greater OD etc. but FB's being so thin and long are much more difficult to get straight again.

Seems someone out there ought to look at this .... ?? Or is it like the never ending Light Bulb ? Possible but no-one wants to sell on as it kills biz ?

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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
Hi Chellie ...

I have a good seller on Ebay that supplies me all shafts at very low prices ... officially he doesn't ship to Latvia - but I have a good record with him and he supplies what I need.

But to be honest I'm getting fed up with looking at the jar full of damaged FB's ... mains and featherings can be straightened reasonably because they are shorter, greater OD etc. but FB's being so thin and long are much more difficult to get straight again.

Seems someone out there ought to look at this .... ?? Or is it like the never ending Light Bulb ? Possible but no-one wants to sell on as it kills biz ?
Have you considered ditching the flybar all together and going flybarless? That would be the easiest solution to your problem. The new flybarless systems have come down in price in the last year making them pretty affordable, especially the Microbeast Beastx system.
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Have you considered ditching the flybar all together and going flybarless? That would be the easiest solution to your problem. The new flybarless systems have come down in price in the last year making them pretty affordable, especially the Microbeast Beastx system.
The biggest problem is money .... yes - I know if you aint got money - forget helicopters !!

As I understand it - if I go Flybarless - I'd need to start changing out Gyro etc. - which all adds up ...

Can any give a proper detailed breakdown of change from FB to FB less ?

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