View Full Version : spindle shaft difference?

05-14-2011, 10:25 AM
Are these the same part with different numbers? I have one of each in front of me and they look identical.



One says for flybarless, but in real life I can't spot a difference. Anyone know?

05-14-2011, 11:34 AM
Im not 100% but I think that the FBL version is just a larger diameter shaft than the regular one.

05-14-2011, 08:57 PM
Those spindle shafts will be identical, they should both be 8mmX93mm. The O550 spindle shafts are 8mmX76.6mm. The V50, Fusion 50 FB/FBL spindles are what you use in the O550 FBL head which is the same as the Velo. Have I rambled enough.

I should have just said "Yes".

05-15-2011, 03:28 PM
The flybarless head uses v50 grips and spindle. I got confused for awhile on my used bird because the flybarred head on it also has an upgraded spindle and grips.

lazor 22
05-16-2011, 10:07 PM
If they are the same then why the price difference?

05-16-2011, 10:15 PM
Look at the price difference for the O550 gyro tray and a V50 gyro tray. Exact same part.

05-16-2011, 11:32 PM
I edited this post, keep the prices low on the 550 ands shhhh. Or else theyll mark it up, not the other way around.

05-17-2011, 04:12 AM
Neither of these is marked as a 550 part though. These are marked both for the Velocity 50, it's just that one says flybarless and one doesn't.

Does the flybarred and flybarless fusion/velocity use the same spindle? I can check them with calipers, but I hate to open the packs just for that as I have them on my spare parts pegboard. :lol: