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Old 03-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The kde head would be fine if its quality.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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OK, can't help myself

Get the new Align DFC head

I recently did a thread on how to install one on an ESP
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ok, ill look into that one..I'm sure ill like it if Align maked it! How can I watch the video? Thx
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Ok, ill look into that one..I'm sure ill like it if Align maked it! How can I watch the video? Thx
No video, its a thread and HERE is the link.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Awesome thx!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #26 (permalink)
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PROOF ! as to my sig.


Ok, ill look into that one..I'm sure I'll like it if Align maked it! How can I watch the video? Thx
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yes a heli with a well setup FBL system is more stable than a heli with a perfect FB setup.

Remember a FBL system doesn't know where the ground is, it just knows what attitude the heli is meant to be in, and auto corrects if the machine is displaced from this attitude...

Yes I do think a FBL heli is easier to learn on because of this.

I have the KDE headblock, and Align 3G stuff on mine, I think I'll give the DFC a try when this stuff gets bent!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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...I have the KDE headblock, and Align 3G stuff on mine, I think I'll give the DFC a try when this stuff gets bent!
And if you are a bit impatient I may take the KDE block from you any day before bending it!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Sounds cool.. Ive kinda always liked old skool stuff,so i'm pretty sure i'll keep a fb heli around but I think my next one will fbl if I decide not to convert this one. Its hard too keep up with all the technology and it wont be any fun if in the future if all we have to do is flip a switch and it flys itself and does manuevers through voice commands! Have fun
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Default Small tangent - but still on topic

There is a lot of talk about stability - which I assume is hands off hover.
I just started flying a 550 FBL, and I find that it is very sensitive to control inputs.
I really lowered my swash mix to help me.

And to me, it really responds differently...but I am not sure how to describe it. Maybe a better pilot can talk about how the controls respond differently. I think I read that giving a slight nose up bump, the heli will continue to nose up until it is cancelled.

All I know is it is hard for me to fly the FBL 550 where the FB 500 is pretty easy.

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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...All I know is it is hard for me to fly the FBL 550 where the FB 500 is pretty easy...
Not a better pilot here but thats the difference from digital (fly by wire) vs analog control.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yes, that is the main difference in feel. Once you put the heli at a certain attitude, it will tend to stay on that attitude when you center the cyclic. In a flybar, the flybar will slowly try to bring it back to center. Some people find this very natural, others find that this feels somewhat strange.

If your FBL system is very sensitive and hard to control you can tune it down. Most FBL have presets for beginners, which add a lot of expo and slow cyclic rates. It's usually preferable to do this on the FBL system itself and not on the radio.


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There is a lot of talk about stability - which I assume is hands off hover.
I just started flying a 550 FBL, and I find that it is very sensitive to control inputs.
I really lowered my swash mix to help me.

And to me, it really responds differently...but I am not sure how to describe it. Maybe a better pilot can talk about how the controls respond differently. I think I read that giving a slight nose up bump, the heli will continue to nose up until it is cancelled.

All I know is it is hard for me to fly the FBL 550 where the FB 500 is pretty easy.

Dan
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