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Old 04-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lynx pro tail belt system

So I got my hands on one of these complete tail belt systems by lynx. So happy I managed to find one. Thank you VRCHobbies!

All installed now. It's sweet! A lovely bit of kit. Has took a lot of the slop out of the tail even though I used the stock pitch lever and tail blades. The pitch slider is a MH one.





Just charging a battery to go test it out a bit, got a good feeling about it. I'm using stock everything else but have a spartan fbl on the way to swop out the ar6335 and will use a lemon sat or a decased spektrum one. The only tweeting I think will be the belt tension but looks good already so we shall see.

Anyone else using this system for the tail? How's it holding out? I'm glad lynx will continue these spares for a while.

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Well just tested it out and yes fantastic! Way more stable on the ground and in flight. A bit twitchy still but I think the belt was a bit tight. Have loosened it off slightly and it spools up better now too. I think with the spartan it will fly more like the oxy 2, so very happy to have a smaller micro that can perform well. Still feels very light in the air too

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Old 04-11-2017, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love mine! Makes the 180 feel all grown up!
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just installed the Sport Belt conversion on one of My 180CFX's...

Along with nearly everything Lynx from the front boom clamp to the tail grips...

A bit of gusty breezes today but it looks very smooth...

A few flights should loosen the belt slightly so it spools normally but everything else seems perfect

One day I'll install the Pro Belt conversion that I have sitting here fully assembled
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Jon

Let us know when you do. Id love to read a comparison of the 2.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm still 100% sold on the Lynx Stretch Kit...

Did one several hours ago to a 180CFX that had a bit of tail wag and it smoothed it right out...using the stock blades so no pinion change needed

I think that makes 3 I have now with the Sport Belt...and they are nice but the stretch version is far and away better...and I can change out a slipper clutch torque tube in 5 minutes or less and they won't strip a gear

Just torks Me off that Lynx refuses to do a belt stretch kit...seems they are putting all the eggs in the Oxy2 basket

Kinda makes you wonder how much longer the Lynx parts availability will hold out
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lynx must have done another production run, the Pro Belt Conversion is back in stock
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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With all this talk about how great the belts are, I could not resist. Thinking the Pro Belt kits were gone for good, just two days ago I pulled the trigger on two Sport Belt kits. Oh well, I wouldn't want to waste all of stock parts on my 180s that are perfectly fine ... well, except the torque tubes and gears.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just saw this on ebay...10 available

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lynx-Blade-1...UAAOSwmfhX4gv5
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That would explain why the lynx site is OS again lol. Good price too! I'm really happy with mine and have a spare one plus spares somall is good for now.
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Kinda makes you wonder how much longer the Lynx parts availability will hold out
Exactly why I stay away from adopting any new (to me) Lynx aftermarket parts these days when they dried up very quickly after the 450X, 550X, etc were discontinued. Can't even find a boom clamp for the Gaui X3 these days, either. But, I do understand. They're full on into their own homegrown OXY line, as they should be. It's just hard to get "hooked" on a really good Lynx part and then not be able to find a replacement. For me, there's no going back to stock. I love the Lynx frame on my 450X. When I kill it, that's the end of that great heli because there's no way I'm rebuilding it back on a crappy stock frame even though I have at least two still in the bag.
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Kinda makes you wonder how much longer the Lynx parts availability will hold out
HH released V2 of 180cfx so these parts will be around for much longer now
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Gentleman I was wondering your thoughts on leaving the Boom supports off? I have the new Pro belt conversion and I want to leave the boom supports off. I don't fly smack and I am planning on running low head speed and 2S on this bird. Thoughts please.

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HH released V2 of 180cfx so these parts will be around for much longer now
Horizon Hobby does not make stretch kits...or belt conversions...

They don't even have servo savers or slipper clutches...

Lynx parts...stretch kits and belt conversions will be nearly impossible to find within just a few months...another year at best if you can find all the service bags you need to do the conversion
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Gentleman I was wondering your thoughts on leaving the Boom supports off? I have the new Pro belt conversion and I want to leave the boom supports off. I don't fly smack and I am planning on running low head speed and 2S on this bird. Thoughts please.

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Leaving the supports off leaves all of the support for the tail boom on the front boom clamp...

Especially with a belt conversion it might be wise to stay with the boom supports for stability and securement...

JMHO...even though I have a wall full of NIP parts and conversion kits
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Horizon Hobby does not make stretch kits...or belt conversions...

They don't even have servo savers or slipper clutches...

Lynx parts...stretch kits and belt conversions will be nearly impossible to find within just a few months...another year at best if you can find all the service bags you need to do the conversion
Dont you think lynx will carry on making parts for 180cfx because HH released new version that is basically the same heli?

IMO lynx parts will be here for longer.
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Dont you think lynx will carry on making parts for 180cfx because HH released new version that is basically the same heli?

IMO lynx parts will be here for longer.
With the supply of Lynx parts for the 180CFX already drying up...I doubt it

Lynx Heli Innovations is rapidly becoming Oxy Heli...

And the flat refusal by Luca to do a stretch belt conversion based on the glowing success of the TT stretch kit points to the "all eggs in one basket" move...obviously intended to tout the Oxy2
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Gentleman I was wondering your thoughts on leaving the Boom supports off? I have the new Pro belt conversion and I want to leave the boom supports off. I don't fly smack and I am planning on running low head speed and 2S on this bird. Thoughts please.

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Im sure you do not need those I stopped using them when I got new boom holder from lynx and never had any problems. Just make sure the boom is clamped properly.
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With the supply of Lynx parts for the 180CFX already drying up...I doubt it

Lynx Heli Innovations is rapidly becoming Oxy Heli...

And the flat refusal by Luca to do a stretch belt conversion based on the glowing success of the TT stretch kit points to the "all eggs in one basket" move...obviously intended to tout the Oxy2
What you are saying makes perfect sense but I hope you are wrong
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What you are saying makes perfect sense but I hope you are wrong
I just browsed the Lynx website...and the last time a new product for the 180CFX came up was 10 Jan 2017...blade holders...how amazing

HH's introduction of the 180CFX Trio will insure that stock parts are available for years to come...

Upgrades from Lynx are at all but a standstill and stocks are depleted...

The TT stretch kits and both belt conversions are becoming harder to find day by day...week by week
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