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Carbon fiber flybar for the Lama

E-sky Lama V3Posted by xilsoe Feb 19, 2008 21:37:17
Today I received some spare parts for my helis. Among that I received an Xtreme production center flybar hub, an Xtreme production flybar link and a set of Honey Bee FP flybar weights. At the same time I had a 1,5mm carbon fiber rod lying for exactly this purpose.
All these parts were used for making a Carbon Fiber flybar.

The first thing I discovered was that the center hub was massive at the center. I decided to drill through the center so I could use one piece of carbon fiber instead of two. This was to make the flybar stronger and safer.

Then I cut a piece of the carbon rod in the same length as the Dynam Vortex flybar and glued it into the center hub with epoxy. I am not concerned epoxy won't last in this application as the load won't be that big.

When the epoxy had dried I put the flybar link on and finally I put on the HB FP flybar weights on and balanced the flybar. I placed the weights near the flybar ends as the new weights are lighter and I wanted them to have more effect because of their light weight.

The weight reduction was considerable. I believe I have saved about 6g smiley

The Lama flies excellent as before. It has become more responsive as the flybar is lighter. It also seems that the Lama flies forever now. I am however rather carefull when flying as the handling has changed.

I think this is a good upgrade that isn't too dificult to make and has a good effect smiley

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