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Old 06-10-2009, 11:21 PM   #21
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I just had my first crash with my logo and although it wasnt the hardest crash ive seen I went in nose first from about 30 feet in the air while piroing outa control streight on to the concrete cause I lost the tail......I had hit less hard with my 450 and paid more for repairs on that then im paying for this crash.....I can think of no other bird out there I want....cept maybe an Aurora...all told my crash was less then 200
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:19 AM   #22
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Great info helicraze, I'm sure it will help a lot of people. Thanks for taking the time to compile.

Synx666, I did much research before deciding on the Logo 400 for a 500 class heli. In the end, the difference in price is minimal when you add up all the upgrades people use to make them (Aligns for example) look and perform better. Crash prices are not much different either, and in some cases (eg frames) the Logo is considerably cheaper. Also, more aftermarket parts are becoming available now, and Mikado is dropping its prices on these parts, so it's win win for Mikado lovers!
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #23
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Thanks everyone, i truely hope it will help people, after a few posts of broken swash and tails i realised that many people were not aware of certain things.

I am simply forwarding information on, some was what i found out myself, other things were pointed out by Shawn and Fredrik among other peeps as well in various threads.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #24
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No offense man...but if you are comparing the performance of the logo to the blade 400 and Gaui 200...it's no surpise that you think the logos are the best thing going

Those aren't exactly the best machines out there ...even the align machines can beat those
hehehe you said align hehehehehehe
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:54 AM   #25
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Z Guy:

The Logo 500 v-bar kits do not come with the hardest dampers (3092) which are said by Ready Heli staff to work best with v-bar. I happened to be short two dampers so they sent me six of the 3092s (hardest). Hope that helps.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #26
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Great info helicraze, I'm sure it will help a lot of people. Thanks for taking the time to compile.

Synx666, I did much research before deciding on the Logo 400 for a 500 class heli. In the end, the difference in price is minimal when you add up all the upgrades people use to make them (Aligns for example) look and perform better. Crash prices are not much different either, and in some cases (eg frames) the Logo is considerably cheaper. Also, more aftermarket parts are becoming available now, and Mikado is dropping its prices on these parts, so it's win win for Mikado lovers!
Well everything needed is on its way! Logo 6003d with the vbar head should be here next week. And for the parts price, I compare it to a henseleit ( which I sold ) then mikado is way cheaper
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:44 PM   #27
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Thanks everyone, i truely hope it will help people, after a few posts of broken swash and tails i realised that many people were not aware of certain things.

I am simply forwarding information on, some was what i found out myself, other things were pointed out by Shawn and Fredrik among other peeps as well in various threads.
in this post you mentioned broken swashplates, the anti-rotation pin on my plastic/metal one that came with my logo 10 broke the first time I tried to remove he linkage! so Ijust got the metal one and no problems since!
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #28
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Im still not sure what the link length of the head should be on the logo 600 with vbar? 60 or 65mm? And the links from the servos 15mm? (manual is a little confusing)
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #29
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' I just had my first crash with my logo and although it wasnt the hardest crash ive seen I went in nose first from about 30 feet in the air while piroing outa control streight on to the concrete cause I lost the tail......I had hit less hard with my 450 and paid more for repairs on that then im paying for this crash.....I can think of no other bird out there I want....cept maybe an Aurora...all told my crash was less then 200
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #30
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Im still not sure what the link length of the head should be on the logo 600 with vbar? 60 or 65mm? And the links from the servos 15mm? (manual is a little confusing)
The 65MM is the total lenght of the link for when you re-order. The distance between link ends is in the manual. Refer to that, and adjust from there.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:13 PM   #31
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I couldnt auto I was in a left bank and being only 30 feet up by the time the tail stoped spining to right my heli it was to late

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #32
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Great info, guys! I'm waiting for a used Logo 500 complete with V-Bar to arrive, so I won't get the build experience...unless tear it down completely and rebuild it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:45 PM   #33
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Great info, guys! I'm waiting for a used Logo 500 complete with V-Bar to arrive, so I won't get the build experience...unless tear it down completely and rebuild it.
Oh man, are you the guy who traded to get that VBAR 500 with the Neu/Jive combo? I was very close to buying that one. Either way, hope you enjoy the new machine. I'm pretty sure I have one in my future too.

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:53 PM   #34
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Oh man, are you the guy who traded to get that VBAR 500 with the Neu/Jive combo? I was very close to buying that one. Either way, hope you enjoy the new machine. I'm pretty sure I have one in my future too.
If you're referring to the one flymustangs had for sale, yep, that was me.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:57 AM   #35
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The Bum.

I bought a used flybar 5003D that was supposed to be lightly used. I have been dragging my heels about installing the electronics and getting it going for some reason..mostly doing a lot of flying and not taking the time to finish it.

I made a knee jerk decision to disassemble the entire thing to be certain that everything was up to snuff, even though it looked like new other than a few scratches on the skid pipes.

I kind of regret my decision to take the damn thing apart as everything looks to be in tip top shape. I stripped a couple of the slotted screws that hold the flybar cage together......which gave me the urge to get a V Bar instead of replacing a couple of machine screws...but Ive been good and not done it yet.


I really want to try it w/ the flybar since Ive never flown a FBL heli. That way, if Im impressed with it as is, I should love it when I do convert it. That is the plan today anyway.

If we could get a couple of rainy days around here I would be able to finish setting the thing up. It is getting dry but that makes it too tempting to go flying every day

All in all, Im glad I broke it down so I dont have to worry about whether every has loc tite where it needs to be and Im more familiar with the heli. The manual doesnt name too many of the parts and it was a little confusing to me when I looked at the parts selection at Readyheli what some of the parts were or where they went.

Good luck with your FBL 500. I hope we both love them.

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I may just watch Finless's Logo 500 3D build videos to get an idea of its construction instead of stripping it down. The videos are all downloaded, converted to MP4, and loaded on my iPhone.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #37
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Setting up a flybarless heli is a piece of cake...I find it simpler by far than a traditional flybarred setup...
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:04 PM   #38
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Regarding the jesus bolt, on the VBAR head before tightening the 2 clamp bolts on the hub, "preload" the jesus bolt against the main shaft, so hold the gear and push head anticlockwise so the bolt will centre in the main shaft hole, this way if you remove the head you will get same pitch etc and not offset.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #39
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helicraze nice little tip
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:18 AM   #40
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hello guys,

could you tell me what size is are the main shaft bearing please ?
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