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Old Apr 04, 2008, 04:11 PM
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Ahhh, I never thought of laying it in foam, even though my T-Rex is encased in it just as you suggested. Thanks for the tip! It's much safer and secure now.
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Old Apr 04, 2008, 05:04 PM
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add some foam and cut it and lay the heli on its side in that case.

Anyword on US release? I want the one without the radio. Also would be nice if someone could help us import airwolf body.
The red type says it all for us stateside guys
I wonder why it's taking so long to get to us??????

http://www.hobbywarehouse.com/030291...Quark-Complete
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Old Apr 04, 2008, 07:33 PM
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Hey Harv your welcome. It looks great.

Man that sucks, its delayed even more. I don't want the complete package I want to run it on my spektrum. TOO many radios.
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Old Apr 04, 2008, 11:37 PM
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I'm afraid you won't be running it with your Spektrum Whirly...it's 72mhz only, so you might have yet another radio after all.
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 01:51 AM
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Harv, I believe there is a ARF version that comes without the radio and receiver. Could end up being 80 to 100 cheaper IDK
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 10:05 AM
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You're mostly right, but the ARF is only less the transmitter...the receiver is integrated into the control unit (4in1), and is 72mhz only.

http://model.hirobo.co.jp/products/0302-901/index_e.htm shows a good pic of the control unit and mentions the transmitter less set. Unless there's a totally different version that I haven't seen yet, there doesn't seem to be a PNP option.
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 10:19 AM
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It looks like there's a tech note available for the SRB. It's in Japanese though, so I can only guess at what all the points are from the pictures.

http://model.hirobo.co.jp/parts-list...B_Onepoint.pdf

1. Main gear screw tightness?
2. Tail rotor blade balance? Looks like if the tail wiggles then balance the tail blade?
3. Main blade tracking? 3mm is mentioned.
4. Moving straight ahead in forward flight? If the heli veers left or right then check that the swash, elevator controls and flybar are at exactly 90 degrees? If not then loosen a set screw and adjust?

Anyone able to translate, or have this translated for us?
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 10:54 AM
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http://model.hirobo.co.jp/parts-list...B_Onepoint.pdf

1. Main gear screw tightness?
2. Tail rotor blade balance? Looks like if the tail wiggles then balance the tail blade?
3. Main blade tracking? 3mm is mentioned.
4. Moving straight ahead in forward flight? If the heli veers left or right then check that the swash, elevator controls and flybar are at exactly 90 degrees? If not then loosen a set screw and adjust?
Harv, you made out properly!
I wish to translate additional informations on the paper.

1. Check the screw. Tighten the screw with the long arm of the wrench. If you use the short arm, you may break the wrench.
2. If there is some tail wiggle, balance the tail rotor blade with small piece of tape.
3. Tracking: within about 3mm or 1/8" difference is OK. If there is any play of blade holder, twist blade holder underside and adjust tracking.
4. If your SRB does not fly straight ahead or the aileron and elevator controls are mixed at hovering, check and adjust as follows:
1)Set ball A and ball B in line.
2)The angle of flybar-blade and washout control arm/ swashplate should be 90 degree.
3)If not, loosen screw C and D and adjust the angle.

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Old Apr 05, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Got pics of the controller? If that is the case with the 4 in 1, then maybe this controller will work, sucks having to have another TX but this might save some money.
http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=8475
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 09:30 AM
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That one will work quite well, but I would be quite surprised if there is more than a $30 difference between the two sets. My guess would be $399 without Tx, and $429 with.

Thanks cvlex! They must have put some thought into those pictures for a Canuck to have been able to figure them out.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 01:35 PM
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This little heli looks interesting, but $429 and no parts inventory.......wow!

I suppose there won't be any clones at a reasonable price until they can buy one too.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 03:48 PM
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@ Harv

plugs, but I think I've found the correct Molex connectors that'll clean things up in the wiring department.

Can you please give us the Molex order number? Thank you.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Jaguar, I *think* these are the correct parts:

43645-0200 plug for battery
43030-0007 crimp terminal for above

43640-0200 end for charger
43031-0007 crimp terminal for above

Until I actually receive and try these I won't know for sure that they're correct, but according to the pictures and dimensions they'll work. I should have them in hand on Tuesday, and will let you know for sure then.

[edit] WhooHoo, these work perfectly. The wire on the TP batteries is 16ga and too big for the plug, so I had to splice on a bit of 18ga but otherwise it's all good.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 08:33 PM
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sounds intereting if I can get past the price. I notice they say can be used with
Futaba/JR-Airtronics so I assume it is shift select but they do not say Hitec?. the
next question would be what xtal will work. my guess is futaba short and do you have to worry about Hi-Lo frequency. I know the XRB was suppose to be a Futaba xmtr.
it is probably too soon to answer these questions but will be interesting to find out.
I just got a DX6i but still have my Hitec xmtr. bob
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Old Apr 08, 2008, 12:23 AM
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Bob, I flew my XRB with a Hitec Optic 6 and Spectra module with no problems at all, so you should be good to go also as the XRB and SRB use the same transmitter. I'm not sure about the xtal though...they look to be the same between the two helis also but hopefully someone who has tried one will chime in.

Took the SRB to the gym tonight, and it was a blast! It'll really get up and move out, and more than once I was sure I'd lose control only to bank away from the wall for another circle. A few sessions in there practicing coordinated turns in figure-8's would work wonders in boosting self-confidence. After this and a very good outside flight Saturday morning I'm suddenly quite interested in helis again.
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