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Old Feb 05, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Wow my bedroom closet is bigger than that Hobby shop.. hmm hobby shop in my bedroom.. must see if I can sneak that past the ole lady.
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Old Feb 05, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Two additional body styles for the SRB Quark, the Airwolf and Bell 222.
Now that is more like it.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Today I got one and hovered in my living room, only 7' x 7' space.
The main motor is BL outrunner and the tail motor is DC coreless.
The stock battery has four charging contacts with a plastic cover.
The stock charger might check the cell ballance.
The power connector is 2 pin, not compatible with XRB-SR.

My SRB showed slightly right rudder tendency so I adjusted the trimmer
on RX unit (see pics attached). Hirobo recommends to trim rudder with this
trimmer, not tx trim or subtrim.
I also balanced main blades and adjusted tracking.

Aileron and elevator are not so twitchy and throttle response is not so bad
as FP micro, IMHO.

Very smooth, quiet and stable little machine.

#Still limited quantity in Japan.

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Old Feb 07, 2008, 08:56 AM
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Thank you Cvlex, for taking those close up pics of whats under the canopy!
You can sure tell quality and attention to detail! But, alas, you pay for what you get.
I can hardly wait until they reach the USA!
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Is late February, early March still the projected arrival date. The quality is evident.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 04:28 PM
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cvlex, what flight time are you getting?
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 05:58 PM
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cvlex, what flight time are you getting?
Sorry, I do not know the exact time of my first flight but it might be
about 8 miinutes.

I finished the flight before auto-cutoff occurred.

#I do not wish to over-discharge my new batteries.

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Old Feb 07, 2008, 08:39 PM
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not sure..?

You know I'm still not to sure about this Hirobo heli..? I'm a little dissapointed. I thought the tail motor was brushless, and $400+ for about 8 mins of flight time..?.... I can get more run time with my axe cp on a 11.1v 950 lipo. I think I'm gonna pass on buying this and just stick with my axe cp which I just can't get enough of. I dunno..!
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 10:14 PM
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douglas4,

The first post said the battery was 480mah. Seems a little small to expect longer flight time from that.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 11:04 PM
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This sure looks like a nice little heli, but the $400 price tag seems absurd imho. I have a HB FP w/ a belt conversion and I was able to outfit that bird entirely for well under $300, not including transmitter.

If this heli were to be in the ~$200 range, it would be much more appealing to me.

And I'm not opposed to spending some serious $ if I get my money's worth out of it! That HB FP belt conversion I have has paid for itself many times over in the enjoyment category but I'm looking to get something a little smaller to fly more easily in the house. The Walkera 4#3 is appealing, but there are certainly some quirks that need to be addressed out of the box. That being said, at only ~$100, you can sure soup it up plenty and not even approach this $400 price!
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 11:12 PM
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480mah...!

Ah ya I guess I missed that. Oops my bad. But due to lack of parts support up here in the great white north (Canada), from the hobby shop I deal with, its not practical. From what I've seen with the XRB co-ax helis by Hirobo its pricey to replace broken parts. I'm gonna keep track of this helis progress and follow all I can about it before making any rash decisions. God it took me a year of online researching all helis possible just to buy the Axe cp by helimax. I read em all and the axe suited my needs and expectations in the hobby. I still love the quarks design and functionality though.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 11:26 PM
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...
My SRB showed slightly right rudder tendency so I adjusted the trimmer
on RX unit (see pics attached). Hirobo recommends to trim rudder with this
trimmer, not tx trim or subtrim.
...
My guess is that the trimmer on the RX unit is a mixer gain adjustment.

On another topic, my guess is that the SRB
seems not so worth its price
because at least in the US, something like the Honey Bee fixed pitch is
already considered small and tame enough to fly indoors.

But the Honey Bee fixed pitch would be way too large and wild to fly in some of
the places in the world that I have visited
(think of a middle class family of 5 living in the equivalent space of
a small studio apartment found in the US).
It is probably people in these places who want to fly a single main rotor
heli in their living room that the SRB is aimed for.

Yes, there are other small heli's like the Walkera 4#3.
But my guess is that the SRB is probably more stable and
will do less damage to delicate furniture, etc. on a crash:
I have both an Hirobo XRB lama and an Esky lama 2.
The Esky lama is less expensive and faster,
but the Hirobo XRB is much more stable, and with its
foam blades, less likely to chop a potted plant, etc.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 11:30 PM
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I want one! The best of both worlds for indoor flight
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 12:16 AM
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Yea I want 2.4ghz Spectrum for that price.

BTW looking at the picture it seems like a dual swashplate system. One servo is on the main swashplate and then the other servo is on a floating swash system. I think it might be used to dampen controls so that it is more tame. But I need better pics to figure this out.
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 12:20 AM
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BTW looking at the picture it seems like a dual swashplate system. One servo is on the main swashplate and then the other servo is on a floating swash system. I think it might be used to dampen controls so that it is more tame. But I need better pics to figure this out.
This was mentioned earlier in this thread: it turns out that the
SRB has a Bell-Hiller head: one link from the swashplate to the paddles/flybar,
and another link from the swashplate more directly to the rotor blades.
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