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Nov 11, 2002, 11:31 AM
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Coaxial rotor indoor heli from Hirobo!!!!


This is so cool!

Check it out!


Last edited by totalboss; Nov 11, 2002 at 11:40 AM.
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Nov 11, 2002, 07:01 PM
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Bahh. It's teathered.

Show me one that can go up 200 feet!
Nov 12, 2002, 06:18 AM
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I saw a picture of this heli a while ago but with no info. Planty of interesting info this time. Thanks for posting it. I thought it was much smaller lighter and untethered. do you know how much it cost?
Nov 13, 2002, 01:26 AM
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I couldn't locate a price from what I translated from Japanese.
Nov 13, 2002, 08:37 AM
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it says 36,800 yen on that site wich is about 300 ($300 too). a bit much for a non-rc chopper i think, but nontheless very cool...
cheers,

Tobias.
Jan 17, 2007, 02:46 PM
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They now have a non-tethered version, looks pretty decent!
Jan 17, 2007, 03:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gear-head
They now have a non-tethered version, looks pretty decent!
LOLzers! Way to dig up a thread!
Jan 17, 2007, 03:16 PM
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Yeah it is an old thread, but I just had to do it
Jan 17, 2007, 04:45 PM
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Hirobo makes a tethered ($200) and RC ($265) version of the XRB. Here's a vendor that sells both:

http://www.fxaeromodels.com/index.php?cPath=49_83

I have the RC version. I've had lots of fun indoors flying it from room to room, down corridors, under tables, etc. It doesn't move fast enough for outdoors.

The Esky Lama:

http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...roducts_id=594

flies almost as well (a friend of mine has one) and is only $100. From what I've read, the Blade CX2 ($189) is also comparable:

http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...oducts_id=2361

The Hirobo Sky Robo has one characteristic that the CX2 and Esky Lama don't. The Sky Robo's blades are styrofoam and break easily. If you hit something with them the blades disintegrate thereby sparing the main shaft and whatever you hit. I've hit myself with the Sky Robo's blades and it doesn't hurt at all. I consider the fragile blades ($5 / set) to be an advantage. I've
never had to replace anything on the head.

There are threads about the Hirobo XRB in the Multi-Rotor forum.
Jan 17, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Hey gear-head:

I think ifoguy missed the fact that you dug up this thread as a joke