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HelicopterKyosho Caliber/Quest Neo-Caliber series › Caliber 30 combo, good deal?
05-03-2004 12:25 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Heliboy1100

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Can a Caliber 30 be upgraded to a 50 size engine? Or is this just asking for trouble?

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05-03-2004 12:34 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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Yup. Have a look in Optech's gallery.

Will


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05-03-2004 05:06 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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I'm looking at a heli combo kit, this is what's included:

BRAND NEW : KYOSHO Caliber with OS 32 SX-H ARF (Kit # 21136 / 54800) with Airtronics RD 8000 heli-radio control (Part # 90344FM72), JR G460T tail lock piezo gyro, Miniature Aircraft Pitch Guage (# 0526) and starter shaft.

Can anybody tell me if they think it's a good deal at $685? I think it's just barely under market value, but the gyro has been discontinued, as far as I know.

I am a beginner and have absolutely NO other heli equipment. I realize that I'll still need more stuff to get this bird in the air. Also I live at 8000' elevation, thus the question about upgrading the engine.

Thanks for the help

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05-03-2004 04:16 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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That doesn't sound like a bad deal but you'll want to change out that 460 as soon as you can. I've read alot of bad stories about it that I would not want to take the chance.

If your still learning, don't worry about the power. The OS will get you through learning how to hover and basic flying around even at your altitude. Later you can try the Thunder Tiger .39 for more ooommpah for a cost effective upgrade. You can take the stock muffler apart There is a .50 upgrade path but its not really practical unless your ready for it.

Make sure the starter shaft has a one-way bearing installed. Do not settle for anything less. The clutch system of the Caliber does NOT have a one-way in it for starting. If you don't use a starter shaft that has one, you'll tear up or strip things out in a hurry.

Mike

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05-03-2004 05:41 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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Thanks WMac

Thanks Mike - sounds like good advise. I'm glad to know there is a workable upgrade path. I was actually most interested in the Tx, though the whole package is sounding better and better to me.

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05-03-2004 08:05 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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There's nothing wrong with the Airtronics RD8000. Its right up there with the 9C and 8103 feature wise. You wont grow out of it anytime soon.......if ever.

Mike

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05-03-2004 09:16 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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For What it's Worth

Take your time and research other sources for heli's and their prices. Talk with experinced heli pilots and get their opinions. There is too much information for a beginner to digest all once. These are complicated little machines and getting to know what you are doing will take time. Go to Heliproz and other internet sources and see what they have and use this forum to ask questions.

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