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06-02-2004 08:50 AM  13 years agoPost 1
jerrysimon

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Anyone interested I have now completed a review of these on my web site.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jerrys..._tuffstruts.htm


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My Eolo Web Pages : [url]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jerrysimon/eolo/index.htm[/url]

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06-02-2004 11:23 AM  13 years agoPost 2
JoeR

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Those things are UGLY!

Heat bent plastic tubing... They don't look like they were formed semmetrically either.

Any chance those could pop off on a hard landing?

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06-02-2004 01:08 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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Hey that's my heli

As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Jerry

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06-02-2004 02:43 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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Yup, That's what they say. Good thing or I wouldn't be married. I guess it could have been my money though (nah- never had any of that).

Related but slightly OT. I happened to catch the tail end of the Miss Universe pagent last night. There sure seems to be some universal standards of beauty there. At least with the mostly American judges Can you say Barbie.

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06-02-2004 03:04 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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LOL

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06-02-2004 04:07 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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Jerry, how about the Super Struts? And the new nylon legs? A review out yet?

Emo te

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06-02-2004 06:05 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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Emo te

I have been speaking to Jeff about doing a review although he does not seem to be around at the moment

Although the brackets are now available, I am not sure if the struts/T pieces are yet available.

Jeremy, RCHOVER, may know a little more.

Just been out in my back garden flying my Eolo. I much prefer it now it sits higher.

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06-02-2004 09:03 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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I agree with Joe, Dont much care for the monster truck look on the Eolo.

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06-04-2004 11:46 PM  13 years agoPost 9
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Cool I like the Style but it did look like a monster truck and I think of the Eolo as a sports car

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06-05-2004 09:17 AM  13 years agoPost 10
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Yeah, Thats like putting big Mudbogging tires on a Ferrari.

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06-05-2004 11:48 AM  13 years agoPost 11
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Yuk!!!

Whats the differnce in weight Jerry?
With the extra side frames I imagine your adding not taking away?

Mia there seems to be lots of Eolos owners out there ready to but good upgrades.

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06-06-2004 10:31 AM  13 years agoPost 12
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draper,

Been away the last couple of days. That's a good point I completly overlooked weighing it, which I do in all my other reviews

Must be losing it.

Will weigh and update the review late. I don't suspect the weight will be much different.

For the record I still like the "monster truck" look. Although this probably suits the R22 rather than the Pro.

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06-06-2004 12:00 PM  13 years agoPost 13
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Well just went and weighed them all up with skids attached.

The stock ones (with skids attached) weigh 36g and Mia's 50g. So I guess a slight weight penalty but not that much

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06-06-2004 09:52 PM  13 years agoPost 14
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Nice one Jerry,

mia, looking forward to a lighter version

I know I still love my Eolo and will buy an upgrade if it makes it look, fly or HARD LAND better.

Do we need a poll to show mia and other manufaturers how many Eolo owners with/without upgrades there are? or has it been done before?

The plastic parts that connect the legs to the body appear specially designed to break and Robbe charge far too much for 4 small bits of plastic! could these be made with a more suitable material?


David

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06-06-2004 10:13 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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How about mounting upgrade tail boom braces on those? Will they fit?

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06-07-2004 12:57 AM  13 years agoPost 16
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Yep, we need to be able to mount our Heliup tail boom braces before I would consider them! They would need to be slightly stiffer to make the boom braces effective though.

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06-07-2004 02:18 PM  13 years agoPost 17
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draper,
we made a mold to mold new upper strut supports out of a nylon..
they are almost unbreakable compaired to the stock ones
we call them "super strut supports" ... in stead of making 4 seperate parts we made them into 2 parts , stronger design..
we are in the process of making a mold for the lower skid supports
so we can shoot them in nylon too..

++++you will be able to use your heliup boom supports with these nylon replacments+++

Jeremy

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06-07-2004 02:40 PM  13 years agoPost 18
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That looks perfect Jeremy,
how much is shipping to the UK
or do you have a stockist in Europe?

Is your "Precision TR drive wire" the same as the standard one?
I was thinking I might get you to drop some of the bearing/guides in my parcel?

Sorry guys, been messing with my logo10 camera ship so although I am flying my Eolo, I havnt been keeping an eye on this forum!

Did anyone do a poll to count number of Eolos??

Cheers David

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06-07-2004 02:50 PM  13 years agoPost 19
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Using a nylon wire tie between the left and right sides on the front and back pairs works great for augmenting the (limited) strength of the OEM parts.

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06-07-2004 03:01 PM  13 years agoPost 20
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The Heliup strut braces do a good job as well, I had the missfurtune of testing them last week They are expensive compared to the other options but they look cool and do what they are supposed to.

I think there is room for differant options for landing gear upgrades, people like to have choices

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