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HelicopterHIROBOOther › 7 Hirobos and counting... ( Or: why i think​Hirobos are the best )
10-20-2004 11:20 PM  13 years agoPost 1
I3DM

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Israel

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Hello guys,

I decided to do a quick write up about the reason I chose to fly Hirobo and my experience with R\C Helicopters over the years.


**Disclaimer: this is one man's opinion and shall be taken as such by all means **


First ,a little background about myself. My name is Lior Zahavi, 21 years old from Israel, and have been flying RC for about 11 years (fixed wing) , and helicopters in the last 5 years. My flying in the helicopter field started with a Kyosho Nexus 30, which was later changed to a Raptor 30, from then to X-cell (CT, ST, Custom, Fury) as an MA team pilot for about 1.5 years, later followed by going back to TT and owning about 9 raptors (ranging 30-90) for about 1.5 years, followed closely by flying for Robbe (Millies, SE, Ornith, Nova etc) for several months, and since then I have decided to stick to Hirobo, which is what I currently fly.

As a pilot that had experience (for better and\or worse) with nearly any type of helicopter that¡¦s out there, and well fimilar with all the helicopter's bugs, the main reason I decided to fly Hirobo is dependability (amazingly reliable if setup right!), the variety, and the support that you get ¡V by variety I mean that Hirobo produces model helicopters ranging from 30 size motor to 90 size and giant scale, beginner, 3D, F3C and scale ¡V when in every category you have the choice from several models. For 3D you got the X-spec, Twister and soon the Avant, the Evo 50 and even the standard Freya with 1 or 2 mods, for F3C you have about 3-4 different eagles, Freya EX, EX WC, the new Freya Super 2, and the new Eagle 3, with fuses to choose from Nova to Gray Zone to Blackshark as flown by world champion Japanese F3C pilot Manubu Hashimoto and Europen F3C champion Rudiger Feil, and also the Israeli F3C champion Aviv Levy, and others, and that's without mentioning the 10 (or more) different shuttle and sceadu 30's for beginners.. with that being said, obviosly their presence in fun flys and competitions as one, is always impressive.
About service, anyone who reads this forum probably knows about Jeff Green's and Hirobo's generous support in their products, enough said in this field.

Another reason is versatility ¡V having one model (Stock Freya 90 for example) that can be used both for the hardest 3D (with a couple mods) or for the softest FAI flying, with different flybar paddle weights (on stock paddles), different mixer ratios, deltas and so on, is a huge advantage, each modeler can choose how he wants his model setup, from the hardest 3D to the softest F3C setup, with tons of setups available on the same STOCK machine.

Enough babbling for now, here is my current fleet of 7 Hirobos (and counting, soon to be 8):

Freya EX World Champion, bought from national F3C champion Aviv Levy:

Eagle EX World Champion, bought from former national F3C champion Mr. Kastiel:

2 Freya X-specs for 3D:

stock Freya 90 for 3D demos:

Freya 90 Night flying machine:

Stock Evo 50 for 3D demos:


And here they are all together, picture taken today:
[picture to follow shortly]

Hirobo #8 (another Freya 90 from a recent trade deal for my last non Hirobo heli) to follow soon, when I receive it !


Anyway, just wanted to mention these few words as a token of my appreciation for Hirobo, Jeff Green and Mr. Goldstein, the Israeli Hirobo dealer.

Hope you had a nice time reading this (didn't mean to waste your time ).
If you ever consider a Hirobo machine, don't hasitate to PM \ Email me with your questions, I have decided to give back to the product as much as I can, and as such ill do my best to help out in your choice, or questions of any kind. One thing I can gurantee ¡V the selection is so big, you'll definitely be able to find the right one for yourself !


Please do me the honors of visiting my gallery: http://runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/7681/


Please view some of my Hirobo flying videos:
3D Mania 1 - Freya 90 and Evo 50
3D Mania 2 - X-spec
3D Mania 3 - Freya 90 in high winds
X-spec inverted auto with low pushover
Arava 2004 airshow - Freya 90
X-spec video - Unedited


Looking forward to hear from you fellow Hirobo pilots..
Best regards,
Lior Zahavi - I3DM

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-20-2004 11:34 PM  13 years agoPost 2
ifixairplanes

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Haverhill, MA. USA

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looking to sell anything in that list of choppers?

BTW: I fly a hirobo shuttle zx, WM fiberglass main blades, os 32 sxh, tuned pipe, CSM 420 gyro.

The reason i chose to fly hirobo is because it was at a yard sale for dirt cheap!

sean

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10-20-2004 11:41 PM  13 years agoPost 3
I3DM

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Israel

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Hello sir,

as far as reasons to choose a certain brand - to each his own.

about selling, i appriciaite the offer but at this point i just enjoy them too much.

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-21-2004 12:42 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Juvaknin

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Long and Nice Topic I3DM,
you forgot to say that you are helping to us here in israel and support our helis every day...

hope next year you will able to be on the 3D-Masters and make good show with you X-specs Helis... (and i hope to be there to film you and all the other Israeli flyers - Hope-Hope-Hope!!!)

i also have Hirobo (Freya-60, OS-70)...
need to write on that Bell-222 "Hirobo Inside"
and why the hell my pictures are not in your gallery ?!?

**Raptor 50SE, GY601, Futaba **

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10-21-2004 02:31 AM  13 years agoPost 5
4cyclic

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Montreal, Can. and​northern Vermont

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Yep, I converted also to Hirobo, after geting rid of 2 50's size helis and one R80. I now have 2 x-spec and i really love flying them. Great machines, incredible cyclic and tail control. Very reliable.

Of course Jeff Green's reputation for great support was a big factor in my decision.

I have flown more this year with the x-pecs (220 flights since june) than any other machine in my 30 years with messing around helis.

I like 2 of the same, much easier to maintain, order spare parts etc.

Lior, you must have lots of free time to keep up with a big nice fleet like this. Lucky you.

J.L.

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10-21-2004 12:58 PM  13 years agoPost 6
I3DM

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Hey Garland,

Thanks a lot for your reply. i can gurantee that military service does have a huge effect on a person's character \ maturity (sp?), but that belongs to the military forums not RR.

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-21-2004 01:06 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Hercdriver7777

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South Carolina

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I love my X-spec! I bought a Std Freya 90 for a back up but ended up selling it because I never had a need for it. Still don't know why you need 8 helis?

Good Flying!!

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10-21-2004 02:27 PM  13 years agoPost 8
blakka_1

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London/Enfield

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Still don't know why you need 8 helis?
you dont need 8 helis, but i suppose if you are Enthusiastic about helis and have a passion and love for them, then it wont hurt to have a collection. i know if i had the money i would also have a collection like I3DM, u dont need 8, but its the love 4 helis

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10-21-2004 03:15 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Agilefalcon

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Fort Worth, Texas

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Lior:
You chose the right machine for the job.

Chris Berardi
Team BobbyJack's Hobbies

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10-21-2004 03:29 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Kinger

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Granville, OH

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Hey Chris,

Shouldn't that read.........

"You chose the right machine(s) for the job(s)." With 8 heli's I think Lior has one for every task he could want to accomplish

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10-21-2004 04:10 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Jarno

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Finland

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Just wondering where in the earth he gets the pennies for all those helis...I can hardly afford one

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10-21-2004 05:27 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Juvaknin

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ISRAEL Jerusalem

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aaahhhmmmm !?!
and why the hell my pictures are not in your gallery ?!?
aahhhmmm ?!?!

**Raptor 50SE, GY601, Futaba **

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10-21-2004 09:18 PM  13 years agoPost 13
I3DM

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Israel

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blakka_1 and Kinger are spot on, thats exactly what im after, having 1 (or more ) of each type.

Juvaknin, you are absolutely right! send me some pics and ill add them soon.

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-21-2004 10:03 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Garry-Boy

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Nice story Lior! Keep it going man!
Rock'n Roll!

Garry.

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10-22-2004 01:20 AM  13 years agoPost 15
I3DM

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Israel

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BTW, i like those Freyas and X-specs so much, i had to dress my little Hornet 2 accordingly:


Gotta get you guys a picture of the entire fleet together - it should be quite a sight !

OK i admit it... i wana see it for myself too...

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-22-2004 09:01 PM  13 years agoPost 16
lepo

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Oslo DC, Norway

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Impressing proficiency - you can really manage the helis!.
Question : Pitch, cyclic and headspeed setting for the EVO50 in 3D -
your recommendation ?.

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10-23-2004 01:47 PM  13 years agoPost 17
I3DM

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Israel

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on my EVO 50:
+-11
cyclic - maxed out on swash (not sure in degrees)
paddles - no weights
headspeed - around 1900

i wouldnt recommend no weights at all unless you fly stable blades like i do, i use TG 600mm's ! i like them a lot !

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-23-2004 02:37 PM  13 years agoPost 18
JimT

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Independence, OR

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Gee whiz, 8 helis is no big deal! A golfer carries 14 golf clubs in their bag.

Jim

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10-23-2004 08:28 PM  13 years agoPost 19
I3DM

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Israel

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Hey Jim,

i wish that one day ill hit the 14 lucky number !

anyway Hey.... Bill Pineda has about 30 of those little helicopters ! so im only a beginner in the collection next to him !

www.liorzahavi.com

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10-25-2004 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 20
JariN

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Turku, Finland

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I have only 4 Hirobos:

-And 1 GPH for spares...

JariN

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