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HelicopterMain Discussion › My GPH is no more, time for replacement
12-06-2004 08:52 PM  13 years agoPost 1
ECalderon

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Santiago, Chile

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Hi guys,

This weekend my Hirobo GPH went to helicoper heaven. It was flying the best it ever had, I was flying inverted three mistakes high when I did a pushover. Just after it was right side up a loud bang was heard and it literally exploded in the air. The tail boom and the rest of the heli with out both blades fell separate from each other from about 80 meters. Apparently one of the plastic bade grips broke and a blade let go, the tail boom didn´t have a blade hit and it was bent where it meets the main frames. Result, total mechanics loss, to replace the broken or bent parts would cost more than a new heli.

Luckily, the engine and muffler survived unscratched, as well as all of the electronics (I had the receiver inside a hard plastic box). So I need a new 50 heli.

I am looking at the Sceadu Evo, or the Raptor 50 V2 (standard or SE version). Where I fly there are several Sceadus but nobody flys 3D with them, and not one single Raptor. I want a heli that need the least number of upgrades to fly moderate 3D. What would you guys recommend?

Regards
Eduardo

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the rest of the heliAfterafter deci.

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12-06-2004 09:04 PM  13 years agoPost 2
marked23

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Lynnwood, WA

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Maybe a Raven 50

-Mark

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12-06-2004 09:13 PM  13 years agoPost 3
z11355

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New England

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Evo 50 w/ CX dampers

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12-06-2004 09:16 PM  13 years agoPost 4
shlm

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West Chester, PA

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I have both a R50 (upgraded TT metal head and washout) and an EVO 50. I find the EVO to be much smoother yet continue to be very agile. In addition, the quality of and the fit of the parts is top notch. Plus you should always be able to get parts for it. In short, both are nice machines and will perform quite well.

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12-07-2004 08:24 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Crusty

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N51 degrees 29.823 minutes W3 degrees 16.133 minut

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Damn, sorry to hear about the demise of a gph, there cant be too many left now
I only flew three flights on one and wanted one straight away, are they still in production?

I am dsylexia of borg..resistance is fruity...your arse will be laminated

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12-07-2004 11:47 AM  13 years agoPost 6
ECalderon

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Yeah, I am sorry too, because it was flying the best it ever had after I put an OS 50 in it and a futaba 401 gyro). I also had several upgrades for it (pitch arm, metal washout, metal flybar carrier, etc.). I didn´t have the metal grip though.

I undertand they are no longer in production, but you still can find parts for it if you know where to look.

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Eduardo

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