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HelicopterHIROBOOther › New Freya EVO
04-01-2005 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 1
coptereddie

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Man this looks like a winner!!

RotorheadBob is in Toledo and the eyes are poppin out of the sockets there!

Looks like a real good copter and the proposed price seems right

Good Luck!

copE

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04-01-2005 07:16 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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Looks like a real good copter and the proposed price seems right
What's the proposed price?

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04-01-2005 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 3
I3DM

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someone mentioned 600.00$

www.liorzahavi.com

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04-01-2005 09:40 PM  13 years agoPost 4
SPLCHEVETE

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guessing
i was kinda guessing that was the next move for hirobo to replace the freya

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04-01-2005 10:30 PM  13 years agoPost 5
balsapro

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when will it be avalable for purchase.i hope soon, i was just l thinking about a 90

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04-01-2005 11:47 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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Any pictures available yet? Couldn't make it out there. Chuck

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04-02-2005 07:52 AM  13 years agoPost 7
mrNoodles

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Here.
Check out Heli88s pics

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04-02-2005 10:58 AM  13 years agoPost 8
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when will it be avalable for purchase
After Shizuoka Jap fair in the middle of the May,

Garry.

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04-03-2005 12:06 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Flyfalcons

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It really doesn't look like a Freya replacement at all, just a Freya with some redesigned parts. Hopefully they will come out with the X-Spec version of the EVO, to get the new parts plus the goodies like carbon side frames, etc. I may eventually upgrade my X-Spec to the new parts, but some of them such as the new fuel tank, look more like "nice" upgrades, not "necessary".

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04-03-2005 12:34 AM  13 years agoPost 10
white chocolate

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Hate to tell you this but that is probably not going to happen. The freya evo is it! 90 heli for the price of a 60. If you want more then you buy the xspec.

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04-03-2005 12:49 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Flyfalcons

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That may be, though if the new rotor head is plastic I'm sure there will be people who will want to get a metal version of it, plus other upgrades in the box. I don't think it would be too difficult for MRC to take the EVO airframe and throw in carbon side frames and a few metal parts and call it the X-Spec EVO.

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04-03-2005 12:51 AM  13 years agoPost 12
white chocolate

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That is the whole point of the evo. To keep the cost down ie. plastic frames. If you wanted carbon frames and a metal head what else would you need to make it a xspec?

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04-03-2005 01:20 AM  13 years agoPost 13
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Well, keeping the cost down is the point of the plastic Freya. Now there are some parts that have been redesigned or replaced and now it is a plastic Freya EVO. But I am sure there are those that would like to get an EVO with a metal version of the new head and other metal/carbon parts, elevator A-arms, etc. The X-Spec is a sweet helicopter but it should be possible to incorporate new parts design (switch bracket, fuel tank mount, head parts) to create an X-Spec EVO. Anyway I'm sure we will see soon what MRC is planning on doing with the EVO design.

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04-03-2005 01:53 AM  13 years agoPost 14
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The whole point of this exercise, IMHO, is to provide a model that is affordable for someone wanting to try a .91 powered model. All that you will need is in the box and you don't need a lot of expensive bling to make it work.

While you can fly a Freya with a 91 you need a set of gears and quite honestly most folks will do at least what I did to mine to get it to the level you need for a .91. An X-Spec is a great heli and I have one of those as well but it is more money than a Freya. The .91 size helis cost about a grand to get into.

Kyosho threatened to come out with a plastic 90 Caliber but it would seem that they have acquiesced and have followed the typical Japanese marketing mindset only to be caught with the their pants down around their respective ankles looking for more power in the restroom.

Schluter is so wrapped up with producing heavy models that no one in the US really wants one. Essentially they are a non sequitar in this conversation. Min Air have a great line of helis but they have no entry level machines in either a 30 or 50 size and it costs mucho dinero to fly their 90 machines even though the performance is excellent. TT has a great line of helis but at least IMHO, the quality level isn't up to the usual Hirobo standards in plastics and machining and they clearly don't have a program that addresses FAI and 3D level competition like Hirobo do.

If the new machine is light enough, even a middle of the road YS, OS or TT91 motor really ought to power it very well. An older YS 80 should be more than it needs to perform really well.

Who wouldn't want a 91 powered machine that is easy to build, light weight, uses any 6-8 channel inexpensive radio with no need for high zoot CCPM software in the radio? With a machine like this you can put your money into better servos, engine, gyro and blades and afford to put a second machine on the shelf for spares. Like most of the Hirobo machines you have a choice of belt or shaft drive tail. Personally speaking, I like belt drive helis.

What a deal.

TM

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04-03-2005 01:57 AM  13 years agoPost 15
white chocolate

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That is exactly my point Terry!

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04-03-2005 03:30 AM  13 years agoPost 16
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100% agree!

Garry.

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04-03-2005 03:47 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Flyfalcons

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So no one here sees any advantage to adding a bigger fuel tank, better landing gear mounts, a better switch mount, and other redesigned parts to the currently available X-Spec? What would be the harm in doing that? I understand the market for a very reasonably priced 90 size 3D machine, just trying to understand why there is no need or desire for the redesigned parts in a currently available high end machine.

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04-03-2005 03:57 AM  13 years agoPost 18
jkelly

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just trying to understand why there is no need or desire for the redesigned parts in a currently available high end machine.
Are you suggesting an upgraded xpec? I assume the objective is to provide the best and very affordable alternative to the high dollar machines.

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04-03-2005 04:12 AM  13 years agoPost 19
Flyfalcons

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Well I guess I am suggesting it, it looks like there are numerous parts on the EVO that would benefit the X-Spec as well. New washout, elevator A-arms that supposedly create less interaction, better switch mount, etc. Add these parts to the X-Spec kit and call it an X-Spec EVO. I think with the new EVO Hirobo will have an excellent entry level machine, but some of the parts on this design could benefit the high end machine as well.

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04-03-2005 04:14 AM  13 years agoPost 20
white chocolate

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So then buy the parts and put them on!!

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