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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Hi from a soon to be Evo owner.
11-11-2005 06:34 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Swashplate

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Hi all,
I am in the process of getting a (used) Evo at the moment. After reading all the good things about the heli and having seen a few at my flying field, i decided to get one myself. Couldnt resist

As i am very low on budget, the heli i am getting is kitted with a OS32 engine (Evo30). I will be putting very basic radio gear on her, possibly s9001 types and I have GY240 lying around which i will use with 9254.

Eventually I will converting her into a 50 and possibly replace basic electronics with something better.

The purpose of my post is to get some info on things i should know before i start doing anything with the heli and ofcourse make new friends.

I have a Robbe Ornith which i have converted to 50. I am not a 3Der. I can do a bit of 8s and some basic stuff only. When it comes to flying i must admit, I am a bit too slow in learning because of lack of time to fly, but i dont give up.. With the evo and you evo guys i hope i will learn some good new things.

cheers.

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11-11-2005 06:44 PM  12 years agoPost 2
cwright

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Welcome to the Hirobo family. You will love the EVO and the customer service is the best in the business. I have the EVO 50 and the differences are the driven tail for autos and the push pull setup for the cyclics and pitch. Also the 50 has a different gear ratio the the 30. If i remember right the 30 has a 9 tooth pinion and the 50 has a 10 tooth pinion. Both of these are upgradeable on the 30 size, but not nessessary right now. I would just recommend going over the heli good and double check the screws to make sure they are tight. There is always some on here more knowlede then I am and are willing to help in anyway they can. Good luck. Chuck

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11-11-2005 07:57 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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there really isnt anything you have to do to these aircraft....I've got a 30 and 2 50's and while the 50's arnt stock they could be (and were at one time) with no issues....the only tricky part is making sure the fan/clutch pac is dial indicated....thats about the only thing different from some other popular heli's....keep your eyes open for 50 upgrade parts used (I sold a bunch of stock parts awhile back, push pull etc) and start upgrading it slowly....its a great ship!

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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11-11-2005 08:26 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Swashplate

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Thanks guys for the warm welcome. I was really impressed with the quality of Evo.
Also with dialing the fan, the Ornith does require the same. I have a dial indicator. Unfortunately my OS50 engine shaft is out by 2thous, and no way i could dial the fan to get it within 2thous. I am hoping that the OS32 I am getting with the evo doesnt have this problem.

Apart from the parts mentioned here to upgrade 30 -> 50, is it required to change the clutch bell/clutch and any other gears? I am assuming that the tail boom length is the same.

I had a few Quick UK upgrade parts for Ornith in packets, which I have sent back to themselves after they agreed to look at it and see if they are resaleable. If they agree, then I will be able to buy evo upgrades worth the cost of Ornith parts (minus small charge for services) from them. (Thanks QuickUK). I know it is not worth buying upgrades right now but since i have to, would you guys suggest/reccomend something from http://www.quickuk.co.uk/acatalog/r_index.htm

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11-11-2005 10:41 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Leif

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The Evo30 and 50 have the same tail.

The main difference is in the clutch bell/pinion (which cannot be separated by normal humans), the engine mount and flywheel.

The other differences are simply upgrades that come standard with the Evo50, such as push-pull controls, a driven tail and better tail blades.

If you're going to be building the heli, the main thing to pay attention to is pre-threading any of the bolt-to-plastic locations with a tap before trying to thread the bolts into the plastic. The Evo plastic is very hard, and if you don't cut threads you stress the plastic and it can crack later. The most critical area for this issue is the outer balls on the swashplate.

The Evo30 is a bit heavy for a '30. It flies nicely on an OS37, but would probably be a bit of a pig on the OS32. Not that it wouldn't fly, but don't expect it to be a hotrod with that engine.

Check out the Evo 30 in my gallery. I upgraded to the push-pull, but otherwise it's pretty much stock.

Leif

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11-11-2005 10:51 PM  12 years agoPost 6
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cannot be separated by normal humans

Very neat heli Leif. Thanks for the info. I only wish i could part with some more cash, I would have bought a 50. I will slowly upgrade this one to a 50 slowly, Starting with the push-pull and driven tail upgrade. Then, will go on to the install a 50 engine.

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11-11-2005 11:03 PM  12 years agoPost 7
dgshaffer

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You've made a wise choice. The EVO is a great model. I'm up to three at the moment.

Having never owned a 30 I won't be of any help on the upgrade but can be of some help once you're finished.

As has already been stated, the customer service rep is a wealth of knowledge and allways willing to lend his advise and service which I'm sure you'll find indespensable. You can contact him throught this site under the screen name, MRC-Hirobo, aka Jeff Green.

Welcome to the family!

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11-12-2005 01:43 AM  12 years agoPost 8
lrogers

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You're going to love that Evo!

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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11-13-2005 03:36 AM  12 years agoPost 9
jczankl

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Welcome to the Hirobo forum. I agree the Evo is a great heli. Wether its for learning or for just banging the snot out of it. I think you will not be disapointed.

Best Regards,
JC Zankl

GAUI/Empire
Spinblades
PowerMaster Fuels
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor

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11-13-2005 10:37 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Helinutnz

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short and sweet.

1. dial in the fan and clutch shaft 2 thou or preferabley less. (1/2 thou for me)
2. Tichten most screws with Locktite.
3. the phase ring will spin. tighten it but don't over do it them crop some CA on it or alternatively put a freya one on it...it's aluminium and you can tighten it a lot more.
Get the geometry right on the horns. unload you servo's etc.
Thats it. go fly that sucker

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11-13-2005 07:25 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Swashplate

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Thanks guys.

I am into a problem now. Damn, I have problem with sellers not responding . It's a bit annoying. The first (Evo 50) one backed out, when I asked for pictures.
The second (Evo 30), sent me pictures, but backed out when asked if we could meet to close the deal (lives within 15miles). Damn.

Now i found a Sceadu 50 complete + Evo head. This seller seems to be fine. and the heli looks immaculate and very good price. Now my question is, should i wait and get a Evo or go for this and possibly convert it into complete EVO (Is it possible)? Please help.

edit: The heli come with
QuickUK:
Metal fan
Push pull levers
Boom clamp support
Large langing gear
and
spare Evo frames & tank.


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11-13-2005 08:01 PM  12 years agoPost 12
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Never mind,
I've commited to buy the heli. was a bit desperate to get a heli. I hope I am not missing much in comparison to Evo.

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11-13-2005 08:38 PM  12 years agoPost 13
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Cool, the seller and i are meeting on friday to complete the transaction. We were actually supposed to meet midway (of 70miles) and lucky me, he was going over to where i live on friday.

Next weekend, I will be flying a (if i may call her) Evo. Too excited.

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11-14-2005 01:37 AM  12 years agoPost 14
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If it doesn't have one of these on it better get one. I just ordered one for my Baby.
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...tegory_Code=404
The plastic unit have been known to break in flight.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-18-2005 09:14 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Swashplate

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Hello again.

I got my heli today .Very nice, immaculate. Will post pics soon

The config:
2 X 9202 on Aileron & Elivator

9402 on Pitch
9001 on Throttle
GY401 with 9253

OS50SXH (non hyper)
Zimmerman muffler.

+ Quick UK tail pushrod
Lower mast bearing
Quick UK fan
Tail drive
CF fins
SAB 600s
blue anodized push pull system
Alu pitch slider.

If i am able to program my radio tonight, i will take it for a spin in the morning. Pretty excited now.

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11-18-2005 10:39 PM  12 years agoPost 16
dgshaffer

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I imagine you had your reasons but...

Why would you save money on slower servos and load it up with "Bling"?

Everyone that replied to your post has told you the only thing you might consider upgrading is the washout. That's the only thing you didn't upgrade

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11-18-2005 11:15 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Professor Fate

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At least get the 0404-730 radius block. I just got mine and I feel a lot better.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-19-2005 02:34 AM  12 years agoPost 18
TMoore

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dg,

It sounds like he bought it like that.

TM

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11-19-2005 08:31 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Swashplate

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Hi,
Sorry missed the replies. The heli came with all the bits i've listed. Just wanted to wait until i got the heli to add the essentials to the basket

Damn, the quaility & design is amazing, cannot stop admiring. Ofcourse, the guy i bought it from has taken every care aswell.
As mentioned in earlier posts, the heli is originally a sceadu (original) and now it is almost an evo except the frames and fuel tank.0

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11-19-2005 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 20
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Could not do much today, Too much of fog and visibility was very low till afternoon and I had to pack up.

Oh well, today i put about an hour to set the heli up as precisely as I could. , Hopefully will get a flight or two tommorow to trim it.

Maybe they put it right - good things come after a wait

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