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11-30-2005 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 1
RescueHelicopterrrVeteran - Portland Oregon - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Anyone have one of these? $320 at helihobby.

All metal head? it sounds too good to be true.


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11-30-2005 06:47 PM  12 years agoPost 2
cnk

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I'd avoid HeliHobby due to their customer service issues. Just buy direct from the US distributor at http://www.helicopterhobbies.com. Tell Harold that Calvin sent you to him. He'll take good care of you. He also sells the heli for $299. I just picked up a package from him last week with a A30-10L, Quark ESC, Medusa BEC, and carbon blades. The quality is very good and the heli went together with the typical Japanese precision.

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11-30-2005 07:03 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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I second cnk's comments. I have the expert version (blue in color) and really love it. Harold at helicopterhobbies.com is top knotch. They do not come any better than he. There are some build pics of the expert version in my gallery. By the way, Harold has changed the name of this heli from EP8 to QJ8.

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11-30-2005 07:19 PM  12 years agoPost 4
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Also of note is that there are new versions of the heli. What Henry is referring to as the Expert version was basically the same heli as the Sportsman, but with blue anodizing and upgraded tail components. Both versions are now no longer made. The new Sportsman is basically the old Sportsman/Expert version with upgraded tail components and is available only in silver. The new Expert version is not available yet and won't be until April/May of 2006 as they are still designing the head for that heli.

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11-30-2005 07:23 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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ok so maybe i should justb wait to see what the new head looks like. how does this fly though? compaired to say a logo?

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11-30-2005 08:15 PM  12 years agoPost 6
cnk

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There are videos posted up on the boards. Just do a search for QJ8 and you'll find them.

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11-30-2005 10:24 PM  12 years agoPost 7
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11-30-2005 11:00 PM  12 years agoPost 8
slz

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Ep-8

OUT OF HELIS !

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12-01-2005 04:24 AM  12 years agoPost 9
reefguy

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is the ep8 model abit smaller than the ep10 deluxe? and is it a totally different heli than the ep10?

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12-01-2005 05:03 AM  12 years agoPost 10
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how big of batts does the 16 take? what is the diff between the 8 and the 16?

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12-01-2005 05:23 AM  12 years agoPost 11
reefguy

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i use a 4s4p 10mah lipo pack.

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12-01-2005 05:53 AM  12 years agoPost 12
RescueHelicopter

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Do you have the 8 or 16?

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12-01-2005 05:55 AM  12 years agoPost 13
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ep10 deluxe. sorry but not from quick japan.

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12-01-2005 05:57 AM  12 years agoPost 14
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sorry I was talking about the 16 (not the 10) my bad

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12-01-2005 05:58 AM  12 years agoPost 15
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ok so maybe i should justb wait to see what the new head looks like. how does this fly though? compaired to say a logo?
I went by helicopterhobbies the other day and flew Harold's QJ8. I was thoughly impressed. The heli is as stable as most 30's easily. It's also very quiet. I don't think it was any louder than my Hornet. I can't remember if he was using a 3 or 4 cell pack, but you could easily get 10 min out of the pack and it was only set up for 70% total throttle. What amazed me was that the blades were just slightly out of track and the thing didn't even wobble. Also, Harold told me he had put his in 3 times and all that he had to replace was the main shaft and spindle. I don't see how anyone that bought one could ever be dissapointed.

Gas is Great
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12-01-2005 06:40 AM  12 years agoPost 16
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I think this will be my next heli.

what is the diff between the 8 and 16 becides size?

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12-01-2005 06:51 AM  12 years agoPost 17
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what size battery does the 16 size use?

http://www.helicopterhobbies.com/qj16v2features.htm

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12-02-2005 05:25 AM  12 years agoPost 18
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Talked to Harold and this will be my next heli for sure!!!I Sounds like this is the best helicopter ever.

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12-08-2005 05:07 PM  12 years agoPost 19
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Steve at http://www.dreamhobbies.com as well as http://www.robinshobby.com sells these kits as well as Heli Hobby. Harold Little is not the only importer or dealer for these products. Take a look at http://www.ep-8.com. I think this guy is another importer.

LOWER LOWER DOH!!!

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12-08-2005 05:41 PM  12 years agoPost 20
shuttlepilot

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tomthumb

I guess you can buy them from where you want. Helicopterhobbies is mentioned so often because he gets the job done for the customer. And I'm not saying the other sources don't. I do know that he was the sole importer when he started this a year or so ago, because I had many conversations with Harold and Quick in Japan to try to get this model represented in the states. I'm sure there could be other importers now.

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