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HelicopterHIROBOOther › How long did it take YOU to build your kit? ***PIX ADDED***
12-04-2005 08:48 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Kokamo

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Just curious..... I just got an Evo 50 kit and it is like one HUGE jigsaw puzzle. The only thing that is assembled is the bearings!

I'm on step 8 and have about three hours in it. Including reading and making sure everything was there.

Later,

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12-04-2005 08:59 PM  12 years agoPost 2
z11355

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3 hours? it's a 5 minute step.

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12-04-2005 09:03 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Dagern

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Hi,

It depends on how experienced you are. Just take your time, follow the steps very carefully. Do it properly the first time, and it will save you for problems later.

Good luck on building you Evo, it is a great machine!

~DR

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12-04-2005 09:04 PM  12 years agoPost 4
dgshaffer

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If you've built helis in the past it should only take you 4 hours not including the 1/2 hour or so to get the fan and clutch assembly dialed in properly.

This is also assuming that you have all of the proper building tools ready to go.

The best advise I can give you is to not worry about how long it should take and to just take your time and make sure you read and understand each step in the instructions before you proceed.

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12-04-2005 09:38 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Kokamo

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The best advise I can give you is to not worry about how long it should take and to just take your time and make sure you read and understand each step in the instructions before you proceed.
Thank you......this is exactly what I am doing. I want to study how exactly how individual parts work and what they are there for.

This is my first heli assembly. I havent ever assembled one before. I want to study it so it will be easier to do either the next time or if I have problems with this one. I consider myself a very proficcient mechanic, so this should be a breese.

Z11355.......
3 hours? it's a 5 minute step.
This is from opening the box.....reading......making sure everything was there.....and from step 1 to step 8. Not 3 hours on step 8. lololololol

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12-04-2005 09:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
dgshaffer

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If you come across any areas that seem comfusing shoot me a PM. I've built 3 of them and rebuilt all of them numerous times since

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12-04-2005 11:58 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Professor Fate

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Goose Creek S.C.

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It took me around three nights. Remember this...
Attention to details is everything on a machine.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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12-05-2005 12:36 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Sky 5

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Spring Hill, Tn

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Sceadu Evo 30, I've been working off and on for a month and some days. Probably around 20 hours invested. I removed four of the servo's today and rebuilt all of them with new cases and gears. Sleeved all of the wiring three times, changes the receiver battery three times, changed the muffler, added sero output shaft support, fabricated carbon rudder push rod, blah blah blah. I see something that needs improvement and I redo it. I'm a perfectionist, it's not a race it's a challenge to do the absolute best job I'm capable of. I'll post pictures when I'm done. Take your time Kokamo, check everything three times at least.

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12-05-2005 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 9
B.T.D.T.

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It took about 3 to 4 night. Just take your time and have fun. If you rush to finish it, the fun building part will be over and now you'll be into your pucker factor of fun. Enjoy.

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12-05-2005 03:16 AM  12 years agoPost 10
MR SLOWFLOW

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14 hrs from box to flight, as long as you have all your tools it doesnt take long, just make sure you buld it right.

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12-05-2005 04:29 AM  12 years agoPost 11
joeskeeter

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South Georgia

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Take your time, it's not a race.
Don't worry about time.
I did mine bit by bit a little each night for way too long.
But, the final result flies rock solid, now that I
am off the hoop.
You might be able to talk your local Kinko's into enlarging the
instruction pages you are having trouble with.
Usually late at night you'll find a clerk that'll
copy em. I went twice, first time the girl
gave me a lecture about copyright, blah,blah.
The thrust bearings you'll need to be careful on, and also
the small washer under the clutch bell is an easy one to lose.
I blew mine off by accident outside after a crash fix, and
found it after a 1/2 hour crawling around with a flashlight.
Nights are bad time to lose things BTW.

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12-06-2005 01:10 AM  12 years agoPost 12
OICU812

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who cares how long it takes him or anyone for that matter. The most important thing is that it is done right. All in my opinion of course.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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12-06-2005 01:22 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Kokamo

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As Sky 5 stated..... I am a perfectionist. I am taking all the time I need to build this thing. I really dont want to finish it up real quick anyway.......it's cold out there! I am a big weeeeeenie when it comes to the cold. I'd much rather it be 130 degrees than 30 degrees anyday.

But for now.....gonna go build.

Thanks for the support guys!!!!

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12-06-2005 01:23 AM  12 years agoPost 14
Garry-Boy

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Moscow, Russia

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The longest step is to stick down the stickers,
Damn that annoys me a lot!

Garry.

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12-06-2005 01:30 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Professor Fate

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Goose Creek S.C.

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Garry-Boy

Cutting out decals and the application has to be the most time consuming. Or in other words...A real pain in the ARSE

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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12-06-2005 02:18 AM  12 years agoPost 16
tchavei

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Portugal

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Ok, I can't sleep so here goes my story about building times

My first bird was a Freya. Since it was my first bird it took me almost 3 nights to build it and set it up... final 6 hours to get everything leveled and to setup pitch properly. The bird flew reasonabily well, no shakes or vibrations. I was happy.

Later I bought a evo 50 kit (Freya pucker factor was too high) and it took me a whole month to build it. I could have done it in one night but I had the Freya and the evo was a side project.

One day I realised it was finished. I took it to the field and tried it out...

WHAT THE HECK?!! How does an evo 50 fly better than a Freya 70?! I was totally amazed! The evo just stood there in the air like a picture. Not one wooble, shake or drift.

As you can imagine I got a little (yeah little ) pissed at my Freya so I started to fly exclusively with my evo. In the meanwhile I started to order TONES of replacement parts and upgrades for my Freya... no way a plastic kit was going to take the upper hand on me.

I spent 2 months rebuilding the Freya... I tossed the engine, boom supports, tail box, boom, rotorhead, swashplate, flybar, servos everything... the only thing I still had original was the main frames. I added bearing blocks, metal grips, arms, swash, carbon boom, boom suports, etc, etc, etc. I changed every running part (spindle, mainshaft gears and countergears, tailshaft, etc) on that sucker.

Last month I finally finished it and took the "new" Freya to the Field...

HOLY MOLY... Can you imagine a 90 sized bird slowly taking off the ground without 1 little shake or twist? Poetry in motion! I had it standing in front of me for about 2 minutes without any stick input. It just sat in the air.

Moral of the story:

1. The slower and thorougher you build your machine the better it will fly.
2. The larger the experience the better you will build it. Not necessarily faster
3. Read my signature.

Hope that helped
Cheers
Tony


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"Perfection and patience usually walk side by side..."

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12-06-2005 03:17 AM  12 years agoPost 17
tracker640

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Build Time

It took me around 14 hours working 2 hours a day after coming home from 10 hr work days at the job. Though I have built and rebuilt my Kyosho Heil too many time to count, the Evo 50 was my first Hirobo. I took my time and made sure everything was put together as per the manual. After having two of my friends look it over and finish up the setup (trimming) It flies like a cadillac.
The key to it all is to take your time and not rush just to get it completed because the odds for mistakes increases.

VTC

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12-06-2005 05:50 AM  12 years agoPost 18
playfair

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Rochester, NY

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There's a nice article in this months AMA mag, heli section, about building the Evo Sceadu


The sky is our canvas

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12-06-2005 06:48 AM  12 years agoPost 19
jkru

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Seattle, WA

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I have previous building exp but first freya took me around 4 1/2 hours. I would say 4 hours if I didnt locktite everything. Sometimes it takes 12 sometimes it takes 4. I always take my time. lIke previous poster said do it right the first time.

JKru

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12-06-2005 11:40 AM  12 years agoPost 20
Dr Lodge

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Guildford, Surrey - UK

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14 hrs from box to flight
I'll second that - building the kit is one thing, but fitting out the electronics, getting everything configured, tweaked and ready to fly is quite another. With a good build, your time tweaking down the field should be minimal to none.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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