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HelicopterHIROBOOther › I went and bought a EVO 50
11-21-2006 01:15 AM  11 years agoPost 1
ket

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been waiting to get evo fifty.. tonight I broke down a bought me one.. now all I got to do is wait for it to arrive.. maybe look for extra parts.. what are a must have in spare parts

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11-21-2006 01:18 AM  11 years agoPost 2
chopperman1

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Great buy, youll be happy. First and only part that you need to upgrade is the radius block. The stock one cracks, so look out.

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11-21-2006 01:25 AM  11 years agoPost 3
ket

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what is radius block? do you have part number for what I need

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11-21-2006 01:34 AM  11 years agoPost 4
George Matthews

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http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...uct_Code=404730

You made a great choice. We have several guys flying Evo 50's here in our local area and the LHS's carry a complete line of replacement parts for the Evo 50.
Have fun.

George Matthews

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11-21-2006 02:26 AM  11 years agoPost 5
B.T.D.T.

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You're going to love that EVO. As Chopperman1 states, the only upgrade needed is the radius block. Plus you'll want to have lots of fuel so you can fly all day. Just make sure you check the battery on your heli.

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11-21-2006 02:53 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Chief_USN

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Ditto on the battery. I totaled mine because the battery went dead. Running an Arizona and 2400 peerless pack now after that. Definately get the radius block. On my first flight with my EVO, it came loose and rotated and made it real hard to bring it back to the ground. The radius block keeps your phasing correct. if it rotates, when you give a cyclic command it won't do what it is supposed to. For example, on mine, when I pulled aft cyclic, it wanted to roll to the left and forward it would roll to the right. Keep an eye on it or just get the metal one.

Chad

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11-21-2006 08:58 PM  11 years agoPost 7
behemoth

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I have had a Evo 30 since April 2005, and that has always had the stock radius block. It has been on and off the mainshaft/new mainshaft four times and reclamped. It has never cracked or slipped. I just loctite the bolts and not overtighten as it is delicate with the small bolts being able to squish up plastic if over tight, that leads to splits over time.

Also, more importantly I have just bought a new Evo 50 and Hirobo has changed the radius block. Still plastic but with different screws AND an additional set screw through the side face that screws into the main shaft. This along with an extra build manual amendment sheet stating to do it up so it just can't be rotated by hand, seems like an improvement to something I know that my old Sceadu and two others I have personally seen do not have a problem.

I admit it is very easy to overdo this part as you get to thinking "I need to make sure it does not come undone!" My motto is "beware the bling - ask why it is needed if the standard part will perform the same" The radius block seems to be part of this.

Anyhow, I have bought the delrin gear set, as the original moulded gears are harder less noise/vibration absorbing and hence run noisier, but you can just buy the main gear alone. (My plastic second gear was out of round and hence had a stiff spot on it). A remote glow and the K&S flexi-clunk line (not silicon and won't get attacked so quick), SAB CF tail blades and good servo/gyro. That's all.

Dave

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11-21-2006 09:05 PM  11 years agoPost 8
B.T.D.T.

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I had the same feeling last year when I had my first EVO. I was very careful on that part when checking the bolts. So I didn't need to spend my hard earn money on BLING!

The sad part that happen to me on a sunny Saturday morning I was at my field and on pre-flight check, I was able to pull off one of the pins on the block. It had a hairline crack on the plastic block. Well that $25 not spent cost me to be ground the whole weekend.

Yes the new kit has a different block (still plastic) but I still used the upgraded to be sure.

So just a warning that it can happen to you.

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11-21-2006 10:33 PM  11 years agoPost 9
Professor Fate

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I upgrated the radius block(Hirobo)and swash plate(Quick UK) on mine. The stock swash had a little play so what the heck replace the stock swash. Man big difference.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-21-2006 11:13 PM  11 years agoPost 10
ket

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will order radius block (cnc) have a 401 gyro to install, not sure what servo I will use on tail.. also may try core less type servo instead of digital. Will use a futaba 138 RX. and wildcat fuel factory is only a few hrs away so I can buy cases at a time. I got a set of V 3d blades and V tail blades, but I don't do 3D.. (Heck I'm glad I can hover) may try some other type of blade.. just for the record I bought evo used here on RR, already built

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11-21-2006 11:26 PM  11 years agoPost 11
Professor Fate

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Call Rick's tell them you want a GY401 combo. they'll take care of you!

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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11-21-2006 11:58 PM  11 years agoPost 12
B.T.D.T.

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The combo deal would have been cheaper to buy. 401 w/9254 servo.

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11-22-2006 03:02 AM  11 years agoPost 13
Gary Jenkins

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You want a digital servo, use a 9253 or 9254

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11-22-2006 04:24 PM  11 years agoPost 14
George Matthews

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Check out the new Quick UK wash out base. I have one of these and it looks and fits perfectly.

George Matthews

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11-23-2006 03:44 AM  11 years agoPost 15
ket

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I see the quick UK wash out base has abushingin it. does the hirobo upgrade come with bushing also. I like that as I have the tools and parts to replace just about any bushing if needed

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11-24-2006 12:23 PM  11 years agoPost 16
smity777

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Since you lock it to the main shaft. I doubt the bushing or non bushing one will wear out.

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11-24-2006 12:54 PM  11 years agoPost 17
hootowl

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Thats a washout base not a radius block. It does slide up and down.

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