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HelicopterMain Discussion › Raptor 90SE, Freya EVO 90 or Gohbee 90???
01-27-2007 07:20 PM  10 years agoPost 1
jc_heli

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I am looking for a bigger bird for this summer, I am not sure which of these bird will be the best for me.
Does anyone ever compare these three birds?
Gohbee seems very similar to Raptor 90, but way cheaper, does anyone fly the gohbee 90?

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01-27-2007 07:26 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Mr.Green

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I would recommend either the EVO 90 or Freya 90.

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01-27-2007 07:51 PM  10 years agoPost 3
rookie5

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i would reccomend the raptor 90se never heard of a gohbee

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01-27-2007 08:28 PM  10 years agoPost 4
UCGC

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Love my EVO

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01-27-2007 08:31 PM  10 years agoPost 5
chuck nowell

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i have 3 stinger 90s and i love them.i did have to put a tt clutch in one of them.from the swash down their the same as a raptor90.

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01-27-2007 09:20 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Nightstalker

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A Gohbee 90

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01-27-2007 09:44 PM  10 years agoPost 7
BJames111

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here's my opinion. If you want to do hard 3d out of the box with your heli, the raptor is the way to go. Good parts availability, good proven track record puts the raptor ahead of the game, especially with the 90SE. The Hirobo is a second place winner in my book. Extrememly stable flying machine, but in my opinion that is a minor drawback for 3d. With a little modification the Evo is a great heli as well.

The gohbee on the other hand is a copy of the two. Parts are not as widely available, and I am hesitant to recommend a machine that doesn't have a proven track record. I can't specifically comment on their 90 size machine, but I had an opportunity to fly the 50, and visually it looked of lower quality than hirobo or Thunder Tiger.

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01-27-2007 10:02 PM  10 years agoPost 8
jc_heli

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I did some researchs on the web and looks like the gohbee is Hirobo head and thunderTiger body and tail...
The price is cheap, but seems not too many people tried this one....
Raptor 90SE is my first list, but the price is higher than Freya and Gohbee.
Where's the best place to get the Raptor 90SE? is there a big differece between 90STD and 90SE? I knew there are more alum parts in SE, but if only compare the real life flying, is the STD close to SE?
Thanks.

By the way, the Freya EVO 90 is better looking compare to 90SE and gohbee's in my opinion.

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01-27-2007 10:30 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Nitrohuffer

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stinger 90- been there done that, won't do it again. I love my evo 90. Great flying bird, handles like it's on rails.

Lungs transformed to take in water.

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01-28-2007 01:28 AM  10 years agoPost 10
ErichF

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The Evo 90 and the R90SE aren't on the same level, really. A proper comparison would be the X-Spec and R90 Std, which the X-Spec comes out on top. The R90SE has a ton of upgrades added that make it cost so much more than the X-Spec, and especially the EVO 90.

If you want an X-Spec, I think Rick's still has them, and they came with both the original X-Spec SSZ-II head, as well as the new EVO FFZ-III head. The X-Spec is much more helicopter for the money than the EVO. The EVO is still an all plastic heli (including the head). The X-Spec has carbon lower frames, more metal components, etc. The only updates made to the EVO airframe are a third bearing in the clutch (not really an upgrade IMO, X-Spec/Freya clutch is flawless when dialed correctly), larger fuel tank, and better fuel tank isolator mounts (which can be installed in the X-Spec).

The Gohbee is not using a Hirobo head, either. It's actually a Caliber 90 type head. Check it out.

Come to think of it, the EVO OP kit (available overseas) is a better comparison to the R90SE, as it's stock with a fully metal SSZ-III head, one peice engine mount, metal collective bell crank, etc. It still has an all plastic frame though.

Erich

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01-28-2007 02:12 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Brian Bennett

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Rick's offers the Xspec Kit with the Evo 90 rotorhead. Best of both worlds.

Brian

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01-28-2007 03:28 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Ronbo

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a Gohbee 90 is not the same from the swash down, like the 50 series. Gohbees use a belt drive and 10mm main shaft. Raptor uses a drive shaft and 12mm main shaft. so, the bearings are different as well as the tail gearbox drive shaft bearings. belt vs shaft drive setup of the R90.

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01-28-2007 03:48 AM  10 years agoPost 13
jc_heli

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Guy's, thanks for the detail comparision between Hirobo and Thundertiger.
Has anyone tried TT90STD and TT90SE? What's the biggest difference in real fly? Also, Hirobo EVO 90 and X-spec?
Is there a big difference between plastic head and metal head?

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01-28-2007 05:09 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Nitrohuffer

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Metal looks pretty and weighs more. A well designed pastic head is fine for 3d. Fyi the head block on the evo head is metal. The evo 90 is the best heli for the price. I 3d the crap out mine. It has about 30 hard gallons through it. I did have to upgrade to the e3 hub. and I put cx dampners in it. Other than that it's stock

Lungs transformed to take in water.

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01-28-2007 05:17 PM  10 years agoPost 15
ErichF

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The yoke on the EVO90, which takes just as much stress as the block, is plastic. A few people have managed to break them, usually at the damper molding. I would guess that they either had a bad part, or were crazy with collective/cyclic management.

A metal yoke can be had at Rick's for about 70 bucks. Direct bolt in replacement.

Erich

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