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01-29-2007 05:18 AM  10 years agoPost 1
yapjy

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I was chit chatting with fellow hobbyist at the flying field over the weekend and we talked about the Vibe/Vigor CS/Venture/Airskipper having the same rotorhead (or almost the same). In fact, that rotorhead can be traced back to the Ergo series!

I look at other brands and I found that there's no other rotorhead that has been fitted to so many different airframes.

So I'm wondering what makes this rotorhead so versatile that it has won both F3C and 3D competitions?

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01-29-2007 06:00 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Jarno

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I look at other brands and I found that there's no other rotorhead that has been fitted to so many different airframes.
Hmm...check with the Robbe head. I believe it's very much the same with the Robbe head also. It's been used at least with the same amount of frames as the Ergo head.

Curtis also won a lot of contests with the same head. Just wondering where the Vigor/Vibe is originally from.

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01-30-2007 06:47 PM  10 years agoPost 3
synodontis

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So I'm wondering what makes this rotorhead so versatile that it has won both F3C and 3D competitions?
(trying not be to so sarcastic here) probably because the person at the other end controlling the heli happens to be so damn amazing anyway . . . .

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01-30-2007 06:49 PM  10 years agoPost 4
DS 8717

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Even the best pilot needs a capable helicopter,it's not always the pilot. Look at Alan szabo he never won squat with a Raptor.DOUG

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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01-30-2007 08:05 PM  10 years agoPost 5
mbkite

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I have a friend who flys airplane at the pattern level and is also a good 3d pilot and has made a few foamies. he was sponsored by jr and horizon now he is sponsored by futaba one of the 1st to have 2 14mz. He is real good even though he always places you hafto be in this hobby a long time for the judges to even consider you for a win. So Sazbo in my opinion is one of the best but just not long enough for the judges... in my opinion only.

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01-30-2007 08:38 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Kinger

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I wouldn't say it's just Curtis that has made the machine successful. Look at Scott Gray in FAI and 3D, Chen Zarfati in 3D, Stuart Mott in 3D and Lukas Rivas in 3D. All have proven that the heli and the head it uses can win in either arena.

Frankly, I think the same could be said for a lot of machines......the guy behind the sticks is more important than anything else.

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01-30-2007 11:54 PM  10 years agoPost 7
yapjy

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Hi guys, let's be technical and leave the "who is the pilot" comment out.

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02-01-2007 12:27 AM  10 years agoPost 8
pepenk

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I think JR had an opinion, why change or modified something that already good. The head is simple, adjustable and cheap too.

Regards,
Ferri
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02-03-2007 07:33 PM  10 years agoPost 9
synodontis

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not just that pepenk.

JR started out as FAI, the head was originally an FAI head, then it went to become a 3D head after some slight modifications. To start off as a 3D head and become an FAI head is harder in my opinion, a lot more is expected of the head, and this is one of the reason why the Vigor/Vibe dominated. Of course there are some FAI heads that can't make it as a 3D head, like then Sylphide's since you only got a 17 degree pitch range.

When I first saw a Vigor I was very impressed at how it hovered, the rather thin plastic blade grips probably have some flapping tendency so it sits nicely in the hover.

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