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07-10-2008 01:28 PM  9 years agoPost 1
The_Widowmaker

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Bear Valley Springs,​CA

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Is the parts quality I have seen so far what I should expect??. I had bent shaft so I ordered replacements. I found one of the shafts in that package to be less than true. The other was fine.

I ordered a phasing ring because I noticed the pins on mine were not straight. The fricken pins on the new ring are not straight. Unless this is some kind of design secret I dont see how phasing will be correct. I see now why my phasing is off as pitch changes. Sure I could straighten the pins, but should not have to.

Out of round aluminum tail drive pulley. Replaced for free but just another low Q part.

Having built a Vibe for my friend Im regretting this decision. The Vibe costs the same.. actually less I believe.. and has much better parts quality.

"I'm a Virgin.. I'm just not very good at it. "

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07-10-2008 03:23 PM  9 years agoPost 2
lloyd

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Perth,Australia​(South African)

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Its a pitty as Im really,really keen and been following the posts on this heli as I like the BLING but the "EXTREME FIX LIST" is just too long for what one pays for the heli.Id rather get a Vibe 50.

Other wise it looks like it could be a grand heli.

lloyd

electrics DONT need to auto

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07-10-2008 03:49 PM  9 years agoPost 3
tim tompkins

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Boston, Georgia sw​Ga. Thomas County

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If you let Them, the opinion of one person in a forum like this you would disqualify EVERY BRAND of machine. I used to represent Robbe and I thaught the quality was very good but to read the garbage that was written someone not aware could be swayed easily. Just read the general raves here and you will get a better idea than the posting by a narrow few. I don't have one of these but I have built a couple and admire the quality and better yet the dedication of the US distributor. I have seen his quick resolution of several issues here on RR. I'll not be suprised to see it done again. TimT

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07-10-2008 04:09 PM  9 years agoPost 4
The_Widowmaker

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Bear Valley Springs,​CA

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Yep I can only base my opinion on what I have experienced, but at least I am basing it on that . I like the way it flys and the service from RJXofUSA and the help from others here has been great. This will work out well for a prospective RJX buyer as I will gladly offer my X50 with $200 in spares for New Vibe kit

http://runryder.com/helicopter/t444664p1/

"I'm a Virgin.. I'm just not very good at it. "

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07-10-2008 05:57 PM  9 years agoPost 5
RjX of USA

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IL

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parts quality

We all know every manufacture has had parts that have made their way into a kit unfortunately , this doesn,t make it right or ok, but how it is addressed and handled speaks loud. Widowmaker if you have a part that needs looked at just let us know. if you choose to sell your X50, that is your decision, but we will be here continuing to support our product and maybe one day you will give us a try again. thanks

Rusty Howard rjxofusa1@myway.com

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07-10-2008 06:06 PM  9 years agoPost 6
drummer5140

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Vancouver, canada

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Am starting to wonder if this is all just kit bashing
I have put on my extreme over 60 flights I also fly at the same club that a canadian sponsored extreme pilot flys and he knows how to ring the heli out and like me has not seen the problems that are being posted here. Anyway time to go fly my Xtreme 50

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07-10-2008 06:13 PM  9 years agoPost 7
The_Widowmaker

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Bear Valley Springs,​CA

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Exactly.. I went and got this Extreme, ordered over $200 in parts, spent the time setting it up so I could turn around and trade it and the parts at a significant loss.... All for the opportunity to bash this kit . I was hoping nobody would figure this out

Im not bashing the heli. It performs nice. The descrpencies in the parts I have seen so far just makes me question the overall quality, or at least QC and lean to the Vibe. Maybe I just got unlucky with these parts.
We all know every manufacture has had parts that have made their way into a kit unfortunately , this doesn,t make it right or ok, but how it is addressed and handled speaks loud. Widowmaker if you have a part that needs looked at just let us know. if you choose to sell your X50, that is your decision, but we will be here continuing to support our product and maybe one day you will give us a try again. thanks
I have no doubt it would be set right. Service is definitely top notch with you guys.

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07-10-2008 06:46 PM  9 years agoPost 8
helibuilder19

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I've been following some of the posts didn't you but this machine used?

Also have you been reading about the problems people are talking about in the JR forum with the Vibe being noisy and such, it seems every heli company has some concerns but like others have said it's how the company stands behind their product.

About the phasing rings pins, I've had to tweak mine on every heli I've owned to adjust and make them very smooth, the pins are pressed in and can get bumped during shipping and such, no biggie and I haven't had one be absolutely perfect.

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07-10-2008 06:56 PM  9 years agoPost 9
The_Widowmaker

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Bear Valley Springs,​CA

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Yes it was used. Owner stated no crashes and handful of flights. Judging from engine, pipe, overall heli appearance I would believe this unless he bought all new stuff and rebuilt it, in which case it would be like new.

That would not have anything to do with new untrue mainshaft, pins on phasing collar not straight or out of round pulley. Like I said, maybe I just got unlucky with the parts.

I will go ahead and close the thread because my intent is not to bash this heli, certainly not one Im trying to trade.

"I'm a Virgin.. I'm just not very good at it. "

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