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HelicopterTandem Rotor Craft Chinook - Osprey › Im now a Hirobo Ch-46 owner
07-11-2008 11:26 PM  9 years agoPost 1
phrogs

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Ok Hey fellas Name is Johnny Im a Active duty US Marine and I bought one of these huge choppers from a memeber here that had crashed it.
blades are gone heads are damaged yadda yadda.

I have wanted one of these for a long time, I used to be a crew chief on these and have been to war in them so I figured the oportunity came up so I bought it.

just thought I come in and say hey im here in Iraq again and im starting my parts search.

Been talking to the guys at MRC so it should be fun!
Im thining about making this a electric powered beast whats the pros and cons??

later

jp

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07-12-2008 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 2
avconslt

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JP,

First of All, I want to thank you for serving our country! Second, I have an e-conversion Hirobo CH-47 Chinook, and I can safely say that they are all pros and no cons! It is cleaner, quieter, and you can fly it in your backyard! Of course, in your case you could get shot flying in your backyard!! Good luck with your e-conversion and you need to start by buying a motor mount from Turbinator! They are great! If you need any help in locating the conversion parts you will need just let one of us know and we can provide you with a list!

Richard

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07-12-2008 05:19 AM  9 years agoPost 3
phrogs

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So you had to find a rotor head for parts anychance you still have whats left of your bad one?

Im going to need some parts.

Also anyone here have any sare parts?

Ill ask in the classifieds as well but well see.

JP

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07-12-2008 12:46 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Hello JP.....

First, as Richard mentioned, thank you for helping to keep our flying sites safe from a fellow "vet".....

Welcome to this even crazier side of the hobby!!!!

So, now that you are the proud owner of a CH46, you are about to learn about heli's the HARD WAY!!!!!!!!!!

First, did you get a manual with your machine??? That will become your best friend when needing parts... and the guys at MRC will be able to help you out a LOT with just about everything you need....

As far as used parts or spares, I would recommend that you go directly to MRC and get what you need NEW only, for now at least.... this is a tricky machine to set up and if one piece is wrong/bent/twisted, even the slightest amount, it can throw all of your settings off.....

Also which machine did you get?? The newer version has a 3 axis gyro on board while the older version is all mechanical mixing...???

And another question is, what is your background in rc heli flying???
What radio equipment do you use????

I am in the process of converting my 46 to electric (all Richards fault!!!!) and have had a couple of test hovers and he is completly right about there being no cons' to the electric, especially if you are already flying electrics.... but do not take any short cuts on the components that you install.... and when you are ready for some advise on what you need, just jump on here and we will all be glad to help you out in any way we can....
I will be taking some pictures of mine, now that the conversion is about finished and will post them soon..... might give you an idea of what you are into a little better.... and I am also using the Turbinator motor mount and it is made perfectly for this conversion, so contact him also!!!!!!

Well, we look forward to hearing from you again soon and in the mean time.... STAY SAFE!!!!!
Stan

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07-12-2008 07:14 PM  9 years agoPost 5
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Hi Johnny,

I think all of us have some spare parts for the Vertol/Chinooks! Like Stan suggested use the parts section of your manual to determine what parts you need! If you are not sure if a part is OK, my suggestion would be to replace it! Then go to MRC Hirobo website and see how many of them they have in stock! Then go back on RR and put you remaining list of parts needed and all of us will see what we can do to help you out with what's on your list! All of us would like help you get your Vertol back in the air! We are a small faternity of tandem junkies more than willing to help out another junky! I personally have quite a few parts, as I had to rebuild mine when I bought it also! I have an almost complete head, with just a couple of screws missing in the blade grip, which you would probably still have from your damaged head! After you get it all put back together and decide to do an e-conversion, let me know and I, as well as others here on RR, can provide you with a complete list of what is needed, the cost and where to get the parts. Let us know what you end up needing to fix your bird!

Richard

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07-12-2008 11:42 PM  9 years agoPost 6
phrogs

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I do have the parts manual.

This is the second gen chopper.

I have no experience with choppers other than an electric I bought last year that never wanted to get off the ground and would just spin in circles the tail rotor couldnt compensate so that sucked. But Im not going to run right into flying and subsequently crashing this right away. haha

What I want is one of those trainers that you can use on the computer like a game so I can train and get the muscle memory and not destroy my chopper.

Is there one for the vertol?

do any of you have a part number for the heads with blades, mast and swashplates?

I was talking to Jeff a while ago and he said they are available but never gave me a part number.

Im going to be looking to you guys for a controler and servos since I have been out of the hobby for some time.

I have been concentrating on my others for so long now im back.

jp

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07-13-2008 12:23 AM  9 years agoPost 7
avconslt

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Johnny,

RealFlight G3, G3.5 or G4 is a good flight simulator, and Expansion Pack 4 has a Vertol in it! The Hirobo part number for the MRB 3 Conversion Kit, which has the rotorhub, swashplate, follower and wood blades is #0402-649, and cost $239.00! You will still have to buy a mast!

Richard

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07-13-2008 06:54 PM  9 years agoPost 8
phrogs

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ok, the internet I have sucks.

If I buy the newst realflight G4 will it have a vertol in it?

Or do I still need expansion pack 4.

looking today I have not been able to pull up any kind of aircraft breakdown for the packs But I did find a G4 for sale on the forum so im waiting for word on that.

I have vista so im sure that the earlier versions wont work with my computer. but since I cant pull up detailed info Im assuming they wont.

jp

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07-13-2008 08:23 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Johnny,

Yes, the G3, 3.5 or G4 will work on Vista, and yes you will still need to get Expansion Pack #4 to get the Vertol!

Richard

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07-22-2008 02:37 AM  9 years agoPost 10
phrogs

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Ok I have my new toy realflight on the way to me so I can practice crashing the pretend choppers and not destroying the real deal!

jp

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