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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Will Hirobo Follow MinAir And Century?
10-19-2009 06:31 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Piyaphan1

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I live in Thailand. I have no problem at all getting whatever Hirobo parts that I want. Sometimes I get them from our local distributor. Most of the time I order them from one of the hobby shop in Japan.
I only need to give them the exact part no. Most of the time, they will have the parts in stock. If they don't, it will takes extra 3-5 days to get from Hirobo factory. With the internet, it is super convenience to shop online. I don't even have to leave my home. Once I paid with PayPal, I will get the package within 3-5 days. The world is so small these days, isn't it??

Piyaphan
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10-21-2009 05:43 PM  8 years agoPost 22
Matt Wright

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Hi Guys just to defend John Hawk it seems the Sceadu line has been removed from the product line if anyone didnt know.

Here is the place i buy my stuff from

http://www.samodelsport.co.za/Products/Sceado.htm

If you go down...... Go down having fun

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10-21-2009 09:09 PM  8 years agoPost 23
synodontis

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it is indeed most unfortunate that some viewers of this thread have the attention span of only a few minutes....

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10-22-2009 12:21 AM  8 years agoPost 24
JohnHawk50

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synodontis
Their is no need to insult anyone in a debate no matter how
one sided it may be. YOU ARE WRONG FOR DOING SO.
I think it shows how small you are!!!

Enjoy the hobby

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10-22-2009 12:47 AM  8 years agoPost 25
synodontis

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I haven't insulted anyone, actually.

you remained quiet for some time, someone doesn't seem to understand at all what this is all about, so I'll reiterate it again, just in case:

1) you accuse Hirobo of not supporting parts for the old helis that you have.
2) the fact of the matter is that Hirobo still makes the parts that you require - so it's NOT a Hirobo issue at all!!! Do you get that?
3) MRC, and other retailers decide whether they want to stock certain parts or not . . . they are the ones making the decision (they are made by human beings by the way), which may - or may not in your case - be to your liking.
4) If you lived in Japan you would not have this problem. Just as Min Air and Century is local to you, so it's easy for you to go to source.
5) the discontinuing of the old Sceadu does not imply that parts for it will be discontinued - can that be made clear enough?

Simple isn't it?

I personally think you're the one being insulting. You accuse Hirobo of being something that they are not, without understanding the issues involved. That's not fair at all.

And BTW, you haven't really told us what your problem is.

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10-23-2009 05:28 AM  8 years agoPost 26
Against Gravity

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Hey John

Welcome to the one percent club, this is obviously where you belong. Hirobo does a great job supplying parts for 99 percent of there customers, and that's way above average in any industry.

If you decide to change brands because your of your closed minded way of thinking.
I don't think Hirobo will miss you a bit, I know I won't.

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10-23-2009 10:04 PM  8 years agoPost 27
JohnHawk50

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synodontis
You want to know what is my problem, Ok this is it. I enjoy
flying my x-spec so much that i don't want to see the part's
go away.
I know how good Hirobo is I have been flying that x-spec for
going on 5 years.
I will not purchase a helicopter every few years because that
is what the masses do. I am not a follower never have been.
Stop following when I retired from the military. Anyway that is
my problem.
So if you want to beat me up for that go ahead.
Against Gravity
If that is the way you feel that is cool, but I don't know
you from a can of paint so I don't care what you think!

Enjoy the hobby

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10-23-2009 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Alpine

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[quote]If you decide to change brands because your of your closed minded way of thinking.
I don't think Hirobo will miss you a bit, I know I won't.

I hate to hear the Old saying ....Love it or Leave it ...

Let the man speak out ! He seems to have some concerns.

Roberto.

Roberto Munoz
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10-24-2009 12:09 PM  8 years agoPost 29
synodontis

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I've been told that arguing with you would be like arguing with a brick wall but here goes....

You want to know what is my problem, Ok this is it. I enjoy
flying my x-spec so much that i don't want to see the part's
go away.
Let's all get elementary: Any business is run by people. And any business is naturally selfish, be it Hirobo, IBM, Microsoft, GM etc. . . . They just have their ways of doing things - just like anyone else. Ultimately you have no say whether the XSpec parts will get phased out or not - that's up to Hirobo. Further, and this has explained repeatedly by others, you have NO say whatsoever what the distributor/shop decides to stock etc . . . you might be able to persuade/ask politely etc . . . but people don't run businesses just to satisfy the whims of one/a few particular individual(s) who doesn't/don't contribute much to their bottom line.
So if you want to beat me up for that go ahead.
nobody is beating you up. Your expectations are not in line with reality, that's all.

All the parts you want are available - it's just that some are not available immediately or from one source where you are. I don't know about you, but if I become seriously attached to a model I'd buy 5 and use 1, and I might get a few second hand as well.

I don't get it. Does it hurt to wait a little while for parts? It's not as if you got a competition tomorrow and need it immediately (and even then contest grade pilots always have a spare or a few kits just in case).

To be honest if I were a shop owner, someone like you would drive me up the wall.

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10-27-2009 10:32 AM  8 years agoPost 30
Mike0251

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I bought a gorgeous 1999 EX-WC this year, never flown. Thats a 10 year old model. Never hesitated, I'll worry about parts when the time comes. So, during the course of the assembly I noticed that the flywheel was dremeled out on the inside to get the proper runout. Not my way of doing things so it had to go and a new one to replace it. Know what the parts listing on the web said? Discontinued, please use the flywheel for the Turbulence. Perfect fit. Life goes on, not concerned in the least

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10-27-2009 07:43 PM  8 years agoPost 31
John Benario

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John, I understand flying a model that might not have great parts availability. When I single-handedly revived the Schluter Futura in the US in 1995 I bought the helicopter with the knowledge that there was nil parts availability in the US and if I crashed it was Fedex from England.

I would suggest to you that you buy yourself a Sherline lathe and mill, Sherline.com. You can get them on Ebay as well. Having the tools will allow you to keep your helicopter flying when otherwise you might be grounded. I would conservatively predict that the lathe and mill will save you more than 50% of the time.

Cost is not an issue. The tools can be had for less than $2000, which is a trivial amount when we are talking about models that are between $4000 and $5000.

John Benario

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10-28-2009 12:04 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Alpine

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John, pretty interesting that you would compare Schluter and Hirobo ... Schluter Futura and Hirobo freya X Spec !! . I was a Schluter lover (had a Magic ) then but have never compare those two companies . I do not wish Hirobo the demise Schluter went through in the USA .
As for the advise to spend 2000.00 or 3000.00 on a lathe to manufacture your own parts ....well not many people are in that position to want to do something like that !
Have always enjoyed your posts and experise,
Roberto.

Roberto Munoz
IRCHA #344

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