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HelicopterRobbe Cuatro - Millennium - Nova - Dyna-X › Ron Lund says "Robbe has officially ceased production of helicopter parts."
12-17-2011 07:50 PM  5 years agoPost 21
Bhavik

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I'm a hardcore robbe fan too, the turbine cuatro is my favourite heli:

Watch at YouTube

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12-17-2011 08:12 PM  5 years agoPost 22
erichevy

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Mine too... I was first!.. :0)

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12-18-2011 10:27 PM  5 years agoPost 23
dela

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I WILL be building an electric Mille or Futura. I'l leaning toward the Mille, because of the wide frame spacing for the batteries.

Alternatively, I might be able to mount the batteries outside the frame on the Futura, and get them higher (lower moment of Inertia).

Does anyone have any thoughts on which to try first?

I've already done a Robbe Conquest electric. High weight and low CG make it a little sluggish compared to the nitro version, but I'm happy with it.

I would be happy if the e-Futura or e-Mille flies like a 60 nitro version.

Ron D.

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12-19-2011 12:04 AM  5 years agoPost 24
trillian

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I have had the thought in the back of my mind for a while now
about converting a Milli. Once you remove the engine and fuel tank
you have a massive space for Lipos and RC Market make a motor mount
so it has to be the easiest and in many ways the most suited. (not
that it would be any big deal to fabricate a motor mount)

The other thing is you have that big mod 1.0 main gear so
it's quite easy to get the right gearing with a 450/550 KV
motor (12s) and no having to adapt any nitro parts.

The only thing holding me back now (besides the cost of a motor
and HV ESC) is that I have to carry all my stuff by public
transport. So the weight of the Lipos is a very real concern.

Until recently the biggest electric I had was a Trex 500. I
just got an Outrage 550 as a 'baby step' towards a bigger
electric machine and I want to prove to myself very thoroughly
that it will be practical.

I love the idea though. I like the sound of the bigger electrics
and the power delivery of electric in general is ideal
for helicopters, but we'll see how it goes. In the meantime
my 60/90 size helis are still nitro or gassers.

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12-19-2011 04:01 PM  5 years agoPost 25
erichevy

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What is your point Trillian?
The weight of lipo's is your concern?

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12-19-2011 04:14 PM  5 years agoPost 26
trillian

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"What is your point Trillian?
The weight of lipo's is your concern?"

What is my point? Do I need to always make a point?

What's your point in making that comment? Do you have
a problem with me? spell it out.

I thought my post was rather clear but if not I am happy
to explain further if others also wonder what my point is.

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12-19-2011 07:26 PM  5 years agoPost 27
erichevy

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I think my word choise is not right.
English is not my native language. Looking how you're reaction is, did I say something wrong?
It is, by reading youre reaction, I do not get the meaning of your reaction.
You seem to take it personal, that was not my intension.

Eric.

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12-19-2011 08:00 PM  5 years agoPost 28
trillian

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Hi Eric,

Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry if I seemed confrontational.

I will just put it down to the language difference and I
took it the wrong way.

In answer to your question about my post regarding weight
of Lipos; Yes, my concern is simply about carrying around
enough Lipos for flying a .90 size electric heli.

I live in London and do not have a car so I have to carry
everything to the field on the trains and at one of the
clubs where I fly I ride my folding bike from the station
to the field, about 2.5 miles each way.

I know this is not at all a concern for most heli flyers.

If I fly at a club where there is electricity for charging
then in theory I could have, maybe 4 sets of Lipos and start
charging the first set while flying on the other three and
be able to fly all day. But otherwise I am limited to the
amount of Lipos I bring to the field. So at 800 grams each,
and with two required per flight, the weight adds up pretty
fast.

It's just something particular to my situation that I must
find out by trying if it's practical. If I am not flying
nitro as well then obviously I can leave things like a
starter, fuel, fuel pump etc. at home but that stuff doesn't
weigh as much as a few pairs of 5000mah 6s packs.

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12-19-2011 08:24 PM  5 years agoPost 29
erichevy

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Hi Trillian, (is it you're real name?:0)

It is all right, no harm done..
Thanks for your explanation, the things you mention to get to your airfield are quite intense.
No matter how, I should always try make no cencessions to quality of our hobby.
What I mean by that is, where's a will there's a way.
This is literally translated from my Dutch language.
So if you want to fly electric 60 or 90 size just do it! You will find a way to get your heli to your field.
Bigger heli's are more fun I also have flown the trex600E and this machine makes you forget real soon about the size which you have to carry along.
You cannot convince me that a trex500 is the max you can carry
I hope I could make my thought a bit clear to you.
( I hope a little bit less confronting)
Big lipo's and big electric motors are fun to fly,.. Oh and gasser big scale's too!
Do you use one of those helicopter bags to carry it?

Eric.

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12-19-2011 08:42 PM  5 years agoPost 30
trillian

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Yeah, I think it's possible it just requires some planning
on my part.

The Trex 500 is great because of it's small size and the 2650mah
6s Lipos are compact and light enough that I can easily put 6 or 7
of them in my backpack and still carry my tool bag, starter, a few RX packs, fuel pump etc. and it's not too bad.

I have two .90 size bags, one .50 size bag and a couple smaller
bags that will only fit the 500 or a couple 450s.

I can easily carry one .90 nitro and the 500 in one of the big
heli bags. Everything else goes in my backpack. Sometimes I even
take the Beam 450 in a small backpack slung around my neck!

This is the kind of thing that would be easily overcome by
lots of people in China or the Pacific rim where they routinely
carry things on bicycles and by hand. Over here it's not the
norm, but I need the exercise as well.

I love flying the bigger helis. I can bring my Predator gasser
and half a litre of fuel and fly for ages. But it doesn't fly nearly as well as the Future or Dyna-X.

Two of the clubs I fly at have buidlings where I can leave some fuel
so when I fly nitro I don't have to bring fuel.

My most recent addition is an Outrage 550 which uses one
6s 5000mah Lipo and so it is a way of being able to fly a
little bit bigger electric machine whilst spending as little
as possible on Lipos. (and it flies very well for a relatively
small heli, I am quite pleased so far).

My real name is Sheryl.

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12-20-2011 02:26 AM  5 years agoPost 31
mopardan

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Eric and Trill

MANNNNNN I'm glad you guys figured out what the hell happened. Your both great RR buddys. I was hopping for a peaceful ending. Robbe madness has got us freaking out. Happy Holidays to you both and everyone else.

Even I can be nice a little to the Robbe brass.
To the Robbe Executives Happy Holidays, you SOB's

Cant leave out Dela as a one of the good guys he's a Robbe nut to.

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12-20-2011 04:33 PM  5 years agoPost 32
erichevy

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Many thanks Daniel!

Ofcoarse you're the greatest Goodguy here on RR.
I guess that like you and more like us, we where edicted to Robbe things right from the beginning.
Included everything from RC Cars, planks, and the heli's that is.
I will never be without a Robbe heli. All the parts we have, makes this a logic consequense...
Sheryl, I try to figure how you look like when commuting to the airfield this asks for a picture!

Eric.

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12-20-2011 06:09 PM  5 years agoPost 33
mopardan

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Eric

Ill be a good guy with I ship this stuff I promised you.
Danny

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12-20-2011 06:37 PM  5 years agoPost 34
trillian

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Ok, I dug up some pics to illustrate my travel setup. This was
how it started, just the bike, one helicopter in a heli bag,
a small backpack and my TX bag;

Then I got a bigger backpack and sometimes use the smaller one
for the Beam E4;

Here's what was in the bags and backpacks; (except the fuel, which
I leave there when I fly at this club)

Here's this rig at one of the stations on the way to the
field;

...And on the way home;

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12-20-2011 06:41 PM  5 years agoPost 35
dela

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"Cant leave out Dela as a one of the good guys he's a Robbe nut to."

Guilty as charged!!!!

Happy Holidays to all.

Ron D

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01-14-2012 01:44 PM  5 years agoPost 36
DJT

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Whoa!

Trillian, that's quite a trek to to your field. As Eric so aptly described that is "intense". Good job, I commend your commitment and enthusiasm. I likewise love Robbe gear. I just assumed what Ron Lund 'announced' had happened years ago.

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01-14-2012 08:12 PM  5 years agoPost 37
Qrrambero

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After seen the pictures. Just few words..
I admire your passion for the hobby

Ae

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01-14-2012 11:02 PM  5 years agoPost 38
trillian

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Thanks guys The thing is, living in London it can be more
of a liability than an asset having a car.

I used to live in California years ago and drove everywhere so it was strange at first but now it feels very normal taking the train. It has limited a bit where I can fly because there are plenty of clubs and public spaces that you simply must have a car to get to.

Also, I really need the exercise because I sit at a computer all week so going up and down the stairs at the stations and riding the bike does me a lot of good.

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02-14-2012 02:39 AM  5 years agoPost 39
rappy112

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still got 3 Dyna's X and about $2000 in parts one day I will fly one of them again. Always loved the way they flew, and the German quality is second to none.

Kevin

Proud member of Team Bob00

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02-15-2012 09:44 AM  5 years agoPost 40
trillian

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Hi Rappy112,

I don't suppose you have a spare pair of metal main blade grips for the Dyna-X ?

I have one pair on my Dyna-X but have been looking for one more so I can have them on my Futura as well.

I like that XCell electric conversion with the belt primary drive, that's interesting.

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