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01-06-2013 11:15 PM  5 years agoPost 1
freakyreef

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Kansas\Colorado border

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I was just checking my usual purchase sites and cannot find the D3 for sale? Only 1 site even has Hirobo helis available.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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01-16-2013 02:55 PM  5 years agoPost 2
MartyH

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I'm worried about this too. My Freyas and EVO 50's are my favorite airframes from a quality standpoint but parts cost and availability has me concerned.

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01-16-2013 02:58 PM  5 years agoPost 3
kcgraves

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Same here. Parts are getting harder and harder to find. I love my Hirobos but don't know if I would buy another one if I was in the market today.

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01-19-2013 06:02 AM  5 years agoPost 4
DCORSAIR

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Selma, Calif.

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Me too
I still fly an Evo .50 and SDX but I noticed the suppliers are carrying less and less as for parts for Hirobo.

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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01-21-2013 03:29 AM  5 years agoPost 5
freakyreef

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I am concerned as well. I have a new SDX, hopefully parts support will continue. I was looking for a D3 and found one, but have held off for now.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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01-21-2013 04:05 AM  5 years agoPost 6
TMoore

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Not to worry, there are plenty of parts.

TM

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01-21-2013 04:14 AM  5 years agoPost 7
DCORSAIR

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Parts?
I think what we are all wondering is, who will stock what we need and not have to call around trying to chase a small part down. I like it when I can go to an online store and drop what I need into my cart and 3-4 days its on my door step. Here is an example, I ordered a SDX 9 tooth clutch bell because I went from nitro to electric and wanted to lower the gearing and that was back in Oct and it was from a well known source online store. I might need another one so I have been watching to see when it will be replaced and so far its never came back in stock, so how hard is it to restock a clutch bell that fits the original Sceadu .30/.50 , Evo .50, Evo 30 and the SDX .50.???

This is not a rant, and I'm not venting, just worried about getting parts the easy way for such a great flying line of heli's.....

I have been with Hirobo since 1985 or so and I see a big change in the parts supply thats for sure...

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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01-21-2013 05:50 AM  5 years agoPost 8
petiteway

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I always buy my Hirobo parts from RCJapan, 4-5 days to arrive from Japan to Australia, postage is very reasonable.

Another reason I buy from RCJpana is they can find all the parts for me, even the smallest parts, washers, collars etc, they can order everything from Hirobo factory for me.

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01-22-2013 04:32 PM  5 years agoPost 9
B.T.D.T.

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NY

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Parts do look like harder to come by here in the states . I guess I have to start stocking up on spare parts.
I do have a Evo50 and Evo90 nib just incase.
I also got my first Hirobo Shuttle back in the 80's and parts are still available at times.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.,
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01-25-2013 12:43 PM  5 years agoPost 10
dan-uk

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I always buy my Hirobo parts from RCJapan, 4-5 days to arrive from Japan to Australia, postage is very reasonable.
Ditto that... RC Japan rocks, great service, fast shipping... don't be afraid that they calculate the shipping cost offline as I normally get a reply within a few hours.

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01-25-2013 10:20 PM  5 years agoPost 11
payne1967

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do you have the web address for rcjapan?
and does any parcels get caught by customs in the uk? and who normaly deliverss for them ?

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01-26-2013 12:04 AM  5 years agoPost 12
dan-uk

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It is a .net (not .com) website. I am sure that you can guess the rest

I wish I could remember whether it ends up routing via Royal Mail or Parcel Force but I can't. I think all my parcels ended up in UK customs (of course straight in and out of customs if you tag the order appropriately).

My last delivery took just over a week, so pretty good really.

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01-26-2013 02:07 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Bugcatcher

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Perth, Australia

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For anything Hirobo visit http://www.perthrc.com.au who is the Australian Hirobo dealer.

Brian has alot of Hirobo parts and kits in stock. I think he has V1 D3's in stock as well if your looking for one and does ship overseas.

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01-26-2013 07:31 PM  5 years agoPost 14
kej

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Denmark

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Brian is awesome, but if he is out of stock you should check here:
http://www.hirobo-rc-helicopter.com...ce-d3-177p.html

The D3 kit is on sale here from time to time for approx 1100-1200$

All spares are normally in stock

Kim Jensen

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01-26-2013 08:19 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Ots

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It seems like forever that I've been waiting to get a part for my D3 head. LHS ordered it through MRC and they said it would be a while.

I hate the idea of going to something different but that might be the only practical choice.

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01-27-2013 01:26 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Bugcatcher

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Perth, Australia

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Ots, try Brian at Perth RC, he has alot of D3 parts in stock and regularly getting orders in from Hirobo. I know because most of the orders are for me. ;-)

I find doing a search for the part no. easiest if you know it. If it's not there just send an email his way and he will chase it up.

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01-27-2013 03:36 AM  5 years agoPost 17
Ots

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Thanks. I tried Brian's and he has it in stock. Nice.

I'll check with my LHS this week to see if it looks like it will be in anytime soon and if not I'll cancel the order and place it with Brian.

I live in So Cal and I have to order parts for my heli from Foster's land. Wow.

Of course, if I hadn't lost my orientation when flying I wouldn't need the part!

Thanks again!

Bill

(Oh and hi, KC-G. Been a while!)

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01-27-2013 03:43 AM  5 years agoPost 18
gouki

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philippines

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We are fortunate enough to have a local hobby shop that has very good parts support. But if i need parts that they can't get fast enough for me, i get it from rcjapan instead. That seldom happens though

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01-27-2013 11:28 AM  5 years agoPost 19
kcgraves

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(Oh and hi, KC-G. Been a while!)
Hi Ots and gouki too, it has been a while. Use to talk all the time until that mag we won't mention went under.

Our local shop doesn't deal in Hirobo, use to because the owner had a couple of scale 50s, but now all Blade, Align and some TT. So I troll the internet when I need parts. Just got an email last week about a counter gear pulley set for my Freya that I ordered last Oct/Nov from Heliproz after a crash. Just came in. MRC didn't have it either so I'm guessing MRC just got it from Hirobo and sent it to Heliproz then on to me. So if MRC doesn't have the part in the US it will take a while. Luckily I found one at another shop that carries older Hirobo parts and some SDX parts.

I am going to start going to RCJapan or PerthRC. I see PerthRC has a lot of Lepton parts which are even harder to come by these days. That is why I have two flyable Leptons and 95% of another one for parts.
Of course, if I hadn't lost my orientation when flying I wouldn't need the part!
That is the reason I had to get Freya parts. I hate when that happens.

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01-28-2013 01:16 PM  5 years agoPost 20
gouki

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hey ots and kc! glad to hear you're still flying and still liking hirobo! you won't be dissappointed with rcjapan

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