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02-02-2017 02:05 PM  9 months agoPost 1
iyoy

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Here's the old lady. She is a Dominik Haegele Edition SDX with a Dominik Special Edition O.S. 55 Hyper. Stored her for about seven years before returning to service flies as good as the last time. She will be serving me for many more years.

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02-02-2017 02:13 PM  9 months agoPost 2
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A little spiffing up

So after flying her a bit, I decided to spiff her up. First I trimmed the canopy. I got a bit careless and the wind blew it and bumped the nose on the floor and fractured the plastic. Can anyone recommend a good adhesive or solvent to repair the fracture? I tried pvc pipe solvent but it doesn't work. I settled for Shoe Goo.

Next was the horizontal fin. The SDX doesn't have one so I got one from a T-Rex 600 and after some trimming with a Dremel, it fit nicely!

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02-02-2017 10:46 PM  9 months agoPost 3
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Looking good ! I have an sdx and love it.

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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02-03-2017 05:07 AM  9 months agoPost 4
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iyoy

Where do you purchase parts and supplies? Especially fuel.

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02-03-2017 10:03 AM  9 months agoPost 5
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Parts

http://hirobofanusa.com/

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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02-03-2017 11:21 AM  9 months agoPost 6
iyoy

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Lil's

Locally from Lil's. Cosmo Black Special. Parts are also readily available or can be ordered. I also order directly from Hirobo, Mr Kobayashi. Finally, I travel a lot for work so I get from the shops in Akihabara, Osaka, Hongkong, Seoul.

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02-03-2017 11:21 AM  9 months agoPost 7
iyoy

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Singapore Hobbies

They also support Hirobo, Futaba and OS.

iyoy

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02-15-2017 03:14 PM  9 months agoPost 8
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Applying decals, repairing the cabin

I repaired some cracks in the cabin that developed because of the brittle plastic due to age. I used the excess plastic material after cutting out the windshield and some Shoe Goo. Then I applied the decals. Here is how she looks after:

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02-16-2017 11:47 AM  9 months agoPost 9
iyoy

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SDX SWM

Still flying fine with the flybar at nine years old!

iyoy

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03-01-2017 11:26 AM  8 months agoPost 10
iyoy

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At my other flying field

There's a polo field at the local golf and country club that I get to use on weekdays in the morning when nobody is playing.

iyoy

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04-20-2017 08:01 AM  7 months agoPost 11
iyoy

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Flying my SDX

Still as satisfying as the day she first flew ten years ago. It's called a flybar and the visible smoke is actually coming out of a nitro burning internal combustion engine!

iyoy

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04-20-2017 10:28 AM  7 months agoPost 12
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04-20-2017 10:28 AM  7 months agoPost 13
iyoy

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Another one

Watch at YouTube

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09-30-2017 02:52 AM  55 days agoPost 14
jackp332

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Nice job flying and a beautiful machine iyoy. My Zen-heli-master teacher in my club still rocks his flybar Sceadu all the time and he's the best pilot I know. Maybe some day i will try one out!

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09-30-2017 05:03 AM  55 days agoPost 15
PaulBowen

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Hirobo are awesome!

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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