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HomeAircraftHelicopterKyosho Caliber/Quest Neo-Caliber series › Do I need Anything extra for the caliber ?
11-04-2004 10:13 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Cougar

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Hi Folks.. I started in the Heli world about 12 years ago ,
In that time I didn't fly for almost 5 years. So I have been kinda on and off *sigh*
My First heli was a
Concept 30 DX, then I went to a SE then to the SX, SR ver... Also have had XL's,
a Falcon and Hawk.... I now want to try a Caliber
Is there anything I need besides what I have listed here below For the Caliber when I order
it next week? I also have fuel , header tank, volt watch ect.. wonder if the Hex Starter from my hawk and Falcon will work on this? do I need a one way bearing? or does it come with it?

Kyosho Caliber 30 ARF w/o Engine

Futaba GY401 Gyro w/SMM Technology

O.S. .37 SZ-H Ring

I Also used to own a 9CHP Futaba and really liked it a lot!
will this little Radio Do about the same thing?

Futaba 7CHF 7-Channel FM/4 S3151 Servos

I had to sell most of my stuff off last year , Cuz we were buying a home.. now I have
my new hobby room all set up again
So that means I need to spend MONEY!!!
I thought maybe this combo might do the trick.. What do you folks think?
Thanks so much for your time..I always have enjoyed Flying the Concept line!
With HOURS of Pleasure.. And I really don't need to do 3D flying. But who knows *lol*
Jeff

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11-04-2004 10:33 AM  13 years agoPost 2
cjw

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One Way Starter
Yes, you need a one way bearing in your starter for the Caliber.

Just a thought:

I've owned both the Caliber 30 and Raptor 50, and I much prefer the Raptor 50. It has bags more power, even more than a 30 with 37 engine. Parts are cheaper and more readily available. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the Caliber, but given the choice again would go for the Rappy 50 from the start.

Clive

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11-04-2004 10:36 AM  13 years agoPost 3
cjw

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ARF?
Are you sure you want an ARF version?

The kit forms are cheaper, you learn a lot about how the heli goes together - and comes apart - in the build. You'll need this knowledge anyway if (and when) you crash. You need to be sure that the heli was assembled correctly at the factory anyway, sometimes they're not!

These plastic helis dont take long to build, and it's fun

Clive

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11-04-2004 10:48 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Cougar

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They only come in the ARF form .. I am with you on that.. if I could get it NON ARF I would.. Guess I will just have the take it apart!
thanks
Jeff

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11-04-2004 11:00 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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Didn't know that

A couple of tips for you here if interested:

http://www.cjwoods.com/Caliber_30.htm

Especially watch the screws going into the body through the 'L' levers. Well worth replacing as shown

Clive

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11-04-2004 01:22 PM  13 years agoPost 6
dkshema

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The Caliber is great. Put an OS 37 in it, and fly it. It really needs NO upgrades out of the box.

There is NOTHING wrong with buying it as an ARF -- that's the way they come, just look it over and make sure it's put together well.

The only upgrade you might want to consider out of the box is to put a set of Mavrikk 550 fiberglass -- not carbon -- blades on it.

Excellent choice, excellent heli.

Don't let the Raptor crowd intimidate you. Many of them insist that everyone own a Raptor, and that everything else is crap. Most of us know better.

If you do get the hots for a 50 -- the Hirobo EVO 50 is unbeatable, and one of the most impressive helis I have seen in years and years.

And the start shaft you use should have a one-way bearing, otherwise the hex part will round out and become useless very quickly.

Dave

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11-04-2004 01:30 PM  13 years agoPost 7
BarracudaHockey

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The only real upgrade you need is LOTS OF FUEL!

You'll love it!
Andy

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11-04-2004 01:49 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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There is NOTHING wrong with buying it as an ARF -- that's the way they come, just look it over and make sure it's put together well.
Just that if they sold a kit it'd be cheaper and you get to ensure its put together right. But they don't so no choice.
Don't let the Raptor crowd intimidate you. Many of them insist that everyone own a Raptor, and that everything else is crap. Most of us know better.
I've owned both, and in my opinion the Raptor is a better heli than the Caliber, mainly in terms of quality. The Caliber frame flexes a lot, especially around the radio tray without adding stiffeners. The head develops slop very very quickly (as does the Raptor) so it won't be long before your looking for an upgrade. Not big issues, sure.

The Caliber is a good heli, but, as I said, given the choice again I'd go for the Raptor 50 as a first ship.

Clive

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11-04-2004 06:02 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Clayman

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Why not just make your Caliber 30 a Caliber 50 I slapped a O.S 50 Hyper in one of my Caliber's and going to do another one right away.

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11-04-2004 06:04 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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Also I love my Caliber and a few of my raptor friends really like it too.
Better desgin than the raptor, And a few small things but more or less about the same, All personal pref.

If U Don't Fly U Don't Try

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11-04-2004 06:08 PM  13 years agoPost 11
cjw

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I was considering that with mine, but I was emailed through my web site from a chap who'd done that and also gone with a Raptor 50.

His advise was to go for the Raptor rather than the Caliber upgrade.

Clive

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11-04-2004 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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Did they say why? I am curious.

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11-04-2004 08:55 PM  13 years agoPost 13
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I've been trying to find the old email but can't. From memory it was to do with ordering the upgrade kit from Japan and some of the parts not quite fitting and needing additional mods

After building he said he prefered the Raptor50.

I guess you'd know pretty well having done the upgrade. Any problems?

Clive

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11-04-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Cougar

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Thanks Guys!
Well, I have tried about all brands and I just want to play around with the Caliber a while... Also does that Radio Support CCPM? that I posted?
What does it do? (mixing?) I guess I still am used to the OLD days *lol*
Also Will I need to upgrade to a metal fan? like the old days? or is the fan good enough for cooling compared to the old days?
Thanks,
Jeff

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11-04-2004 10:05 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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Like was said before, the Caliber will do just fine, right out of the box. I bought one, with an OS32, loved it, and bought a second one. Just got done putting a TOKI 40 in one of them for giggles. I also have a Raptor 30V2. The Caliber's are quite a bit lighter than the Raptors, and I find them that amount, more responsive. After flying my Calibers, when I fly the Raptor, it seems as if it's kinda mushing through the air, compared to the Calibers. Just my 2 cents.

One Day At A Time

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11-04-2004 10:28 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Cougar

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dkshema
Maybe we can exchange phone numbers? PM or Email me.
*notice were I live!
Jeff

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11-04-2004 11:25 PM  13 years agoPost 17
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The 50 kit fit perfect the only prob was that the exhaust port need some extra clearance. But had to make clearance for TT39 aswell.

Can see what I am talking about in this pic.

BUT other than that everything was bolt on, Plain and simple.

If U Don't Fly U Don't Try

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11-05-2004 07:58 AM  13 years agoPost 18
cjw

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The 50 kit fit perfect the only prob was that the exhaust port need some extra clearance.
Certainly not a biggie.

Cougar, You'll have a lot of fun with the Caliber. I did

Clive

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11-05-2004 09:42 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Cougar

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Muffler?
I forgot to ask about the muffler? Does the kit come with one?
is it real quite? wonder of the ARF w/o Engine will still come
with a muffler if there was one with the ARF W/engine. *thinking*
Jeff

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11-05-2004 11:20 PM  13 years agoPost 20
dkshema

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Caliber 30 comes with a pretty darn good stock muffler.

It is extremely quiet, and the OS works great with it.

You really DON'T need to buy anything extra for this heli to fly well.

Dave

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