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03-29-2005 05:26 AM  13 years agoPost 1
340driver

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A friend had a GPH 346 for sale, he's asking $600 and here's what it comes with,

Heli, OS46 w/tune pipe, all metal head, metal tail, carbon blades, gyro (not sure brand) 3 Futaba digital servo's, 1 Hitec digital servo, battery level indicator, header tank, rotor balancer, handfull of heli tools. Everything except radio and reciever. Its never been crashed.

So is it worth it? I've never had a nitro just a T-rex and looking for something BIGGER!

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03-29-2005 05:31 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Ron Henry

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450 tops.

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03-29-2005 07:32 AM  13 years agoPost 3
jkelly

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I wouldn't touch it unless it has a belt driven tail, trust me.

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03-29-2005 04:32 PM  13 years agoPost 4
340driver

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Ya its the belt driven tail.


How aviable are parts for the GPH?

Is the GPH basically a fancy shuttle or an ealry version of the Sceadu? Are any parts interchangeable?

Thanks again.

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03-29-2005 05:22 PM  13 years agoPost 5
racingstripe

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Is the GPH basically a fancy shuttle or an ealry version of the Sceadu? Are any parts interchangeable?
The GPH is niether shuttle or sceadu, it is the predecessor to the Sceadu in the mid-size class (46~50 eng., 600mm main blades). A few GPH parts can be found on both the Shuttle and Sceadu.

for example:
skids, flybar- Shuttle & Sceadu.
swashplate, flybar paddles- Sceadu

also:
- 10mm main shaft that steps down to 8mm below the lower main shaft bearing to accept a Shuttle main gear.
- Stacked aluminum frames with machined aluminum bearing blocks.

Overall a nice flying heli, though a little heavy for 3D work (~8.5 lbs). Gear ratio is 9.625:1. I'm not sure what part availablity is like anymore...

andy-

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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03-29-2005 05:32 PM  13 years agoPost 6
JariN

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Parts for GPH are still available from Hirobo,tail pipe and some other parts are same in Sceadu,tail case and tail shaft same in Shuttle,tail belt same in Raptor 30.Only bad characters are:
-Main frame a little soft if you fly hard 3 D,sometimes brokes main gear for that.Quick UK sells carbon frames, they are better.
-Tail no driveable in autorotation.
Altogether,I think it is a nice little heli

JariN

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03-29-2005 06:44 PM  13 years agoPost 7
jkelly

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It's a very nice machine. I had one for several years and it's nice. I liked it being heavy because it made it very stable but that was pre-3D days for me. It was built for the .46. 50s weren't available yet. Of course the .46 engines weren't too much fun and the OS was the best you could do maybe after drilling the little hole in the carb. Boy those were the days. Now that I think about it, that's the heli I did my first loop with. Wow my ticker was pumping that day. Personally I have grown to like the fantastic plastics. Plastic seems to be easier to me.

Overall it was a great machine for its time. In the box the partially assembled head components were encased in foam and see thru packaging. A very pretty display. I didn't like the small thin tail blades. The mechanics are very similar the the Sceadu and Freya.

Conclusion: I'd opt for the EVO if it were me.

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03-30-2005 02:28 AM  13 years agoPost 8
340driver

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Thanks for all the info, its VERY helpful.

I can only hope to someday be a 3D flyer, but for now I am just looking for a Nitro that is fairly easy to fly and I can grow with a bit. Everything Ive herd tells me its a nice stable Heli and this one has all the Hirobo upgrades on it.

I look forward to any other advice you guys might have for me.

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06-19-2005 10:08 PM  13 years agoPost 9
jggkin

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Baiona - Pontevedra - Spain

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What do you think about titanium side frames for the GPH?
In my opinion, GPH is much better than a Shuttle and the Sceadu. Mine is easy to fly and stable. I have the main rotor from the RGM and a custom tail rotor made with aluminium and titanium

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06-20-2005 03:42 PM  13 years agoPost 10
EChapkis

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My very first heli was the GPH 346
It is a great chopper for learning, other than the cost for metal parts and frames. Very stable. Technology wise, way out of date in the head design.

No driven tail, but very high quality machine.

Evan Chapkis Tampa, Florida

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06-21-2005 12:57 AM  13 years agoPost 11
3DNinja Guy

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GPH Heli
I've got some C/F Frames & extra parts for the GPH if you're interested.
PM me if you want them.

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06-21-2005 06:05 PM  13 years agoPost 12
IYKIST

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I don't agree that the head design is way out of date the head design is the same as the freyas and the torque drive version can be improved on i will post pictures of my modifications although they are quite extensive the tail drive is also driven but with a slipper plate

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06-22-2005 02:20 PM  13 years agoPost 13
jggkin

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Please send us photos of your custom modifications.
Now, I'm thinking about the way to adopt the DTDS gear system from the Sceadu into my GPH for best continuous tail control.

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06-23-2005 02:23 AM  13 years agoPost 14
IYKIST

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I would post details of the DTDS conversion but with a different frame

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06-25-2005 02:52 PM  13 years agoPost 15
IYKIST

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I had to go dig it out one of my early conversion (1999) not DTDS

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10-09-2005 05:21 PM  12 years agoPost 16
IYKIST

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