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03-31-2005 08:23 PM  13 years agoPost 1
RC_Hobbies

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Where to find a Quick 15 in the U.S. or Canada?

Many thanks.

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04-01-2005 01:34 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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I don't think they make a Quick 15 anymore? The Quickie 15 was too heavy for the 15 size motor so they made one with a bigger motor.They make a Quick 18 now. You can get one from here. Quickie 18 carbon
Quickie 18

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05-12-2005 02:06 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Kamikazi

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helicopterhobbies.com

This is the Quick of Japan Q15 - very nice. I just got one today...

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05-12-2005 05:17 PM  13 years agoPost 4
ngocthanh1009

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Man! I wish I knew this site before so I don't have to spend whole lots of money on the KS upgrades

Vu!

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05-12-2005 08:00 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Kamikazi

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I'm anxious to see how the V-E behaves with the Quick 15 head. I was going to buy some of the KS parts too, but when I started adding up prices, it got a little depressing.

These are the KS parts that have metal equivalents in the Quick 15 kit. There may be other parts in the Q15 kit that are useable for something
Prices are from the HeliHobby website

KSJ1352 $22.99
KSJ1220 $66.99
KSJ1353 $98.99
KSJ1348 $45.99
KSJ1350 $36.99
KSJ1351 $23.99
KSJ1349 $24.99
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Total $ 320.93

The Quick 15 head is a different design, so you can't really compare some of the parts directly, but overall, it is certainly less expensive if you are trying to get rid of as much plastic as possible. Bare aluminum in the standard kit though - no purple anodizing

What's the drawback? It's basically an all - or nothing upgrade. With the possible exception of the Quick swashplate, you can't really mix original JR parts with the Quick parts. A large portion of my stash of spare parts will now be useless. For an incremental upgrade, the KS parts seem to be the way to go.

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05-12-2005 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Ralphw

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The Quick head is a wonderful upgrade to the VE. If you can find one used, it's a no brainer and if not, at one point folks were buying the entire heli (Q15 or 18 will work) just for the head and selling the rest. The tail assembly while nice to look at, is a lot heavier than stock and will not fit on the VE without major mods. I lucked out and bought the entire heli, harvested the head assembly (swashplate and above) then sold the remains. Total cost to me at the end was about 50 bucks.

The heads quality is excellent. The head isn't "bare" metal, it's polished aluminum and while not anodized (and I do miss the purple), it's tough as nails. The pitch range far exceeds the stock head and has no binding at all in the pitch ranges I use. The swashplate is also a metal unit and works perfectly with the VE system. To use the swash, you will have to widen the slot in the antirotation link a small amount as the pin is a tad bigger than stock.

One advantage not easily noticed is the fact that ALL the pivots are ball bearing'd. I haven't found a part yet that wasn't. Interestingly, I've been using the Quick plastic blade grips and again they are bulletproof (and I have tested them in the worst way ).

Flight characteristics are hard to describe without sounding like a broken record. After adjusting pitch curves to match my prefs, the heli popped into a hover that was so solid, I thought something was wrong. The stock head NEVER felt this good even after multiple mods and it has been that solid ever since.

It (the head) currently flys on a stretched airframe with 475 blades and has the ability to go from mild to wild at my discretion...like I have any .

Try it and you'll like it...I'm sure!!!

Ralph W.
"Life's Short, Fly Fast"

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05-13-2005 09:54 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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Ralphw,

Where did you buy your Quick 15/18? And how much did it cost?

Thanks.

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05-13-2005 10:41 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Ralphw

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I bought mine used from a private individual. I paid around 125.00 for it if memory serves me correctly.

Ralph W.
"Life's Short, Fly Fast"

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05-14-2005 12:55 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Kamikazi

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Osceola Mills, PA USA

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RalphW -

Did you install the Q15 head before - or after - you did the stretch mod? My VE is unstretched (so far) and I'm wondering if you flew the Quick head with the standard length blades and tailboom...

Any comments how much difference the stretch mod makes compared to the Q15 head?

I'll be installing my new head parts this weekend. Can't wait to get her in the air

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05-14-2005 03:08 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Ralphw

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I put the Quick head on first and flew it briefly, then put the stretch mod on it. Both mods are highly recommended, but both have different contributions to the overall feel.

The Quick head is much more responsive than the stock head with a much smoother response to inputs and greater control range.

The stretch makes the VE feel lighter on it's feet. The larger blades create a larger disc and subsequently reducing the disc loading. The reduced loading has a small negative effect on stability, but clearly improves the overall feel of the heli, making it respond more quickly to pitch/power changes.

The effect of the two mods together gives a lighter more positive feel to the heli in all flight regimes

Ralph W.
"Life's Short, Fly Fast"

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