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10-12-2005 04:42 AM  12 years agoPost 1
JitsuGuy

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I found a link that goes in detail over some of the main improvements on the Freya EVO and have come to the conclusion that you can have a better chopper cheaper. I'll be picking one up very soon. I'd like to hear thoughts on it from those that own them. Are any videos available? This heli just fits perfectly in my price range.

I'll see one in person in the next 2 weeks and I'll even get to see it fly. So I'm looking forward to that.

J

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10-12-2005 06:17 AM  12 years agoPost 2
RyanW

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Hello,
It is true; I don't think there is a better deal out there. It isn't just a good deal; it is one of the best flying helicopters out there (in my opinion of course). As JG says, "the rotor head is magic". This machine has really instilled confidence in my flying and has opened up my flight envelope. I will be at Glasgow's with it, if you don't see one before then.
-Ryan

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10-12-2005 01:15 PM  12 years agoPost 3
mrNoodles

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The head makes the heli feel 1-2pound lighter than what it actually weighs
Its crisp!

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10-12-2005 01:58 PM  12 years agoPost 4
RyanW

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Exactly!!! I actually came home after flying it for the first time, convinced that it was a pound lighter than the x-spec, only to find out it was a few ounces heavier. What a machine!
-Ryan

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10-12-2005 03:41 PM  12 years agoPost 5
JitsuGuy

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Sweet. Can't wait to pick one up. I've had this X-Spec over a year now and I want something new and this EVO is the perfect option.

J

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10-12-2005 07:50 PM  12 years agoPost 6
SolarXtreme

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The EVO 90 really is a technical acheivment that I belive could have never been possible without a renowned plastics molding company. For all the nah sayers about how an "all plastic machine" is sloppy they are missing one key element. The plastic formula that Hirobo has implemented is a graphite impregnated plastic which is very strong and has a lot of the strength of carbon fibre (a bit heavier however) without the cost. The fit and finish of the plastic components are second to none. An occasional mold flashing may have to be cut out with a razor knife but if time is taking when building the machine you will have a very nice flying helicopter. Take your time building and especially setting up and you will be very happy with the EVO.

The tracking of the new head is very predictable and very easy to fly in any orientation. The replacement parts are very inexpensive and the ship is very easy to build/matinance/repair. Hirobo has a real winner on it's hands right now with the right combination of provin technology and a very rigid plastics compound. ALL FOR A $600 KIT.
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10-12-2005 09:33 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Henrik Engert

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The EVO would not be so much different than the XSpec if the XSpec had the EVO head, and EVO topframe with the E3 clutch right?

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10-12-2005 09:42 PM  12 years agoPost 8
RyanW

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Hinke,
Basically you are correct. Don't forget to add the new elevator arm assembly and fuel tank. The X-Spec will have a more rigid lower set, especially when used with the carbon base plate. I assume the X-Spec would be slightly lighter, but that is comparing them now in stock configurations. If you added the extra bearing on the clutch/starter assembly, larger fuel tank, etc, you may actually be at the same weight as the EVO. I added a few additional frame support members to my Evo when building. Although not necessary, I thought it couldn't hurt. If you were just looking to spend money, you could always get the one piece motor mount, which should be lighter and increase rigidity around the engine. For me, the Evo in stock form is excellent!
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10-12-2005 10:23 PM  12 years agoPost 9
wurthless

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found a link that goes in detail over some of the main improvements on the Freya EVO
so can you share this link????

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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10-12-2005 10:40 PM  12 years agoPost 10
JitsuGuy

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Sorry about that... Here is the link... http://model.hirobo.co.jp/english/

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10-12-2005 10:41 PM  12 years agoPost 11
dgshaffer

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I'm soon to sell my 90SE and build a Frea EVO 90. Then I'll have an EVO 50 and an EVO90. I'm selling my Raptor 50 to a friend and with that I'll add another EVO 50.

At that moment I'll have made the switch completely over to 100% Hirobo. I have to say that a good part of my decision was made due to my dealings with Jeff Green. He's turned out to be a great friend. The other part is definitely because of the Hirobo quality and flying characteristics.

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10-12-2005 11:54 PM  12 years agoPost 12
wurthless

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thanks dude for the link

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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10-13-2005 03:10 AM  12 years agoPost 13
AndyH

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I've flown the crud out of an Xspec for a while and now have pretty decent time on a stock EVO, and I too agree that the EVO is a better heli. Originally I had the carbon Xspec frames on my EVO, but then decided to try it stock and didn't notice any loss of performance, but a huge increase in maintainability ( I don't know about you, but I think that all those freakin washers on the carbon frames are a massive PIA!) Also, I couldn't figure out a good way to get the big tank into the carbon frames without drilling the crud out of them, which I didn't want to do - I ordered the right set of dampers, but they were way bigger.

Anywho - the EVO has a lot of the same smooth predictable feel that the Xspec had, but seems to have a lot more collective power and a much crisper cylic feel. And it's cheaper!!! Where could you go wrong!!!

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10-13-2005 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 14
wurthless

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you guys keep this up your gonna make me buy one,,,,is there ANY other heli close IYHO,,,be honest now,,,

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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10-13-2005 03:20 AM  12 years agoPost 15
dgshaffer

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I'll say that enjoyed building and flying the Raptors. To me they were a great heli to begin the sport with. It's just that the more I fly and work on my EVO 50 the more I appreciate the design of the Hirobo over that of the Thunder Tiger.

Selling my last remaining Raptor will be a sad day for me. Right up to the point when my new EVO shows up at my door

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10-13-2005 04:02 AM  12 years agoPost 16
AndyH

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I too ditched the Raptor line after being a devout Rappy fan (my user name used to be Rappyluv - had to change that when I found Hirobo!).

Is there anything else out there? Of course, just nothing that I've seen or flown that even comes close at it's price.

If you want realllllllyy sweeeeettt, pick up an EVO and an Avant EFX kit for it. It'll only be a matter of time before I do.

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10-13-2005 02:40 PM  12 years agoPost 17
DS 8717

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QUOTE:

I'm soon to sell my 90SE and build a Frea EVO 90. Then I'll have an EVO 50 and an EVO90. I'm selling my Raptor 50 to a friend and with that I'll add another EVO 50.
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Friends dont sell friends Raptors.................OR........ friends dont let friends fly Raptors.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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10-13-2005 02:57 PM  12 years agoPost 18
Donkey

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I hope this thread gets closed soon before I go out and spend a bunch of money I don't have.

Donkey you have the right to remain silent what you lack is the capability

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10-13-2005 04:40 PM  12 years agoPost 19
Kinger

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There are a couple of vids of the Evo 90 being flown over on the Freak. Look under the thread Northville videos.

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10-13-2005 10:55 PM  12 years agoPost 20
dgshaffer

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Friends dont sell friends Raptors

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