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06-18-2009 12:47 AM  11 years ago
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spdntckt

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Where to buy sylphide in US?
I am having a hard time finding an outlet in the US which carries sylphide parts. Thinking about building an FAI machine and like the engineering in this particular bird.

Where are you guys getting your parts and kits/fuselages.. thanks!!
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06-18-2009 01:23 AM  11 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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You can try RC Champ Advisor in Tokyo. They take paypal, and are my favorite Japanese shop.

I just ordered some Caliber 90 parts as well as a Hatori 995 muffler.

Erich
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06-18-2009 02:23 AM  11 years ago
spdntckt

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Yeah.. i found some international shops.. was just hoping to find a place here in the US (international shipping is insane these days)

thanks for the pointer!!!
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06-18-2009 08:19 AM  11 years ago
cmir2425

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I have a sylphide 90c with a bunch of k&s part upgrades. I can tell you that there is no place in the americas as far as I know that carries Sylphide kits or parts. You will have to go to asia or europe. Your best bet is to go straight through Japan. The vendor I use is RC Japan.net. They can get anything from any japanese manufacturer. Go to their website and see their pricing on the kit and parts. The only drawback is of course the shipping cost of the kit (at least $100 usd) and the japanese yen to dollar exhange rate. If you keep your eyes open they will sometimes appear in the classifieds. I have seen maybe two go for much less than new.
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06-18-2009 04:54 PM  11 years ago
synodontis

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You'll rarely see then in the classifieds since those who have them get very attached to them, and it's not like they are a commonly seen model either.

However, when things start to go the way of electrics, there will probably be a rush of them out for sale.
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06-18-2009 05:15 PM  11 years ago
spdntckt

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Hmm.. somewhat depressing.. Let me ask this question then.. other than the sylphide, what is the next model in the lineup which would be suggested that is readily available in the US? One of the Hirobo's? seems to be quite a gap between the sylphide and everything else.. from what i can see. I am not very familiar with the Avro blitz.

I have been flying 3d for quite some time (mostly with Synergy n9). and the scene at my local field is mostly 3d.. however a LONG time ago (15 years) i used to fly pattern. I am mostly looking for something that can easily break the 100MPH barrier and tracks like a freight train through the big sky maneuvers (F3C style).

I am toying with the idea of just putting an F3C fuse, new blades and paddles, etc on one of the N9's.. however when i saw how the sylphide i had thought it would be a much more suitable model for this -> plus i could use it in competition....
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06-19-2009 03:06 AM  11 years ago
Chris.C

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I am not planning to go for electric so my Sylphides still stay with me.
I am mostly looking for something that can easily break the 100MPH barrier and tracks like a freight train through the big sky maneuvers (F3C style).
To achieve this, I think more important is to put in a right head, a fuselage, blades, paddles and setup. Not very much depends on what mechanics you use. I seen one Japanese who put a Sylphide head in a Trex 700 to fly F3C. Since you are in US, you can consider the Vibe 90SG which according to designer, it can be FAI or 3D, can be in a Super Gracy.
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06-19-2009 11:08 AM  11 years ago
Spacey

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I'm actually toying with the idea of trying to switch from my Sylphides to Vibe .90 SG's for F3C. Only problem is I have two really rocking Sylphides going strong so it won't be easy. Point though is I think the SG will make an absolutely awesome F3C machine, mine is setup for 3D now but as soon as I get back from the worlds I'm planning to switch it to F3C to do some testing. SG in a Sylphide canopy or Super Gracy should be incredible with the right setup.

Not saying it's better than the Sylphide, but they both got goods and bads which tie it up pretty well.
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06-21-2009 04:47 PM  11 years ago
pgrbff

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Is the Avro considered a serious FAI/F3C machine?

http://www.blitz-helicopters.com/avro.htm
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06-21-2009 06:20 PM  11 years ago
Santiago P

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the Avro, YES.

Just about anything seasoned for F3C will do the job. Is the time finding the setup that you "least hate" and practice what makes the diference.

There is no perfect heli, and there is no perfect setup, is all about balance and compromise.

Santiago
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06-21-2009 10:59 PM  11 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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The Avro won the UK Nats last year, IIRC.

Erich
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