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01-11-2011 12:16 AM  7 years agoPost 1
birdflipper

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i have the chance to pick up a hirobo eagle sst ,all original with manuel , original canop and decal sheet. with scale long ranger fuse (fuse is new in box) it has an OS60 w/ hatori pipe in it, that runs perfect with low time . im thinking it is late 80's early 90's ....should i grab it if the price is right or will parts be hard to find ..lastly what would be a fair price , it also has a century helicopter radio . i have a sceadu 30,50 , and a new sdx , i love horobo quality, fit and finish ...would like to add this to the collection but dont know a thing about it ... keep in mind i beleive it is a early version ... 87,88, 89 maybe ,,,should receive pics tonight ..
thanks in advance to the RR gang !

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01-11-2011 12:18 AM  7 years agoPost 2
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one more eagle sst question
is the eagle sst the cousin of the freya .....

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01-11-2011 01:16 AM  7 years agoPost 3
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To my knowledge and experience with Hirobo helicopters the SST-Eagle and Freya are basically of the same, exact model. The Freya is an SST-Eagle but many just use the term Freya I guess because it's short and easy to remember. Dr. Ben might give us more insight since he's been with the business of RC helis for a long time and he may know more than what I know. I only started with Hirobo models back in 2007.

The only info I know is that over the years this model have evolve. If my memory serves me right Jeff Green played an important role in the evolution of the Freya by using the SST-Eagle Freya and help develop the Freya X-Spec line for US consumers. From there he became a very influencial person when it comes to Hirobo products.

The SST-Eagle Freya line up consist of the follwing models Evo OP, OPII, Evo with SSZ-V, EX II (HPM), EX III (SWM), Eagle 3 VPUS, and Eagle 3 SWM AOCC. The Eagle 3 are more like their top-of-the-line Freya models which is used mostly in contest flying. That's how I would branch out the model.

As for spare parts believe it or not Hirobo have been very, very good with parts availability. They still newly manufacture spare parts for the SST-Eagle Freyas that dates back in the late 90s to early 2000. Even the Jet Ranger fuselage for the Freya frame is still available today. You can still buy parts for the Shuttle models too.

Here's a good link that has information about the Freya and Eagle.

http://www.vrhc.co.uk/RC%20Helicopt...Freya/Freya.htm

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01-11-2011 01:33 AM  7 years agoPost 4
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original eagle sst help and whats it worth ...or walk away ?
as i said in previous post i have a shot at buying a Hirobo eagle sst , i beleive from what the seller has told me so far that it is the original eagle SST ...im seeing pic's on the net that it was released in 87 ...god thats 23 years old . im thinking at this point walk and put the money into my SDX ,,,,am i missing out on a cool heli - include a new in box long ranger fuse ... appreciate any thoughts or comments .
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01-11-2011 01:45 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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Since you mentioned the year it was made I definitely know now that model is a totally a different beast from the Freya line. The Freya line wasn't introduced until 2000.

The one you're talking about is this:

This is the link on it's history.

http://www.vrhc.co.uk/RC%20Helicopt...Eagle/Eagle.htm

If you're the type that's into vintage helis why not get it, but I can assure you that spare parts for this particular model is not available through Hirobo now. You may have to source it out of other owners that may have it stored in there storage or somewhere. It'll be very hard to do beacuse of rarity.

I'd take the SDX anytime since parts support is there and readily available.

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01-11-2011 05:02 AM  7 years agoPost 6
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You have got me on one of my favourite topics - Check my Gallery esp. the early Eagles

If it looks like the one in the picture above it is very old and will fly NOTHING LIKE a modern SDX or sceadu. When set up properly they hover very nice
Having said that I have seen a LOT of these fly very poorly.
These machines were Top of the line and Fully Aerobatic in their day, but simply cannot be compared to today’s standards or expectations.
If you intend to have it as a everyday flyer - start walking now - the money is far better off in a SDX. Buy it expecting to be doing about as much maintenance as do flying (well not quite as much).
Parts are still around, but not as readily available or as "cheap" as say an SDX.
Seeing as I have more than a passing interest in these old Eagles’s, please post some Pictures.

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01-12-2011 05:56 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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hirobo condor ??
ok , so a few days ago i had a guy tell me he had a few older heli's he wanted to sell , he sent pics and they look like they were last flown the day the light bulb was invented ...
he said at first he had one of the first HIROBO eagle sst circa 1987 ! turns out (his description ) its NOT an eagle sst but a condor ? anybody ever heard of this ? should i grab it for the collection ? its all there just dirty / dusty
thanks guy's !

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01-12-2011 10:46 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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birdflipper: The Condor was produced during the same time period as the SST Eagle pictured above. It was a 60 sized ship like the Eagle, but a much cheaper heli. If I remember correctly, it had many more plastic parts including the rotor head. It was a very fine flying heli. in its day, but would not perform up to the level of your present helis. It would be very difficult finding parts for it today......you would probably need to get lucky on Ebay. Unless you are a collector of vintage helis., I would stick with what you have. Hope this helps.

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01-12-2011 11:31 PM  7 years agoPost 9
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Well put - but did some of the Condors have a metal head?

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01-13-2011 03:26 AM  7 years agoPost 10
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F3CWNB: It may have had a metal head, I'm really not sure as I'm going strictly by memory. To verify this, I'd have to dig into my archives. Thanks!

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01-15-2011 01:47 PM  7 years agoPost 11
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thanks guys , appreciate the input !

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