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05-12-2011 01:17 PM  7 years agoPost 21
l4rg0

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Wow, This may actually be my justification for getting a 450

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05-13-2011 12:55 PM  7 years agoPost 22
2kwik2c

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I found more pictures of the upcoming 450 size Hirobo helicopter.

Photos courtesy of Heliplane.net.

I like how they designed the canopy of the 450 heli. It looks sleek, yet aggressive. I wish they did the same thing with the D3's canopy.

Here's a closer look at the new head assembly for this model. The center yoke and swash looks like it was taken from the Lepton EX. Also another view of the canopy; this time it looks like it's thicker. A welcome change from their old thin, brittle FRP canopies.

Here's the tail rotor housing and rotor assembly. Looks like Hirobo is finally making an all-metal tail rotor configuration. Another welcome change IMO.

Here's the flybarless version along with the Futaba GY750 unit which they highly recommed to use on all Hirobo flybarless head assemblies.

Here's another product besides the new 450 class heli.

Also on display is the Eagle 3 WC electric heli. There's no official word whether this one on display will be an entire EP Eagle 3 kit that Hirobo might offer in the future or keep it as a conversion unit for the exsisting nitro Eagle 3 SWM. I do hope Hirobo will take the step and do an entire, dedicated EP 90 Eagle 3 kit since JR Heli already have (3) EP 90 kits (Sylphide, Vibe SG, and Airskipper).

There's more to see at this link:

http://www.heliplane.net/2011/05/sh...2%80%93-hirobo/

Another new kit that is coming out:

I suppose this will be the replacement for the Freya EVO 90. According to Hirobo's blog site this kit will come with the 90 flybarless head assembly, D3 high-torque auto-rotation, D3 tail rotor, D3 vertical fin, SDX radius stay, and EX swash. That's a smart move for Hirobo to re-equip the Freya EVO 90 chassis to compete with today's 3D market. IMO this will be the hot-ticket alternative to go for besides the D3 Turbulence.

In conclusion all I can say is; with all these new products from Hirobo, I'd say we have a winner here!

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05-13-2011 03:14 PM  7 years agoPost 23
gonkulator

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I WILL have one of these 450's
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Is this fun or what :)......

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05-13-2011 03:53 PM  7 years agoPost 24
payne1967

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who wants to do a trade?
my trex 450se v1 for a shiny new hirobo 450e

go on go to the mis-aligned side

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05-13-2011 04:02 PM  7 years agoPost 25
Helicrazy4

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nice looking I will get me one also sweet looking heli!

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05-13-2011 10:36 PM  7 years agoPost 26
kcgraves

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I have two Twrecks SE V1s, one in an MD500 fuse. But I want the Freya. Nice to know they updated it and it will be around for a while.

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05-13-2011 10:50 PM  7 years agoPost 27
payne1967

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you know the model well then
does your twrecks explode in flight like mine does very often?

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05-13-2011 10:59 PM  7 years agoPost 28
kcgraves

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does your twrecks explode in flight like mine does very often?
Countless times. The last time it happened last summer I left it in pieces and threw it in a storage bin. The MD500 one is a shelf Queen. I think I few it twice last year. I fly the Lepton when I just want to throw something electric in the air for a quick flight.

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05-13-2011 11:09 PM  7 years agoPost 29
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UPDATE!!!! I was browsing again through heliplane.net's Shizuoka Hobby Show 2011 Hirobo section coverage and saw what seems to me an indication that the Eagle 3 SWM electric on display is not a conversion kit, but an entirely, dedicated EP kit. There's no "official" word yet from Hirobo about it. I'm simply assuming from what I'm seeing from the hobby show photo coverage.

If you glance over to this picture and look and the graphic flyer to the left of the 90 flybarless head assemblies, you'll see the word "SWM AOCC EP". Also if you check the other photos you'll see the same graphic flyer that showcase the new 2011 heli kits that are offered by Hirobo.

If Hirobo's intent is to showcase the EP conversion kit, how come it's not displayed near the Eagle 3 kit? So with that in mind I'm speculating that Hirobo will release an Eagle 3 EP kit somewhere this year....we'll all see!

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05-13-2011 11:18 PM  7 years agoPost 30
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I like how they designed the canopy of the 450 heli. It looks sleek, yet aggressive. I wish they did the same thing with the D3's canopy.
Yes, and don't you like how close that canopy design is to what the CUSTOMER BASE HERE ON RR proposed for the D3 during the design phase?

Leif

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05-13-2011 11:24 PM  7 years agoPost 31
2kwik2c

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Yes, and don't you like how close that canopy design is to what the CUSTOMER BASE HERE ON RR proposed for the D3 during the design phase?

Leif
That's true! because I was part of that thread base too when Hirobo released the CAD design of the D3. The initial CAD design shows the canopy to be mediocre. I remember you doing some minor face lifts in its canopy design; up the point everyone agrees on the photo you have up there now.

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05-14-2011 08:08 AM  7 years agoPost 32
ATR

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Already on sale
The aocc ep is already on sale on
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Grettings from Sweden

Fulltime helinut!!

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05-14-2011 06:17 PM  7 years agoPost 33
Piyaphan1

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I will definitely buy one FBL version.

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05-14-2011 06:32 PM  7 years agoPost 34
gonkulator

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Anyone know about how much the 450's will cost??????
gonk

Is this fun or what :)......

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05-15-2011 04:08 AM  7 years agoPost 35
gorn

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The 450 has no name, no model number, and no price.
It has only just had its 1st showing as a Prototype.

For the love of the hobby

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05-15-2011 06:29 AM  7 years agoPost 36
Piyaphan1

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I friend of mine showed me the pic of the Mini Titan SE V2 and some parts are the same (swash plate, tail case & tail pully, blade grips, plastic gear, etc.)??? Maybe they are OEM parts to keep the cost down??

Anyway, I'll buy one once they are out.

Piyaphan
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05-15-2011 07:47 AM  7 years agoPost 37
ScotY

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There definitely is some similarity between the Mini Titan and this new 450. That's not something I wanted to hear though. One concern about the Hirobo 450...the elevator bellcrank has a long standoff ball on it. I would think that would create quite a bit of side load on the bellcrank bearing and possible introduction of slop. Unless the shaft goes all the way through to the opposite side? Can't tell from the pics.

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05-15-2011 09:15 AM  7 years agoPost 38
IYKIST

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One concern about the Hirobo 450...the elevator bellcrank has a long standoff ball on it. I would think that would create quite a bit of side load on the bellcrank bearing and possible introduction of slop. Unless the shaft goes all the way through to the opposite side? Can't tell from the pics.
I was thinking the same, i am sure it goes over to the other side and supported with a crank. also the pitch arm on the FBL head does not look as farout as on some other models.

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05-15-2011 05:24 PM  7 years agoPost 39
kcgraves

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I'd like to know what the boom diameter is on the 450 and the number of teeth on the tail pulley. Diameter looks like 14 or 15mm. If it is 15mm it might work as a nice upgrade to the Lepton tail assembly. Have to wait and see.

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05-15-2011 06:45 PM  7 years agoPost 40
Piyaphan1

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I'd like to know what the boom diameter is on the 450 and the number of teeth on the tail pulley. Diameter looks like 14 or 15mm. If it is 15mm it might work as a nice upgrade to the Lepton tail assembly.
I was thinking of that also.

Piyaphan
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