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01-12-2013 11:56 PM  7 years ago
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Hirobo freya os gt hz
Hi.
Did you see the new kit hirobo freya with os gt gasser?
http://model.hirobo.co.jp/shop/p_15774.html
What do you thing for f3c style.I know that everything going to ep kit for competition but if the weight is same with nitro parts (moter-pipe)
is good idea with low cost from nitro and ep.
Enjoy my Facebook page name F3C special.
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01-16-2013 02:54 PM  7 years ago
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That looks very interesting. I'm sure it's pricy.
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01-20-2013 03:10 AM  7 years ago
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Good luck getting MRC to bring that kit to the US. SMHRIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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01-20-2013 04:38 PM  7 years ago
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If you want one they will get it for you.Part 107.
The only ZERO flight hour certificate in the world.
It's like getting a driver's license without the driver's test.
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01-20-2013 07:27 PM  7 years ago
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Ohh I'm well aware of that. I live an hour away from MRC. I'm just making the point that Hirobo stock is scarce.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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01-20-2013 07:32 PM  7 years ago
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They order parts every week or two and have shipments coming in regularly. What's their upside for stocking an expensive kit with a very unlikely following?Part 107.
The only ZERO flight hour certificate in the world.
It's like getting a driver's license without the driver's test.
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01-20-2013 07:44 PM  7 years ago
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I'm certainly not putting it all on them. Horizon and others do the same thing. I go back many years with Hirobo, well into the Enya Engine and Hirobo cup Jersey Days with Akiko Kamura and Gabe Mastriano and Tom Mcateer. When they were more commonly available machines it was great. If they kept 2 or three high end machines in stock it would be great also. But; is there any reason u could possibly give me that it would take over a month to get a simple set of head dampeners for a EVO 50? I still ride or die for all my Hirobo machines but I just tend to use them less these days.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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01-23-2013 02:37 PM  7 years ago
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It's been awhile since I posted here.

As far as new Hirobo kits and high end Freya/Eagle kits are concerened, the reason we difficulty acquiring them is not because they're unavailalbe or hard to get, but more because of the world's market.

The currency exchange between the yen to the dollar is not in our favor. The cost of an Eagle 3 VPUS in Japan is Y340,000. With the ever changing currency values we'll end up paying probably a upwards cost of $300 - $400 more than what the Japanese hobbyist are paying for.

Another issue is demand and competition. Because of many other heli manufacturers had sprouted up since 2000, competition have become feirce. The positive side is that these new companies made the RC helicopter industry more affordable to any Joe with an average income. The downside is that the older RC companies like Hirobo, Quest (formerly Kyosho), and JR are hurting because the demands for their kits hits an all time low.

With our current economy people have changed their views on how to spend their hard earned bucks. Many prefer to stretch their dollars anytime an opportunity allows them so.

As for the distributors like MRC, nowadays it's very hard for them to stock specific kits because they know the demand for it is low. That's why the only ones you'd see in their website are the D3 V1, Emblas, and SDX as available status because they know they still have a market for it here. As for the high-end ones and brand new offerings from Hirobo, that will be difficult for them to stock as they know it'll probably just sit on their warehouse gathering dust until someone buys it out. Business wise they will be losing money on it. However for those who are really and I mean really willing to pay out for the new products from Hirobo, MRC will definitely get it for you. You may contact Mr. Donald Boyce of MRC for any questions or orders as he will accomodate you the best he can. Just make sure you really are determinied to get the kit.

As for fastrc1 issues; did you order them through MRC or your local hobbyshop? If you ordered them through MRC the processing and shipping should take less than a week or two given the fact that you live a bit closer to MRC. If it's your local hobby shop, either someone in there was slacking and didn't make the order first hand when they received it.
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01-23-2013 03:34 PM  7 years ago
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It was ordered from MRC after a long wait in responding to emails and then the back and forth of getting part numbers correct. I'm in no way debating the quality of Hirobo or MRC's ability to secure machines for myself or anyone else. I have been flying those machines for years. I also understand marketing theory fully. I have been a distributor for a few machines in the past. I get it, trust me. Query me this? Y hasn't MRC show up @ the WRAMS in NY/NJ. Y haven't they showed up @ IRCHA 2012 or the past east coast trade shows in the last 4-5 years? Hmmm; they are in the business are they not. It pays to advertise. JMHO. Yep I understand the currency situation as well. Yep I get that other manufactures have deluged the market as well. It still doesn't negate the fact that they should show themselves present for duty.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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01-23-2013 04:29 PM  7 years ago
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At the present moment I do not know the situtation with MRC / Hirobo section. I recall corresponding with Mr. Boyce last year around October regarding new Hirobo products and I was told that they were having meetings about it. As for the acquisition part, I don't know the details around it.

I'm assuming they are focusing on other things besides Hirobo at the moment. As for marketing, I am not aware of any maketing manager advertising for them nor pilots currently sponsored to fly Hirobo. I'm guessing like many other companies are doing nowadays just to survive is to cut some cost; that's probably why they haven't participated in any events or funflys lately.

Sorry to hear about your ordering experience at MRC. Next time you have an issue with ordering through them, please contact Don Boyce directly through email and he'll reply back to help you out. His email address is donaldb@modelrectifier.com.

Good luck next time.
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01-23-2013 04:44 PM  7 years ago
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Trust me. It's not a problem for me @ all. I was only pointing out the obvious. Almost every distributor/manufacturer will or has had there moment to shine. Right now it appears that HIROBO has hit throttle hold and is laying in the cut. I like many of us who have been around for awhile know how to procure machines, parts and accessories when necessary. The thinking of people that own Hirobo is that they wish the company was more in tune with them. That is all. Rant over. Ttyl great dialogue.RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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01-23-2013 09:25 PM  7 years ago
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Price wise, this kit is even cheaper than the Freya OP SSZ-V nitro version.

The Freya OP SSZ-V nitro version is 180,000, you can get it for US$1500-1700 from shops

The Freya OP SSZ-V gas version is 138,000, so the price from retail shop would be around US$1200ish.
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