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02-24-2013 02:44 AM  5 years agoPost 1
DCORSAIR

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Wow, don't see any for sale any more. Wish I would have never sold my other one but glad I kept the one I did. Anyone have one NIB or and airframe laying around doing nothing??? Send a pm if so, I might have a trade for you......

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02-24-2013 02:47 AM  5 years agoPost 2
dchekas

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Local hobby store here, RC Hobbies and more, has a NIB one for sale w/ the nice painted canopy. I think it's $370? He's got it on sale in the store.

call him at 1-860-738-7534

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02-24-2013 03:09 AM  5 years agoPost 3
freakyreef

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Edited. I thought it said mainframes.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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02-24-2013 04:16 AM  5 years agoPost 4
AWittleWabbit

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I have one that needs a home. Sending pm.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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02-25-2013 12:26 AM  5 years agoPost 5
870heli

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SDX
I have a lot of them and one new in the box that I don't have a engine for. I would sell it shipped for $350.00 in the lower 48.
I think they are one of the best flying and lasting helis you can fly. I still have and fly three EVO 50s that have been flying for over five years. The SDXs are just as good.
Thanks 870Heli

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02-25-2013 01:17 AM  5 years agoPost 6
DCORSAIR

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Thanks all
Thanks everyone for the replies, got alot of offers but not really a trade which is what I would like to do, short on funds right now.

Yes, they are one of the best flying heli's ever in my book and work great in scale fuselages which is the reason for a trade for my Trex 600N airframe.

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02-25-2013 01:21 AM  5 years agoPost 7
AWittleWabbit

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If you ever decide to buy, hit me up. Maybe I should do a e conversion

Heli-itis sufferer.

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02-25-2013 04:27 AM  5 years agoPost 8
DCORSAIR

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Thanks Wabbit
I will see what I can do, and it was great talking with you on the phone.

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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02-25-2013 02:58 PM  5 years agoPost 9
payne1967

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i think you'll have a hard job getting somebody to trade a trex 600 for
a sdx50
why would they wish to downgrade their heli?
the sdx50 is miles better than the trex

and as for the 5 year old evo flying
my 12 year old non-evo sceadu goes out to every trip to the flying field

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02-26-2013 02:53 AM  5 years agoPost 10
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I think I know that what I'm asking is kind of asking to much but I see SDX airframes go for $200 and Trex airframes are going for about the same and I wasn't going to post anything in comparison and yes! I am a Hirobo fan boy........... I have been flying Hirobo since the day of the old Blue Shuttle hit the market, then the Z, ZX,ZXX,ZXXXXXX, then the upgraded Shuttle, Sceadu, Sceadu Evo, SDX, Freya, so I know the difference!

No flame intended, all in fun...........

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02-26-2013 07:03 AM  5 years agoPost 11
Tron

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This is a timely post since my SDX just did the funky chicken last weekend and I'm in need of repair parts. It's been a while since the last crash and I was shocked to find out that parts/kits were so scarce. When I saw clutches and clutch bells going for $45-$50 I asked WTF? Then I decided to just buy a new kit and found the horror that is Hirobo retail these days. My go to online hobby shops sold out, buying from Japan, JPY exchange rates and shipping, etc.

I have frankly contemplated giving up on the brand since getting parts now and in the future is going to be increasingly trying for Hirobo USA fans. Then I see this thread and start thinking maybe I can still fly Hirobo.

People with SDX SWM nib kits or used airframes, please PM me with what you have to sell and asking price. I'm still on the fence but maybe a PM will persuade me to stick it out a little longer.

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02-26-2013 11:37 AM  5 years agoPost 12
kcgraves

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I have frankly contemplated giving up on the brand since getting parts now and in the future is going to be increasingly trying for Hirobo USA fans. Then I see this thread and start thinking maybe I can still fly Hirobo.
I have been thinking the same thing. With the yen/dollar the way it is prices have gone way up for parts and kits, if you can find them. Crashed my Freya last fall and it took 6 weeks to get one part to put it back together. Almost hate to fly it for fear of crashing and not being able to put it back together. Same with the SDX and the Lepton. I have a NIB SDX for spares and another almost compete Lepton but in the back of my mind I think if I have to steal parts from those to fix a crashed one then what? Would love to get a D3 or another Freya but with prices and parts availability the way it is I too am on the fence about buying another Hirobo.

Don't get me wrong, I am a diehard Hirobo fan and have no complaints about the helicopters themselves. Just tough to get kits and parts. Problem is if I switched I do not see anything out there of the same quality as a Hirobo, IMHO.

Tron, probably not what you wanted to hear as a Hirobo pep talk. I think I need one too.

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02-26-2013 11:38 AM  5 years agoPost 13
dan-uk

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I think you might be missing the point on the Yen/Dollar, take a look at the current exchange rates. The dollar has gained 20% in the last 3 months.

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02-26-2013 11:45 AM  5 years agoPost 14
kcgraves

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I think you might be missing the point on the Yen/Dollar, take a look at the current exchange rates. The dollar has gained 20% in the last 3 months.
It may have gained but the prices are not coming down here for Hirobo parts. Also there use to be a quite a few dealers that you could buy from and most of those no longer carry Hirobo kits and parts. Of the ones still carrying Hirobo they tend to keep their inventory of parts to a minimum. They will order a part for you but, as in my case, it took 6 weeks to get the part. They also will not lower prices to pass on the savings from what I have seen.

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02-26-2013 12:52 PM  5 years agoPost 15
dan-uk

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Unfortunately it is the same for a number of the other heli brands too (not only Hirobo). It is just too costly to keep all the parts in stock. Saying that, I can't believe you had to wait 6 weeks for parts, that is just ridiculous! If you check out RCJapan, you get about 20% off the standard price, another 20% off due to the stronger dollar, and parts shipped to you within 7-10 days (or faster).

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02-26-2013 01:00 PM  5 years agoPost 16
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RCJapan is going to be my new go to parts place. One of the largest Hirobo places here no longer carries kits and I'm sure that as their parts stock goes down it will not be replaced.

Six weeks is a long time. Luckily I had other helis to fly. I'm sure they didn't order immediately and waited until they put together their minimum order to Japan for parts.

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02-26-2013 02:50 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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$$$$
Just bought a Hirobo clutch bell with a 9 tooth pinion that fits the Evo .30 so I could gear my Evo .50 mechanics down and it was $54 shipped from a well known online store.....

I know the quality is sweet and the clutches almost last forever but $54, don't know how much longer I can hold out buying Hirobo parts.

Thanks guys for all the post, maybe I should close it??

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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02-26-2013 07:00 PM  5 years agoPost 18
kcgraves

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You should probably close it before it turns into a whine fest. But I hear you. It is getting to a point where I don't want to fly mine because of the repair costs.

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02-27-2013 02:53 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Tron

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$50 clutches and bells the new normal. *sigh*
Sellers have gone into hiding as no one has PM.
Close this thread and the book on hirobo usa

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02-27-2013 03:00 AM  5 years agoPost 20
DCORSAIR

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closed
Its closed, never meant for it to turn into this kind of post, only asked a simple question....

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