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04-12-2013 03:48 AM  7 years ago
2kwik2c

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Sorry Richard. I just had to humor someone who was talking about inbreeding between two Heli manufacturers. Nothing wrong with that. As long as they fly well and save some dough on the side, who cares. At least 65% of your Lepton is still Hirobo parts .
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04-12-2013 04:55 AM  7 years ago
richardf

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I honestly thought it was funny, no harm done.

My sources for Hirobo parts runs far and wide from several continents now.

In the end, that Lepton does fly well, bu I still want to get a Embla.

-Richard
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04-12-2013 08:03 AM  7 years ago
HP_CC

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Can I join your group richardf?

My Freya Evo has Align electronics, blades both main and tail, some screws and fuel line stoppers. I almost went on buying an Align 91 w/ Align 90 muffler for this. If the 2-in-1 was any good I would have used that as well lol

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04-12-2013 09:01 AM  7 years ago
petiteway

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I am Hirobo Fan as well
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04-15-2013 05:24 PM  7 years ago
diamondtai

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In fact, petiteway is a very analytical and serious Hirobo fans. He has shared a lot of his understanding of Hirobo machines' development and minor difference, in detailed description. So a lot of people become fall in love with Hirobo, including me.
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04-15-2013 06:21 PM  7 years ago
richardf

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@petiteway

My partner is heading back to Melbourne to see her mum in May, sadly I will not make this trip.

What city are in?

-Richard
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04-16-2013 09:30 AM  7 years ago
petiteway

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@diamondtai

Thank you for your very kind world, yeah I have fall in love with Hirobo about 20 years ago when I was a kid and saw a Hirobo shuttle plus in the hobby shop, it was always my dream to fly Hirobo helicopters until it comes true, yes, like what Hirobo said, make your dream comes true.

I am so glad there are still lots of people appreciate Hirobo's quality and design, I was a bit concerned about Hirobo's business nowadays so I have started to stock Hirobo parts and kits, I will still be flying Hirobo even they go out of business in the worse case.
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04-16-2013 09:31 AM  7 years ago
petiteway

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@richardf

Mate I am in Melbourne.
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04-20-2013 12:21 PM  7 years ago
Oigal

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that's my coming out :-D
Hi guys,

that's my coming out - I am a real Hirobo fan!! What a pity it is to Hirobo become so quiet. Maybe they coming back again sometime...

In the meanwhile I'm designing my own Eagles ;-) The latest project is to bring back an old dutch fuselage in the air. I found this pictures here at runryder and fell in love with it.


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I met Steven here in the forum and he was able to get this old fuselage. I bought one and a few days later I got a package:
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But the fuselage is to small so no todays mechanic fits. So I decided to create an own mechanic on basis of an Eagle III. The first try was calld 'Eagle MOT' for motor on top:
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This first try was something like a stillbirth. The modified gear set gets broken permanently and the mechanic was still to big to fit the fuselage.

A next try looks much better:
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The mechanic itself has flown good in F3C style. The next days I will put the mechanic to the fuselage. I think it will fly in three to four weeks :-D

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Oigal
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04-20-2013 09:50 PM  7 years ago
dschertz

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Oigal, is the mechanics completely your design and building? If so, that is great. I could only imagine doing something like that.
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04-20-2013 10:07 PM  7 years ago
Oigal

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Well, it's based on an Eagle III. The front portion is from "my" 'Eagle SPI' that I first created with a friend of mine. The todays 'Eagle SPI' has improved only by me.

The shown mechanic is the 'Eagle SPI' with turned tail shaft, so the tail boom moves to a lower position; like the 'Turbulence D3'. The battery case has been omitted; the LiPo resides on both sides.

So, I would say, it's really my own design with the goal to fit the 'Sigma' fuselage :-) The drawings for chassis plates and other necessary parts are done by me. A local milling company build these parts; the chassis plates were done by a good friend from Dutch.

Regards
Oigal
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05-12-2013 06:51 PM  7 years ago
Tomasz KORTE

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During Hirobo Fan Meeting in Hollfeld (Germany) Oigal showed his machine.
I have to admit that this heli looks great and also is flying great. Below please find few photos of his machine.

And the movie showing this bird in flight.

Watch at YouTube

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Regards Tomasz
Hirobo Rulezzz :-)
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05-15-2013 12:35 AM  7 years ago
Hirobozo

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I'm loving this thread! I've always liked Hirobo and a couple of years ago I got a chance to get a kit, the Shuttle of course, and since then I've converted it to SWM and Flybarless using all Hirobo parts. I posted pics around the web but it was hard to get anyone to give a flip. That's why I'm psyched to see this thread talking about how Hirobo needs to step its game up.

I can see that they seem to be working well with the Germans. They've got a new heli under development, the Progress 611, and that is good. Maybe it's always been rocky here since the mess in the '80s that brought the US guy down. I really like the approach of the member here had who said he set up an appointment with the Prez the last time he was in Japan. That's my approach. I've been in the middle of a master distributorship working agreement with a large Chinese company that wanted to make tracks in the US and I know how it CAN work when you get the decision makers in the same frame of mind. It looks like for whatever reason it's not working here right now.

It definitely looks like there is a rocky transition going on but I'm sure it will get smoothed out one way or another.

rcjapan.net is my only friend in the Hirobo world right now! And oh yeah the exchange rate is undergoing some huge improvement right now. It was 100 to 1 last time I looked.

I'm def checking back into this forum frequently! I put some pics in the shuttle section here a few minutes ago. I've got a spreadsheet with all the parts issues if anyone is interested.

Hirobozo (east coast)
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05-24-2013 03:30 PM  7 years ago
Heimypilot

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Hi all fans,

Thomasz, thanks for sharing Oigal's Sigma! Very nice of you to post these pic's and film. I'm the dutch guy who helped Oigal with this Sigma.
Oigal, the Sigma flies great!( and offcoarse it's the pilot who does it!) And the Sigma is fast! Great looking heli and flying. You hav worked your socks off that weekend to get it ready and flyin'. I'm really impressed. Let me know as soon as the paintwork is all ready and done! I'm curious about that.

Well , my life as a heli pilot also started with Hirobo. In the early nineties I got myself a second hand shuttle and flew it more than ten years. Today I own 2 Freya OPIII 's and converted them with Oigal's SPI electric upgrade. Mine are pod and boom at the moment and I am not putting them in a Sigma but I created/scratchbuild my own fuselage after the famous Staysee.

Great flying to you all!

Steven.
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05-27-2013 11:51 AM  7 years ago
dschertz

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What kind of fuel is that, in the 12th picture?
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05-29-2013 06:57 AM  7 years ago
Oigal

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CoolPower
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08-05-2013 10:48 PM  7 years ago
mpafonseca

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Sorry to reopen a dead post, but as a Hirobo Fan I need ask if it is only me or do you also think that after Ennio Grabber winning the World Championship, being a sponsored pilot as their own website states, he deserves at least a facebook post for congratulations and a website update with the news? Not to mention the marketing power of a world class competition result like that....

Am I missing something?

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08-05-2013 10:53 PM  7 years ago
richardf

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He was getting a bunch of warm and heart felt congratulations on Facebook before and after his win!AMA 4628
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08-06-2013 08:50 AM  7 years ago
Heimypilot

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Yes, many posted on mr Graber's facebook site. However I found no remarks about his Championship on the english Hirobo site. That's a real bummer I think...

Steven
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08-06-2013 10:41 AM  7 years ago
fastrc1

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You can forget about the English site. There were only 2 Hirobo machines that flew in the AMA Nationals in the USA. Both machines came in first and second in there respective classes. Neither Hirobo Japan or the Hirobo Dist in the USA has made even minor mention of those accomplishments eother and I know for a fact that they were notified by email and other means. None of those pilots are sponsored by HIROBO. RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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