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11-23-2019 09:25 PM  8 months ago
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SkySurfer

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Roban fuselages
Hello Guys,
Could you tell me what the word on the street is with Roban? I’m looking for something a little easier this time than going with another Vario.
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12-01-2019 05:41 PM  8 months ago
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Motion RC now carries Roban and is ramping up their stock, I recently got a 600 size UH-72 Lakota (EC-145). Very nice kit, well packaged and went together well using the recommend Trex 600E mechanics.
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12-01-2019 07:09 PM  8 months ago
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Yeah I talked to Motion rc. It looks like they got a big shipment of parts coming in, in about 2 months. The kit looks great. The manual is a joke. But with some common sense it’s pretty easy to understand. I got a newer version, so lots of the old issues have been addressed.
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12-01-2019 10:01 PM  8 months ago
Jerry K

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But how do they fly? I am looking at one of the large scale helis with the Roban mechanics but have never heard anyone talk about the mechanical attributes or flying characteristics.
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12-01-2019 10:08 PM  8 months ago
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The mechanics are excellent and they fly great when setup correctly

Here's a link to the basic build thread on my Lakota.
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12-02-2019 01:57 AM  8 months ago
Jerry K

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Thank you for the reply. I visited your thread and surfed around a little. It was the Airwolf that I was considering.

BTW we could be neighbors in the near future. That is an area that we have been planning to move to in about a year.
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12-02-2019 02:45 AM  8 months ago
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That's great Jerry, checkout our flying group Tirediron Aviation.
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12-03-2019 03:07 AM  8 months ago
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I’m still in the building stage for the ec135. The only issues were I had to shim the mechanics with a couple bolts to align the Fenestron. And the gearing on its pretty tight, and I can’t get the head screws out, dam Chinese lock tight. I’m not sure if its going to auto good because of that. But I don’t practice autos with big scale helis anyways.
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12-10-2019 11:19 PM  8 months ago
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Here's my review of the HH-60 Jayhawk. This is just my experience, YMMV

The review has been truncated

""""My Statements are not critical of MotionRC

Because a kit is labelled, “expert builder“ doesn’t extrapolate to getting a pass on an outdated, horribly written assembly manual that appears to be a copy from a copy from a copy with a mix match of pictures from clearly different models.

Even the online assembly manual is suspect in its clarity. This is not what one should expect from a $1800+ kit.

Second, some of the hardware sent is wrong.

If you have never built or can not assemble a boom and Pod Heli, you should steer way clear of this model. I suspect all Roban’s kits have this lack of detail in the instructions using “expert assembly“ as an excuse.

Am I being over critical? Let's see.

1. Wrong hardware sent to mount front struts(landing gear) to airframe.
2. Nav lights positions (sides) in manual are wrong.
3. Motor mount block not updated
4. Ball links sent with the kit are way to sloppy to use on a 5mm ball. So I have to search for that and purchase.
5. "pre-assembled" tail rotor output shaft bevel gear needed shimmed.(it appeared a poor attempt was made)

At this point, the only thing I'm willing to say positive is the packaging is excellent."""
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12-11-2019 12:54 AM  8 months ago
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Only issue I have with Roban is that most all there fuselages are painted. Please allow the modeler to acquire ships in primer or white or anything as long as it’s not painted. Not all of us want painted ships. RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
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12-11-2019 03:39 AM  8 months ago
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I’m crapping my pants. Some guy on another forum said his Ec 135 went through 3 fennerston fans and it still doesn’t fly. If that happens to me, I’ll figure out a way to convert it to a Vario fenny, I hope
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12-12-2019 03:10 PM  7 months ago
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I sure hope things are a little better on these newer fuselages from Roban, I just got the 600 size 212 fuselage, seems to be good hardware with it except for the manual, of course we all know those are bad, and I have the 800 AH-6 that I bought used, looks to be good so far, only spooled it up on the bench, no blades of course, gears sound normal, sure hope it flies good with no issues, this FBL stuff is a little different for me and the Kontronk 160 isn't as easy as my Hacker or CC ESC to program, but I will get it flying one of these days, I was going to purchase the 800 Huey but I might just hold off and see how these two fly first.D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....
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