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Old 05-18-2009, 02:21 PM
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Default RE: Hirobo SRB Quark Forum: Photos Q&A

I sent Hirobo another email earlier, but have not heard back yet.
Old 05-18-2009, 03:50 PM
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I'd be curious to know what they tell you.
Old 05-19-2009, 08:29 AM
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Default RE: Hirobo SRB Quark Forum: Photos Q&A

The response I got back this morning from Hirobo was:
"As we said before, we have no such plan"
Old 05-19-2009, 09:49 AM
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Well, at least you can be pretty confident you won't buy something that is shortly thereafter replaced by something better.

Good luck.

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Well, at least you can be comfortable knowing your situation if you decide to buy one.



Good luck.  I think you'll really like a Quark if you go forward with a purchase.

Old 05-19-2009, 02:04 PM
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Well, at least you can be pretty confident you won't buy something that is shortly thereafter replaced by something better.

Good luck.

Things like that always seem to happen to me.

Old 05-19-2009, 02:06 PM
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Well, at least you can be comfortable knowing your situation if you decide to buy one.



Good luck. I think you'll really like a Quark if you go forward with a purchase.

Isuppose Ican live with the long antenna. It doesn't seem to bother most people. And like you said I think the performance of the Quark will make up for it.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:45 PM
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 I think the Quark's good qualities offset its shortcomings pretty well.
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Just be careful not to break / bend the long antenna. Being careful shouldn't be that hard since you will be in "careful mode" anyway when handling the helicopter. I broke a long antenna off one of my other heli controllers. I much prefer the 2.4, but oh well, I'm having a blast with my Quark.
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Default RE: Hirobo SRB Quark Forum: Photos Q&A

I think Iwill order one next week.
Old 05-20-2009, 02:31 PM
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Good for you!  I think you'll be very happy with it.
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Maybe a stupid question, but how do you guys hold your Tx when flying the Quark? Antenna pointing towards the sky (up) or towards the ground (down) or somewhere in the middle?

I only ask because I've noticed better range and less heli flakiness if I point the Tx antenna down towards the ground when flying. I've been practicing with the heli and on the sim with the Tx antenna pointing up, so this way feels a bit strange, but I guess I'll get used to it if in fact that's what it takes to get some reliable range out of this FM radio.

Otherwise, if I point it up, I only get about 30 feet of reliable range with the heli. Outside 30 feet the throttle locks, rudder locks, etc. - occasionally, though.

-John

(Tx antenna extended fully, Rx antenna wire hanging straight down - not wrapped, fresh batteries - tried both alkaline and NiMH, not pointing Tx antenna at heli, etc.)
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30 feet seems like pretty short range to me, but I guess I only fly up to probably 30 to 40 feet away - when I think about it.  I suppose my antenna is about midway between horizontal and vertical (pointing up).
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Thanks TTMT. I'm going to try some other Tx's today - a fellow forum member in my area has offered to do some testing today, very kind of him.

But, I flew the Quark about 150-200 feet from me yesterday, all while keeping the Tx antenna pointing horiz or down.

-John

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Wow, that must have been hard to see, particularly if you're flying the factory white version.

I think eventually putting a yellow canopy on mine might be a good idea.  I painted a white Mini Titan fuselage using Tamyia paint intended for painting from the inside of a clear body.  It came-out well with a decent sheen, and it has proven to be durable, even though it's on the outside.

Another option is Krylon paint for plastics.  That's what I'll use next time around.

Good luck with the testing.
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Yea, it was a bit hard to see - to the point of making me uncomfortable. Luckily it was moving fast away from me, so I knew it's direction. Had it been in a hover for a few seconds Iprobably would have lost it.

Mine's still white, but with a different color scheme - somebody else painted their's yellow and I thought it looked very nice.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:21 AM
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Looks good. Mine's still white too, with the standard decals.

By the way, I've had at least one incident with my Quark where the control signal seemed be be lost and it went down on my lawn.  I'd guess it was spurious interference.

I sure wish we didn't have to have that antenna wire hanging down, but that would be my only gripe about the Quark (that and the fact that it's FM and not 2.4).

I've really enjoyed mine.
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I sure wish we didn't haveto have that antenna wire hanging down, but that would be my only gripe about the Quark (that and the fact that it's FM and not 2.4).

I've really enjoyed mine.
Is it possible to wrap the antenna wire around the tail boom like this and still have the same range, or do you lose range setting it up like that?


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Good question.  I've seen other models with the antenna wire spooled around the support legs for one skid.  I had an EF Sabre from Hobby People that was assembled that way from the factory.

I don't know a definitive answer, but the Sabre seemed to get along fine that way.  On the other hand, I think I recall reading in the Quark manual that the antenna should extend down from the heli - maybe because it's a little short in length.

I suppose you could carefully test the range by asking someone to hold the heli while you stand farther-and-farther away and move the controls (excluding the throttle).

I think it looks better your way the way your wrapped it.  I think I'll try it too.
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You lose range like crazy. The only way to have full function is the full, ugly dangle.
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Thanks for the input.  That's a shame, but it isn't too surprising given the short length of the antenna.
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Tx testing ... Tried a JR7202 with the same results - twitching after around 30 feet or so. Appears the Tx is not the cause. Wonder if unwrapping the Rx antenna wire and letting it dangle full length will improve receive signal strength ...

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Pretty sure it will.
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Tx testing ... Tried a JR7202 with the same results - twitching after around 30 feet or so. Appears the Tx is not the cause. Wonder if unwrapping the Rx antenna wire and letting it dangle full length will improve receive signal strength ...

-John

Just flew two packs outside with the Rx dangling full length (25"). It didn't seem to do any worse than wrapped & 12" dangle (default). Still had to point the Tx antenna down for best range (reliable, that is).

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Default RE: Hirobo SRB Quark Forum: Photos Q&A

More conflicting info from my Hirobo dealer today.

Ireceived an email stating that a 2.4Ghz CP heli will be available this fall from Hirobo, yet Hirobo claims nothing is planned.

Isuppose that could just be a marketing reason keeping things hush-hush, to sell more FMQuarks before a new 2.4 version is released?

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