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Old 08-05-2006, 09:29 PM
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I'm not sure if you guys know but there is a new Caliber 3 coming out. [link=http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/products/helicopters/caliber/caliber30/caliber3/caliber3-j.html]Here is a link to the site with it on.[/link] Sorry it is only in japanese. It isn't on the english part of the site yet. Some features I know about are most of the wires are internal (excpet I think for the gyro) and the paddles (can't remember what you call them anymore) are a new design. The servo's are kept in a compartment at the front that is protected if/when you crash. The gyro is still out side. It's slightly shorter (both height and length) and lighter.
Specs:
Length: 1,105mm
Width: 220mm
Height: 408mm
Weight: 2,850g
Main Rotor Diameter: 1,230mm
Gear Ratio: 9.6 : 1 : 5

If you already know this well then.............................................. ............




Old 08-06-2006, 08:30 AM
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

I kinda like it, wounder what its going to cost in US dollars tho.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

It looks really good!!

I would take a guess that the kit would cost +/- $250 because the caliber 5 is $299.

Might be a good investment if thats the case
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

In NZ dollars the guy who is selling them is aiming for $1300 for everything (transmitter, reciever, gyro's, stater kit, etc)
Old 08-06-2006, 02:29 PM
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That comes to about US$813.

Its not a bad price, did he say what brand of equipment, engine etc??
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

Yes. He deals in all Japanese. The TX was a Fubata. Not sure what the engine and servos etc are. Probably a Japanese brand. I don't think he ships overseas though.
Old 08-07-2006, 04:21 AM
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I'll have to find out how much it is here, my hobby shop should get one soon. I'm not too sure whether it might be a better deal to get the caliber 5...anyway my 90SE comes 1st!!

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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

Here are some more pictures.




And a link or two...
[link=http://llombard.club.fr/images/caliber3/caliber3.html]Caliber 3 Page 1[/link]
[link=http://llombard.club.fr/images/cali3/cali3.html]Caliber 3 Page 2[/link]


EDIT:
I have fixed the second link. The first link gives pics of parts of the Caliber 3 and the second link gives pictures of the whole heli.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

New site and translated version too...

untranslated
http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/r...duct_id=100350
translated by google (not very good. sounds funny. but you can sort of get the jist of it...)
http://translate.google.com/translat...26as_qdr%3Dall
Kit price about USD$360.6543 as of 4 september 2006
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Hi Kevinator,
Thanks for the PM.
Thats a very good price, I am definitely tempted

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Yes. I have been drawn in and am definately buying it. The USD$360 kit comes with an OS MAX32SX-H RING engine.
Old 09-06-2006, 12:56 AM
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Kevinator9

That sounds a very good price for NZ. What radio comes with the package. What starter gear.

NZ is normally quite pricey, but thats a much better price than I paid for everything here in Asia.

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The kit comes with the OS MAX32SX-H RING engine. Apart from that and the kit you have to separately buy the radio, reciever, servos, gyro and starting gear. Are you located in NZ? You're location tag is a bit confusing. If in Auckland I can give you contacts of a guy who is getting some or already has them. He also includes the radio, reciever, servo's, gyro and starting gear. He is aiming for NZD$1300 for it all. The Kit plus the engine itself is aproxx NZD$600 so it may be towards NZD$1500. Not sure yet.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

In some of the pictures the heli is shown with plastic linkages i hope that was just for the pictures tho. one other pic shows the heli with metal linkage.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

On the official kyosho site it shows with metal linkages.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

Also check out the [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/newproduct.cfm?product_id=1264]Caliber 3 Review[/link] thing.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...


Kevinator9

That doesnt sound too bad for NZ.

Interesting to see how it compares to the caliber 30.

Im from NZ, living in asia now. Do get to NZ occasionally though.

Thanks for the contact, but happy with the caliber 30 for now.

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Try comparing them here...
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/detail.html%3Fproduct_id%3D100350&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=8&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D3%2Bsite:http://www.kyosho.com/jpn%26hl%3Den%...%3Dall]Caliber 3[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/detail.html%3Fproduct_id%3D100350&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=8&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D3%2Bsite:http://www.kyosho.com/jpn%26hl%3Den%...%3Dall]Caliber 30[/link]
If you can't understand well...
Can anyone read Japanese on their pc ad translate?
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Have spent ages searching google[sm=what_smile.gif]. Have come up with this.

[link=http://shop.pigs-airlines.be/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=58970&osCsid=3f7074a65c05]Buy the Caliber 3 at Pigs Airlines (French).[/link]

[link=http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/fun/magazine/pdf/rcaw0610.pdf#search=%22kyosho%20caliber%203%22]A magazine cover with the Caliber 3 on it.[/link]

[link=http://www.modellbau-club.de/modellbauclub52.html]A review/preview (I Think) of the Caliber 3 (German).[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.modellbau-club.de/modellbauclub52.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=6&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkyosho%2Bcaliber%2B3%26start%3D70%26h l%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm3]Google Translation of a review/preview (I Think) of the Caliber 3.[/link]

[link=http://www.prop.at/neues/kyosho.html]A review/preview (I Think) of the Caliber 3 (German)(It's different than the one above).[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.prop.at/neues/kyosho.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=9&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkyosho%2Bcaliber%2B3%26start%3D80%26h l%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm3]Google Translation of a review/preview (I think) of the Caliber 3.[/link]

[link=http://www.france-helico.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13473]Page 1 of a forum thread on the Caliber 3 (French).[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.france-helico.com/modules.php%3Fname%3DForums%26file%3Dviewtopic%26t %3D13473&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=8&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkyosho%2Bcaliber%2B3%26start%3D80%26h l%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm3]Google translation of page 1 of the forum thread on the Caliber 3.[/link][link=http://www.france-helico.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13473&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15]
Page 2 of a forum thread on the Caliber 3 (French).[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.france-helico.com/modules.php%3Fname%3DForums%26file%3Dviewtopic%26t %3D13473&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=8&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkyosho%2Bcaliber%2B3%26start%3D80%26h l%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm3]Google translation of page 2 of the forum thread on the Caliber 3.[/link]

[link=http://kyosho-dl2.dyndns.org/tmp/53365281.pdf]Another magazine. All of it. Caliber 3 is on Page 1, 9 and 14 (German).[/link]

That was a lot of work. Hope it helps get more info!
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Some more links!

[link=http://www.heli.waldorf.pl/viewtopic.php?p=7512]A forum thread on the caliber 3 (???).[/link]

[link=http://cgi.ebay.de/Kyosho-Caliber-3-vormontiert-GX36-TT-Raptor-Graupner_W0QQitemZ160033984489QQihZ006QQcategoryZ1 9164QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]German Ebay selling Caliber 3 (German).[/link]
[link=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://modellbau.search.ebay.de/kyosho_RC-Modellbau_W0QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQloglZ0QQsacatZ9153&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkyosho%2Bcaliber%2B3%26start%3D380%26 hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm3]Google translation of german Ebay selling Caliber 3 (German).[/link]

[link=http://www.modelbouwbloemendaal.nl/N_frame.html?http://www.modelbouwbloemendaal.nl/N_grp_8_8-1.php]Buy the Caliber 3 (German)[/link]
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

It's official. Leiseuretime Developments have now got the Caliber 3 in stock! I may go round there in a few days/weeks and get some pics.
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

USD$360 kit comes with an OS MAX32SX-H RING engine.(this price is pretty expensive)

Latest price from singapore with kit and kyosho 37 engine only for SGD370/USD220
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That's not bad!
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Default RE: New Caliber 3...

Are caliber 3 parts in? I'm interseted in a Caliber 3 canopy for my Caliber 30. Could anybody with access with it buy one and send it to me in the US? I'll pay for the canopy, shipping, and extra money for your troubles.
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Parts are stocked here in NZ now. I am very sorry though I wouldn't be able to do that... sorry.

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