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Old 05-24-2007, 05:03 PM
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Some one had mentioned in the RC Groups Forum that Corona 120's are now out of production and parts are harder to find, Is This True ??? [X(]

I checked Heli Hobby's stock of Corona parts and most of their corona items are listed as OUT OF STOCK...!

If you know anything post it here, Thanks...[]
Old 05-24-2007, 10:26 PM
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Default RE: Say it aint so........!

I believe that shopatron is still socking corona parts.
Old 05-27-2007, 01:42 PM
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Check out their web site. They are still making parts, but from what I heard at the LHS they are making more on the other venture and only do the LMH parts once and a while. I may give them a call and see what they say.
Old 05-27-2007, 02:19 PM
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Whats the other venture ?
Old 05-28-2007, 08:58 AM
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Military and Homeland security UAV http://litemachines.com/mil/specs.htm

Old 05-29-2007, 07:14 PM
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Hey, why can't they make that fun stuff for us...........! LOL
Old 05-30-2007, 11:57 AM
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I called LMH directly. They are still making and supporting the HELI.

If someone is unable to get parts you can call them directly.
Old 05-31-2007, 09:26 PM
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Thanks for the info, glad to hear that!
Old 09-06-2007, 03:28 PM
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Default RE: Say it aint so........!

Hello,

Looking for new corona kits, I've asked HeliHobby and they answered me that LMH had ceased the corona production in favor of military products.

It's quite sad and I'll have to found out another big sized and robust FP heli...

BTW, I don't understand why the other manufacturers aren't producing corona clones...?

Old 09-06-2007, 07:15 PM
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I feel the same way nio101, but it seems that all these manufactures are interested in making these mini micro Jap junk helicopters. I've stocked lots of parts for my corona 120 so that my heli wil still have many years of service. in fact I just purchased a bunch of spare main rotor blades & lots of other spare parts from shopatron. They finally got them in stock again. However, if for any reason I can't use my corona anymore in the future, I will then buy a larger nitro heli, I really like the FP set-up, but Im not going to get a heli smaller than the corona 120. They are to sensitive to the wind, you need the size and weight of the corona to handle the wind. I've tried those micro helis before. Flying an R/C heli the size of a shoe in my living room is boring......![:@]
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Im sad to read this. I have a 117 that I built as a 4H project a few years back. I haven't flown it much seince I got my CPP but I would still like to get parts for it. What do you recomend to stock up on? I remember breaking the tail case and heard of a few people with stress cracks in their rotors. The only reason I dont fly it much is because of that pesky Norvel.
Old 09-07-2007, 09:46 AM
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nitrohog, I don't have any of the Corona gas models, only the Electric Corona 120, but if you want to stock up on parts I would stock up on Main Rotors, Tail booms, tailrotor gearbox cases and maybe a couple of mainrotor shafts. Lots of the hard plastic parts in the rotor head and drive system usually never crack due to the composite material their made of.
Old 09-10-2007, 10:55 AM
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don't believe what some of the Hobby stores say call LMH directly. Their number is on their web site.
Old 09-12-2007, 07:43 PM
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I second going thru Shopatron for 120 parts. Stock up on as many as you can. I have enough parts to completely build three 120's and have tons of spares for all three. The 120 is a tank and I agree the micro's don't cut it in the wind. Long live the 120!!
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Still flying an LMH 100 I bought in 96. This was the norvel version I converted to electric. Motor is a Himax 3516. Gooped the arleton gyro together and now using Ikarus gyro. Batteries are 4cell, 16 volt li-ion batts from the Makita drills. Main blades are the original short ones. This thing, I call mine Rotorooter, has to be the Ugly stick of helis. Four more 10 min flights today. As said above, to bad somebody wouldn't copy it. This has to be the ultimate trainer heli. Doesn't fly all that well but it's unkillable. Have fun.

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Old 09-26-2007, 09:26 PM
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Has anyone called LMH to see if they are still producing the Corona and/or parts? I was thinking about it, but noticed I can't find any distributors online for it.
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Default RE: Say it aint so........!

I just called minutes ago, and the lady who answered said they do have parts. Unfortunately I need a mainrotor shaft and she said that it was back ordered. Hope this helps
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Be carfull on those new main rotor shafts, I ordered 3 of them months ago and they all arrived new in package more warped and bent than the old shaft that I had......![X(]

Go Figure..........!
Old 09-27-2007, 08:32 PM
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Default RE: Say it aint so........!

Rob at hitechelis.com has a bunch of LMH parts at his shop. they are listed on his website but he does do websales and can get just about anything. give him a call up
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Default RE: Say it aint so........!

Thanks! I have seen a few of these machines up on eBay...I tend not to trust eBay a lot though. I was a bit concerned also that you really don't see Coronas coming up for sale much, tends to mean to me that they are not around very much, though it could also mean that those that buy them, don't want to let them go.

I have seen a lot of comments about problems with the gas version, such as the 116 as it relates to the engine. Does this mean that I should stay away from this model? Does anyone have the gas version and NOT have problems (other than normal engine problems)?

Thanks!
Old 09-28-2007, 08:56 AM
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I haven't had any problems with my model 116 other than my dumb thumbs. The Norvel .061 needs to have alot of rpms to start, I use a 24volt starter I had for rc boats. It usually hovers at little better than half throttle, I dont think I've ever gave it full throttle when its flying. The down side right now is parts and glow plugs. I bought 4 glow plugs locally so I'm set there, I have decided to make a main shaft from drill rod material.
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When I can't straighten them anymore I use 5/32 piano wire. Mainframe is 3/32 aircraft ply with 1/4 square spruce to go lengthwise for stiffeners. Rudder is 3/32 lightply. Runners are made from plastic kitchen cutting board. Wire landing gear is longer and wider for my less than perfect touchdowns Cowl is from a Kyosho EP Concept that never did have enough power to fly. Batts. are 4 cell li-ion 1500 MA from a Makita drill power pack. This poor thing is as hybridized as you can get but keeps on truckin.
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check my add, LHM Corona parts
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Go to your local Hobby Shop and buy 5/32 music wire and make your own.

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