Vario KOBOLD opinions?

Vario KOBOLD opinions?

Post by gyam » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Aloha Everyone,

                  Are there any opinions out there regarding the Vario
Kobold w/Rossi engine set.        It's a little cheaper than most of the
other Vario models, but I already have a Sky Fox 4-stroke and I'm very happy
with the design and performance.

Thank you,

Greg

 
 
 

Vario KOBOLD opinions?

Post by Guillaume Hasto » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I've owned a Kobold for a few years. I don't like the tail system , i think
it's weak. But i've tuned two Skyfox Acrobatics lately and they look +
behave very well. I'd go for this one if i were you ;-)

Cheers,

Guillaume

Quote:

> Aloha Everyone,

>                   Are there any opinions out there regarding the Vario
> Kobold w/Rossi engine set.        It's a little cheaper than most of the
> other Vario models, but I already have a Sky Fox 4-stroke and I'm very
happy
> with the design and performance.

> Thank you,

> Greg


 
 
 

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Post by gyam » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I own a Sky Fox 4stroke now and was wondering what you mean by "I don't like
the tail system"?

Thanks,

Greg

Quote:

> I've owned a Kobold for a few years. I don't like the tail system , i think
> it's weak. But i've tuned two Skyfox Acrobatics lately and they look +
> behave very well. I'd go for this one if i were you ;-)

> Cheers,

> Guillaume


> > Aloha Everyone,

> >                   Are there any opinions out there regarding the Vario
> > Kobold w/Rossi engine set.        It's a little cheaper than most of the
> > other Vario models, but I already have a Sky Fox 4-stroke and I'm very
> happy
> > with the design and performance.

> > Thank you,

> > Greg

 
 
 

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Post by Guillaume Hasto » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> I own a Sky Fox 4stroke now and was wondering what you mean by "I don't
like
> the tail system"?

I've had gears slip many times + wire drive is worse than tube drive ..

Guillaume

 
 
 

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Post by vari » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


The gears in the gearbox are the same whether its a wire drive or tube
drive. Sounds like the gear mesh was not set right. That has nothing to do
with it being a wire driven tail
Joe

Quote:

> > I own a Sky Fox 4stroke now and was wondering what you mean by "I don't
> like
> > the tail system"?

> I've had gears slip many times + wire drive is worse than tube drive ..

> Guillaume

 
 
 

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Post by MArmitstea » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> The gears in the gearbox are the same whether its a wire drive or tube
> drive. Sounds like the gear mesh was not set right. That has nothing to do
> with it being a wire driven tail
> Joe

Joe,

I don't think that's what he means,a wire drive tail loads and unloads
to a higher degree (during pirouhette starts and stops) than a tube
drive due to the  twisting force that is lost and then regained in the
wire.The  term for it is torsional windup

Knowing the sort of flying that Guillaume does ,if a heli has an
inherent  weak tail drive i'm sure his flying would find it :-)

Quote:


> > > I own a Sky Fox 4stroke now and was wondering what you mean by "I don't
> > like
> > > the tail system"?

> > I've had gears slip many times + wire drive is worse than tube drive ..

> > Guillaume

 
 
 

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Post by Guillaume Hasto » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> I don't think that's what he means,a wire drive tail loads and unloads
> to a higher degree

Reading your posts save me some writing Martin: It's exactly what i was
going to say... ;-)
In addition , there was something to that tail gear box of the Kobold that
wouldn't keep the mesh constant... (Btw Vario man : i like Vario helis a lot
, especially the great amount of nice fuselages they have :-)

Bye

Guillaume

 
 
 

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Post by Htin Aun » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Aloha Everyone,

>                   Are there any opinions out there regarding the Vario
> Kobold w/Rossi engine set.        It's a little cheaper than most of the
> other Vario models, but I already have a Sky Fox 4-stroke and I'm very
happy
> with the design and performance.

> Thank you,

> Greg

> Indeed, Vario Kobold is a very good machine to learn to fly. Very cost

effective way of entering to our hobby. Although it is an entry level, the
specifications are very high. I have both Sky fox and Kobold. BASIC AIR
FRAME, GEAR  RATIO etc.  are same. The only difference is in CLUTCH BELL, I
have to upgrade to the metal one which comes as a standard in Sky Fox. For
Rossi 65 you will certainly need a metal upgrade one. I am very happy with
both Varios. I'm pleased that Vario is keeping the price down for an entry
level .Well done  VARIO. If you need further information you can contact my

 
 
 

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Post by Roger Sturtevan » Tue, 11 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Are there any glow heli setups (beginner variety) that are especially quiet?
I'm also considering the Eco, but would be interested in a glow heli if it
is quiet enough to fly in my back field without torqueing off the
neighhbors.
 
 
 

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Post by Harald Pesche » Tue, 11 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hi all,
there is a Website since December for Vario Helicopters the link is:

 http://www.vario-helicopter.de/

but it is only in German sorry.

the English site is

http://www.variousa.net

 
 
 

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Post by R.Hodgso » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00


They are quieter than a lawnmower or weed eater when you use a good muffler.
On my heli the blades make more noise than the engine.  Chances are that the
neighbors will want to watch. I used my SRX as a snowblower to clear a light
snowfall from my sidewalk a couple of weeks ago. There were cars stopping to
watch and the cops came along and told me to stop, so I took it into the
back yard.

My neighbors love to watch me fly. You could ask the neighbors if they would
mind you flying in the yard.


Quote:
> Are there any glow heli setups (beginner variety) that are especially
quiet?
> I'm also considering the Eco, but would be interested in a glow heli if it
> is quiet enough to fly in my back field without torqueing off the
> neighhbors.