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Old 03-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is everyones opinion of the caliber 5, are parts pretty easy to get? any major issues?
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it is a pretty good chopper. It dominates my clubs heli population.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Flies great, goes together easily. Only downside I know is that spares are a little expensive compared to "lesser quality heli's".
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I do not have a flying club and this is my first heli, but other than the abuse I give it learning to fly, it seems to be a good machine. The parts do not seem that expensive, however I order them on line. The wait is harder for me than the impact on my wallet.
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I love it..I have done some mods and for the past 4 or 5 days have been really flying it hard..No complaints yet...I like it more than the Raptor 50`s I was flying...
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm on my second caliber-5 and I am very happy with it. The C-5 is more stable than my caliber-30s in strong wind and has more power than my concept-60 sr2's.

I'd be very interested in any mods that folks have found to be helpful for the C-5.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2 recent changes I made to it..I changed the plastic slide coller to an aluminum one..There is alot of slop in it with the plastic one..None now..The one in the head..I also put a 15 tooth pinion gear in it.Stock is a 14..Doing this change will get the head speed up a bit.The stock gear wont get the speed I need..It does now..I have about 4 gallons of fuel through mine now,no worn parts or broken parts and she gets flown hard.Great heli..
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.littlerotors.com he did a pretty indepth review.

Laurens, just cuz the parts are cheaper doesn't mean the heli quality is less
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well you need a file if your building a raptor but other than that its just as good as a Caliber :wink:
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I like the belt drive, I've heard they are smooth and quiet. I'm supposed to be getting one but it hasnt shown up yet.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have 2 of them, they fly on rails, there is something about the flyign characteristics of the caliber5, it seems a combination of sport flying when you want to, and can kee up with anything you through at it in 3D. Very solid ship.
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