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Old 01-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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First let me say that I LOVE my new Embla FBL. I was stunned how well it flew the first time and the quality of the kit is top notch.

The one thing I dont like is the apparent lack of parts availability. Even MRC says they are waiting for parts from Hirobo with an ETA of 3-4 weeks

I was doing some bench tweaking (failsafes) and removed the set screw from the pinion gear so I could apply some power and then kill the radio to make sure everything spooled down without having to worry about the blades. Sadly, I should have completely removed the pinion as it somehow caught on the engine shaft (heat expansion?) and proceeded to quickly melt a few teeth on my main gear as I was holding the Embla by the rotor head....

So now I'm in need of a main gear and nobody has any parts. Thankfully I haven't had a crash yet and needed LOTS of parts!

The main gear looks identical to Thunder Tiger e325 main gear, so I ordered it since parts looks to be quite a ways off..

Anyway... kind of a bummer trumpet..

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Hi,is the main gear not the same as the Mini Titan,yours,Marty.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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Hi,is the main gear not the same as the Mini Titan,yours,Marty.
I think it is, as they look identical. I ordered one yesterday, so here's crossing my fingers..
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yep, it's the same. Yay!

Still waiting on anyone in the US to have parts.. Seems crazy to me to have a kit available in Oct/Nov but no parts available until March/April...
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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We got our parts three weeks ago. Bounced my embla, not sure if was me dumb thumbing it or a servo failure. These little birds are tough. Broken landing gear and dead servo was all I had to replace.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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MRC now has parts in stock in the US.

YAY!
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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They have a horrible website, got a link?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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They have a horrible website, got a link?
Sadly, they dont categorize by model.. Just search for the part number minus the dash.

ie:0304-147 becomes 0304147

All the Embla parts start with EB.

http://www.modelrectifier.com/search...w.asp?ID=12667
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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HeliProShop has all Embla parts in stock.
It's quite easy to find part sine the site is well orgainized
http://www.heliproshop.com/heli-parts.html?cat=117
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #10
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Holy cr@p! $32 for the tail pitch plate?!? Same piece is $9 on my MiniProtos..

http://www.modelrec.com/search/produ...w.asp?ID=12667


And nobody has one to make things worse. It may be time to say goodbye to the Embla.....
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:14 AM   #11
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The Embla was a joint venture with Thunder Tiger so the pitch slider from the mini Titan might be the same. If not try RCJapan.net. The slider is $17 there.

You are finding out what a lot of people are, Hirobo is slowly fading from the US market. I have a Lepton which came out in 2006 and those parts are almost non-existant here. Parts for the SDX and Freya are also hard to come by in the US. So I will be getting my parts from RCJapan from now on.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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I've made the hard decision and listed it for sale here:
http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=511095
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