Quest has released a new airframe this summer with a completely new center section and tail rotor.
- Tail boom is 35mm 100% carbon which eliminates the need for boom supports
- New frame is also 2 sandwiched carbon plates in the areas the most strength is needed
- Tail pulley diameter has been increased for smoother and more grip that the previous belt, making the tail almost impossible to skip even during backwards flight with a fuselage and/or during abrupt pirouette stops
- Stock 220mm shorter main shaft
- 6mm tail output shaft for high RPM and durability
- New Plastic damped blade grip spacers
- New swashplate servo layout
Mr. Dobashi flew the prototype design in the 2017 F3C World Championships in Poland. I was lucky enough to fly Dobashi-san’s helicopter at the WC after the contest was over, as well as when visiting Japan for work later that year and could feel a clear difference in the way the model did aerobatics.
The frame set has a much higher CG and is significantly more rigid than the previous version, making the more aggressive aerobatics feel as if you are flying a 3D machine. Flips are extremely fluid.
As always, Quest helicopters are designed to be used with Futaba gyros and servos. This airframe is specifically taking advantage of the new CGY760R and HPS-HC700 servos in 760us mode.
One of the best places to purchase this kit for international customers: https://www.rcjapan.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=152_158&products_id=29788&zenid=57out7ae2fbdse9ak7i0kt64p2