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Key Features

  • Dual stage main gear
  • CNC machined aluminum head block
  • Push-pull control on all cyclic servos
  • Forward mount engine
  • 120 or 140 CCPM control system
  • Prepainted fiberglass canopy
  • Accepts 600–620mm blades
  • High tilt flybar
  • Governor mount and pre-drilled clutch for governor magnets
  • Breakaway body mounts
  • High efficiency two-piece fan housing
  • Hi-cyclic head for extreme cyclic response
  • Driven tail with free-floating aluminum shaft
  • Robust clutch, drivetrain from Vibe 90
  • Easily removed, vibration-isolated tank
  • Weight adjustable flybar paddle design
  • Dual yoke T/R actuator
  • FRP canopy with decals

Overview

JR’s Vibe .50 was designed to provide outrageous 3D flight, but in a smaller, more affordable package.

“The Vibe 50 flies light and responsive” says John Adams. “With the stock paddles, the flip rate is crazy – so fast, that for the first time, I might dial it down a bit. And yet the hover is rock solid.”

Everything about the Vibe .50 screams performance. The sleek, narrow profile reduces drag for smoother, faster backward flight. A dual-stacked frame, similar to the 90 model, creates an exceptionally rigid structure vital for mind-bending maneuvers. Fact is, many of the drivetrain parts are directly from the Vibe 90, resulting in an incredibly strong 50 model. The 120/140 CCPM, so vital to precise handling, has been faithfully reproduced to assure flying qualities that will be a superb combination of precision and pizzazz. And the engine gear ratio is optimized to allow the YS/OS engines to develop great horsepower.

While the new Vibe may be the most potent JR 50 heli ever, JR’s legendary quality and ease of operation make your Vibe a joy to build and service. Modular construction and careful engineering make the Vibe perfect for active 3D fliers. The engine drops out in a couple of minutes. Ditto for tank and tail rotor systems. As Horizon’s John Adams puts it, “The Vibe 50’s awesome to work on.”

The more you look into the Vibe, the more you’re going to want one.

Completion Level: Kit
Control System: CCPM 120 or 140
Gross Weight: 7.8–8.25 lb (3538–3742 g)
Main Gear Ratio: 8.7:1:4.7
Main Rotor Diameter: 52.8 in (1341mm)
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Rotor Blade Length: 600–620mm
Rotor Type: Collective Pitch Single Rotor
Size/Scale: 50
Tail Rotor Diameter: 10.4 in (264mm)

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Warranty Period:

What this Warranty Covers
Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the "Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.

Limited Warranty:

What is Not Covered:
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, or (v) Products not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer.

OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ABOVE, HORIZON MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.

Purchaser’s Remedy:
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

Limitation of Liability:
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of the Product, purchaser is advised to return the Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.

Law:
These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.


WARRANTY SERVICES

Questions, Assistance, and Services:
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please fill out our inquiry form, or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative. You may also find information on our website at www.horizonhobby.com.  

Inspection or Services:
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at http://www.horizonhobby.com under the Support tab. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.

NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.

Warranty Requirements:
For Warranty consideration, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions have been met, your Product will be serviced or replaced free of charge. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.

Non-Warranty Service:
Should your service not be covered by warranty service will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for service you are agreeing to payment of the service without notification. Service estimates are available upon request. You must include this request with your item submitted for service. Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you will be billed for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website http://www.horizonhobby.com/Service/Request.



United States:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822

All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822


Please call 877-504-0233 or fill out our inquiry form with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

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Technical questions about this product should be directed to Horizon Hobby's Product Support Department:

Horizon Hobby, Inc.
ATTN: Product Support

4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, IL 61822


To place a Horizon Hobby Support Inquiry please visit our Inquiry Form Support Phone:(877) 504-0233
Fax:(217) 355-1552

Sales Support

If you would like to purchase this product, please go to the Store Locator or contact the Horizon Hobby Consumer Sales Department:

Horizon Hobby, Inc.
ATTN: Consumer Sales

4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, IL 61822
Email: Sales Phone:(800) 338-4639
Fax:(217) 355-1552