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10-24-2004 05:28 AM  13 years agoPost 1
darealgodfather

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I know this is the place for experts and expert opinions about heli's. While I love flying my heli I am also a plane pilot and I have this thing for flying the old birds. I came across this older heli very cheap and I am thinking of taking this old girl up at some point. I realize that I will have a helluva time finding parts put I am lucky that I have a friend with a machine shop. I have stumped a friend of mine whom I thought was the heli guru! The person I got this from said there was a OS 50SX in it and he thought it was a schluter. But someone please be a better guru than John!!!....lol...but he will always be my Jedi Master Pilot!!

Let's see if I can get some pics up here.




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10-24-2004 06:20 AM  13 years agoPost 2
TMoore

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It looks like an early Graupner Bell 212. Good luck getting parts. Even machine shop facilities won't be a lot of help.

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10-24-2004 10:46 AM  13 years agoPost 3
modtron

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It's certainly not an early Bell 212. It's a very early Japanesse Hughes 300, with a Graupner style rotor head. circa 1975-80. You will really have a chalenge with that one, but time and patience will get it flying again.

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10-24-2004 06:25 PM  13 years agoPost 4
darealgodfather

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so

so are we all agreeing that it is s Graupner mechanics? Is that what I should be looking for in parts, is Graupner?

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10-24-2004 07:54 PM  13 years agoPost 5
modtron

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Definately NOT Graupner. I seam to remember it as being very early KKK.

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10-24-2004 11:34 PM  13 years agoPost 6
darealgodfather

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news to me

I didn't know the Klan made heli's....lol

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10-24-2004 11:56 PM  13 years agoPost 7
arrio

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KKK would be Kiko Kobo ? They produced a few scale heli's as I recall. Some very nice gas powerd ones too. The rotor head "looks" like a Graupner unit but is different. The rest of the heli is definately not Graupner. My thought are it could a Kiko Kobo heli too. Also to a lesser degree, possibly Hirobo, as they produced scale heli's early on as well.

(edit) The OS50SX doesn't fit with the era of the heli. I think the motor may have been an OS Max 50 which I think they made earlier. Otherwise, the OS50SX would have to have been installed much later after the kit produced, as the heli design is definatly dated around the 70's-80's

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10-26-2004 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 8
darealgodfather

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shameless

bump

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11-26-2004 02:41 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Pancho

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Looks like Dubro Tri Star to me

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11-26-2004 05:08 AM  12 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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Correction -- KKK would be Kobe Kiko,. I recall they made a Robinson R22.


Can't help you on the heli other than to say it's NOT anything Schluter.

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11-26-2004 05:14 AM  12 years agoPost 11
dkshema

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Scroll down a few posts to here:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t34096p1/

Your rotor head looks similar to the Kobe Kiko Hughes 300 in that thread.

Dave

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12-18-2004 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 12
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Most definitely NOT a DuBro Tristar.

There, their and they're. It's really that simple.

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03-22-2005 05:56 PM  12 years agoPost 13
RAK402

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Alhambra, CA

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I had one of these (I used to work for the U.S. importer). It is a Kobe Kikko Hughes 300. These flew well, but the arms on the blade holders and the main frames were very soft. They also needed to be set up on a high point balancer and the blades needed to be tightened enough so that they could not swing or the vibration was spectacular.

We used to refer to them as the "Incredible Shaking Polywog". Probably not a fair statement, as there were some who got them to run very smoothly.

There was a gasoline version which, while using many of the same parts, seemed to be a much better machine.

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04-07-2005 08:51 AM  12 years agoPost 14
human213

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What it is

That, is what is known as a WPOS.

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