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12-13-2005 06:22 AM  12 years agoPost 1
hiroboman

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Hello,

Who out there is aware of someone who presently has or has had a classic 1980's 1/5.25 Scale Hirobo lama? This is the one with an 83" rotorspan powered by a kawasaki Kt-12, 22cc gas engine.

Having studied several examples of this helicopter, it appears that some variation existed in the design depending on if it was an early production kit or a later production kit.

If you have one or know someone that does, please e-mail me. I'd like to start a world-wide owners list so that we can share information about these classic helicopters, exchange photo's, and possibly start a giant hirobo lama club. It is rumored that only 500 of these were made.

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12-13-2005 12:18 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Hoverup

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Contact Peter Wales here on RR.

Cheers - Boyd
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12-13-2005 01:12 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Peter Wales

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Mine are all the current ones

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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12-13-2005 03:37 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Pelos

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Peter,

All 500 are yours?

Is there a life outside the sim?

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12-13-2005 04:28 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Peter Wales

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I'm working on it. I only have 5 right now

Peter Wales
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12-14-2005 01:54 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Pelos

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You're a lucky man...
By the way, your webs are very interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Some day...

Best Regards.

Is there a life outside the sim?

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01-06-2006 07:21 PM  12 years agoPost 7
heli_headcase

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Count me in...
hiroboman; Todd, is this you?

I own a later generation 5.25 Lama. Still it's an 80's heli with the Kawasaki engine unlike the 1/5 scale Hirobo models that Peter has.

Steve
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So many heli's - too little time...

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01-07-2006 06:42 PM  12 years agoPost 8
hiroboman

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Classic 1/5.25 Scale Hirobo Lama
Hi Steve,

Yup, it's me.

So far I've noted a total of 6 lama's worldwide from prior contacts. No one else has come forward from this inquiry.

Hiroboman

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01-07-2006 07:01 PM  12 years agoPost 9
heli_headcase

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Patience...
OK, maybe it will take time.

Did you read my PM from 12/04/05? It's still waiting for your reply.

BTW, the Kawasaki primers came in a month or so ago. They're almost identical to the primer shown in the Lama engine pictures. They weren't expensive. Cool!

C Ya,
Steve
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HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

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04-03-2017 04:09 AM  12 months agoPost 10
martinhung

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old version big lama
I am luckily collected both versions, which is 1/5 22cc (1979) with number 189 and 1/5 35cc BGX-1(1996).

Also, both are in perfect shape with original manuals too.

I am nobody, but a RC heli freak

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04-08-2017 06:46 AM  12 months agoPost 11
NicheRotors

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Would like to see some pictures of your rare helicopters.

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03-19-2018 02:45 PM  35 days agoPost 12
FlyPR

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Hi,
I'm from France and I have two Hibobo Lama 1/5.25 with Kawasaki KT12 in perfect conditions without cash, one of them come from Dave Nieman's and I have no informations about the other one. These birds are superb and I want to keep them and make they fly again.
Do you know where I can buy blades for them that fit with original rotor head?
It is necessary to put flybarless module?
I plan to restore these chopper and help might be appreciated.
I also listen that only 500 of them were made but it's difficult to find informations. I can share photos and informations if someone is interested.

Best regards
Phil

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03-19-2018 07:33 PM  34 days agoPost 13
NicheRotors

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Please please share your pictures.

Pictures are as rare as these helicopters. You are very lucky.

Yes - only 500 kits made.

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03-20-2018 01:20 AM  34 days agoPost 14
FlyPR

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France

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I scan the original assembly manual from Hirobo with exploded wiews and parts number. Enjoy

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03-21-2018 08:23 AM  33 days agoPost 15
NicheRotors

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Thank you.

Any pictures of the helicopters would also be greatly appreciated.

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03-22-2018 01:09 AM  32 days agoPost 16
FlyPR

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France

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here are the pictures of the beast! I will post more photos later during the restauration

Phil

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03-22-2018 02:23 AM  32 days agoPost 17
R.J.

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Thanks for the photos! That was a helicopter way ahead of its time.

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DAA

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There is one on e-bay UK for sale right now. 2,000 pounds.

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