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11-27-2007 05:46 AM  9 years agoPost 1
The_Dave

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Was milling around in the attic the other day and I cam across my old bent frame Xcell 60...I have decided that she must fly again, wood servo tray and all.

This is classic old school, wood tray, juice bottle tank, Hatori horseshoe pipe, Webra long stroke engine, no push pull anything, rubber dampened delta 3 tail hub, GY501 gyro, and Classic two piece canopy complete with vintage graphics. This WAS the machine back in the day, and she is going to fly again...I need a few parts but I bet I have them laying around in a box somewhere. I bet it flys just as good as it ever has....

A few pic's....

Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.

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11-27-2007 07:58 AM  9 years agoPost 2
madgadget

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call me !

next time U go milling around the attic. I wouldn't want u 2 get lost or fall on something special like a footaba 153 dual rate bronze wheel gyro lol

Come to think of it I might have an old GMP in the basement.
Seriously, get it flying and enjoy the your Fury's daddy. l8tr
Mike

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11-27-2007 08:12 AM  9 years agoPost 3
nitro fun

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that dry LV weather keeps it looking good like it is fresh out of the box.

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11-27-2007 09:29 AM  9 years agoPost 4
madgadget

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rub it in,,,

It's only rained here for the last 3 days and about 34* F average.
thanx for not rubbing it in Nitro.. You staying out of the mud over there on the left side?
btw what's in your attic?

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11-27-2007 05:38 PM  9 years agoPost 5
The_Dave

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I have a box full of old flyweight rate gyros....they can stay in the box!

Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.

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11-27-2007 06:16 PM  9 years agoPost 6
rstacy

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I always liked that canopy.
I have a new one at home. It is sitting next to my 153BB gyro

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11-28-2007 06:05 AM  9 years agoPost 7
madgadget

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New FF event

Identify old hardware / airframes / etc. Who out there has an old Kraft or GMP gyro?

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11-28-2007 06:21 PM  9 years agoPost 8
The_Dave

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Gyro

I have a JMW gyro...that was the top of the line back then...

Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.

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11-28-2007 09:08 PM  9 years agoPost 9
RappyTappy

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Looks nice Dave, in excellent condition, wow.
I remember helping a field buddy get his bent frame wood servo tray X-cell working well, still love the classic's.

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11-29-2007 01:26 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Thomas L Erb

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Hay if you need a new wood servo tray i got one built and one not built. They are right next to my FUTABA ( mike lolol) 154 and 153 gyros W\competition upgrade springs!!!!!!. I think i may have my kraft gyro somewhere. Tom

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11-29-2007 03:03 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Ray Fernandez

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Nice looking XCell. I think I still have one laying around too. Very good heli for a fuselage project.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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12-02-2007 12:47 AM  9 years agoPost 12
gearset

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Ha, i still have one of those laying around. might put it in my vario airwolf fues. Good to see them still in one peice and doing what they do best...fly.

Livin'............

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12-02-2007 05:10 PM  9 years agoPost 13
da_man

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The electronics are too new. You need circus hobby servos(OLD JR) and a galaxy 7 JR tx. Maybe go gyroless as well.

Well I think its is a cool vintage helicopter and looks really nice for something made that long ago. Good luck with it.

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12-03-2007 04:36 AM  9 years agoPost 14
The_Dave

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Hmmmmmm.....

I do have a Circus Hobbies PCM9 Pot radio that is mint....I could bust that out and fly it, total vintage move...

Mark McAlpine - 2005 - We will never forget.

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12-06-2007 01:42 PM  9 years agoPost 15
wjvail

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http://runryder.com/helicopter/t181...ight=bling+vail

I did the same project a few years back. Very enjoyable! I posted here on RR and I'm afraid some may have seen the above link before. Still... for those that haven't....

It flies great but I don't miss the gyro.

Bill

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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12-11-2007 05:58 AM  9 years agoPost 16
eeeeky

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Youll love it!

Ask me how i know!

http://runryder.com/fastphoto/33315/DSCF3939-8512.jpg

DSM racer

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02-16-2008 01:28 AM  9 years agoPost 17
BigKid

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I have been working on my old Xcell also. Had the same old problem with the binding of the bell mixing levers- I didn't want to spend 50 bucks to buy the MA ones so I made my own. I also made my own anti-rotation bracket. Let me know if you're interested. Also, that's pretty neat that you still have the old Circus Hobbies radio. I think they were the first ones to come out with a radio dedicated to helicopters (tail rotor compensation).

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02-16-2008 01:49 AM  9 years agoPost 18
GyroFreak

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Well, you could use one of these latest stablizing systems.

It still works !

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-17-2008 08:08 AM  9 years agoPost 19
Heliflyer69

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Any of you guys remember the "Chapman Twin Tail"? Part #0541-1

wasnt that early 90's?

memory lane had me digging an old xcell box out and rummaging through it. Cant believe I still have the big miniair plans and chapman instructions...

Roy

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02-17-2008 08:53 AM  9 years agoPost 20
Jimmi

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Now That helicopter looks good, compare to the one I saw when flying with a friend. Looks like you kept it in a plastric bag, the thing is cleeeeen. It had a wood tray but it wasn't painted and it looked like some termites had a roast It looked bad compare to the one your showing. Good luck I know it will fly as good as it looks Jimmi
P.S. The ones I had laying around my ex gave them away An s.e. carbon with 10 tankfuls and 4 others

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing

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