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01-03-2010 09:18 PM  7 years agoPost 1
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I've just aquired a Hirobo Tsurugi XX which is in need of an overhaul. It was sold to me as "in mint condition" but is far far from it!

Firstly, it came with a standard Tsurugi manual which is basically fine but there are a number of XX specific parts that are not listed. Does anyone have a copy of an original XX manual that I could get a copy of?

I've seen a few pictures of XX's on the net and notice that the head on my unit is very different. The head I have looks very similar to an SST Eagle2 (it has a yoke made of two side plates that bolt to two spindle blocks) however the flybar arrangement is not like the Eagle2. Does anyone know if this is a head that was fitted to an XX at anytime in it's production?

Any clues?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew

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01-03-2010 10:22 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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You can find the plans on Ron's (HeliProz's South) website which includes the XX specific parts. In addition, Ron's is still a good source for parts as he has many in stock.

http://www.ronlund.com//tsurug.htm

As for the head, do you have any pictures? As I recall, the head used on the XX was the same as the non-XX model which used the composite head block.




Steven B.

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01-04-2010 08:00 AM  7 years agoPost 3
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Concur.

I have the brochure photo's on my site plus the pictures of all the upgrades available. The XX had the same head as the standard machine.

Joe

www.vrhc.co.uk - The Da Vinci Mode

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01-04-2010 09:29 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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Steven, Joe

Thanks for your responses. I spent hours the other evening trawling the net and didn't get too far, however, your information was just what I was looking for so thanks again. I should also apologise to Joe as I did come across your website but for some reason didn't find the info that was there; must have got square eyed by that time!

I have yet to take pictures of the head as I got a bit carried away and what should have been a clean and general look over turned into a complete strip down of the machine but thanks again to Joe as the pictures of Hirobo heads on your site tell me the machine is fitted with an SSR III assembly. Is this good?

I've also picked up an SST Jet Ranger with two sets of mechanics; I won't go into too much detail here as I would like to start a new thread with a host of other questions I have on that topic. Anyway, I have two DDF (SSR II?) heads; is this a better head than the III? Would it be a good move to put one on the Tsurugi?

A bit more background for you. I bought the Tsurugi as I intended to use the mechanics in a Century UH-1B but I've been slowly changing my mind. I think I'd like to get it back to flying condition and use it as a pod + boom, who knows I might like it so much I'll sell my T-Rex 600!

I'll get some pictures together and upload them but may not be for a week or two. Midland Helicopters here in the UK still have a lot of parts listed but in reality I probably only need to replace the main bearings, the fuel tank and may be the canopy glass if I intend to retain the pod + boom configuration.

So, thanks once more and I'll keep you posted.

Regards

Andrew

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01-05-2010 04:09 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Jamovich

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Love your collection Vrhc! I might be moving to the UK towards the end of this year...would love to see it in person!!

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01-05-2010 09:57 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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Thanks For that

It impresses me when I get just a small selection of them together.

Joe

www.vrhc.co.uk - The Da Vinci Mode

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