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09-02-2003 07:25 AM  14 years agoPost 1
crashking

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Hi,

I need to know which model is this helicopter. I have to repair it for a customer but i don't know the model. I do know that it's a Hirobo heli. How do i know? Well it's written all over the heli.

I think it's probably a Shuttle but question is which one.

Thanks

Pierre

Here are the pics:


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09-02-2003 08:27 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Vertical Limit

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It is an old very old Hirobo Shuttle.

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09-02-2003 03:22 PM  14 years agoPost 3
rcadd1ct

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belt start at that.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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09-03-2003 02:05 AM  14 years agoPost 4
DUDENESS

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What heli is this

That would be an original shuttle. I bought one just like it in Hong Kong back in 1986. You will not likely find exact replacement parts for it but fear not. Hirobo has kept backward compatibility a high priority meaning you will likely be able to get some newer shuttle parts to fit and bring it more up to date (and flyable).

By the way, does it have the original OS 28 in it like mine had? If so that would be the first thing to throw away. No helicopter should be subjected to that kind of humiliation.

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09-03-2003 04:45 AM  14 years agoPost 5
crashking

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Thanks for the answer

I think the only part i'll need to make this heli flyable is the stabilizer bar which should not be to hard to find.

The engine is a OS .32 FH. I didn't try to start it yet. I seems pretty hard to turn by hand so we'll see. First i need to replace the stab bar and check if anything else is missing.

Pierre

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09-03-2003 08:56 AM  14 years agoPost 6
Erick Wipf

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ahh yes. I had picked up a couple of these vintage heli's when I first got started. I believe the stock flybar is noticeably shorter than the latest ZXX type flybar, but the new flybar will work--same diameter. The only other really noticeable between the older shuttles and the newer model shuttles is the tail boom,case(new ones are longer), rotor head and main shaft. Mine had plastic clutch shoes and an OS28. at 4500', it barely left the ground, but I did get it to hover---albeit close to full throttle. if any major work is needed to repair(i.e. crash) it is probaly cheaper to replace whole heli with ~$200 shuttle plus.

that thing really brings back some memories.

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09-03-2003 04:32 PM  14 years agoPost 7
crashking

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Another question. Do you know which lenght of main blade should i use on this heli?

Thanks

Pierre

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09-03-2003 05:02 PM  14 years agoPost 8
jkelly

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With that lil motor I'd try 530s.

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09-03-2003 05:06 PM  14 years agoPost 9
xbios

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It should have 550 blades with a 3mm bolt diameter

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09-03-2003 07:21 PM  14 years agoPost 10
Green Shuttle

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Well, I just bought one of those! Nice to know I have piece of antique (with OS 28 motor). It was good to hear that these things should be quite compatible with new parts. Any idea if it also affects clutch? And when I update motor to more powerful will all modern engines fit? I would like to have more powerful than 32.

-Teemu

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09-03-2003 07:32 PM  14 years agoPost 11
xbios

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you can fit a .36 or .39 engine no problem
you might want to opt for the top start upgrade also.

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09-04-2003 06:41 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Jagboy69

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Hey ken.. It looks like the one we crashed... UHHH.. You need to send that machine to europe for a final flight..... That belt start is a pain in the neck.. but the machine would be a great learner .

Jason /// Sceadu50/9chp WWW.Jagboy69.com

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09-05-2003 02:45 AM  14 years agoPost 13
DUDENESS

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If you are going to be putting a newer engine into it I would domp the plastic clutch and definitly go for the metal one. I would also go with the newer tail case and longer boom. The plastic clutch tends to melt with more pwerful engines. And, the tail drive belt can jump off of the pully inside the enclosed tail casing and rub through the side until the plastic melts. I shouldnt have to tell you what happens then.

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09-07-2003 05:37 PM  14 years agoPost 14
Green Shuttle

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Thanks for advice. Especially about clutch since I just broke my plastic clutch. I was stupid enough to run motor in test bench with lower part of clutch installed. Room was filled with flying clutch shoes and sparks. Guess I have to buy modern clutch parts, even thought it will cost much more.

-Teemu

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09-07-2003 05:40 PM  14 years agoPost 15
Naomi

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I have one setting up for a friend of mine.. with a os28 engine. blade chord is thin and 470mm length wood blades. 550mm will be way too long.. just look at the photo. that's 470mm blades.

Already tried it once to fly it.. too much slops. Most had been taken out. gonna try it again sometimes. Sure hell is a handful to fly with such a small heli compare to my bigger one..

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