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HelicopterAntiques or Out of Business › Name this Antique Hirobo?
01-22-2013 07:50 PM  4 years agoPost 1
daniel9314

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Hey folks, Neighbor brought this heli over, it says Hirobo on the boom block, has an enya 60 and some really ancient electronics. Must be from the 80's? I had no luck on google, looks like a large shuttle. Is it worth messing with? As the story usually goes he's wanting me to make an offer.

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01-22-2013 08:05 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Dunedinflyer

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Hirobo

looks like Tunsuriga i know i didn't spell it right was pretty heavy for a 60 machine & parts were typically hirobo high prices i think ther are 2 for 300 for both on here someplace Dunedinflyer

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01-22-2013 08:07 PM  4 years agoPost 3
KingCobra Heli

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looks like a flybarless GMP Stork.

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01-22-2013 08:36 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Tripledeucer

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Can you pull the canopy off and give us a closer look at the mechanics of this bird? Looks like a GMP Legend canopy, but the tail is not typical Legend style. Maybe a closer look at the head too.

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01-22-2013 08:55 PM  4 years agoPost 5
KingCobra Heli

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Look familiar

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01-22-2013 08:56 PM  4 years agoPost 6
jczankl

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Stork, with Legend FBL Head, and Canopy.

GAUI/Empire
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PowerMaster Fuels
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01-22-2013 09:01 PM  4 years agoPost 7
Tripledeucer

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Ok, thats cleared up. I never did pay much attention to the Stork. Where did they get that awful name for a heli?

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01-22-2013 10:38 PM  4 years agoPost 8
daniel9314

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FBL, lol. Yep, its flybarless alright. There is a box of parts and wooden blades with it, I think I saw one of those ancient devices in there.

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01-22-2013 11:08 PM  4 years agoPost 9
mpafonseca

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The wood blades on it are Miniature Aircraft Wood Reflex blades. I don't know how they are going to perform on a flybarless head. The Legend flybarless blades were different at that time (narrower, heavier, more fwd CG).

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01-22-2013 11:13 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Tripledeucer

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Looks like a nice clean example anyway. You must be a young-un if your thinking the 80's are ancient!

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01-23-2013 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 11
daniel9314

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I'm sure there was a flybar in the box?? Is it really a fbl head, or just missing the flybar?

I'm old enough to remember the 80's, but a Futaba g3bb mechanical gyro is ancient to me. It's a clean example, but appears to have been sitting on a shelf in a garage for 25 yrs. I appreciate the help identifying it.

From what little I have found there must not have been very many of these made, parts are probably a big problem. He also had a nib cricket which Id like to have, but this one may not be for me. The other issue is the gentleman made a comment about hoping to raise money for his daughters wedding....I think he may have some inflated expectations.

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01-23-2013 01:11 AM  4 years agoPost 12
slickporsche

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Name this Antique Hirobo?

That is definitly a Stork,as I have one, and love the way it flys.It is very fast,precise, and aerobatic. The sad thing is there are no parts for them. I tried, and got only a few, for spares, just in case I dumb thumb it.

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01-23-2013 01:15 AM  4 years agoPost 13
slickporsche

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Name this Antique Hirobo?

I'm sure most of you can see it is missing the see-saw, flybar,paddles, and linkages. I would not want to fly that FBL. I has a ddf head on it, so I don't know what it would do.

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