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11-01-2004 06:28 PM  13 years agoPost 1
A.J.

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One of my friends who flies R/C airplanes told me this summer that he had a helicopter that he would like for me to test fly. He got the helicopter a long time ago from someone else and never really got into it. After meeting me he asked if i would help he get it flying again. So one day he came out to the flying field with it all charged up and we start to setup everything to get it flying. We almost flew it but we had engine trouble. Unfortunately i had to go back to college before we got the problems fixed.
I don't know much about this helicopter but i do know it is a 50 sized. I was wondering if anyone could identify this helicopter and possibly a ballpark year in which it was made. I might be able to answer some questions about the mechanics.

What is this?

thanks guys
A.J.

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11-01-2004 06:33 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Doug

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81-82 "something"

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

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11-01-2004 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 3
MikeDD

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GMP Cobra.

Michiana R/C Choppers

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11-01-2004 06:36 PM  13 years agoPost 4
the collective

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That is a Gorham Model Products (GMP) Cobra from the mid-80's. Used a lot of Hirobo parts, particularly the rotor head, tail box, fan shroud, fan, flywheel and clutch.

They were pretty popular back then, among people that wanted something a bit smaller than the 60 machines. Nice flying machines.

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11-01-2004 06:36 PM  13 years agoPost 5
A.J.

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Thanks guys
anwsered that quicker than i thought

Thanks again
A.J.

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11-03-2004 05:05 PM  13 years agoPost 6
midwestpilot

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sniff sniff...
I had one of those in the 80's

those were the days....


of heli hell

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Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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11-04-2004 12:13 AM  13 years agoPost 7
rvrusty

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memories
I still have one that is flight worthy

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11-04-2004 02:04 AM  13 years agoPost 8
coop

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I've got a bunch of them, also a couple un-built kits...They fly great...

Coop

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11-04-2004 03:54 PM  13 years agoPost 9
midwestpilot

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It would be interesting
to see how well they would fly with today's electronics..gyros and Govs.

I have some old video of me flying as a kid and the engine is screaming!! guess I didn't know better

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Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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11-04-2004 09:17 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Gearhead

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I remember looking at my GMP catalog, thinking "man I got to get me one of them",,,

I still have the GMP catalog, think it's worth a $100 LOL


Jim

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