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07-15-2002 03:53 PM  16 years agoPost 1

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I have two Hirobo-related questions. First, is there an aftermarket driven tail rotor system available for the Shuttle? Considering the design of the drivetrain, I would venture to guess that it wouldn't be cost-effective to develope such a system. But it never hurts to ask, right?

Second, what is the proper pronouniciation of "Sceadu"? I'm considering buying one, but refuse to until I can say its name! Is it "Skee-Doo", "Shoo-Doe", "Skay-Doo" or what?

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07-15-2002 04:03 PM  16 years agoPost 2


Navarre FL

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I can help with the pronunciation....

Ska Do

not Skae -- not Ski

At least that is the norm at our field

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07-15-2002 06:42 PM  16 years agoPost 3

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(Edited . .. ) Just noticed that you were looking for a driven tail for the Shuttle, not Sceadu - never mind . . .

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07-15-2002 07:42 PM  16 years agoPost 4

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There is post buried somewhere here where someone had the whole explanation on the how, who, where and why of that name......if I recall properly it's pronounced...."Shadow". Has something to do with a Japaneese god or warrior or this vague enough????
I know I've heard serveral ways....mostly ski-doo but I don't think that is correct.

07-15-2002 11:16 PM  16 years agoPost 5


Wiltshire, UK

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You say SKA DO!

We say SKI DOO!

07-16-2002 01:22 AM  16 years agoPost 6


BC Canada

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You can get a Slipper Clutch setup for the Shuttles.That would give you a driven tail! However many say it's not needed on a 30 size ship. Robs too much power from the Main Rotor. Rick's has them!!

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07-18-2002 06:42 AM  16 years agoPost 7


Taiwan for now / Born in Malaysia

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The reps that went to the Hirobo factory all pronounced it is "Scar- Dee" If you have communicated with a Japanese, before most probably this will be three syllable ie "Sir-Car-Dee", but spoken quickly
This has something to to do with "Katakana" characters that they developed after WW2 so that they can learn English.

Whatever it is called, it is a very nice bird, and I like this bird so much that I will usually refuel and fly (well... hover) again immediately .

Still very shaky FF after 18mth away from heli, %^$# !

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07-18-2002 03:02 PM  16 years agoPost 8

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Japan pronouces the model as "Skiddy" though I cannot understand that one myself. ) as it is spelled sceadu. ?

The English or Norse pronunciation is "shadow" which makes sense. US US'rs pronounce it as "skadoo"

At least that has been the norm.

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07-18-2002 03:37 PM  16 years agoPost 9



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I have no idea how it should be pronounced.

But whenever I refer to the Sceadu, I pronounce it like "sea do" or "see due."

I don't think Sceadu is a Japanese word to begin with. So pronouncing it like the Japanese would is wrong. There's a really popular Jet Ski also called the Sceadu, and most guys who have it pronounce it like above.

I think "shadow" would be the next closest correct one. Anyone speaks Norse? They would have the correct pronunciation


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