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10-17-2017 11:33 AM  25 months ago
helikopeter

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stockholm , sweden

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Kyosho Caliber 30
My first helicopter was a Kyosho Caliber 30 with a OS Max 32sx and original muffler year 2003, very quiet but not too powerful,still a great heli, I upgraded it as much as I could ,aluminum fan, aluminum main blade grips, carbon blades instead of wooden ones, carbon tail blades, Futaba GY601 gyro and Futaba GV1 governor, and flew the heck out of the heli, until I literally worn out the engine, then I moved to a TT Raptor 50 and Xcell 1005 , but still kept the caliber a couple years until I sold it.

Now I fly mainly 700 size helicopters

Peter
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10-17-2017 11:42 AM  25 months ago
dgoss999

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My first was in 1987 - A Sport 500 fixed pitch from MFA in the UK!!

I struggled to learn anything (except how to rebuild!!) until I got my 1st Hirobo Shuttle.

DG
"Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see." • Benjamin Franklin
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11-10-2017 04:19 AM  24 months ago
Lwnemesis

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Seattle, WA

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Kyosho Concept 30 was my first heli back in 1996. I spent a couple of grand on that helicopter in crash parts but learned to hover.
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11-11-2017 12:50 PM  24 months ago
fastrc1

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Planet Brooklyn, NY-USA

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Schluter Helistar, Webra .61 w/TN carb, Futaba Super 7UHF Radio, Futaba 153BB Gyro. Year 1990RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team Futaba USA
Team Kontronik USA
http://flysrw.com
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10-30-2018 12:38 PM  12 months ago
BarryW

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UK

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Micro Mold Lark with a HB25 engine in 1980......sheesh!

Recall seeing my first successfully flying heli, a American Revolution machine at the World Champs in Southport (UK) in 1977 or was it 1979 being flown superbly by a American chap.....it certainly got the juices flowing!

Followed by Schluter machines and then Hirobos up to this day. Have deviated off on a tangent with Aligns converted to turbines recently though.
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08-18-2019 01:47 AM  3 months ago
Conrod

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Mount Dora , Florida

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Hirobo Blue Shuttle with os 28. 1988 or 89?
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08-18-2019 12:40 PM  3 months ago
meowguy

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Mine was Hirobo Shuttle in 1984.
Crashed it at least 10 times because of that stupid flapping rotor grip system. Once I put limit screws under the blade holders I was off to the races. I was using an Airtonics airplane radio and mechanical tail gyro. Ah, those were the days. As time went on my Shuttle morphed into a ZXX with all ball bearings bigger motor, whispertech muffler, longer tail, jet ranger fuse and JR PCM 10 radio.
"Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor
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10-18-2019 04:36 AM  34 days ago
kraz

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Chicago, IL.

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First heli
Hello all,
My first helis were the Baron 28s from Circus Circus Hobbies. Bought two because it was my learning time. I never liked how it flew and at that time it seemed I couldn’t set it up properly. Dumped them and invested in the Concept 30SE. A night and day difference. Found out later Mr. Taya developed the Concept 30, but designed Kalt Enforcer and met a great friend Ray Fernandez in Guam through RR,that was selling his Enforcers for something different. This heli was touchy for boom strikes as I found out, but it got better when they stiffened the blade grips with an additional plate on each grip. I was amazed at the completely covered gear train and the engineering that went into it. Then Mr. Taya developed the Raptor 30 and it just kept getting better over time for a low price. In the many decades addicted to this hobby, I’ve probably added to the bottom line of many manufacturers. As I’m retired now, I’ve went with Miniature gassers due to the high cost of nitro lately. Quality machines that stood the test of time. But I miss the days of old with local hobby shops and tips, knowledge and support they provided...
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11-08-2019 12:21 PM  12 days ago
david1983

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1345 Peairs Road Elizabeth, PA 15037-2737

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2006 Hirobo Freya X-spec
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11-08-2019 01:04 PM  12 days ago
fastrc1

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Planet Brooklyn, NY-USA

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Schluter Helistar. 1990RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team Futaba USA
Team Kontronik USA
http://flysrw.com
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11-08-2019 06:04 PM  12 days ago
helitom

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Pine Grove, Calif, USA

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American Revolution - I just bounced it around on training stick; never actually flew it.The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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11-08-2019 06:30 PM  12 days ago
Blademan

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Clearfield, KY

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Sport 500 fixed pitch.
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11-10-2019 01:52 PM  10 days ago
dialarotor

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Traverse City, Michigan

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1989 Blue Shuttle w/ OS Max .28RapRexSynLogo Pilot
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11-13-2019 04:43 AM  7 days ago
zac

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LA, CA

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Lite Machines fixed pitch with mechanical tail rotor gyro then the shuttle zxx. Now 6 different size electrics to fly indoor or out
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11-13-2019 12:16 PM  7 days ago
meowguy

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Saco, ME

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Hirobo Shuttle Original 1985. With the stupid flapping rotor blade holders that would boom strike in mid-air. I crashed the thing five times. I called Gorham Model Products and spoke to Robert. He suggested placing a 2mm panhead screw under the blade grip to keep the grip from bottoming out. That was it. I was hovering and flying it the very next flight. Thanks to Robert Gorham."Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor
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