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01-22-2010 03:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
phubble

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have a GMP Legend Fly barless, or so I am told that is what it is. The people I have spoken to about make/model, have told me that it is somewhat of a hybrid. The heli was given to me along with many other RC airplanes and parts and accessories after my grandfather passed away. Most of the loose parts that I had, I gave to a friend of mine and his club locally since there was really no way to identify them. I have 2 of the airplanes that he handmade. I remember him flying the GMP one time about 20 + years ago when he came to visit us when I was about 10 years old or so. I do not think it was flown very much at all because where he lived he did not have near enough room. I took the heli to a local hobby shop a few years ago when I first got it and he told me it was in good shape and could possibly fly as-is. I am afraid if I try to do something like that it could end up in a lot of pieces and I would rather someone have it that will use it or at least have some fun with it. I have held on to it for sentimental reasons, but it is just collecting dust. I am posting pictures in MY Gallery and will try to get them on here as soon as I figure it out. Thank you and God Bless

I do not have a set price on this, as I do not know what it is worth. I would like some feedback on that. I am not looking to make a fortune, but it does have some value and I don't want to give it away.
I will accept PayPal

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01-22-2010 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 2
AzHeliCrasher

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Now thats pretty cool. Especially to see how rc heli's have changed in many ways.

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01-22-2010 06:04 PM  8 years agoPost 3
v22chap

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Especially to see how rc heli's have changed in many ways.
Not really to many many ways .... did you notice that even though it is a 20 + old heli ,, it has a flybarless head on it !!!!

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

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01-22-2010 08:12 PM  8 years agoPost 4
heli_headcase

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Anyone for an E-powered Legend?
Note that there's an OS 61SX sitting inside. That tiny fuel tank combined with 30% nitro sure wouldn't stay airborne long

I'm envisioning a 10S setup for an easy 10min flight if sane head speeds are employed. Leave it flybarless to boot!


HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

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01-22-2010 08:45 PM  8 years agoPost 5
jones007

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A lot of people messed around with flybarless back then. No electronics for it, but they flew fine, just a little less stable in the wind. I think the Legend was the first non-scale, mainstream heli to offer flybarless.

--Kevin

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01-22-2010 09:49 PM  8 years agoPost 6
heli_headcase

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I think the Legend was the first non-scale, mainstream heli to offer flybarless.
I guess it depends on your definition of 'mainstream'. Back in 1979 there was the Horizon 60 that was offered as flybarless for a few years before a flybar head was designed and sold for it. Considering how many of those heli's were sold back then, I'd say it was the hands-down winner of the title "First Mainstream Flybarless R/C Heli". I own a bunch of them and all have the flybarless head. Funny thing is, the only one I've flown was flybarred! (Belonged to Mark Spies, on loan)

There ya go


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01-22-2010 09:58 PM  8 years agoPost 7
phubble

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01-22-2010 11:40 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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I'm trying to remember the Horizon. Did that have the flexible drive cable for the tail that avoided having a gear box on the tail?

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01-23-2010 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 9
heli_headcase

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Did that have the flexible drive cable for the tail that avoided having a gear box on the tail?
Yup.


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01-23-2010 03:27 AM  8 years agoPost 10
CoastalTom

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Hey phubble, I'm just down the road from you in Foley. I used to fly for GMP. I've got a GMP Cricket, Cobra and Legend that I'm restoring. We need to get you into helis!

Tommy Patterson - Gulf Coast Aerials

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02-11-2010 07:07 PM  8 years agoPost 11
humming

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Isn't that a king cobra because it's black main frame?

I need one so I got some !!!!!!!!!

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02-11-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 12
v22chap

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Not with the hex tail tube !! The legends color was a gun metal gray like ,,, the picture just makes it look black .

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

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02-11-2010 08:26 PM  8 years agoPost 13
vrhc

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King Cobra's also came in plain aluminium, at least in the UK. I have a unfinished kit from when they were originally imported.

Joe

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02-11-2010 09:44 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Dave Willis

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LEGEND
I bought it and it's a Legend. It is in Excellent shape. It doesn't look like it has been flown much at all. The only problem (as can be seen in the pictures) is it has had a boom strike. The above pictures really don't do it justice. I'm gonna rebuild it and resell it. I'm trying to decide what to do about a Tail boom now. If you were looking for a FBL Legend you missed out on this one.

Dave

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02-12-2010 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 15
humming

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Funny but I have a GMP Legend with about three flights
it came in a light PURPLE.......... still have the box and all doc's
I also have a KING COBRA with a few more flights on it.
It is black I still have all doc's for it
Both were flying when i put them on the shelf...........
Both have OS61 motors and all Futaba Rec's and servos,gyros.
no missing parts (complete) CLEANem and FLYem>>>>>>>>>>

I need one so I got some !!!!!!!!!

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02-12-2010 05:23 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Dave Willis

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Color
Didn't GMP call the color "Gun Metal Grey"?

Dave

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02-12-2010 05:26 PM  8 years agoPost 17
v22chap

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They may have played with the colors ... been to many yrs ago to remember ... and who knows what they did across the pond
But the orginal first color was gun metal gray as it was very different from other birds as was the hex shaped tail boom .

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

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02-12-2010 05:45 PM  8 years agoPost 18
humming

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Don't know what they called there color but it's light PURPLE.
That's all I ever saw around that time it was easy to spot a LEGEND

I need one so I got some !!!!!!!!!

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02-12-2010 05:49 PM  8 years agoPost 19
heli_headcase

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. and who knows what they did across the pond
Larry, unless you lived "across the pond", GMP was here in the USA when making all their heli's.

Now remember, there was also a conversion kit made available allowing a Competitor to be modified into a Legend. I don't know what the conversion kit contained for parts but the basic chassis would have stayed as the Comp and hence black. This could add to the color confusion of the models.

The "hex shaped tail boom" is eight sides, not six making it octagonal, not hexagonal. That was a standard Hirobo Eagle boom but anodized a custom 'colour' for GMP. There were quite a number of Hirobo bits used in the flybarless Legend, and when the Elite (flybarred version) was released, GMP and Hirobo were almost completely separated. Shortly thereafter GMP closed their doors.


HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

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02-12-2010 05:52 PM  8 years agoPost 20
heli_headcase

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The Color...
Don't know what they called there color but it's light PURPLE.
That's going to be tough to debate. I say the color was a bluish-silver-grey with slight red overtones I would refrain from trying to define it as purple or lilac or similar. A unique shade regardless.


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So many heli's - too little time...

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