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05-31-2012 02:55 AM  6 years agoPost 1
fencelake

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In probably a 1-1/2 week I'm going to be getting a Schluter Heli-Star D-Star that's advertised as complete, includes engine installed, and is only without electronics. The past few nights I've been doing quite a bit of research on the different Schluter models, and can't really discern the difference between them, mainly the heli-star, D-star, champion, magic, and superior. Are they all the "60 size" but just later year models? or all different models in their own right? My next issue is that of parts: I've seen many different posts about parts from other brands... X-cell, Robbe, etc. I'm thinking of converting this helicopter to electric, and saving the woody blades for display only... but I wonder if parts from some of the other Schluter models will work on this one. I guess I just need to wait and see when I get it, but I'm so excited to begin work on it, and even more so to fly it, because I've heard a lot of great things. Really, any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

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05-31-2012 04:18 AM  6 years agoPost 2
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Update...
I'm might be preaching to the choir out there, but who knows, maybe someone else is wondering about all of this...

after further reading, I'm discovering that basically the heli-star is the heli-boy with a more robust rotorhead, basically from the Superior.

A lot of those parts are all interchangeable... and Robbe, did manufacture the Schluter parts for a while, and there still around... so this is good news, because there are a lot of options for parts if needed. Another interesting thing is that the main-shaft although, is slotted for collective, is 10mm. and it's possible to put on a Trex 600 head if one desires. I don't really want to do that, but I would like to possibly modify the original head to CCPM and streamline the mechanics a little bit. I'm not sure this is possible though. Anyway, that's it for now.

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05-31-2012 05:05 PM  6 years agoPost 3
jczankl

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Some of my Heli-Stars

GAUI/Empire
Xpert Servos
PowerMaster Fuels
YS Engines
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor
VTX Blades

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06-01-2012 03:49 AM  6 years agoPost 4
fencelake

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Hey jczankl... you've got some beautiful birds! thanks for sharing your pics. I can't wait to get started on this project.

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