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08-13-2012 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 21
icanfly

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you want to sell it? rr Classifieds first, then the dedicated hirobo thread, or both for that matter. Tough sell in respect that repair parts are expensive and hard to come by and that's a turn off. One crash and it's done. It's a scale flyers airframe. Vintage helis are a personal thing, but my word is not the last.

A used shuttle z heli can go for only $100 on ebay. Your Limited body is worth more than that but the heli is mostly a display unit. Go "best offer" for a month and see what comes up. Heli buying season is done, it's a buyers market with back to school/college sell offs just hitting the classifieds now. The heli is a big 600 size, not for beginners.

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08-13-2012 06:33 AM  6 years agoPost 22
Ghia

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that is a shuttle before 1990 for sure. Those head parts with the flybar above the main rotor are rare along with the body. Basically ya have a oldie but a goody. I had a shuttle just like that but not the fuselage years ago.

Whos the guy saying its a basketcase heli??

Anyway please dont crash but take pics if ya fly it as it would be nice to bring back to life. If ya sell let me know.

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08-14-2012 10:22 PM  6 years agoPost 23
mbarhsi

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Whos the guy saying its a basketcase heli??
ME.

Look at it. That old radio gear? The horrific servo setup in the pictures that doesn't even use ball links on at least two channels? So old that the servo mounting grommets are dry rotted and cracked? Plastic parts so old that they're yellowed? Think those old NiCd packs are any good? Will the engine even run right?

Yes...BASKET CASE...

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08-15-2012 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 24
slickporsche

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4mom11
IF you decide to sell the shuttle, please let me know. I'm not a collector, but would like to buy that one, if reasonable.

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08-15-2012 01:48 AM  6 years agoPost 25
slickporsche

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mbarhsi
I sure hope there are not more flyers with your attitude around. People like you help to ruin the sport of rc flying. Grow up!

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08-15-2012 02:14 AM  6 years agoPost 26
mbarhsi

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Hey, he asked about that old thing. Truth hurts sometimes.

But, whatever... You want to tell him to fly an approximately 25 year old heli with virtually zero spare parts availability? And with THAT setup? Go right ahead.

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08-15-2012 01:55 PM  6 years agoPost 27
reddragon

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virtually zero spare parts availability
I don't think this is accurate. There are some parts that carried over to the last model of the Shuttle and some of the old parts (e.g. starter pulley) are still available on line.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-15-2012 02:34 PM  6 years agoPost 28
mbarhsi

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And, we all know how that works right? The very few parts that may still be available/compatible are never the ones that seem to break.

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08-15-2012 03:48 PM  6 years agoPost 29
reddragon

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Indeed. But we put forth the best effort to keep them running, trust me . . I know. That is why we are here.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-15-2012 06:02 PM  6 years agoPost 30
icanfly

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Granted it would need an overhaul if it were to fly again. It still isn't as bad as my shuttle basket case. that I can live with crashing and just retro fit align products on.

If I ever flew this at least I have a parts donor. I own some vintage items like a 1939 Plymouth full size car, never thought I would. Lots of people give a rats back about character, they just want something fresh that works without disintegrating immediately, not high maintenance.

You can get an amazing align 450/500 complete (used or from spare parts) for around $200 with replacement parts galor, cheap, no tx. 4mom11 probably shouldn't expect a win-fall return on this heli.

A friend of mine lives in Dundas Ontario, real nice place with the Niagara escarpment there. I guess you are very close to that town 4mom11. All the best.

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08-15-2012 08:06 PM  6 years agoPost 31
fla heli boy

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easily upgraded to more current parts, but that fuse is a RARE piece. Electronics are junk for sure. Worth buying the whole deal to get that fuse. Post a number, somebody will bite.

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08-15-2012 08:37 PM  6 years agoPost 32
reddragon

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I purchased this Shuttle two years ago in a bad state. It was monumental getting it back in the air after so many years of sitting in someone's attic, dusty and rusting, but it is smooth in the air. When my fuselage is finally done it will be complete and I'll be grateful. Parts were not at all hard to find, if one vendor did not have them another did.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-15-2012 09:04 PM  6 years agoPost 33
fla heli boy

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they're good old birds. Was my first heli circa 1990 or so. Ended up going in a Ranger fuse after I learned mild aerobatics with it. I wouldn't mind having another one for the memories. Great for cruising around or in a fuse.

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08-29-2012 01:57 AM  6 years agoPost 34
Skytrek

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Nice fun little helis! I have had two,,,,sold one and did this with the other. Can't see selling this old girl, after converting to electric she flies like a dream. Plus I would not get anything for her anyhow.

I'll pic up any I run across as you can do almost anything with-em. People are almost giving the darn things away these days.

Barry London

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08-29-2012 02:59 AM  6 years agoPost 35
fla heli boy

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That's an intereseting head on that thing.

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08-29-2012 03:18 AM  6 years agoPost 36
Skytrek

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It's one of them there SSR heads. Like this one,,,,,it a great flier.

Barry London

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09-09-2012 01:22 PM  6 years agoPost 37
Turbinator

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Basket case? NO WAY!!
This looks like a Shuttle X, the original first ones, I bought mine in about 87-88 and still have it and 3 or 4 other shuttles. In fact the X is in a Jet Ranger Fuse that I just flew yesterday, same tail drive belt even, and all the same components and it is still programed on my JR388x that I bought in 1990 and it still flies on straight FM too! It is like driving a vintage car, not like the easy driving hot rods of today but was state of the art in its day.

It is the heli I learned to fly on but it is prone to boom strikes as the dual flapping head can flex down VERY easy on a hard touch down if pitch is negative at all BOOM it will be trash for sure. I bought MANY parts during my learing to fly days from such which correct you are not going to easily find today, the main frame woud snap at teh tail boom mount every time on the original frames. If you are just learning to fly I would not recomend learning on this platform either but if you chose too at the very least it needs to be torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. Making sure every thing is in good shape and set up perfectly, depending on were it was stored all the parts may still be OK, some may have gotten brittle if stored in a hot attic or storgae unit.

Here is a just taken picture of my X in a vintage Yellow Aircraft Jet Ranger fuse from the day also, my first paint job too. It has been converted to electric about 4-5 years ago using a Hobbies and Helies packaged motor, mount, ESC combo and flies GREAT this way, weighs about 6 1/2 lbs and has a safe 12 minutes of air time on 2 4s 4000 mah lipos in series, a feather weight compared to my 20 lb electric 222 or 33 lb turbine EC135 but still FUN to fly here and there, brings back many good learning days memories when I was much younger, O if only one could turn back time!!

It also has been upgraded with a few of my own created aluminum parts done back in the early 90's when it was the reason I learned how to be a Machinist, cool aluminum parts were too expensive for me to buy at the wages I made them so I would sneak into the machine shop when things were quiet and "play" on one of the machines. One of my Shuttles the complete rotor head, mixing arms and hub, swash plate, motor mount, 2 bearing support for the clutch bell and tail belt drive, etc where all made in my work place machine shop, my boss used to yell at me saying "this Mike's machine shop sh*ts" got to quit", he learned to appreciate I could now be a machinist too when needed so learned to live with it as I could not stop the heli bug!! Don't trash it, it being around so long and still in as good of shape as it looks it desrves to fly agian some day!!

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09-13-2012 08:12 PM  6 years agoPost 38
reddragon

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That is great work Mike!! Always nice to have some positive vibes flowing here. Excellent.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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