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09-27-2012 08:27 PM  6 years ago
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andre

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1980 Hirobo flatbed Lama 50 "follower"
Hi all
I just bought a Flatbed hirobo 50 lama and missing I think is the follower !
Has someone a photo of it to see how it looks like ?
Also looking for plans , notice if possible !
Thanks
Andre

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09-27-2012 08:32 PM  6 years ago
Ace Dude

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Nice!  
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09-28-2012 04:45 AM  6 years ago
andre

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Here is the general layout I have
Something missing !
And I don't understand the use of the antirotation arm I have with this swashplate !
Regards
Andre

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09-28-2012 02:08 PM  6 years ago
reddragon

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Wow I love the old helicopters. NICE. Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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09-28-2012 02:14 PM  6 years ago
chuck nowell

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looks like your missing the inner swashplate ring.

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10-01-2012 08:22 AM  6 years ago
Yazzman

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Manual and pictures
...here you go:

http://www.vrhc.co.uk/RC%20Helicopt...o/Lama/Lama.htm

or for the manual:
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10-01-2012 08:24 AM  6 years ago
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10-01-2012 04:26 PM  6 years ago
andre

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Hello
Thanks for answers , but the one I have comes from a very first batch as I have been told , and does not have the parts from the PDF and plans I allready have seen !
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Andre
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10-02-2012 03:04 AM  6 years ago
RAK402

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That is a really old one.

Is the top of the swashplate missing, or was the swashplate installed upside down by the previous owner.

That is the same head as on the original Falcons and Falcon 505.

I found a photograph of one here:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...9QEwBA&dur=6571

You can see the follower, just below the head.

Here is an exploded view of the head of the Falcon MK I from VHRC-the follower is different, but works the same:

http://www.vrhc.co.uk/rc%20helicopt...%20BW%20150.jpg

Hope this helps.

The later head (Falcon 707 head with lower Bell/Hiller ratio and washout control) flies much better.
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10-02-2012 05:07 AM  6 years ago
andre

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To RAK402
This is it !
Thanks a lot
Andre
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10-02-2012 11:19 PM  6 years ago
RAK402

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You are most welcome, sir!

Good luck with your machine!

I hope you will post photographs and comments about how it flies, sir!
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10-11-2012 12:02 PM  6 years ago
andre

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Hi all
Here it is , ready for maiden , with funny paddles
What a nice toy made in 1977
Such quality becomes rare

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10-11-2012 02:29 PM  6 years ago
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I like the paddles Andre. Where did you get them?Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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10-11-2012 04:32 PM  6 years ago
RAK402

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reddragon,

Those are stock paddles.

Andre,

Looks like you got all the parts!

I am looking forward to your flight report.

If memory serves, this machine should be almost too stable. The MK I, MK II, 505 did not seem to like being disturbed by cyclic-they just wanted to stay in one spot (I did fly a few of them around, back when they were current).

If this has the infamous resin clutch-beware. They melt on a hot start.

Good luck to you sir-great machine!
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10-11-2012 04:42 PM  6 years ago
reddragon

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Thanks! Very interesting design.Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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10-11-2012 04:57 PM  6 years ago
andre

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ToRAK402
I made the follower that was on the Falcon
Unfortunatly I don't have the original swashplate , I put a shuttle one ! I hope to find the "real" one , I wrote a post for that .
I allready transformed the resin clutch adding the modern material on it after grinding a milimeter of resin : I did not trust from begining in it !

I really would like to find the swashplate !!

Regards
Andre
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11-16-2012 07:08 PM  6 years ago
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Very nice indeed.

I'm in the process of rebuilding a flatbed Lama, didn't realise there were earlier/later versions, mine looks to be the later version compare to your pics.

Unfortunately, the last 'landing' mine had resulted in badly cracked the glazed part of the canopy and am on the hunt (some chance but needs must)

What engine are you running, mines an early OS50. Also what blades are you using (for some reason my last 'landing' didn't like the original woodies).

FYI - the tail booms are quite easy to restore following a 'landing' and boom strike !!!!
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11-16-2012 07:24 PM  6 years ago
andre

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Hi
The motor is airplane OS 40 FSR enough for gentle circuits
Blades are wooden original ones
It flies very well , no vibration at all
I'll post a video when weather will be better
Regards
Andre
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11-17-2012 06:01 PM  6 years ago
RAK402

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Andre,

I am very much looking forward to the video of your ship in flight.

I had the opportunity to fly John Gorham's later version, back in the early 1980's. As I recall, it was very smooth and easy to fly, and quite beautiful in the air.

Outstanding that it is up and flying, sir!
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