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04-08-2013 05:37 PM  7 years ago
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jamesdh

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Crickets, part out or sell complete?
I've got about 8 Crickets and tons of parts that I've collected over the years.
My idea was to make one flyable to re-live my first heli experience.
After so many years I have come to the conclusion that I will never make on flyable and the best thing is to pass them on to someone who will use them.
The question for me is.. will it be better to
1. Sell as is? some were build and never flown, some built and flown, some are still in the box.
2. Part them out and sell the parts.
3. Clean and prep them up to sell as complete helis.

What do you think?
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04-09-2013 06:32 AM  7 years ago
nitro fun

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If you are going to spend the time to clean and prep then fly one,

If you are not concerned about the money sell all at once.

If you want the most money then you have to sell one at a time.
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04-09-2013 01:09 PM  7 years ago
Dave Willis

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Cricket Parts
Do you have a list of the parts you're wanting to sell?

Dave
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04-09-2013 02:15 PM  7 years ago
jamesdh

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I found 4 cricket boxes.
One is full of serviceable used parts
One is mostly full of new in bag parts
One is almost new kit
One is full of random heli parts.

There are a lot of parts new in bag. It will take me a little bit to compile a list.
Couple I see that might be of interest.
Tail gear box halves w/screws
Bearing blocks with bearings and w/o
Tail pitch arm at gear box
Clutch parts of all types (no liners)
Tail Drive wire to gearbox coupler (no set screws)
Several pinion gear shafts
Couple of main shafts one with gear, few without
Many different control linkages, dog bones and spacers
Frame hardware such as brackets, tank shelf and skid clamps
Head pivot blocks
Swash plates
Two bags of Cricket stickers for the canopy (two stickers in each bag)
And more...

I found one big green body with Cricket frame that has extended landing struts. Looks to be a Hughes 500 but I have not taken it out of the bubble wrap to verify.

Also something that looks like a cricket but scaled up to .40 size. The blade teeter is rubber and there is air cooling for the engine but looks like Cricket mechanics. It's complete with engine and old Kraft servos, all blades and nice black tail gearbox that is identical to Cricket gear box. Looks to have been flown but all spins freely and tight.

James
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04-09-2013 04:45 PM  7 years ago
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Hi Cricket owner. We at the Vintage Helicopter Association invite all people with out of production helicopters to bring your kits and parts to our International Event listed in events. I just returned from the Toledo show,(see photos in Toledo thread), and had a lot of people sign our log sheet for GMP/Cricket parts wanted and for sale. We try and help "Keep'n Fly'n". Mark Wilson
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04-10-2013 08:57 AM  7 years ago
Tripledeucer

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How much $
for the whole lot, shipped?
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05-17-2013 03:42 AM  7 years ago
heli2crash

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Do you have a complete cricket for sale? If not, what about everything that goes on the engine? Please let me know

Roman.zograbian@gmail.com
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05-19-2013 05:49 AM  7 years ago
RAK402

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"Also something that looks like a cricket but scaled up to .40 size. "

That might be a GMP Rebel or an MFA 500.

If the tail gearbox is the same as that of the Cricket (Hirobo), it probably is a Rebel.
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09-04-2013 02:52 PM  7 years ago
Heliacious

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Is this lot of Crickets still available? If so I am very interested.

THanks,
Matt
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11-27-2013 08:16 AM  6 years ago
vintfheli46

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Have any crickets left?
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11-28-2013 05:15 AM  6 years ago
HeliMinion

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vintfheli46 -

Hey guy sorry to say this but jamesdh went off the grid circa 05/17/2013. Not sure what happened, however, he has not responded to my inquiries since then. At about that time we were finalizing the purchase of one of his Crickets. The transaction was never completed as he just stopped corresponding. Not sure what happened to the gentleman. Don't think it was anything I said (hope not). Haven't seen him chatting here with anyone at all.
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12-02-2013 12:26 PM  6 years ago
RGorham

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Just finished refurbishing and flying my Cricket. It was a hoot!

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12-03-2013 05:27 AM  6 years ago
marcw

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Robert, put the canopy stickers on her!

http://1017.org/cricket/crik-stik.pdf
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12-04-2013 02:52 AM  6 years ago
Heli143

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Robert, I have an identical red one also that I will try to get flying soon just for fun Roy Mayoral
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12-04-2013 03:16 AM  6 years ago
RAK402

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Robert,

I can, to some degree, remember some of your very first Cricket flights, back around 1980 or 1981.

You took to it incredibly rapidly.

Although my first Cricket is long gone, I finally have another one, fully restored by a close friend, sitting in the garage. almost ready to go.

I am really looking forward to flying one again (last time was probably around 1984 or so).

Fantastic little helicopters!
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12-04-2013 01:06 PM  6 years ago
rcpilotmike

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Reading all these post about Crickets makes me want to get mine out again. Haven't flown it for a couple years. Over the winter I want to make an engine change. Mine only has an OS .25 in it and is really powerless. Would a .32 be to big??
Also over the winter I'm going to get one of the Rebels back in the air.I'll post pictures of that project
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12-04-2013 04:27 PM  6 years ago
RAK402

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I flew my original one with an O.S. .25 for quite a while, then an O.S. .28H. The "new" one has a .28 in it.

Not sure if a .32 would be too much-I don't think so, though.
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12-04-2013 07:11 PM  6 years ago
gorhambirds

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I flew one with a .32. A little overpowered but it flew well. It goes through a stock tank of fuel pretty quick. An OS 28FSR-H is perfect. I currently fly mine with a K&B 3.5 and it rips ! I have a new in box Supertigre x25 with a heloball muffler and heatsink if any of you true nostalgia buffs are interested. Not cheap, but definitely original.
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12-05-2013 12:01 AM  6 years ago
Dave Willis

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I flew airplanes with (I Think)Super Tiger .23's, which were awesome motors. So when I bought my first Cricket, I put a Super Tiger .25 on it. Ran Great.

Dave
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12-12-2013 02:25 PM  6 years ago
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I hope all you Cricket flyers can bring them to IRCHA 2014. The Vintage Helicopter Association is gathering a large group of GMP machines for fly and display. I met with JC Zankl at the Orlando fun fly last weekend. We are gathering more and more GMP people for our IRCHA event. There is even talk of a Vintage heli competetion event next fall!! (Cobras and Champions still loop and roll!!) Also hats and tee shirts are availible for $20. each five colors of hats. Vintage Helicopter Association logo on front and back of shirts. P.O.Box 5127. Largo, Florida 33779. Thanks, Mark
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