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03-17-2015 11:14 PM  3 years agoPost 1
ozghost1952

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Anyone able to identify and advise the year of manufacture and what one might pay for one NIB

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03-20-2015 01:19 AM  3 years agoPost 2
vintfheli46

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Looks like Schluter mid to late 70's. Although looks to have a transmission like an older Hirobo.

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03-20-2015 01:35 AM  3 years agoPost 3
dkshema

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Nothing in that picture screams, or even suggests a Schluter anything.

Looks to be a real mystery, but Schluter isn't the answer.

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03-20-2015 09:46 AM  3 years agoPost 4
kencol

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unknown old Heli
ozghost1952.

Didn't you have a picture of the box lid top with names on it?

That might click in somebodys mind when they see the top of the box!

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Good Heli flying is throwing it at the ground and missing

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03-20-2015 11:58 AM  3 years agoPost 5
v22chap

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It looks / sounds (Baron) like Kalt .

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03-20-2015 12:10 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Cobra 46

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Ya the names on the box !!! Kalt , space baron ....

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03-20-2015 12:41 PM  3 years agoPost 7
kencol

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unknown old Heli
I think the cover of the box looked like this;

Good Heli flying is throwing it at the ground and missing

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03-20-2015 01:18 PM  3 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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It is quite obvious that the nearly all balsa kit shown bears absolutely no resemblance to the Pod and boom design of the Kalt Space Baron shown on the box in the original photo.

The additional picture of a "BRIEF" RC Hericopter from Yokohama Hayashi may be taking this thread in the right direction. If so it is a very obscure kit, probably never sold outside Japan many years ago.

I suspect the OP has found these pics on an auction or classified ads site.

How much is one worth NIB? That depends. Very little to most people. Perhaps quite a bit if you are a collector of obscure kits. In the overall history of RC helicopters ( or Hericopters) it doesn't appear to have been one of those pivotal designs that changed the hobby.

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03-20-2015 02:01 PM  3 years agoPost 9
v22chap

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With all the balsa and wet gear box ,,, it actually looks more like the kalt flying box ... talked about here ... just remembered this post of a few yrs back .
https://rc.runryder.com/t537094p1

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03-21-2015 09:47 AM  3 years agoPost 10
vrhc

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It is a Kalt Flying box and was first introduced in 1974. There are slight differences to some of the photo's I have and the all black gearbox etc would indicate a late version, something like 1976/77.

Price? Due to its rarity it is what you are prepared to pay to get it!!!!

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03-21-2015 07:20 PM  3 years agoPost 11
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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Its a Yokohama they brief-ly made heli's prior to tire and motorcycles just kidding that's a antique

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03-29-2015 06:07 AM  3 years ago •• Post 12 ••
ozghost1952

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Well I went out to see the model and I am now the owner of something .......

It is not a Kalt Box although there are some gear components that match the Box photos on RunRyder - see last photo

It appears to be something called "The Brief" and appears to have all the parts. I have pages of instructions but no pictures

The gearbox is S H Muffet & Co No 3 Gearbox with pages of maths and torque curves to justify its selection.

The building instructions advise"

The mechanics you will find are extremely straight forward. robust and will rarely require replacement parts that are peculiar to the design

Jeff

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03-29-2015 02:17 PM  3 years agoPost 13
madgadget

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Nice find!!

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03-29-2015 03:17 PM  3 years agoPost 14
v22chap

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Make sure to post pictures when you get it built .... looks like you landed on a really special find !!!!!

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07-04-2017 02:13 AM  13 months agoPost 15
ozghost1952

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Finaly found some time to assemble what was in the box
I started with the blades - solid birch and needed to be balanced and covered

The tail blade holder scared me - you can see the original - no bearings just a coarse screw thread. I have used a schluter heliboy setup - will have enough problems with fixed pitch / mechanical gyro!

A couple of pics showing the mechanics -still lots of work to do to mount electronics

Jeff

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07-04-2017 02:26 PM  13 months agoPost 16
v22chap

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Lookin good ... keep up the pictures ... and get some air under her .

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09-23-2017 10:41 AM  11 months agoPost 17
ozghost1952

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Progress update
Completed radio installation and tested engine today

Found some old SANWA SM-102 servos and had to swap the neg and positive servo wires and a Kraft mechanical gyro mounted upside down to get correct direction

Ready to test fly soon

Jeff

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09-23-2017 03:21 PM  11 months agoPost 18
BeltFedBrowning

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That is really neat how they change the pitch on the tail rotor by turning the threads on the grip bolts. Amazingly simple, yet would have been robust enough for it to last the 20 seconds that it would have been in the air in 1977. No simulators!

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