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08-03-2017 11:01 PM  28 months ago
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A little fun with my Helicopter generation gaps
Ok, just cleaning the dust off my shelves and thought I'd snap a quick pic of the large generation gap of these two helis on my shelf.

I always wanted a King Cobra when I was a kid and couldn't afford one. My Dad gave me this one for Christmas one year to hang up for the memories and got me hooked again. I never got to fly one and wouldn't dare risk this one as it means too much.

Now if I could get a mint GMP Legend FBL given to me to perch next to it I'd have a real nice pair of my favorite helis as a kid and never got. I had Baron 30's as a kid so it's not like I was deprived that's just all I could afford...lol.

Hope you enjoy the pic or it gives you a flashback.

Thanks

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08-04-2017 02:03 AM  28 months ago
InvertedDude

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KingCobra Heli
What's your address, I need to ship a package to you!

*Above statement was a joke* FYI
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08-04-2017 11:57 AM  28 months ago
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Awesome! I had a bunch of GMP stuff. Got rid of everything before we moved thinking id never fly again. Wish I had them now.
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08-09-2017 02:44 AM  28 months ago
KingCobra Heli

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Does anyone actually fly these anymore or are they all hanger queens at this point?

I love pulling it down and admiring it now and then.
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08-09-2017 02:53 AM  28 months ago
gmcullan

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I still fly my Raptor 30 V2 on its original wooden blades. Does that count?Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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08-09-2017 03:18 AM  28 months ago
Ghia

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Im not sure how a Align is related to a GMP heli? Didnt GMP have ties to Hirobo much like how Walt schoonard xcell heli have ties to schluter helis? So a modern day Hirobo freya would fit in your pic logic.

I Love how GMP got that canopy right! In those days heli brands took steps to stand out from the competition and not look the same. Great GMP heli!
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08-09-2017 03:38 AM  28 months ago
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I was merely talking about the time gap between the two production times.

Your right they are in no way tied together in business.
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08-19-2017 09:21 PM  27 months ago
grimthenoble

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Both helicopters beat the air into submission! I like it. Gotta love the vintage helis, brings me back to the days of my nexus 30.
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08-20-2017 12:03 AM  27 months ago
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I love the way the Cobra is prepared for water landings. I see that you stored the oars and paddles at the top of the heli.
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08-20-2017 04:23 PM  27 months ago
GyroFreak

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Do they have the old mechanical gyro ?

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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08-20-2017 04:29 PM  27 months ago
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Wow.....what is that on the right of the pic?Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs
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08-20-2017 04:41 PM  27 months ago
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I think my King Cobra has a period correct gyro not 100% sure though.

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08-20-2017 05:18 PM  27 months ago
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My First!!
GMP Rebel in 1990.. taught me how to chase myself around the backyard and how to hover.. then added a mechanical gyro and moved to forward flight..
This is one that a member here had hanging.. so I took it and freed up the engine and checked all the controls and flew it in the yard for a little while... WOW, what memories it brought right back.. hard to wipe that stupid grin off my face!!
I also still have a flyable Cobra that Ron G found for me someplace!!!
Both have period servos and mechanical gyros..

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08-21-2017 12:17 AM  27 months ago
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Wow.....what is that on the right of the pic?
Logo 600SXs, 700XX, 800XX
Old Futaba gyro with case off of it
looks like a model 152
ageing is manditory maturity is optional
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08-21-2017 04:20 AM  27 months ago
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Guess we've come a long way with MEMS gyros, huh?Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs
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08-21-2017 03:12 PM  27 months ago
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This is a single channel push button transmitter from the old days, probably early 1960's.
A single vacuum tube, two large batteries. The Burgess battery is the filament power, the two Eveready batteries are the HV plate supply voltage.
This hobby really has come a long way in radio control.
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I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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08-21-2017 04:10 PM  27 months ago
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That's way cool...

27 MHz? Does it still work? Where's the RX?

Look's in great condition....

Have flown an .049 powered single channel, rudder flapper....basically a FF plane....

By holding the rudder over, one could spiral to build up speed and the let off.....and the plane would do 1 loop....LOL
Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs
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08-21-2017 09:35 PM  27 months ago
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27 MHz? Does it still work? Where's the RX?
Sorry, it isn't mine. But I did have one called "The Mighty Mule" on 27 Mhz, and it too was a single button. Press once and turn left, press twice and turn right. The plane used a rubber band wound escapement.
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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08-21-2017 10:43 PM  27 months ago
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I had one of those Hitec gyros in my first helicopter, a JR Ergo 30. It actually worked really well. My entry to model helicopter flying in 1997 was actually quite a late start compared to many others!Quest NEO Caliber ZG, Zenoah G260PUH, CGY750, NHP 750, NHP 115.
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08-23-2017 04:10 AM  27 months ago
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agreed
I think my King Cobra has a period correct gyro not 100% sure though.
your gyro is/would be period correct. JMW would have been common among miniature aircraft examples.
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