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11-17-2020 03:24 PM  4 months ago
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Hirobo Gazelle
I recently bought a Hirobo Gazelle fitted with an onboard electric starting system. I have had Gazelles before but this is the first time I have come across one with the onboard start system. I have found very little about it on the internet and have only seen it mentioned on a couple of magazine adverts from the 80's.
I was hoping someone maybe able to tell me a bit about it, better still have a manual for it? It may not work at all, but I am reluctant to plug in any power until I know how it works and how its is triggered. Any help would be greatly received.

With previous experience of Hirobo Gazelles, the Fenestron blades were a weak point, as they were prone to cracking around the pivot mount. I have a set of new blades from the later Fenestron on the Dauphin which are longer, I plan to cut these down, balance and then test. I am wanting to keep my Gazelle going as long as possible, and at present this seems the best route to take. I have a Gazelle fuselage from the series 2 model which I will replicate and incorporate the later Fenestron fitted to the Dauphin. I am reluctant to retro fit this to the model I have as I would like to keep it as original as possible.

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11-17-2020 04:16 PM  4 months ago
JLF92677

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Gazelle76 I was hoping someone maybe able to tell me a bit about it, better still have a manual for it?
Attached is copy of manual.

HiroboGazelle.pdf
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11-17-2020 04:31 PM  4 months ago
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One of my prefered helicopter
Top Hirobo quality
Here is mine I fly sometimes

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11-17-2020 10:15 PM  4 months ago
Gazelle76

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JLF92677 quote=Gazelle76 pid=6741621] I was hoping someone maybe able to tell me a bit about it, better still have a manual for it?
Attached is copy of manual.

HiroboGazelle.pdf

Hello JLF, Thank you for posting that,i have the model manual but it does not give any detail on the onboard electric start system. I was hoping someone here may have some experience of using it?
Jamie
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11-17-2020 10:17 PM  4 months ago
Gazelle76

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andre One of my prefered helicopter
Top Hirobo quality
Here is mine I fly sometimes

Hi Andre, great looking model. Have not flown a Gazelle for quite a few years, looking forward to it. What engine are you using? are you using the original clutch? cheers
Jamie
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11-18-2020 01:28 PM  4 months ago
andre

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Watch at YouTube

Here you can see her flying easy
Of what I remember motor is os60 or 61 and all original
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Andre
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11-19-2020 02:30 PM  4 months ago
Gazelle76

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You mention it is all original, how are you getting on with he durability of the Fenestron, more specifically the blades themselves? cheersJamie
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11-20-2020 05:10 AM  4 months ago
andre

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Hi
Fortunatly , since I bought the Gazelle I did not have trouble with them .
It depends perhaps on how the heli was stocked , humidity , ....
But in case i made a mold to duplicate them
Regards
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11-20-2020 11:16 AM  4 months ago
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That sounds interesting, what material have you used to mould them?Jamie
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11-20-2020 04:54 PM  4 months ago
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Hi
Resin with some carbon fiber inside
https://www.boutique-resine-epoxy.f...de-sd-7206.html
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11-21-2020 06:41 PM  4 months ago
Gazelle76

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Thanks for posting that, I mould fuselages but I have not done blades before. Do you have any pictures of your moulds and the finished blades? cheersJamie
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11-21-2020 08:00 PM  4 months ago
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Hi
Being in travel , I will post the pictures middle of December.
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Andre
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11-24-2020 08:50 AM  4 months ago
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Ok thank you, would be a great. help. cheers

k thank you,
Jamie
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12-06-2020 06:37 AM  4 months ago
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beautiful and one of the finest and most interesting kits ever produced

I was fortunate to find a new in box kit and you guys inspired to start building
thanks for beautiful pics and vids
Andre we especially appreciate informative posts and blade info
I need to make some too

best
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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12-16-2020 12:31 PM  3 months ago
andre

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Hi
Here you can see the molds I made to duplicate the tail blades
Regards
Andre

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12-31-2020 12:18 AM  3 months ago
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Excellent, thank you for posting these pictures. I will have to have a go myself. Have you got around to making any yourself and if so, how have you found the balance and durability of them?Jamie
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