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#1 Xfox Jul 18, 2012 10:07 PM

OLD heli ???? how old
 
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Hirobo heli i think ??
some one know what it is some parts look home built
its a 32 os with a piston ring and i cant keep it runing looks new realy clean
run gets worm up and stops cools down will start up run worm up stops i never had a rc nitro do this but i never hade a heli lol
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#2 Beardiedrg Jul 18, 2012 11:09 PM

I'm thinking a shuttle old version.

#3 rotoraddict Jul 19, 2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Beardiedrg (Post 22203826)
I'm thinking a shuttle old version.

Nope, all versions of the Shuttle had Plastic frames except their top of the line one which had stacked, black anodized, aluminum frames with the gas tank in a forward location.

This may be some older Hirobo, but without more detailed pictures it is hard to say. If it was even an older Hirobo, the Hirobo name or logo would most likely be molded into some of the plastic components.

I woud take a guess that it is a home built that seems to use the Shuttle clutch/fan system, the old original blue Shuttle belt/tail rotor and control system, the older Hawk II system from the swashplate up, the older Shuttle or Hawk II mechanical swashplate control system and servo tray. all tied together with a home made frame set and tail tube and tail gearbox.

#4 Xfox Jul 20, 2012 12:29 AM

the olny place i found Hirobo on it is the fan cover and mulfer
i was thinking mabe he hade one he killed and mabe made what was Plastic out of aluminum

i will say after fixing a few things it dose fly and i never flew one be for was smouth

i need to fix it after finding a tree with it but it just brok a sevro lol

not a bad buy for 40 bucks
do i need to put a gyro on it ??

#5 Xfox Jul 20, 2012 02:42 AM

well i think i found its a HIROBO SHUTTLE Z, ZX with a home made frame now just need to fine out what the head is on it its not a Hirobo ever thing elss is and i think it needs a 2 fule tank runs out way to fast

#6 rcshirt Jul 25, 2012 08:35 PM

the head looks like century .. xcell had similar design but less plastic.

#7 Ghia Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM

frame is GMP I would bet and the head is defiantly from a Century hawk. GMP imported hirobo parts in the 80s so it might be a legend or something.

should fly nice as I like those century heads.

#8 rotoraddict Aug 27, 2012 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghia (Post 22533837)
.....should fly nice as I like those century heads.

+1. For years as new brands came on the market, the Century heads, with the blade control arms on the leading edge of the blade grips with the bell mixer mounted on these arms (instead of on the flybar seesaw), were sometimes called old technology. Lo and behold, many of the new designs now coming out, are using this same blade design. I guess other manufacturers are learning what Century knew all along.

#9 Hughes500Pilot Aug 28, 2012 11:46 PM

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Nope, all versions of the Shuttle had Plastic frames except their top of the line one which had stacked, black anodized, aluminum frames
The Shuttle RG had aluminum frames. The RG-M had carbon fiber frames. -Steve

#10 Xfox Sep 05, 2012 06:49 PM

im in need of a mane shat right now for it it dose fly nice just realy twichy but i do not have a gyro on it shod i put one on it ?? i have seen a lot of them fly grate with out

#11 twixy Sep 09, 2012 10:46 AM

yes,yes and yes on gyro in it

#12 subundergroundny Sep 16, 2012 03:16 PM

IMHO that machine is a total hybrid. The head is from an Indy Models, Lion Helicat The Helicat was discontinued and the was reinvented by Century in the form of the Hawk. The collective lever assembly is from a shuttle zx. The frames are quite possibly from a GMP but that appears to be a custom job/copy hence the provision for the fuel tank way behind the main shaft ala Helicat. The t/r gearbox looks like a copy of the old Ninja Pro helicopter that Century carried years ago. The t/r assembly looks like it has shuttle and gmp parts combined. That's my story and i'm sticking to it

#13 exf3bguy Oct 11, 2012 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by subundergroundny (Post 22749511)
IMHO that machine is a total hybrid. The head is from an Indy Models, Lion Helicat The Helicat was discontinued and the was reinvented by Century in the form of the Hawk. The collective lever assembly is from a shuttle zx. The frames are quite possibly from a GMP but that appears to be a custom job/copy hence the provision for the fuel tank way behind the main shaft ala Helicat. The t/r gearbox looks like a copy of the old Ninja Pro helicopter that Century carried years ago. The t/r assembly looks like it has shuttle and gmp parts combined. That's my story and i'm sticking to it

100% correct on all counts except the tail gear box is not from the Ninja pro. Like the frames it appears to be a custom job. Brings back many memories as from "88 to "90 I was a GMP rep and from "91 to "94 I worked for Century and helped with the design of the Ninja Pro.


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